There are many ways to get indexed in Google faster, but many of these methods are dangerous for your site’s reputation.
This post however will show you the 5 safe ways to make this happen. It’s easy, anyone can do it and it will definitely help your site’s traffic and index speed!
Method #1: Make a site map of your blog and add it to Google Webmaster Tools.
Step 1: Sign up with Webmaster tools. Add your site’s URL and verify your account (Webmaster tools gives you 4 ways to do this).
Step 2: Go to your blog, then plug-ins and type in “Google XML sitemaps” and pick the one created by Arne Bachold, install it, then activate it.
Step 3: Then in your WordPress administrator area, settings and scroll down to the bottom. The page “XML sitemaps” should appear. Click on it.
Step 4: Select the option to create new site map. It will create, then copy your link and save it. It should look like this: www.yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml
Step 5: Head back to webmaster tools, click on your site there (you should have it verified by now) and then select “Sitemaps” to the very right of the screen. This will take you to a window where you can submit your site map.
Step 6: Simply type into the window: sitemap.xml (your website will already be there so all you have to do is enter the site map add on).
And you’re done!
Benefits: All your pages on your site will get get indexed within Google. This will help exposure and indexing.
Method 2: Create YouTube videos:
Making a YouTube video and linking it to your site or a specific page on your site greatly helps exposure as well. This method is not for everyone, especially shy people, but it really helps with indexing as YouTube videos have a huge page rank privileged with Google, meaning if you create a video, it will likely get ranked high in the search engines, attract traffic and funnel to your site.
Method 3: Utilize social networks for traffic + comments!
Here are the best places you should start with:
- Google Plus.
Become a member of at least 2 of the above places and whenever you create a new post/page on your site, provide a link to the above places for people to visit. It’s likely many of our reading this now already have Facebook accounts.
You should use this and link your friends to your website to leave comments and likes. These tips also help with comments.
Encourage positive feedback and leaving helpful comments that can create a discussion. Don’t just have them say “I like your site!” This is boring and stale. As more and more people come to your site, seeing comments will make them more likely to do the same and this will lead to better rankings.
Also: Add the plug-in “Tweet, Like, Google+ & Share”. This will add a “like button” to all of the pages/posts so people can go there and click on it. The more likes/comments you have on your pages/posts, the better indexing and ranking your site will have.
Method 4: Find low competition keywords and write posts/pages on them in your website.
Keywords are not all the same. But there are many that get a lot of searches and have little competition which you can capitalize on. How do you find them? Well here is a full tutorial on this, but it all boils down to using your imagination and thinking what people would type in search engines in order to find what you have to offer them.
Method #5: Add fresh quality content several days each week!
This method is actually related to #4, because a lot of the content you’ll be writing about will come from looking up keywords and writing about them. Make sure to add fresh new pages/posts to your website several times a week. I have some sites which I do this for on a semi-daily basis.
What I personally do is either pick a keyword which is also a good question or topic (hint: the subject of this post!) and write all about it. You need to provide readers with quality stuff to look at. There’s no point in sending people to your site and try to sell them something. That’s bad SEO, that’s bad for your visitors. They won’t stay, they won’t leave comments and this will hurt your rankings in Google.
Instead offer them something they can use and truly keep the reader in mind when writing up your content. Think of them first before selling anything.
All of these steps will help get you faster rankings in Google.
Utilize them all if possible! There is no real wrong way of doing it. Avoid at all costs using ANY black hat services like backlink packages or SEO companies. Here’s why. Their methods of helping your site get indexed faster will only hurt you in the long run because their tactics are frowned upon by Google and if you’re discovered using them, your site will lose all of it’s rankings!
Have any questions/comments? If so I’d be more than happy to answer them. Feel free to leave your feedback below and I’ll get back to you in 24 hours 🙂
Bonus method: The Fetch as Google option!
I am embarrassed that I did not add this option sooner! Doing so would probably save your website a ton of indexing time! But here it is:
- In order to do this, you MUST have method 1 down.
- If you do, simply head to webmaster tools, visit your site you’ve added there, then click it.
- Look over the left hand menus, click crawl, then several options will open up, one of which will be titled “fetch as Google”. Click it.
A page will open up with your website URL, a forward slash (/) and a blank box next to it. What you need to do is add the permalink of the page or post you wish to have instantly indexed and add it there.
If my website URL is howawesomeisthis.com and I have a page on that site called an about-me page, the full link will be howawesomeisthis.com/about-me
In the blank box of the fetch as Google option, the “about-me” (without the quotes) is what you want to paste. Then click fetch (there’s another option there, but fetch is fine on it’s own to click).
This will instantly index that specific page. And for every new page and post you write up, you can utilize the amazing option.
Do I recommend you do it all the time? Not really, but for new pages who typically take longer to see indexing happen, this can certainly cut down on time and help faster rankings happen and you can use 500 of them every month I believe.
So don’t forget this cool option 🙂