By Ifediogor Uche
As a blogger, there is nothing as sweet as one making a post and is indexed immediately. On the other hand nothing can be frustrating if after spending time, energy to write a good and quality content and is not being indexed. It becomes a thing of concern when your post is not crawled and doesn’t indexed immediately. If Google doesn’t index your website or blog, that means your effort and time is wasted.
This particular issue can get you frustrated, especially when you are a newbie to the game. You might not have the insight on how all this work, the Do’s and the Don’t, the right tool to use etc.
So today, we are putting together this article to help you and also guide you on how to get your blog post indexed in a matter of seconds. This guide will help you index your post on google quickly.
How To Index Your New Website Quickly
Before you can think about indexing your pages and blog post, first you have to make sure that you verify your site on google search console.
What Is Google Console?
Google console is a medium that is made available by google to help bloggers, website owners and content publishers to examine their site indexing status and also visibility on Google.
When setting up a new blog bear it in mind that you need google console. You have to connect your blog to google search console.
READ ALSO: How To Set Up Google Analytics.
1. Using Google Search Console
For you to add your blog to the Search Console, first you need to sign up with your Google account at Google Search Console. After signing up the next move is to add a new web property, enter your site name.
To make the work easier, you must have and also be using the gtag.js tracking code. This tracking, should be in the <head> section of your page.
The truth is that without google indexing your published content, you will not see your posts on google. There’s no way you can see it on google search engine results. Therefore the purpose of this verification is to show Google that your website is existing. And also domain ownership.
2. Set Up The Sitemap Of Your Blog.
Another thing you need to do is to set up your site map and then submit it.
Site maps are link to all pages in your blog. These links of your pages are what Google bots follow to crawl your site. The benefit of submitting your sitemap is to make it easy for Google bot to crawl your site and index every new content you published. Without it your site can’t be crawl let alone indexed.
How To Submit Your Sitemap
For you to submit your site map, all you need to do is to;
- Login to google search console, as you navigate, find your way to sitemaps beneath crawl section .
- Click on the sitemap. your website is might be indexed already, probably. Except its a new blog space will be opened for you if you have not done that before.
- Now, enter the sitemap sub-url on the space provided e. g https://www.yoursitelink.com/sitemap.xml.
- Once you are done entering the url, then click submit. That’s all, your sitemap has been submitted. With this simple action, google bots will start for webpages on your site to crawl and indexed. If you have new contents published, it will look for it and index too.
How To Index Your New Blog Posts Quickly?
On daily basis Google bots are looking for new information and updates. Every second’s Google bots crawl web pages.
Now for you to be at advantage, for your webpages to be crawled and indexed each time google bots move you have to do the following,
1. Create A Unique And Relevant Content
Google does not index all contents. A unique, compelling, and high-quality contents can be indexed easily by google. Therefore, make sure you write a unique content, not just good but content with high quality.
2. Good Interlinking.
Bots crawl your websites by tracking links. Hence, links are very important in helping bots crawl and index your site.
Immediately you publish a new post, search your webpages that have been indexed before, check your post that is relevant to the new post interlink them with your new post. Reason being that, Google bots crawl through posts or pages that has already been indexed before to new ones. And by so doing it will pass the juice from the old to the new post. With this google bot can crawl and index your post easily.
3 .Promote your post on social media.(Facebook, twitter etc)
To do this you have to share your new post after publishing it. This will drive traffics to your blog. When traffics is directed to your blog, google will see it and then crawl and index your new post.
4.Publish Relevant Contents Regularly.
When you publish contents consistently, google search engine will be aware. Let’s say everyday you publish two relevant content regularly, it will be register at the back of bot crawlers that everyday you make at least two post. With this they can search your website on a regular basis to crawl and index new contents. Consistency is the key.
5. Avoid Duplicate Contents .
Google may not index your pages if the bots notice that their is a duplicate content on your blog. Contents having similar , identical, or contents appearing on multiple pages of your webpages is a red flag as it may end up confusing the google bot.
6. Build Relevant Inbound Links (Back links).
Back links can never be overemphasize when it comes to SEO. As a blogger for a successful SEO you should have a quality Back links.
Google can easily index you webpages or your post faster if you have back links pointing or coming from a high quality website. This can boost your website chance of getting indexed, but links from poor website won’t do it any good. Hence, you have to build relevant back links
7. Create A Google My Business Listings.
Another way to get your webpages or post indexed easily is to create a Google my business listing. There you can add your site link to your page profile.
8.Publish Your Contents On Medium, LinkedIn
These website are high quality website that you can link back to your contents . They are already well indexed by Google.
However, when you publish your posts there, chances are that they can be crawled and indexed immediately.
Now, the benefit of adding your link to the post you made on these platform is that when google bot crawler notice your link, through that medium it can track your website and crawl and index the contents on your website.
Remember, google bots uses link to track, crawl your website, before indexing it.
9. Answering Of Question On Quora.
Just link medium, LinkedIn, Quora is also a high quality site where you can link back to your contents on your blog. You can as well drive a lot of traffic to your blog by that simple action . You can answer people’s question related to your posts.
Since you are getting back links there, when your site is visited on daily basis by many people, google will notice it and index your blog posts easily.
10. Increase Your Website Speed.
A website that is not mobile friendly run the risk of not getting indexed easily. And one of the way for your site to be mobile friendly is the site speed.
If your website load faster then there is a chance for your posts to index fast. Site speed is an essential factor in SEO and Google. Crawling bots can index your site easily once the speed is fast. But if it takes a whole lot of time to load then you are at risk of your site not indexing immediately.
11. Ping Your Website.
Another method of getting your post indexed easily is to ping your website. I know you might be wondering, what do you mean by pinging of website. Or maybe this is your first of hearing this. Don’t worry, you will get to understand what it means to ping your website.
Now, pinging your websites means you are telling google bots to re-crawl your website. With this, when this happen new content on your website can be indexed. So, after publishing your contents ping them. By pinging them you alert search engine that there is a new content in your website waiting to be crawled and indexed . There is a saying that says too much of everything is bad. In as much as you are trying to get your webpages crawled and index easily, don’t over use this method if not Google will consider it as you spamming.
There are various pinger out their you can use to ping your websites e.g pingler, pingoat, ping-me, pingomatic.
Now, using pingomatric as a pinging tool, all you need to do is to go to this tools, enter your blog name, URL, plus your feed URL. Choose all the ping services and then click Send Ping.
You can also update your ping list. This method can only work with WordPress users. To do this ;
- Log in to your WordPress admin.
- Move to setting, click on writing
- Scroll down, and check for Update services section.
- Once you get there, delete the current list there. Click on below list and paste the list into the text area
- Press Save changes after downloading the ping list.
12. Index Manual Using Google Search Console.
Alternatively, you can as well get your blog post index manually. All you need to do is after publishing your new content, copy your new blog post link, head over to search console and paste it on URL INSPECTION, then request for indexing.
When you are done requesting indexing Click on live Test URL, with this it will show that your new blog post can be indexed.
Once your post has been submitted, Google bots will crawl your website and index it.
How To Check If Your Blog is Indexed Google.
What’s the essence of spending good time to write quality content and at the end is not crawled and indexed. Getting found on google demands that your write quality contents and at the same time you content are indexed. You cannot rank on google if your contents are not indexed.
Many of us, especially the newbies don’t have the knowledge if their blog is indexed or not. However, this is how to know if your blog is indexed below
To carry out this simple action, all you need to do is to make use of domain search modifier. This will bring out all the webpages that has been indexed by google on your blog. of google modifier.
For you to confirm that google is already indexing your site do the following;
1 Type site.yourdomain.com.With your domain name.
- Copy and paste on google
If your blog is already indexed the drop down search will show you the details .
So, your site is successfully index on google.
However, if it shows you something like this below on the screenshot it does mean that your site is not verified and thus not indexed.
Point to note : You can’t rank on google page if your post is not indexed
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