Every newbie blogger facing a common issue, search engines are not indexing their latest blog posts or new content faster. And they are curious to know how their competitors or fellow bloggers websites or blog posts are geting indexed instanly. So, today Im going share some tips to index your blog posts faster in search engines and a killer trick to index your new post almost instantly in Google.
Site crawling or indexing is complicated task which is done by search engines bots (web spiders/crawlers) to collect information from webpages available on internet. Indexing of your content in search engines is very important to engage with more visitors. There are many ways to increase the crawal rate and speed of indexing of your blog. Before I tell you those ways, first you should know the reasons behind slow indexing of your website.
Why Search Engines are not Indexing Your Website/Blog fast:
- Your website has less authority then other old websites.
- You are posting copied content from other websites.
- Your website contains some viruses or malware.
- Lack of quality content
- Lack of social signals
- Google robots are blocked by using robots.txt or .htaccess files.
- Your website have crawl errors.
- No index or no follow tag in meta data of specific post.
- Your website got penalized by Google and other search engines.
- Your website have lots of down times.
7 Working Tips to Index Your Blog Posts Faster in Search Engines:
1. Update Your Blog With Fresh Content Regularly:
Content is the heart of every website. If you dont update your website with latest content then it will die soon. Google and other search engines loves quality and updated content. Search engines never index lower quality and outdated content. So, try to publish atleast 1-2 quality posts with good length daily specially if your website is just 2-3 week old. Crawl rate of static websites are comparetively less than dynamic websites. Thats the reason mostly static websites like hosting providers are adding blog and forums on their websites to increase their website crwal rate. Dont copy content of other websites, do proper keyword research and write your own quality content. Hence, publishing new updated content is a good habit to index your blog posts faster in search engines.
2. Create Sitemap for Your website:
According to Wikipedia, A Sitemap is a list of webpages of website accessible to crawlers and its users. Generally, most of the search engines crawlers use sitemap to index any website links. So, Sitemaps are very important for every website to index its posts or links in well structured way. In WordPress you can easily create a sitemap for your website using Google XML Sitemaps Plugin or you can also create sitemap using Yoast SEO plugin. After creating a sitemap, submit it to webmaster tools of search engines. By submitting a sitemap you are inviting search engines to index your blog faster.
3. Use Ping Services to Ping Your Latest Content or Posts:
Ping Services works like a door bell, when someone press or ping doorbell, it is signal to house owner that there is a guest outside the door. In same way, ping services lets bots know that you website content is updated. In other words, by pinging your new posts, your are directing crawlers or bots to index new content of your website. There is many manual ping services available like Pingomatic, Google Ping and WordPress also automatically ping your website when you publish new post. You just need to update your website ping list with more ping services. You can update ping services list from WordPress dashboard. Just go to dashboard>>Settings>>Writing. There you will see a blank field to put list of ping services. Here is list of some major ping services:
4. Build Quality Backlinks:
Backlinks are links from other sites pointing to your website. Backlinks plays very important role in ranking of your posts in search engines. It also helps in indexing your blog posts more faster in search engines. But remember one thing while building backlinks, quality matters not quantity and dofollow backlinks are more powerful then nofollow. So, build only quality backlinks from higher authority websites. One of the easy way to get quaility backlinks is by submitting your website online directories technoarti and DMoz.
5. Sharing Your Content on Social Bookmarking Websites:
I think i dont need to tell that what social networking websites are. Google and search engines quickly indexes content posted on social networking websites. Good social signals can help you to increase your website crawl rate or indexing speed. There is mainly two benefits of social sharing, one is it increase your website traffic and another is it will help you to boost up your website crawal rate. So, whenever you publish a post on your website, dont forget to share it on social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.
6. Commenting on other Related Blogs to your Niche:
You should start posting quality comments on popular higher authority blogs specially on CommentLuv enabled blogs and dont forget to include your blog link while commenting. This not only provide backlinks from those blogs, it also drive traffic to your website. If the attribution in comments section of those blogs is set to Dofollow then the search engine crawlers will also index your blog link while indexing that blog. So, it helps in indexing your blog or website faster.
7. Interlink your Old Blog Posts:
Interlinking is good for search engine optimization and it also helps search engine bots or crawlers to crawl deep pages of your websites. Search engine always follows and index dofollow links while indexing a website. When search engine bots crawl your new posts, they also follows and index your interlinked old posts. So, its clear that interlinking of posts can increase your blog crawl rate and indexing speed. You can use SEO Smart Links WordPress plugin to automatically link your old posts.
A Trick To Index Blog Posts Instantly in Google Search Engine (in less then one minute):
If you want to index your post almost instantly then this method is work for you. Google doesnt give guarantee that all submitted using below methods will be indexed. Anyways, for my website below methods are working perfectly. So, you should try on your websites also.
Method 1: Using Google Submit URL
Its very simple method, just go to the Google webmaster submit URL page and paste your blog post link URL in blank field box. Then complete the human verification challenge and click on Submit Request button. Thats it, wait for 1 minute and put your link in Google search bar to check is it indexed or not.
Method 2: Google Webmaster Tools Fetch as Google:
This is another simple method to index your website instantly in Google search engine. You can also crawl interlinked links to specific post using this method. Here is a steps to index website in Google using Google Webmaster Tools.
- Go to Google webmaster tools and login using your google account details.
- Once login, you need to submit your website there and verify ownership.
- After adding website in google webmaster tools go to search console dashboard of your website.
- Then go to Crawl>>Fetch as Google.
- After that put your post permalink excluding the homepage url in the blank field there and click on fetch button.
- Now you would see a pop up box where you need to choose the submit method. Choose Crawl only this Url if you want to index only entered permalink or select Crawl this URL and its direct links if you want to index its interlinked links also. After selecting one option click on Go button.
- Now Google is ready to index your URL. Just click on submit to index button.
- After clicking submit to index button wait for few seconds. Thats it now your post is indexed in google search.
I hope above tips helps you to index your blog posts faster in search engines. I recommend you to follow above instant indexing methods if your website is just 2-3 weeks old. Once, your website becomes old and enough content is posted, Google will automatically start indexing your website faster. If you are facing any issue while applying above mentioned methods then post it using comments box, Im always here to help you. If this article helped you, please share it with your friends.