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5 Tricks to Get Your Website Indexed Faster

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Getting Google or other search engines to index your site is absolutely critical for anyone working in the digital space. If your site isn’t indexed, you’re not showing up in the SERPs and, therefore, not getting the traffic you need to succeed.

Many take the approach of allowing search engines to organically index their site or content. This method wastes precious time that could be spent on a variety of business-building activities. There are tactics that allow you to take this process into your own hands and get search engines to index your site much more expediently.

Here are the five most powerful methods to help get your site indexed instantly.

1. Utilize Robots.txt

For those who are unfamiliar, robots.txt provides Google spiders with information on which pages they are actually allowed to crawl and index. If Google bots do not find this file, they will crawl and index everything on the site.

This can be highly problematic if a site houses multiple pages with the same content. Google penalizes sites with duplicate content so it is wise to use this if you are split testing pages, or simply do not want certain pages to be indexed.

Do be aware, however, that if this is not configured correctly, it may suppress your entire website from showing up in the SERPs. If you do not feel comfortable and confident in handling this task, it is best to employ a developer to handle it for you.

2. Establish a Blog

Content is the foundation of SEO because it helps to drive traffic, incorporate keywords for ranking, generate sales and provide a myriad of other benefits. Blogs can also help get your site indexed much faster because they typically receive an average indexed page increase of 434 percent when compared to static pages. No matter your niche, blogging is an important aspect of SEO and getting your site indexed.

If you are going to start a blog, make sure you formulate a solid content strategy. This will help you to keep your publications on track and remain consistent in frequency of posts. Simply ask yourself what the goals of the blog are, identify your target audience, establish the various kinds of content you would like to produce and where they will be published, and how often you plan on publishing.

This will help you remain on a set schedule and decrease the time it takes for Google or other search engines to index your materials.

3. Provide Your Blog to Directories

Submitting your blog to these digital catalogues is another way to speed up the time it takes search engines to index your page. Remember that all directories are not created equal; some can even harm your SERP standings in accordance with the penguin algorithm.

To ensure that you only submit to reputable sources, check out some of the top-ranked lists available on the Web by sifting through TopRank’s RSS and blog directories list and utilizing other similar resources to help identify the best places to post.

4. Set Up and Submit a Sitemap

In simplest terms, a sitemap is just a list of all of the webpages on your site. This list helps search engines become privy to changes, and informs them of how frequently to look for updates. This likely will not get your site indexed instantly, but it is a fabulous resource to assist in the procedure.

If you are running WordPress, one of the simplest ways to achieve this is by installing the Google XML Sitemaps plugin. The tool is easy to use and its settings provide you with all the resources necessary to automate the plugin to create sitemaps at certain intervals in time, update them and present them to search engines.

5. Update Your Social Media Accounts

Assuming you already have social profiles set up, revise these to reflect your website or blog’s link. If you have yet to establish these pages, now is the time. Creating a page or updating this information on Google+ is particularly important, for obvious reasons, but don’t neglect any of your profiles.

Alongside generating or updating your social pages, it is equally important to share the newly formed URLs through your post updates. This is a great way to acquire links to your page. If you are on sites like YouTube that don’t work in the same manner as Facebook or Twitter, create a video walkthrough of the new site and include links in the description. Since Google does track social signals, this will help to get your pages indexed quicker, with minimal effort.

Implementing these steps will help to get your site indexed near instantly so that you can focus on driving traffic, building higher levels of conversions and creating quality content that will help you top the SERPs.

Do bear in mind that in the digital world, everything is always in flux. Today’s best practices are tomorrow’s black hat tactics, so be sure that any information you integrate is current, up-to-date, and supported by multiple sources. Conducting in-depth research on these topics is part of your duty as a website owner. Fail to do so, and you are likely to damage your seat in the SERPs, and potentially much more.

What tactics have your used to get indexed faster? Does your website have a blog, and if so, how has it impacted your SEO efforts?

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Tina Courtney

Conscious online marketer, web executive, and multi-faceted writer Tina Courtney has been creating and fostering online innovations since 1996. Tina has assisted many clients in maximizing online production and marketing efforts, and is a staff writer for SiteProNews, one of the Web’s foremost webmaster and tech news blogs. She’s produced and marketed innovative content for major players like Disney and JDate, as well as boutique startups galore, with fortes including social media, SEO, influencer marketing, community management, lead generation, and project management. Tina is also a certified Reiki practitioner, herbalist, and accomplished life coach.  Learn more on LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. Visit My Google+ Profile

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  • All of the above points are very crucial for fast indexing in Google. I think there is one more thing we could do too: promote our site in different social platform so that it will give us a extra benefit for fast indexing in Google.

  • hello dear,
    Nice information but you can add as below things as well.

    1)Google AddURL
    2)Google webmaster tools sitemap & Fetch as Google

    These are the best for Google Index SEO.

    Thanks
    Sagar Ganatra

  • Another great article for online business. Robots.txt and submitting Sitemap are essential for Google to index instantly.

    Thanks again!

  • Much needed information; Many thanks for sharing this information with us 🙂

  • Once the XML sitemap has been created get this submitted to the Google Search Console that way they will also be notified as soon as any new pages or posts etc. are added. Bing also has a Webmaster Tools although not quite as important as the Google one.

  • And about Robots.txt how should it be formated ?
    I am very interested to understand all specific tips to get on top of search result …

  • Hello I read your 5 tricks, this is very interesting. I question you, why not index, my website each page, I also submit sitemap, ror, url list and search engine submission. Plz reply me.

    Thanks

  • I really appreciate your article. Thanks for sharing a such a great and informative article. It contains good information. I read full article and learn so many things from it. Keep it up..

  • Hi Tina, I often recommend blogs too but find that most small business owners just can’t seem to get their head around this, so I change the wording a bit by saying: “think of questions your customers have and then write about that question and provide the answer”. Do this simple Q/A style page once a week or so and before you know it you have a very powerful SEO machine.

  • Following the advice given in the list will definitively lead to your site being indexed faster. I will add that you should also have quality content if you want your pages to stay in Google’s index.

  • Agree with all above points. all above points are very important in order to get website indexed faster. but also i would like to add some point:-

    1: There are various website available that help our website to get indexed faster like pingdom etc..
    2: We can use webmaster to fetch URLs

  • One of my client’s website is not indexing, It has been 1 month now and only few URL’s are indexed.

    This post will really help me a lot.

    Thanks for this.

  • It looks like a really informative post for rookies. All the relevant points are here..Keep sharing man, Its really helpful

  • the XML sitemap has been created get this submitted to the Google Search Console that way, they will also be notified as soon as any new pages or posts etc. are added. Bing also has a Webmaster Tools although not quite as important as the Google one.

    Regards
    Aditya

  • These tricks definitely work for me. I was looking for these tips because my website not Index in 45 day but now i am executing your tricks to get index my website.
    Thanks for Great post.

  • Thanks Tina – These are useful tips but I think most people will know about these already. Could you not go a bit more in depth with this discussion. How do you suggest we get all the pages of our websites indexed. I seem to have the problem of search engines only indexing the pages which are actually linked to from the home page, and ignoring the others.

    Henry Handy

  • This article has reveal 5 tricks to get your website indexed. I was looking for these tips because my website was not Index for near about 90 days but now i am executing your tricks to get index my website. So thanks for sharing such a awesome post.

  • Yes, You are right.

    These all are the most effective ways to get the website index more faster in search engines.

    Would you please share 2018 link building ideas?