One of the main concerns of any blogger with a newly created blog is getting it indexed by Google and other search engines and rightly so! Not getting indexed by search engines means no traffic from search engines. I mean, you will get indexed eventually, but most of us don’t want to wait that long, we want our blogs to be indexed now!
Different bloggers do different things in order to get their blog indexed quickly. Some methods for quick indexing work and others don’t. I, like most other bloggers have been trying to find the fastest ways to get a new blog indexed. But, I took it one step farther and created a few dummy blogs/sites to test different quick indexing methods. Here are a few quick indexing methods that have helped me get my blog indexed by Google fast:
Get your blog indexed fast using popular online forums
This is a very fast way to get your blog indexed. Most online forums allow you to have a few links in your signature that shows up on every page you post on. Since popular online forums constantly add new content (threads and posts), search engines have learned to crawl them frequently. And when search engines crawl a forum, they crawl everything, including links that lead to other sites. So, by placing your new url in your signature and posting a new thread or replying to a thread, your blog will get crawled and indexed the next time SE’s spiders come to search the forum for new content, which usually is every few hours or so. I used this methods on WarriorForum (very popular internet marketing forum) and my test url got indexed within 2 hours!
Get your blog indexed fast using with site evaluation tools
Website evaluation sites like Whois, Worthlook and Alexa are also crawled by search engine spiders frequently. Simply find as many website evaluation sites as you can and add your url to be evaluated. Every time a new url is evaluated, spiders will come looking! There are hundreds of website evaluation sites out there and doing it manually can be very time consuming. Thankfully, there is a free tool that with a click of a button adds your url to hunderds of website evaluation sites, helping to index your new blog in a matter of hours (in some cases minutes).
An added benefit is that you will be building a few backlinks to your new blog as well. Although most backlinks form site evaluation sites don’t count, there are a few sites that do actually count. And hey, for a few seconds of your time, its worth it!
Get your blog indexed fast by social bookmarking it
We all know that Google has a love affair with some of the biggest bookmarking sites such as Digg and Reddit, which means it sends its spiders to those sites looking for new content, quite frequently (some people think because Google loves Digg so much, Google’s spiders never even leave Digg!). So, any other URL on those sites will automatically be crawled and indexed. I once bookmarked a new URL on Digg and it was indexed in about 15 minutes!
Get your blog indexed using other (popular) blogs
Again, its the same concept, blogs that are popular and are constantly on Google’s radar for new content, provide an easy and quick way to get your blog indexed. If you can, do a link exchange. But, since your blog is a new blog with no page rank, it is unlikely that any bloggers would want to exchange links with you.
However, there is a much simpler way to get a link on popular blogs without linking back to them, Blog commenting! Yes, find a few popular blogs and leave a few good relevant comments. Of course, enter your new blog URL into the “website” section of the comment box.
There are a few other ways that I have heard of, but never tried, including submitting blog’s feed to Rss Feed Aggregators like Syndic8 and FeedAdage, inserting Google Analytics code in your blog (Google has to crawl your site to give you data), inserting ad sense ads on your blog (again Google has to crawl to find out what kind of ads to display) and adding your url to your Youtube account (Google loves Youtube, no doubt about it).
Although, getting indexed is important and the sooner you get indexed the better, I would advice against spending too much time and energy on it. Your blog will eventually get indexed. So, it’s best to focus your time and energy elsewhere, perhaps on more important things such as building backlinks and creating quality content.
Please feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below, if you know or have used any other ways to get your blog indexed by Google fast.