Getting into the Google club
You put in a lot of hard work in
- Choosing the domain name
- Selecting the hosting provider & hosting plan
- Choosing the blogging platform
You also spend hours on
- Selecting the theme
- Setting up various plugins (including SEO plugins)
- Writing blog posts and publishing them (with one keyword per post)
Now what? What is the next step? Do you just keep waiting for Google to come to your blog or website?
How can you get your blog or website indexed by Google real quick? Is there a fast-track process?
Here are the things that you can do to get you blog or website indexed faster by Google.
Get incoming links
Try to get some incoming links from other blogs and websites in your niche. If possible, try to get them from sites that already have some traffic, and have a good page rank (PR).
If the blog you have started is not your first blog, you can easily leverage your existing blog to get some links to the new blog!
For more on getting backlinks, please check out “Where to get backlinks from for good SEO“.
Produce fresh content
To make Google come to your blog, and to keep it coming back frequently, you need to produce fresh content constantly.
Write blog posts regularly, and Google should be at your doorstep sooner rather than later!
Utilize the power of Social Media
Submit some of your good articles to social media sites. These include (but are definitely not limited to):
Google constantly indexes these social media websites, and any link back to your blog would be followed very quickly!
If you know some power users for these sites and can get your articles submitted through them, even better! This would mean that:
- Your post gets a presence on the social media site, and Google would find you
- Even more users get exposed to your blog post submission (due to the power user status of the submitter), and you get increased traffic at your blog. And possibly, some backlinks as well!
It is still unclear if Google would follow & index your links posted in Twitter (due to the “no follow” attribute, but if nothing else, it would drive traffic to your blog and might earn you some back links!
Implement Google AdSense
When you have Google AdSense on your blog, Google needs to know the content of your blog before it can start presenting the context sensitive ads.
What does this mean? It means that Google indexes you blog to find out what it contains!
This may or may not mean immediate inclusion in the Google index, but it surely helps.
Implement Google Site Search
The logic is same as above – to give accurate search results for your blog, Google needs to know its contents. This means that Google quickly indexes you site when you use Site Search!