The first thing you probably want to happen after launching a blog or website is getting it indexed by Google. If you don’t index your site on Google, you won’t get any traffic from it even if you create content.
Not indexing a site on Google is one of the biggest mistakes most new bloggers make.
If you are also one among them and want to index your site on Google really quickly, this tutorial is for you where you will discover few quick ways to index your new site on Google search results.
The very first thing you need to remember is: it’s free to index your new sites on Google. You don’t have to pay anything. I have started a lot of blogs on WordPress over the last couple of years and I know how easy it is to index a new site on Google.
So without much ado, let’s talk about the details.
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4 Simple Steps to Index Your New Website on Google
1. Submit your website’s URL to Google via Webmaster Account
If you want to show your website content on Google, you must submit your URL to Google. For that, you need to create a free account on webmaster tools using your Google account.
Step 1: Click here to create an account for free on Google webmaster tools.
Step 2: Once you’ve an account, log into it and you’ll see a search console page where you can add a new site by clicking on “Add a property”.
Step 3: Verify your domain ownership by using the Recommended Method or Alternate Methods that are available:
Step 4: Once the above step is done, use Fetch As Google feature under Crawl to Submit your home and internal pages for Google Indexing.
Suppose first you want to index your website or blog home page on Google. How is how you can submit it for Google indexing:
As shown above keep the text box area blank & Click Fetch button.
Step 5: As last step, You need to Click Submit to index button as shown below to submit your home page for Google crawling & indexing:
That’s all you need to do from your end for your website home page indexing on Google. You can follow the same process to submit your website internal pages as well for Google Indexing as shown below:
2. A XML Sitemap of Your Site is Essential
The next thing to do after submitting your new site to Google is to create a sitemap.
A sitemap is essentially an XML file that stores all the pages and links of your site and it helps Google crawlers to quickly crawl your whole website whenever you update or create something on your blog or site.
How to create a sitemap of your site then?
Here’s where WordPress users are lucky. There’s a plugin called XML sitemaps (free) which allows you to create a sitemap of your site really fast.
Once you’ve the XML Sitemap ready, go to your Search Console (from webmaster tools show in the above step), click on Sitemaps under Crawl section as shown below.
Add the link for your XML Sitemap, Click Submit Button and you’re done.
Quick note: If you are not on WordPress, you can use this tool to create a sitemap of your site.
3. Submit Your Site to Blog Directories
One of the fastest ways to get your site indexed on Google search results is to submit your site to blog directories. Most blog directories usually allow you to submit your site’s content for free and they also give you traffic and links.
If you are wondering about the blog directories to submit your site, have a look at this post. It’s included 20 of the highest domain authority blog directory sites where you can submit your site for free.
Also make sure to create social media profiles for your newly launched website or blog.
Use sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn etc to create pages for your own sites and submit your new posts across those sites regularly. Although all the links from social media sites are nofollow but because of their domain authority (usually over 80+) they help you index your new site on Google really fast.
4. Create A Robots.txt File
robots.txt file helps search engine spiders to stop crawling certain pages of your websites. For instance, you don’t want to show few of your pages (privacy page or terms & conditions page) on search results. Then, you can use the robots.txt file to stop search crawlers to crawling it.
So how to create a robot.txt file?
Here’s a great tutorial on how to create and configure a robots.txt file for maximum SEO benefits.. And it’s a MUST while indexing your new site to stop showing unwanted pages of your sites on Google.
Why index your site on Google?
Indexing your website or blog on Google has the following benefits.
- You can make others quickly find your new content
- You can get more traffic
- You can increase your sales (if your site content gets indexed on Google instantly) and a lot more
How much time does it usually take to get your site indexed on Google?
The short answer is: within 24 hours. Google has spiders that crawl the search information all over the web. The more contents you have on your website the more time it usually takes to get indexed on Google. That being said as soon as they find your site’s sitemap, they will start crawling and indexing your new site content on Google search results.
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Final thoughts on indexing your new site on Google fast
Search engine crawlers are really faster and smarter. But if you don’t have a sitemap of your sites it gets really difficult for the search crawlers to crawl your site.
The only way to get faster search rankings with your content is to making your site indexed on Google really fast. All the above 4 simple steps mentioned in this tutorial can help you index your new site on Google really quickly.
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