Last Updated in September 2021 by Lukasz Zelezny
It can be frustrating to work on a website and not see any search engine traffic. This is where many people make the mistake of focusing on trying to increase traffic instead of increasing their conversion rates.
One way that you can get this is by getting google (and other search engines) to index your site faster. This can be done through link building campaigns. In this article, we will discuss how to do this as well as some other steps that you can take for Google to index your site faster!
What Is Google Index?
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Google index is the list of pages that are allowed to be shown in search engine results. Google has an index of all the pages on the web. When you search for something in Google, it looks at its index to find results that match your query or keywords.
In order for your website to show up on a Google search result page, your site must be indexed by Google’s crawler bots and have content that matches what people are searching for online. If there is no relevant information on a certain topic available from a particular domain then it might appear lower in some searches since other sites with better-optimized content will probably rank higher than yours.
The more optimized your site’s data is – generally meaning having descriptive file names and informative meta tags – the easier it will be for Google’s crawlers to understand.
Why Is Indexing My Site Important?
The faster your pages can be indexed by Google, the better chance you have of them being found organically. Not only that but users are becoming increasingly impatient with waiting times online so making sure your site loads quickly should not just be something beneficial for SEO purposes, but user experience too!
When you do a Google search, the results that come up are not just randomly picked. Google crawls through websites to get pages and indexes them so they can be found when someone searches for something related.
How To Get Indexed Faster
Make Use Of Sitemaps
If needed create an XML sitemap using Google Generator, which can be submitted at Google Webmaster Tools. It is also possible to submit the sitemap manually but this has an additional step of verifying ownership by adding a special code to your site’s HTML source.
Make Use Of Blog Directories
Create an account with blog directories for free and submit your blog to their directory, this will give you another avenue of indexed pages in the search engines which can help drive traffic through to your site at no cost. If you have a blog, then it should be listed in at least one other blog directory. The main reason for this is that search engines look towards these directories when indexing blogs and ranking them .
In turn, your site will get indexed by the blogging community as well as the search engine spiders. It doesn’t matter if no one has added their blog to a particular directory before – all sites start somewhere!
One sure way to get google not indexing or removing a page is by creating duplicate content where other sites are copying information from yours without permission (this includes phrases/sentences as well). Google has identified webmasters who have built fast indexes doing so and subsequently delisted them all together forcing them to start over again under penalty!
Blog And Forum Commenting
Commenting on blogs and forums is a great way to get links back to your website. Search engines like Google will crawl the blog for keywords, so make sure you place those in your comment as well as some of your site URLs or specific pages. Make sure that if you want people to see what you wrote, use “no follow” tags on these links so they won’t be counted towards SEO rankings (a “do follow” tag would allow search engine bots access). Forums are more difficult because spammers can abuse them by posting spam comments with their websites attached thus making it harder for real posts and discussions to show up first when searching related topics. If possible find smaller niche forums that are moderated by one or two people and post there.
Promote Your Site On Social Media Sites
Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites are also valuable resources to get indexed by Google. Many people spend time on these places every day so putting your content there will give it maximum exposure if done properly. Make sure you post links back to the original source rather than spamming with self-promotion only because users won’t want that type of thing clogging up their “social” feeds. You can do this in several ways depending on what site(s) you use but typically posting an update is enough for things like Facebook whereas blogs may require a slightly different approach. It’s important to remember that you’re sharing information here not selling someone something directly so be sure to post things that will add value and enhance the experience of your users.
Make Sure To Use The Right HTML Tags For Each Page
Google can index HTML, but it has to be valid. You don’t want Google to see your broken code and have the page listed as “cached” rather than indexed by the date of the last update.
Ensure That Your Content Is Search Engine Optimized
Ensure that your content is search engine optimized so it can be easily found by Google. Write articles with unique and relevant information for the keywords you want to rank high in, but don’t go overboard on keyword stuffing or spamming because this will get you penalized. To make sure all these things are happening, try using an SEO plugin like All in One SEO Pack.
Make Use Of Robots
The robots.txt is a text file that tells the web crawler (such as Googlebot) which pages of your website can be crawled or not. It’s located in the root directory of each site on your server. If this file does not exist, it means no restrictions are set and all content should be indexed by search engines.
Your robots.txt file can contain various commands, but you need to be careful with the syntax because it’s sensitive (case-sensitive). If something is wrong, like a missing character or space, search engines may not understand the command and your website will never get indexed properly.
Google indexing is a process of crawling the web to find and add new pages for its search engine. The more time that goes by, the less likely it becomes that your site will be found in searches on Google or any other search engine. We provided you with some ways to get your site indexed faster and we hope you found this article very helpful.