Some people try to sell this “secret” for a lot of money on the World-Wide-Web. And I give it away for free 😉 Read on, follow my tips and your site will be indexed by Google (and other search engines!) in less then 72h. Then you have only to work on your page rank 😉 And to learn how to improve your Page Rank – watch this space, or even better, subscribe to this blog for free! Just click on one of the symbols in the top right corner of the blog and my good old friend feedburner will talk you through the process.
But here the plan of attack to get your web site indexed by Google in less then 72h:
0.) This post is about getting your blog indexed by Google, it is not about how to rank high in Google’s search results. That is another post to come!
1.) Add Google Analytics to each single page of your web site (easiest way to do this is by using a template, a blog or CMS). This way Google gets the first “hint”. This can be done at a very early stage, before the actual “launch” date. Don’t forget to exclude yourself from the statistic, if not, you get all exited about the time people spent on your site — and it is only you and you ;-(
After/ At the launch date:
2.) Only launch a finished site, never one that looks “under construction”. It is fine to add content over time (actually it is important to do so) but don’t launch your site too early, wait until there is actually something to index for Google.
3.) Add a sitemap, Google bots, the ones that crawl the web and index it, love an easy journey, give them a “travel-map” and they happily spent a lot more time on your site.
4.) Add your site to Google’s webmaster tools. They are free and helpful and show you even where there might be problems, so do check them from time to time.
6.) Add the site to your “online personality” I use a simple word document (duh!, how boring) to keep track where I have an online existence. Forum signatures, myspace profiles, facebook etc are great places to put a link in. Look for high traffic environments where Google bots might “stumble upon” your link.
8.) Blog about it! Google loves blogs, if you have a blog, write about your new web site and if you haven’t a blog, and don’t want one ;-(, leave a comment on a blog that is related to your main topic (don’t put your url in the comment itself, that is rude, put it only in the appropriate section/ field) Check that the links are “dofollow”, not “nofollow”.
This eight steps should be enough to get your web site indexed by Google in less then 72h. Feel free to add more ideas/ suggestions in the comment section. Have fun and web-success, SY
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