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August 4, 2007

How to get New Sites Indexed Quickly ~ Guide to Google Indexing


I have been experimenting with this for some time now. How to get "New" sites indexed by Google in a quick fashion is serious buzz among webmasters...so lets nail down some "do's" and "do nots" today. My fist site was about 3 weeks to get indexed by Google, but that was 5 years ago, mind you. Since that time I have been working hard at developing a protocol / method for "Quick" indexing in Google's index. Of my last 3 new sites, over the last few months, the longest index time was 15 hours....the shortest and most recent was just under 12 hours, but the kicker was 25 pages were picked up in the initial indexing. OK so now you want to know how I do that?

  • Your site MUST load on a 28.8 in under 30 seconds or so, the faster the better. This SiteReportcard is a great tool, if you can get your pages to an 8 or better you are ready.
  • Your pages should contain content and Meta information specifically unique from each other...if you want them all in the regular index and not the supplemental.
  • Use the density of keywords on your page to form your title and description tags. Then check their relevancy, you are looking for 100% in the title, and 80% or better for description.
  • Make your main page robots tag a revisit in like 7 days or so for the first 3 to 6 weeks, while you are making changes and adding content.
  • Create a xml sitemap for your site, and sign up and verify your site for Google's Webmasters Tools. Submit your sitemap. Choose a preferred domain selection right away! I suggest you opt in to Image Search if its appropriate.
  • Create a urllist.txt sitemap, and then sign up and verify your site for Yahoo Site Explorer. In the "manage" button for your site, submit both your urllist.txt, and sitemap.xml. Then submit some main pages in your site and any feeds you have.
  • Next submit your site to Live / MSN. Now I realize the form says they will find all your pages, but that's not been my experience. This is an unverified for, so they can't penalize your site for entries made in to it. I suggest you submit URLs for your main / landing pages, this is the method I have had the best luck with. I even resubmitted my older sites, and I'm probably 60% more indexed my MSN since I began doing this.
  • Ask.com does not have tools or submissions, so to speak.....but you can ping them with your sitemap.xml.

Now you can stop there and probably be indexed in a week or so........or

  • Bookmark your Main / Landing pages using your density rich keywords and descriptions in Del.icio.us.
  • Bookmark your Main / Landing pages using your density rich keywords and descriptions in StumbleUpon.
  • Bookmark your Main / Landing pages using your density rich keywords and descriptions in Furl.
  • Submit your site to some "good" directories. Use this post to help you decide which ones are good and bad. Directories should not have more than 10 listings on a page, or be in alphabetical order for example. You do not have to do the paid ones, and NEVER do the reciprocal "required" ones...reciprocal links are of NO value as backlinks, and since that's what we're after....not much point in doing that. The more (Deep) pages you submit and the more directories you submit....will determine both speed of indexing and the number of pages initially indexed.

So there you have it! Easy enough, anyone can do it. I will caution you on a couple of things very quickly:

  • Do ONLY manual submissions........automated submission programs that batch submit, make mistakes and submit generic information where details are necessary. Its worth the effort.
  • Read the directions when submitting anywhere. Title structure, description length, category choice, etc. In my directory over 65% of all submissions are rejected for description length, and it is CLEARLY noted on the submission page.
  • Be truthful in your description and your sites content and you will go far!

Comments are welcome, and as always I will edit the post and credit the commenter for relevant information. Have a great weekend.

Peace and SEO

Melanie Prough
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4 Comments:

Colorado Web Design said...

Nice, well put together resource list.

Baby said...

Thanks Colorado!
Hope it's helpful.

Peace
Melanie

Anonymous said...

"reciprocal links are of NO value as backlinks, and since that's what we're after....not much point in doing that."

thats your opinion.. link exchange is very useful for like minded sites when both sites share the same demographic audience.

I have a site that sells car parts and a site that sells car graphics asks to link up with me. I will gladly link to them and have them link to me because both sites are targeting the same demographic.

Link exchange has existed since the beginning of the WWW. Link exchange has its merits when you link for the end user and not for SEO purposes.

Baby said...

Link exchanges are ONLY good for traffic, which is an indexing factor for a new iste at all. Soooo since the post is about indexing, you are kinda off topic here. It is an known standard however that recip backlinks are at the VERY LEAST seriously devalued, and only good for targeted traffic. So traffic is nice, but you need backlinks and SEO for indexing position.

Thank for the comment...
Melanie