How To Get More Of Your Pages Indexed

Jan 3, 2012, Blogging

Shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Today I want to talk about how I get my web pages indexed quickly. This will be especially helpful for you if you have new pages or an entirely new web site. It’s very important to get your pages indexed by the search engines (namely Google), because without being indexed, your […]

indexed by search enginesToday I want to talk about how I get my web pages indexed quickly. This will be especially helpful for you if you have new pages or an entirely new web site.

It’s very important to get your pages indexed by the search engines (namely Google), because without being indexed, your web site and pages will never be found by all those searching for what you wrote about.

You can’t simply write a blog post and just wait for traffic to come in…not every page will get indexed automatically by search engines, so there are a few things we can do to help them out!

I’ll cover the most useful strategies here in this post to help get your site indexed quickly:

  • Social bookmarking
  • Article submissions
  • Pinging your website
  • Internal linking
  • Comments on other blogs in your niche
  • Updating your site’s content often

Before we get into it, let me cover two important points that shouldn’t be overlooked:

1) Don’t just build links to your web site homepage. Be sure to link back to the page you want indexed within your site, which is referred to as building “deep links”. Strangely this is something many experienced web site managers for companies seem to overlook.

So, for example, if I wrote a new article here on the Revolution Income blog, and its URL is www.RevolutionIncome.com/new-article, I would be sure to build links to that exact URL, not just www.RevolutionIncome.com.

2) Use tracking tools such as Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster to track your indexing and back linking efforts and results. These two are both free and super simple to use.

With that out of the way, here are the best way I know for you to get new pages indexed quickly.

Social Bookmarking

Probably THE fastest way to get your new web page indexed is to utilize social bookmarking services. There’s a huge number of sites that fall into this category, but here are just a few of the most common ones you’ll be familiar with:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Social link sharing sites such as Digg & Reddit

That last one I listed, social link sharing sites, are places where people go to share and discuss interesting things they’ve found throughout the Internet. These sites are heavily crawled by search engines, so any links put in there will quickly bring the attention of search engines to your new page.

The first place I go to after posting a new article to one of my sites is OnlyWire. Once you sign up for a free account, you can enter the login details for about 50 different social bookmarking sites inside OnlyWire, even including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well.  Then, every time you have a site to get indexed, go over to OnlyWire, enter the URL for your new site/article along with a short description, and it will automatically place a link or status update in all of your social bookmarking  for you! …a great time saver…and adding your links to the various sites can get you some extra traffic too!

Article Submissions

I’ve talked about the process of building back links to your website in past posts. They’re great for boosting the long-term ranking of your web sites. And nothing compares to Pat Flynn’s “Back Linking Strategy That Works” at Smart Passive Income.

If you’re not familiar with article marketing, go check out those resources. But for now, just know that submitting articles to article directories, with links in the article pointing back to your new page, are very useful for getting your new pages indexed quickly as well.

You see, article sites are heavily trafficked. That lends to the search engines crawling those sites more often, so new content is usually indexed by search engines pretty quickly.

Pinging Your Site or Blog Post

The original use of pinging was by bloggers, as a method for them to notify the search engines of new content and posts on blogs. Fast forward to today, and you’ll see that it is used not just for blogs, but for traditional websites too.

Pinging is a great way to alert the big G about updates on your site, and I still do it whenever I write a new post, just to be sure, but my tracking results are telling me it doesn’t work as much as it used to.

There are tons of web site pinging services available for you online and here are what I consider the main 3:

  • Pingoat.com
  • Pingler.com
  • Pingomatic.com

If this is confusing to you, here’s a down and dirty guide for you to ping your blog posts.

1) Go over to one the pinging services. For this example, let’s use Pingoat.com

2) Add your site details to the “Blog Name”, “Blog URL”, and “XML Feed” fields – If you’re not pinging for an actual blog, don’t worry, you can use a regular website too.
– If the XML Feed option is confusing to you, just leave it blank

3) Next, select the services you want to ping. Just click where it says “General” and the whole category will auto-fill for you, just like in the picture here:

Pingoat Pinging Service

4) Now just scroll to the bottom and click “Go Pingoat”…their system will take care of the rest for you!

Now various search engines and services will be notified of the fresh content on your blog, and that basically tells them to come crawl those pages to see what they’re all about.

Internal Links

This is the process of placing an anchor text link in an existing article on your site that is already indexed, to your new page. Be sure it fits naturally in the flow of the content though.

Commenting On Authority Blogs Within Your Niche

An authority blog is one with many readers and followers, they serve as a great resource of learning for whatever niche they’re in and usually have an active community of people commenting and connecting. Since they’re heavily trafficked, just as mentioned before, they’re crawled regularly by search engines.

By commenting on new posts on an authority site within your niche, you can profit from their popularity in getting your own pages indexed simultaneously.

When you’re on the authority blog, try to comment on the most recent posts. That way if a lot of other people do the same thing after you, it won’t dilute the power of your back link…in other words, it’s better to be the first one to comment, rather than the last.

Using this method of commenting on an authority blog is very effective in getting your new pages indexed fast, but just be sure that you use the URL of the actual page you want indexed when leaving your comment, not just the homepage of your site.

Update Your Site’s Content Often

Be consistent about updating your website often with fresh new content and you’ll have a better crawl rate from the search engines on your site. If they get the idea that your web site has gone “stale”, they will stop crawling your site as often.

However, if you keep your site updated, even going back to update previously indexed pages, then search engines will keep coming back to your site regularly.

Don’t post new pages or posts if they aren’t finished yet though. The search engine spiders can crawl them and possibly flag them for poor quality content.

Getting Pages Indexed, In Review

Let’s review what all we just covered here today:

  • Social bookmarking – Use OnlyWire to get your link out in about 50 different places on the web at once, and get some traffic from it too
  • Article Submissions – submit your articles to directories for some easy back links the search engine spiders will pick up on right away
  • Ping all of your new posts, pages, and web sites
  • Create internal links inside existing pages (already indexed) on your site to your new site or page
  • Comment on authority blogs within your niche
  • Update your website on a consistent, regular basis with new content, keeping those spiders crawling back to your site over and over

 

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