A lot of people seem to think it takes weeks (or even months) to
get indexed in Google, but that’s just not true.? Almost anyone can
get his or her site crawled and indexed in two weeks or less –
sometimes you can even be listed in the Google index in as little
as a few hours!
There are several ways to get indexed quickly.? All of them involve
getting links to your site on other sites that have high PageRank,
or sites that are updated often and get crawled frequently by
search engine spiders.
You don’t have to pay to do this.? There are plenty of ways to get
these types of links to your site without paying a penny. One of
the easiest ways to get indexed quickly is to ping your site.? You
don’t have to own a blog to ping your site at places like
pingoat.com or pingomatic.com.
Just add your site’s name and URL, and leave the RSS feed link
blank.? (It’s not necessary.)? Sometimes this technique alone can
get you indexed in a day or two. Next, you should submit your link
to various social bookmarking sites.
These sites get crawled several times a day, so they can be a very
good way to get your own site crawled and indexed quickly.? You
should get an account at all of the major bookmarking sites.? Don’t
miss StumbleUpon, Digg, Furl, del.ico.us, and Slashdot.
Press releases can be very helpful in getting your site crawled and
indexed quickly.? Most of the more popular press release sites have
good PageRank, get crawled often, and can even get your press
release posted on a number of different sites that borrow news from
the PR directories.? Sometimes it can be worth submitting a press
release simply for the ease and speed of being indexed.
Article marketing is another way to get indexed fast.? Submitting
an article or two can also help you get backlinks, better PageRank,
and targeted traffic to your site.? A lot of article directories
have very good PageRank, so it definitely has benefits other than
just quick indexing.
Blog commenting can be a very good way to get indexed quickly.
You’ll need to find blogs that don’t have the “nofollow” tag,
because blogs that have “nofollow” won’t let search engines crawl
the links anyway.
This is debated by SEO experts – some saying the “nofollow” tag
doesn’t even matter, since some search engine spiders ignore them
anyway. Others claim you might get a small amount of traffic from
the blogs themselves, but “nofollow” blogs will do nothing to help
you get indexed faster.
You should also make sure you do all you can to maximize the
ability of spiders to crawl your site.? You should have links that
are easy to find and follow, use text links instead of only image
links, don’t use Flash or image maps unless you also have text
links for spiders to follow, and make sure you keep your site as
clean as possible.? Having too many links on your main page can
confuse spiders, and your site may not be indexed properly.
Forums often get crawled on a regular (daily) rotation since the
content is updated often.? Popular forums have had posts on their
site show up on Google just minutes after they’re posted!? It’s
very common for posts on very popular forums to show up in Google
in less than 24 hours.? Posting a small link in your signature on
some of these forums can help you get your site indexed quickly.
Finally, you can exchange links with other webmasters in your
niche.? This a great way to build backlinks, and if their sites get
crawled often, you’ll be adding to the chance that your site will
be crawled and indexed quickly, too.? Link exchanges won’t penalize
your site, either – unless you amass too many too soon – so stick
with organic growth (a few a day) and it shouldn’t put up any red
flags for the search engines.