Everyone wants to get their new blog posts indexed fast by Google.
But the fact is that the index time is dependent on the crawl rate (the rate at which Google bots crawl your content). That means higher the crawl rate greater the indexation speed.
So for increasing the indexation speed, it is essential to increase the crawlability of your site.
So for indexation of your blog posts, it's essential to inform Google that you have published a new post. How to do that? This exact thing I will discuss in this post…
Before diving into the blog post, I assume that you have submitted XML sitemap for your blog. If not, it's not a problem.
Wait for your existing blog posts to be indexed by Google.
So this post discusses on how to speed up the indexation further, after submitting your sitemap to Google.
Do good interlinking
There should be a good interlinking structure on your blog. The relevant posts on your blog should be tightly linked with each other.
If you are following a silo structure on your blog, that's very effective.
If you don't know what silo is, it refers to the process of thematically grouping the blog posts on your site and internally linking them each other other in the group.
The moment you publish a new blog post, it's very essential to head over to all the posts that are relevant to your new blog post and add internal links. This increases the link juice being flown to your new blog post and also makes the new content discoverable by Google.
Having a good interlinking strategy in your blog is the best tip I can give when it comes to indexing your blog post fast.
Submit your blog to blog catalogs
If you have not submitted your blog to some blog catalogs like AllTop and BlogCatalog, you need to consider doing it.
These catalogs instantly showcases your latest blog posts on their website thus increasing the chances of your new blog posts getting indexed by Google.
Share posts on social media
The moment you publish a new blog post on your blog, you need to spend some time to promote it effectively on various social media sites and get quality traffic to it.
You can consider promoting newly published posts on platforms like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn, and also pin the graphics of your blog on Pinterest.
Google Plus sharing used to be a great way to index your blog post in the matter of hours, unfortunately the platform will be discontinued.
The goal here is to get as much social media traffic as possible, and also hopefully some quality comments on your blog.
As more and more people start visiting your blog posts, it forces Google to crawl and index your new blog post.
In one of my previous posts I have suggested that increasing the PageSpeed of blogs, increases the crawlability and crawl rate of your blog a lot. I can say that index rate is directly proportional to the PageSpeed of your blog.
Google has a time limit within which it should crawl and index a page.
To let Google crawl and index your blog post completely, it's necessary to increase the PageSpeed of your blog.
Increasing the PageSpeed of your blog provides Google much more time to crawl and index your blog post.
Along with the fast indexation process, high PageSpeed has several benefits which I have discussed in one of my previous posts.
Publish new content regularly
This is one of the important things that you should do to speed up the indexation of your new posts.
Keep your blog updated so that new traffic trickles in. Publishing new content also keeps your sitemap updated, so that Google can increase the crawl rate of your blog.
If you publish two blog posts weekly, then fix two days of the week for publishing.
Stick to it.
Consistency is the key here.
By this, Google bots can easily determine when to expect new content on your blog.
Comment on other popular blogs
After publishing new blog posts, if your blog is fairly new, it's recommended you to some insightful blog commenting on other popular blogs in your niche. While doing so, make sure that your comment is really top-notch and it makes people to click through your homepage link in the comment.
If you are able to do the commenting on CommentLuv enabled blogs, it's awesome.
The great thing about CommentLuv enabled blogs is that they showcase your latest blog post along with your comment. It helps in increasing the visibility of your new blog posts.
As soon as you publish a great blog post, make sure to comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs.
You can find CommentLuv enabled blogs easily on Google search using the search template:
Keyword "This blog uses premium CommentLuv"
This returns blog posts that have CommentLuv premium enabled for your keyword.
Comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs that have high domain authority and high crawl rate. So that, it will be useful for the fast indexation of your new blog post.
Use fetch as Google feature
Even after following all the above guidelines if your new blog post does not get indexed, then it is recommended to use, fetch as Google feature.
Fetch as Google feature indexes your blog posts within seconds or minutes.
But it's worthwhile to mention that, letting the new blog post index naturally is better than forcing them to index using fetch as Google feature.
I have observed that, by using Fetch as Google feature, blog posts will be indexed instantly but not ranked instantly - especially for new blogs.
To use fetch as Google feature, head over to Google Search Console and select fetch as Google under crawl section.
Enter the new blog post URL in the text field, and hit fetch and render button.
Later, in the resulting window, click on Submit to index button. After the indexation process of your new blog post, the entry will be marked as completed.
However, I do not encourage using this feature unnecessarily.
- Add ping services to WordPress.
- Monitor downtime and server issues.
- Make sure that robots do not block the content.
- Submit image and video sitemaps
- Be minimalistic.
- Keep an eye on alerts and warnings in Google Webmaster tools.
Quality content combined with great user interaction with your blog, high PageSpeed, great social signals, definitely speed up the process of indexation of your new blog posts.
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