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. Head over to Google XML Sitemaps WordPress plug-in or Yoast WordPress SEO plugin, create a sitemap. And submit your site map in Webmaster Tools. 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.
Share your new blog post instantly on Google Plus
In Google Blogger, you may have noticed that by default the new blog posts will be shared on Google Plus instantly after you hit publish button. This is why the indexation rate of Google Blogger blogs is high.
Following the exact strategy, let's Google to index your new blog posts almost instantly.
From the past week, I have been following this strategy and noticed that my new blog posts are indexed almost within 10 to 30 minutes.
Google Plus has high crawl rate by Google bots. So why not take advantage of this? Believe me, it certainly works…
Sharing on Google Plus is highly effective than using the ping services. Google Plus sharing should also be included along with pinging.
Sharing the blog posts on Google Plus alone is not enough, it is essential to get more interaction that means more +1s and comments on your Google Plus post, which contains a link to your new blog post. Lots of interaction makes it much easier for Google to 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 by . I can say that index rate is directly proportional to the PageSpeed of your blog that is higher the PageSpeed greater the chances of fast indexing of your blog posts.
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. By this, Google bots can easily determine when to expect new content on your blog.
Comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs
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. About 20% of the popular blogs have CommentLuv enabled.
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.
Leave a great comment on the target blog post, link to your latest post (it will be automatically done). Repeat this by commenting on about 7 blog posts.
I personally comment on about seven blog posts after publishing a 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. I
To use fetch as Google feature, head over to Google Webmaster Tools 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.
- 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.
Letting Google index your blog posts naturally is recommended. Forcing Google to index your new blog post repeatedly, unnaturally, may result in sandboxing of your blog.
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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