Are you a WordPress website owner who are struggling to make your content index quickly by search spiders?
If yes, then you have landed on the exact place! I took a nice opportunity to reveal some helpful strategies to make your fresh content appear fast on Google.
Most of the businesses have started to add the “Blog” page on their website as it can get indexed promptly than static pages and grab more exposure through the search engines.
Yes! The organic traffic is the targeted traffic, and hence it matters a lot. You can highly convert them into sales or leads.
Updating the blog with the fresh piece of content on a regular basis would help the site to get index faster in Google and other search engines.
However, some WordPress users still struggle to index their blog content in the search engines. Through this post, I would like to reveal some essential details of search engine indexing!
Let's start with the basics!
What Is Website Indexing?
Search engine algorithms have become more sophisticated and yes, it is to provide us the best and accurate search results.
It has spiders (bots) to crawl our website and look for the fresh content update. It will move the new information that we publish on our site and categorize them for the search results.
However, you can stop the bots to index the particular posts/pages through “No Index” tags using SEO by Yoast WordPress plugin. That is a different story!
So, how to let the search engine bots to find new content quickly and ensure that most of your site pages are indexed?
5 Best Tips to Index WordPress Site in Google Search Quickly
Without further ado, let me tell you some excellent points to get index your blog posts super fast on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines.
1. Generate & Submit Sitemap to Google Search Console
Sitemap is a list of page URLs of your site. It doesn’t have any impact on search engine rankings, but it will help your site get index rapidly as its core function is to intimate the search spiders that something has changed on your site (New content or old content edited)
You can quickly generate the sitemap through WordPress plugins like Yoast SEO or Google XML sitemap generator. After creating the sitemap,
After creating the sitemap,
Step 1: Go to Google Search Console
Step 2: Sign in with your Gmail account or create the new one
Step 3: Click “Add Property,” give your site URL and hit “ADD.”
Step 4: Follow the instructions to verify your site
Step 5: After adding your site, Click Crawl > Sitemaps > Add/Test Sitemap
So, whenever you have an update on your site, it will get indexed.
2. Craft Quality Content with On-Page SEO
Google loves in-depth, quality content. So, make a keyword research to find out the appropriate keywords to the topic that you have chosen to write.
You may check the helpful post written by the passionate blogger, Ankit Singla who has written a useful post on “How to Find the LSI Keywords” to help us get and include the relevant keywords.
Create the valuable blog posts for your readers and do perfect on-page optimization. On-page SEO is nothing but adding the keywords at the proper places and doing image optimization.
3. Focus On Link Building
Getting links from relevant, authority websites would help in fast Google Indexing of your newly published information.
How To Build Backlinks?
- Blog Commenting – leave meaningful blog comments on active blogs and blogs that have CommentLuv plugin
- Guest blogging – Appear as the guest blogger on the websites of the same niche and contribute supportive blog posts.
- Forum and Q&A participation – Take part in Forums related to your blog and Q&A websites like Quora to add your links naturally. (Make sure to participate in a consistent manner).
- Blog Directories – Submit your site to the few popular blog directories like Yahoo, AllTop, and Blogorama.
- Interlinking – Interlink your blog posts relevantly to boost the crawl rate.
4. Make Use Of Ping sites and Social Media
Ping sites like Pingler and Pingomatic would help you index your content faster when you publish new content.
Make sure that you have created the profile links in social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram. Whenever you bring out the fresh content, share it on social media.
Also, use social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Reddit & Pinterest to distribute your content.
Besides, it would be better to take part in the Blogging communities like Bizsugar, Inbound.org, Blokube and BlogEngage to spread out your piece of blog content.
Stretching the presence of your website to the above-listed web places would assists in the indexation of your content faster.
5. Use Robots.txt File
Robots.txt is a text file that is placed in the WordPress root directory. It will instruct the search engine bots about which pages they can crawl & index and the pages not to index.
If you don’t have this simple text file, your whole website will get crawled and indexed. It may create the duplicate content issue and hence it would be better to have it for your website.
If you want to get the complete idea about this text file, you may check my detailed post on robots.txt file WordPress and how to optimize it for search engines.
Few More Strategies to Get Google Index Your Site Fast
1. Get reliable hosting service with less response rate and great uptime.
2. Setup RSS feed with Feedburner.
3. Fix the broken links (if any); You may use “Broken link Checker” WordPress plugin for it.
4. Embed YouTube video; submit the sitemap for videos.
5. Use the option “Fetch as Google” in Google Webmasters tool (Don’t use this option frequently)
Without indexing, search engines will not show your website content in the search results for the specific keywords that you’re targeting for.
By following the strategies that I have listed in the post, you will be able to index your WordPress site quickly on Google search results and start getting the expected audience.
I hope that you have learned some useful fast indexing methods to make your newly published content appear quick on Google and other search engines.
Do you know any other helpful ways to get Google instantly index the latest content of your WordPress site? How long will it take for the Google to catch your recently published content?
Share your extreme viewpoints in the comment section, let’s discuss! Also, have a look at the infographics that I have designed for the fast index website in Google!
Infographic in association with WPGlossy