There are a lot of SEO methods that can be used in getting a new site indexed fast or just within the first 24 hours. As for this blog, I managed to have it indexed by Google on the very same date that it was launched (sites are acknowledged by search engines if you can see it on the SERP). Basically, this entry will share some of the techniques I know that really works in setting your site out there in the open and visible to the search engine public.
1. Commenting on authority blogs within your niche. How to identify one? That’s simple! Just type your targeted keyword on Google search and you’ll find these sites competing for the top spot and sitting on rank 1 to 10 on Google’s SERP. But first, check each of them and don’t leave any comments yet. You still have to find out if they have a good PR (at least 3), allows dofollow comments and if they have a “recent comments plugin”.
Why? Because search engines favor sites that have these qualities. Their crawl rates are higher than most sites, simply because their homepage are consistently updated, which keep bots from returning to their page ahead of schedule (yes, there is a schedule for bots in crawling websites). Bots also love these sites for the fact that loads of other websites are linking to them, which obviously means more bots getting there ahead of time.
It’s also best to leave your comment on the most recent entry – since bots sees them first – which will make your link included on their succeeding trip. Take advantage of the “recent comments section”, if the section allow dofollow links, then that’s certainly a plus points for you. Given that this section will just show off your link and grab the bots’ attention instantly once it stepped on that authority blog’s homepage. And there’s more, this section usually shows on other active pages/posts of that blog, which means greater chances of your site getting indexed and more quality backlinks pointing to your site as well.
2. Creation of XML Sitemap, sitemap submission through Google Webmaster Tools and building backlinks pointing to your sitemap. Well, this one is optional, but I highly recommend this especially if your site is not getting any visits from search engine soldiers, I mean bots, for days. Some say that sitemaps are only good for big websites, but I completely disagree with that. It’s important because it can ensure each page on your site is crawled by search engine bots, and it’s always best to make certain of it.
3. Submit your URL to Google and Yahoo Siteexplorer. Very self-explanatory and is so easy to do. You’ll probably complete this task within minutes.
4. Article Submission on Amazines.com, Ideamarketers.com and Articlesbase.com. Prepare a single informative and quality content (400-500 words) exclusively for this strategy before having your site go live. Once you have launched your site, submit that single article to these three article submission sites (don’t worry about duplicate content issues, it doesn’t apply to them). By the way, don’t forget to create an account first on these three sites for you to be able to submit your article.
The benefits that you’ll be getting from this strategy are of high value. Seeing as both Amazines.com and Ideamarketers.com automatically publishes your posted article without the need to wait for any approval from their editors, while with Articlesbase.com you may have to wait for 12 – 24 hours before it gets published. This makes your article very much available for public viewing in just hours and for search engines within minutes! Yes, I’m dead serious, in just minutes; especially now that Google Caffeine is on the loose.
The best thing about this method is that these sites are really trusted by Google, they have good page ranks as well. Bots literally skim through their pages so fast, believe me, I was deeply overwhelmed by it. How? I’ll just share something interesting here; about 3 months ago I submitted an article to Ideamarketers.com and that was before dawn, then 30 – 40 minutes later, I received an email report from Google Alerts and saw there the article I just submitted a while ago. Isn’t that too quick, right? But please, don’t spam or abuse these sites. We all do want to benefit from them as they are receiving world class content from us. Let us just keep it that way, white, unstained and still favored by our beloved foe/friend – Google.
5. Make use of Social Media Profiles as soon as you launch your site. Create a new Twitter, Squidoo and Facebook fan page account specifically for your website immediately, even with or without fans or followers. Include your site’s URL in the bio! These social networking sites have high-speed crawl rates and bots immediately peek on their new pages, so take advantage of it. My first backlink actually came from Twitter, then Squidoo and most of my traffic (at the moment) are coming from them.
6. Use Blog Pinger services. Once you have successfully posted your first blog entry or if your newly launched website has a blog section, it’s advisable to use these services. It helps in getting (blog) search engines’ attention and they will immediately send their bots on your way to crawl your site. You can use ping services from Pingates.com or Blog-pinger.com for free.
7. Use SEOSiteCheckup.com! This is definitely one of my finest secrets, and I’m willing to share it with everyone “here”. To start off, this is a free SEO tool that is capable of checking your site’s on-page stats (meta tags, load time, site’s size and many more). It also suggests good tips on how you can improve your site’s overall on-page optimization setup after the checkup.
But the best thing about SEOSiteCheckup.com is that it has a long list of “most recent site checkups” placed on their important pages (with PR 3). Which means that your site’s link will be placed there for a long time (about 2 weeks or onwards, knowing that only a few knows about it). But you can take advantage of it by having your site checked up once in a while. It is a good way to get your site indexed fast, since it has worked for me for many times, I assume that it’ll work for you too.
8. Build links to your backlinks or what they call 2nd tier links. I really don’t do this stuff for the sake of getting my site indexed, but this one is much advisable if you’ll be building links to deep pages (with high page ranks and are dofollow) that you have backlinks on. This is mostly done to make sure that high caliber backlinks will be crawled and counted by search engines.
9. Find and answer related questions posted on Yahoo Answers. There are no hidden secrets here, and everyone knows that links coming from Yahoo Answers are certain to be visited by bots immediately. Why? Because it’s one of the most used sites around the world, and Google always look in to this sharply (and it’s given that Yahoo pays attention to this as well) . If you are using Google Alerts in your SEO campaign, then I’m sure that you are aware that links coming from this community are always displayed on their daily reports. That’s a strong proof that bots will really crawl your links from this site faster than expected.
These are all the strategies I’m allowed to share with you for now. Feel free to add your own strategies in having that first handshake with Google or on how you get your websites indexed fast. If you need help with something related to this don’t be afraid to ask, I’ll help you for free
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