Get Indexed Fast – SEO Big Guns For the New Ones

by Jason Acidre on February 26, 2011 · 16 comments · Search


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. SEO Guns

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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Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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Daniel "Diggler" Proczko March 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

Ever since Google’s algorithm update (http://paper.li/teamdoctrine/1289513332) have you tested to see how your strategies have been affected.

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offshore software development March 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

Why don’t you mentioned about Google Webmaster? It’s easy to submit sitemap. And Google think sites more friendly in this case.

The same about Yahoo!’s Site Explorer

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robertpowell June 6, 2011 at 7:23 am

There are some blog posts saying that it is really possible to get indexed in Google as fast as 4 hours. I doubt it.

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Phil July 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I’m going to work through all these. Never used seositecheckup, trying it now.

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Jan-Willem Bobbink@Online marketing August 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

I’ve done some testing on this subject, especially the use of social media. I’ve had some pretty fast results by having the new pages / websites liked on facebook +15 times and tweeted about 10+ times. Launch your website, ask some colleagues to tweet about, or like your new website URL(s).

@Robertpowell 4 hours can easily be done. My record for a new website containing 10 pages is 2,5 hours.

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Jerry Samuels August 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Hello Jason,

You could charge us for this information. It’s just that good! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cheers,

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Thomas Jackson August 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

Thank you for a very good read.

Getting indexed requires you to let the Google know about your website. Once it knows about it and finds some unique content on it, it indexes it. I would like to add GoArticles in the Article directories for indexing.

XML site maps are essential for websites of all sizes because these provide the guidance to the bots about the structure of the website.

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Jun August 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I like #7. Very handy tool as well as getting a backlink.

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Trishan Naidoo August 18, 2011 at 5:09 am

What about deeper pages in your site? How would you get them indexed quickly apart from pinging?

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Thomas Jackson@vanderbilt beach fl September 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

I must say that the strategies shared here are really valuable. I would also recommend reading Google’s webmaster guidelines. We may not know fully how their algorithms work and most of the time all we do is speculate, but understanding them could prevent hurting your website in the long run. Their guidelines are very simple, precise, and easy to understand. It’s worth investing time understanding them.

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Steve October 9, 2011 at 6:43 am

Article Submission really does work in getting your site indexed fast. However, you have to make sure that your article is in high quality. High quality means that your article should give valuable information to your readers and it should be unique.

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Cesar Noel Q. December 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

Directory submission not included on this list?

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Pete February 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

I’ve been arguing with a few folk about article marketing recently, my argument being that if (currently) Google is indexing an article site then it is fine to use this to gain additional exposure and links, I do try to keep the number of duplications to around only 10 sites per article.

Okay we all know that as the Panda updates roll in in 2012, these sites are likely to disappear and their links become meaningless but if you just want to top up your existing link equity and the content is still relevant then this is perfectly fine.

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Fred Murray February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Great strategies. I am new to the scene. I will be implementing these tomorrow. Thanks

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Alex March 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Yes, I agree with you commenting on blogs which updated their content frequently and commenting on Yahoo Answer is really good way to building quality links and getting response very fast from the big G.

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Louie Sison @ Make Money Online June 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Ping service and site submission to Google and Yahoo are my preferred suggestion for newbies. They are easy and almost automatic.

Thanks for the share!
Louie Sison

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