How to get your site indexed and crawled fast by Google.
If you have a very important news to share with the world, you can wait for a whole week before Google decides to index your site. By then the news might be stale, to get indexed fast; you need to have complied with basic standards that will ensure this happens on time.
For new website owners, I usually recommend the wait period of two weeks for them to build and register their presence on the web, this wait period is relatively important. Subsequent actions after the two weeks will be relatively easier to build upon.
How do you get your site indexed on google within 24hrs
This happens easily when Google perceives your site is an authority site. There are many parameters Google uses to determine this, however the basic ones every serious website owner is expected to do includes the following.
Google Webmaster Tool: This is a tool designed to help webmasters and Google to crawl the website better, moreover it helps you get indexed faster. By submitting your sitemap, checking for crawl errors and fixing them, manually adding links to be indexed by Google will help you get indexed faster. However,the GWT can be used for more complex functions too.
Pinging: Using a free ping service like Seesmic Ping (formerly Ping.fm) or Ping-O-Matic to try to coax a crawl, or firing a bunch of social bookmarking links at the site. Trouble is, these tactics are pretty much hit or miss.
Social Media Profile Setup: With Social media collectively boosting of over a Billion users daily, you cannot but leverage on this pool of traffic and market. Social Media sites are crawled per second, because news are constantly updated and Web crawlers and bots visits them regularly. Posting a link of your page or site to a social media site will help you get indexed faster, it has been advised that website owners should have a Google + profile, and the other big eight – Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Instagram and Foursquare. Always remember that a link to your site encourages the Google Bot to crawl your site, and also create more interaction to encourage users to share your link. Use Bookmarking sites like Delicious and the rest.
Building Natural Backlinks: I personally recommend building natural backlinks, this can be done by encouraging users to share your post or article. If you have a new website, it will not hurt you if you promote your site using paid or free adverts, you can run promotions and encourage users to make comments and share links on social media. I often get backlinks from social media, forums, image sharing and web sites making reference to my post.
W3C compliant code: This is one factor many web developers find difficult to comply with. The lesser and none intrusive the errors is, the better it is for Google bot to crawl. In reality it is hard to find web sites with clean codes, the more plugins and articles you add to your site the more the tendency for having a coding error. The text to html ratio of the web content should be good.
Regular and Fresh Unique Content: Unique content attracts a lot of bots, Google seeks unique content constantly. To get the bots attracted to your web site, you must constantly post unique articles. The more frequent you do so, the more bot you will invite. For website that have 3 or more post daily, they get indexed almost immediately. This is due to the activity on the site and uniqueness of the content.
Website Settings: If you use WordPress, using the dashboard ensure you look out for settings > Reading to check if you did not enable “Discourage search engines from indexing this site.” This will prevent bots from crawling your web pages.
Frequent Server Downtime: This can adversely affect your chances of getting indexed fast, if the pages indexed leads to an unavailable page. The ranking of such pages will drop and may eventually be removed. Your need to use reliable web hosting company whose up-time is very high and where clogging is absent. Web hosting companies I use include Liquid Web – with dedicated IP address, Webhostingpad and Ipage for fast hosting service with speedy and secure servers.
Submit your site to other Search Engines: Submitting your link to Bing and other search engines will not hurt your website, so give it a try. Bing will automatically submit to Yahoo too, other places to submit your link to include RSS Feedburner by Google and also Web Directories like DMOZ.org.
Build Sitemaps – Google News Sitemap: I almost skipped this; you need to build a sitemap to help bots search your page structure easily. XML sitemaps will provide solution to this task, wordpress users can get plugins for XML sitemap. You can also build one by following this guide, How to build a site map manually. Sitemap provides hints for web crawlers to do a better job of crawling your site. To get your news site indexed fast use this Google News Sitemap Plugin.
Duplicate Content: This does not include facts like speeches, research results amongst others. Be original as much as possible. If you have to, you can rewrite the content to avoid any form of penalty.
Other factors to look out for include:
Your .htaccess, robots.txt file, broken links, and sitemap errors
These are basic standards required, do not get obsessed with tweeking your site, rather work on getting better content and generating more shares to drive in traffic. Getting indexed faster by Google is a plus to any website manager.