Let’s be realistic, most of the time forcing Google to index your site isn’t a top priority. As you continue to grow your site’s authority, it will naturally start to receive faster and faster indexing. But what about those times when you ABSOLUTELY need to reindex a site for financial or time-sensitive reasons. (IMO, here are a few good reasons to put in the work necessary to get indexed in less then one day) #1: You’ve accidentally applied a no-index tag on your site and your company is losing traffic. #2: You’ve written a time sensitive news piece and you want it to get indexed before everyone else.
So, how can you force Google to crawl and probably index (as long as you’re not on the big G’s black list) any site in less then 24 hours.This is a method that I’ve used more then once and it has always worked for me. Most recently, I used it on this site to get indexed overnight. This was an especially interesting challenge because BrewSEO, at the time, had zero authority. My domain was brand new and didn’t have any links pointing to it.
Not only did it get indexed, I got it to rank #2 for the term Redding SEO (my city), which is a 36% difficulty keyword. But I’ll write about how I did that in my next article. You can subscribe to my RSS feed to read that article.
#1. Set up social profiles.
If you’re working on getting a new site indexed, then you should definitely set up social profiles. Facebook, Google + and Twitter have some of the highest domain authorities on the Internet. Set up and fill out profiles on each of these major social networks.
Post to social profiles. Once your social profiles are complete with links pointing back to your domain, you’re ready to start posting. Go find a few people to talk to and start a conversation with them. This will give your profile more links pointing to it.
If your trying to promote a specific page, or blog post, then you should post links to that page (publicly on facebook.) I’ve found that the more interaction you give around a link, the faster it gets indexed.
#2. Sign up for and use Google Webmaster Tools.
Google has a tool called “fetch as Google bot.”. This tool will let you crawl a orifice page on your site with Google’s own Google Bot. This tool is specifically designed for helping sites get indexed faster then “usual.” After you successfully fetch your page, you’ll be given the ability to submit it to Google’s index. I’ve found that submitting a single URL, instead of “a URL and all it’s linked pages” will get processed faster.
#3. Build a few fast links.
This section could easily turn into a novel, but I’ll keep it short. If you have access to any links through other sites, or relationships that you have with other sites, then use those resources. These fast links are not a replacement for your link building strategy, but this will help you index your page.
What if you don’t have access to any easy links? You can still point links at your site through commenting. Some of the social networks still give you followed links. For example, Pinterest has followed links on their source pages. http://pinterest.com/source/thedecalguru.com/
Comment on Do follow blogs. You cause this list of do follow blogs from Point Blank SEO http://pointblankseo.com/dofollow-blogs-list
You can use these advanced Google search operators to find blogs that use comment love and keyword love (a WordPress plugin that lets you use your keywords as anchor text.)
- YourKeyword & “title=”CommentLuv Enabled””
- keyword +”Commentluv Enabled”
- keyword +”Enable Commentluv”
- Find KeywordLuv enabled blogs in your niche ->
- YourKeyword & “Enter YourName@”
- Yourkeyword +”KeywordLuv”
- Find DoFollow attribute blogs in your niche ->
- Keyword inurl:ifollow*.gif
- Keyword ifollow*.gif
#4. Add your URL to as many Google products as possible.
You can subscribe to your blogs RSS feed with Google Reader. This will make sure Google knows about your articles.
And last but certainly not least, you can set up a small ad words campaign (you don’t even have to pay for the campaign). As soon as you get approved, just shut it down. Google will have to crawl your page to approve your Adwords landing page. They’ll crawl the content of your site and index it’s contents.
Well, that’s it. Make sure you only use these techniques when the pay off (of having your page indexed) is greater than the time you will have to invest. If anyone knows more ways to get your site indexed fast, leave it in the comments below.