How can you get your blog indexed by Google in 24 hours? There is a lot of conflicting in search engine optimization information available, especially when it comes to trying to beat the natural ranking systems and having your blog rank high in Google right from the start. While it’s possible to make a blog and have it indexed almost straight away, most people go about doing so with a poor overall strategy for success.
Ranking high on Google is all about long-term thinking, and going out to win everything in the first day often see you wasting time and opportunity without getting anything in return. However, it’s very much possible to be indexed by Google in 24 hours or less. After you make a blog, just follow these simple ideas and you’ll see your website show up in the search results within a day.
1: Submit your blog to Google
Obviously you’ve got to submit your new blog to Google before it can be indexed. Some free blogging platforms will submit your blog for free, while others, especially self-hosted blogging platforms, require you to do it yourself. Either way, it’s an easy 5-minute job that can be done alongside other, more time consuming tasks. Use the Google webmasters tools to verify your site. Here’s how:
Step 1: Go to google.com/webmasters. Sign in using your Google Account or create an account if you don’t have one already.
Step 2: Add your blog site by clicking the “Add a site” button. Then type in the domain name you wish to add, and click “Continue”.
Step 3: Once added you will need to verify that you own this site. This can be done one of two ways, Meta Tag or Upload a HTML file. The Meta Tag way is, by far the easiest.
Step 4: Meta Tag verification. This method requires you to add a piece of code to your header.php file. Copy the Meta Tag code Google has asked you to copy to your blog site.
Step 5: In your WordPress dashboard go to “Appearance”, then “Editor” using the menu tabs on the left hand side.
Then click on Header (header.php) on the right hand side to open up the header template. Find the tag highlighted, and BELOW it “paste” in the verification Meta tag Google has given you.
Step 6: Then scroll down and click on “Update File”
Step 7: Go back to the Google Webmasters Tool website and click “Verify” and Google will confirm that you own the site.
Step 8: After verifying, Google will display a confirmation page.
2: Submit your blog Sitemap to Google
If you are using WordPress, install the Google XML sitemap plugin that creates a sitemap of your blog that searchengines can read.You now want to add your blog’s sitemap. This is how:
Step 1: Site Configuration
From within the Google Webmaster tools website, click on the domain name you have just added and it will open up a Dashboard for your site. On the left hand side menu, click on “Site Configuration” and then “Sitemaps”.
Step 2: Click “Submit a Sitemap” and enter the name of your sitemap. It should be sitemap.xml
It will take a few hours for the sitemaps to be analyzed and added. Then you can return here and make sure there are no errors, see how many URLs are being indexed and the time that Google last visited you. Even without the sitemap you will begin to get a list of the top search queries that your site is being found for, incoming links to your site, and the keywords that Google thinks your site is optimized for.
By verifying your site and adding your blog’s sitemap, you are telling Google your blog has arrived and it will quickly be indexed.
3: Get posting on forums
Get your blog link in your forum signature and start posting it on as many forums as you can. Of course, spamming is never a good long-term idea, but some smart, relevant forum posts are a great way to bring in new SEO juice and links for your new blog. For some reason, Google tends to prioritize websites that are generating links already, so get out there and create as many as you possibly can for your new blog.
4: Use social bookmarking to generate links right away
Social bookmarking services are a great way to generate links to your new blog in record time. From simple community bookmarking websites to the giants of the web, submitting your website to social bookmarking services like StumbleUpon, Digg and Twitter can help you generate powerful, natural linkbacks. Log on and “favorite” your blog, and be sure to encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.
5: Install SEO plugins for your blog
Most blogs will come with a SEO pack available, and Wordpress has a free one for download if you’re having trouble optimizing your blog. Search engine optimization is absolutely essential for generating blog traffic, and without putting time and thought into your SEO efforts it’s easy to lose what could be a great opportunity. Even though we’re focusing on short-term SEO speed, it’s good to think long-term right from the beginning. Download and use the All-in-one-Seo-Pack plugin.
Check out my video to optimize your All-in-one-SEO-pack plugin set up: How to use the All in one SEO WordPress plugin to your advantage
Five ideas that take hardly any time will ensure you get you new blog seen and indexed by Google within 24 hours.