Having trouble getting your website indexed by Google?
If your website is not showing up on google search, chances are your website is new. It typically takes just a couple of days to get your website indexed. If it has been over 10-15 days there might be a problem that you might have to solve manually.
Read below to get your brand new site index in under 3 days. (Tested)
To get indexed, we need to find ways from which the search engines can find your website. The WWW is large enough, but as soon as your website goes online, the hosting providers make your site public, sooner or later your site gets indexed by most search engines. To get it sooner rather than later, and find out if there is a problem which is preventing your site from getting indexed at all, here is what you need to check.
Troubleshooting Tips to get your site Indexed
- Webmaster – Make a webmaster account and submit a sitemap, you can easily get an automatic sitemap built from various websites, you do not need to manually make a sitemap, it will be a huge waste of your time just visit https://www.xml-sitemaps.com to get a sitemap, if you are using a blog engine like WordPress, you can make a sitemap in YoastSEO, which is strongly recommend for a WP site. Use the submit to index tool on important URLs of your website like the Homepage, About Us section or the most linked page.
- Speed Up – If your homepage is slow to load, your website will take a longer time to get indexed, also it is a significant drawback to SEO. If your website takes too long, it can take weeks to even get indexed, and will never reach the top rankings in any search engine, typically, your website should not take more than 3-4 seconds to load, for blogs the speed matters slightly less as they are rich in content.
- Backlinks – Make backlinks, you can use free backlinks website, they are not really as significant for SEO as the links are low quality but they will for sure get your website index faster in some search engines. To get indexed the quality of a backlink is not an issue, its about getting more links rather than ‘quality’ links when it comes to indexing.
- Share – Share your website URL on social media websites, Facebook, Twitter,G+, LinkedIn, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Digg, or any other you find easy to use, share as much as you can, the links build in social media are high quality but nofollow(they are useless to search engines). It does gets significant traffic, more the traffic better SEO. There is no clear understanding why social sharing gets your site index faster but it does.
- Robots – Ensure that robots.txt does not restrict search engines from indexing your site. If using WordPress, go to Settings>Reading uncheck the box ‘Discourage search engines from indexing this site’. Check your robots.txt for errors, you can use Google webmaster tools for this.
- Setup RSS with Feedburner – Use feedburner to set up your RSS feed. (only for blogs)
- Post comments – Comment on FB, other blogs and tell people you have a blog, this will help you getting backlinks and new visitors.