You struggle through writing a great blog post and get it published. But no one knows it’s on the web because it’s not indexed yet.
And it could realistically take Google weeks to index the post so that it appears in the search results.
No sense in waiting for Google to get around to crawling and indexing your site to the web: You need to know How To Index Blog Post Fast!
I’m going to show you exactly how to get your blog post out of the shuffle and indexed in the Google SERPs in this post.
How to Index Your Blog Post
We all get impatient, and want the search engines to go about their business of crawling and indexing our post as quickly as possible.
So, why wait when you can get the spiders to crawl your site quickly.
This is the simple method I use for each and every post I publish to the web and they are usually indexed very fast.
How to Index Blog Posts Fast?
When your website has been around for a while and Google is comfortable with your efforts, indexing will come much faster:
And without any special efforts on your part.
But to tell you the truth, this method is not a bad habit to include as part of your regular posting routine.
But first, we should get on the same page about indexing and ranking, so there’s no confusion about what we’re trying to speed up with this post.
Indexing vs Ranking
I often see people (beginners) confuse the terms indexing and ranking in their questions and conversations.
So, let’s clear the air about these two terms before we go on.
My definition of indexing blog posts on the web: I think of indexing as taking a new book to a library or book store.
I can walk in with a book, put it on a shelf and walk away.
The book is there, but no one knows it’s in the library, or where it’s located.
There’s really no way to find the book unless I tell you exactly where I put it.
It’s not indexed into the system yet?
So, it’s not really helping anyone.
Publishing blog posts to the Internet can be like that.
We know it’s “out there” on the web somewhere because you hit the publish button. But it’s just sorta floating around unattached to any particular SERPs or keywords.
No one knows it’s there, and no one has a chance of easily finding it through the search engines:
Until the blog post is indexed in the Search Engine Results Pages.
When the book is indexed in the library, the title, author and a short description is put in the library index. Now you can search for it in the index files.
Same thing on the web.
When it’s indexed, it’s somewhere in the search results and can be found on the web, if you’re willing to search deep enough?
(If you would like to download a list of 23 places to find keywords click here or in the image below)
But that’s not the same as page ranking in the SERPs.
Page ranking happens after the post is indexed. Ranking means what page of the search engine results your page can be found on.
Post’s can’t begin the process of ranking until they are indexed into the system.
If your post isn’t ranked on the first page of the search engine results it doesn’t really matter where it’s at, because few people ever click past the 1st page of results.
So why not get your work in the system as soon as possible.
There are several factors involved in getting your pages and post ranked on the first page:
But indexing must happen first.
Steps to getting your blog post indexed in the search engines fast
Let’s start with Google.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
1. Gmail account
If you don’t have a Gmail account, open one now. GMail
2. Google Webmasters account
When you have a Gmail account set up, open a Google Webmasters Account. You’ll need your Gmail account info to get set up with Google Webmasters.
You’ll need an SEO plugin on your website, and these are two of my favorites:
- Yoast Seo
- All in One SEO Pack
Both of these are free WordPress.org.
This page will explain how to add a plugin in wordpress.
Next steps to take inside of google webmasters:
1. Add a Property, which is your website URL
2.Verify your ownership
With either All In One Seo or Yoast Seo, you’ll need to click on “Alternate methods” first.
Get the code in Alternate methods
3. Google+ account
If you don’t have a Google+ account yet, just go to plus.google.com .
When you get there look in the left sidebar and click on Join Google+ and you’re all set.
Youtube is an Optional step, but can help both indexing and ranking factors
Some people say that adding a youtube video to your page will help Google index it faster?
I say I have never seen a difference in the time it takes my page to show up in the Google Serps.
But, it could help you in a couple of ways.
About getting Youtube videos for your own website
Videos are a definite ranking factor, and could help you index your own pages faster.
But what if you’re not making your own videos?
- Then go to Youtube and search your own keyword term. Find a video with content that add to your site, and blends with your own post content.
- Click the Share button
- Then click Embed
- A long link will appear, highlighted blue.
- Put your cursor over the blue link, right click and copy it
- In your WordPress editor, be sure you’re in the Text tab, and paste the link where you would like the video to appear on your post.
- Save the post, or publish.
Is there a problem with taking Youtube Videos?
If there is a link for you to copy everything is fine. The author has given you his permission to share his videos anywhere you like.
Now lets look at how to get Google to index your post.
- When you publish your post:
- Share it on your Google+ page
- Go to Google Webmaster tools and ask Google to crawl the post and then request indexing.
Here’s how to ask Google to crawl and index your post
Go back to Google Webmaster tools and on the right side of the page, adjacent to your website listing:
- Click on Manage property
- Add or Remove Users
- Fetch as Google
- Pull up your published post, and copy the slug part of the Url. Only the slug, and not the website domain name. And not the forward slash.
- Paste the URL post slug into the box, and be sure the / is not pasted in
- Click Fetch, not fetch and render
- Click Request Indexing
When you tell Google that you’re a real person, Only ask to index one page, not your entire website.
How do you know if you’re page is indexed?
To find out if Google has your post indexed, simply copy the entire URL of the post from your own browser, and paste in the Google search bar.
Hit search, and if it appears on the page, Google has it indexed.
Is Google the only search engine to get indexed in?
I recommend that you set up both Bing and Yandex accounts, and each time you post, ask them to crawl your pages also
It only takes a few extra minutes to get your post indexed in the other two most popular search engines.
Why not ask them to send traffic to your website as well as Google?
No reason to be impatient with Google anymore, now that you know how to get your post indexed fast!