You’ve done your keyword research and decided on a topic for your next blog post. You write the article and it comes out great! You even find some awesome pictures to include. It’s all optimized and ready to go. You hit submit… and wait. But 24.. 48… even 72 hours later, the search engines still haven’t indexed your new blog post!
It’s happened to all of us, and the wait isn’t fun. Especially if you are impatient like I am. But there are ways to get google to index your site in minutes.
Yes, minutes. After I am done with my indexing process (which takes 5 minutes at most), I check to see if the post is indexed in google. 99% of the time, its already indexed. I’m going to share my secrets with you. You’ll probably recognize the first few tactics used, but stay with me. We are going to build upon them. That’s enough talk, let’s get to it.
How to get Google to index your site in minutes
The sooner you get your new site or blog post indexed in google, the sooner people can start finding it. You can also begin building backlinks if you desire. The first tactic uses Google search console.
Utilize the Google search console
Google search console is a free tool offered by Google that allows you to check on the index status of your website. If you aren’t using it, you should be. The first thing you should do after posting a new blog post is go to your search console, and “fetch and render” the post.
When you are doing this, you are basically submitting the URL of the new blog post to Google and telling them to crawl it.
When you log in to your Google search console account, look over to the left and find “Fetch as Google” under the Crawl tab.
Click on that and you’ll see the entry bar where you can enter the URL of your new blog post that you are indexing.
Enter the URL and click “Fetch and Render”. This will take a minute or two.
After it’s finished loading, you’ll see this:
Click “Submit to Index” and complete a captcha. You’re done! This alone may be enough to get your new blog post indexed by Google almost instantly if your domain has high DA. If not, continue on.
Share the post on social media
It only makes sense that Google will regularly crawl their own social media site. It only takes a second, so share the new post on social media. Don’t forget Google+!
I know, pinging is so 2009. It only takes a few seconds, so it doesn’t hurt. A few backlink notable pinging sites include:
Simply paste in the URL to whichever one you choose, and hit submit.
Another one that you think is probably outdated. This one takes a couple of minutes, so it can’t hurt. Bookmark your new post on a quality social bookmarking site. Delicious and StumbleUpon are two good ones.
If it still isn’t indexed…
If your new blog post STILL isn’t indexed in google, you may just have to give it time. As you begin to grow your sites domain authority, your posts will begin to get indexed much faster.
Do you have a great method that I didn’t cover in this post? Share it below in the comments!