10 Steps To Obtain Your Site Indexed On Google

PostedOn: 2017-04-03 13:12:26

1.  Google Webmaster Tools Account: 

Get a Google Webmaster Tools and a Google Analytics account. A Google Webmaster Tools account is the most important one. Submit your site here. You can check Crawl Stats in Google Webmaster Tools. 

2.  Fetch as Google:

On Google Webmaster Tools you have the option to ask Google to crawl new pages or pages with efficient content. This option is located under the Health section and is called Fetch as Google.

Ask Google to Crawl a New Page in Google Webmaster Tools

Type the URL path in the text box provided and clicks Fetch. Once the Fetch status updates to Successful, click Submit to Index. You can either submit individual URLs or URLs containing links to all the updated content. With the former, you can submit up to 500 URL requests per week, with the latter you can make 10 requests per month.

3.  XML sitemap:

Sitemaps act as maps for the search bots, guiding them to your website’s inner pages. You cannot afford to neglect this significant step toward getting your site indexed by Google. Create an XML sitemap and submit it to Google in your Webmaster Tools account.

4.  Get Inbound Links:

Search engine bots are more likely find and index your site when websites that are often crawled and indexed link to it. For this, to work, you need to build quality links to your site from other popular sites. You can learn more about obtaining quality links from the 10 Link Building Strategies blog post from WooRank.

5.  Google+ Profile:  

Create a Google+ profile and add a link to your site in the about section. Add posts to Google+ containing links to your site. Since Google+ is a Google product the Google bot will pay attention to these links. You will also benefit from building other popular social media profiles for your website.

6.  DMOZ.org:

Previously Google used data obtained from the DMOZ web directory, so webmasters made a point of submitting their site to it. It is not a significant indexing factor anymore but it still does not hurt to submit to it.

7.  Clean Code:

Make the Google bot’s job of crawling and indexing your site easy by cleaning your site’s backend and ensuring you have W3C compliant code. Also, never bloat your code. Ensure there is a good text to HTML ratio in your website content.

8.  Faster Site, Faster Indexing:

Sites that are built to load quickly are also optimized for faster indexing by Google.

9.  Good Internal Link Structure:

Make sure that all pages of your website are interlinked with each other. Especially if your site’s home page has been indexed make sure all the other pages are interconnected with it so they will be indexed too, but make sure there are not more than 200 links on any given page.

10. Content and Navigation: 

Add Fresh Content: Add quality content to your site frequently. The content of value attracts the bots. Even if your site has only been indexed once, with the addition of more and more valuable content you urge the Google bot to index your site repeatedly. This valuable content is not limited to the visible content on the page but also the Meta data and other important SEO components on the website. Keep these SEO tips for Website Content in mind.

Good navigation will contribute to the link structure discussed above. As important as navigation structure is for your users, it is equally important for the fast indexing of your site.