There are a lot of things you can do to get your website indexed fast. We will go over some ways that you can get search engines to notice you:

  • Social Media
  • XML Sitemap
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Link Building
  • robots.txt
  • Website Accessibility
  • Discouraging or Preventing Indexing & Cause De-Indexing

Get Your Website Indexed Through Social Media Efforts – Trend for Keywords

With social media on the rise, it has been found that one way you can get indexed fast is by building up fans on popular social networks Google crawls. Once your fan base has been built up, you can make social mentions or add posts / status updates. If you get the attention of a few socialites, it is very possible to trend when they share your information with others. When your content is shared enough, you trend and search engines take notice. You can get indexed from trending in social media.

Make an XML Sitemap and Submit it to Google Webmaster Tools

Even though social media is powerful, it is still better to submit an XML sitemap to search engines so that they can crawl all of your URLs. For Google, you can add your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. This will increase the number of indexed pages and allow you to view information about which pages were indexed and which weren’t. Sometimes even setting your website up and verifying it in Google Webmaster Tools is enough to get your website indexed.

Build a Few High PageRank (PR) Links to Get Indexed in Search Engines Fast and Scoop Referrer Traffic

Another way you can get your website indexed is by having a few high PageRank (PR) websites link to you.This can also be a nice way to scoop some decent traffic right away, but this doesn’t replace a sitemap by any means. That is and will most likely always be the best way to get your website indexed. It is also nice to add your sitemap index file or XML sitemap to your robots.txt

How to Use robots.txt to Get Your Website Indexed

robots.txt isn’t used to tell search engines what not to crawl; it can also be used to tell them what to crawl. When you add your sitemap in there for them to find, that puts emphasis on your sitemap so they know you really, really want them to crawl it. Add your XML or sitemap index file to robots.txt and see how fast search engines index your website.

Make Your Website More Accessible to Search Engines for Faster Indexing

Some things like breadcrumbs, using Google Site Search, using Google Custom Search, having a main navigation with key links and having a topical footer can make your website more accessible to search engines. When you make it easier for them to find web pages, they are more likely to crawl more.

Good search engine accessibility will also make it easier for visitors to use your website. Search engine ranking algorithms are based on website improvements, so if you improve your site for search engines, visitors will benefit and visa-versa.

Things That Discourage & Prevent Indexing (Some Can Get Your Website De-Indexed)

Here is a quick list of some things that may prevent your website from being indexed – they should be avoided at all costs:

  • Blocking search engines with a robots.txt file
  • Adding a crawl delay in your robots.txt file
  • Blocking search engines from accessing a lot of your webpages
  • Creating a flash-based website
  • Creating a website without text
  • Participating in paid or free link schemes and link farms
  • Cloaking
  • Search engine spam
  • Viruses and malware
  • Blocking search engines (and public visitors) by putting your website behind a login

Need Help With Website Indexing?

If you need help getting your website indexed in search engines or run into issues where a large portion of your pages aren’t getting indexed, we can take a look, determine the issues and correct them. If you aren’t sure how to submit your sitemap or how to make one, we can do it for you too!

Contact Us to Get Your Site Indexed Fast

Some clients have come to us with various indexing issues caused by a move from a site Google frequently crawls, like BlogSpot, to another platform or because of duplicate content issues. No matter your situation, we can help you find a solution to get your website indexed fast and back on track. Send us an email, give us a call 604-779-8438 or chat with us online right now. We’d love to work with you!

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