Having a website today is an essential part of an online presence, and it’s important that your target customers can find your website by your brand name in search engines.
Many businesses have already added blogs to their websites for faster indexing and for more exposure from search engines and social media.
In this article, I’m going to share information which will help you to make your site visible to search engines in no time.
Recently I worked on two websites – one for my client and one for myself.
The challenge with both was to index a website in Google within 24 hours. This is not a simple task, but neither is it an overwhelming one if you pay attention to what I am about to teach you here.
A proper strategy will help you to put your website into search engines within 24 hours – and maybe only in a couple of hours!
You can try the following instructions with any new domain you have purchased, or with any site which you created in the past but which is not getting traffic from search engines.
The first step is to determine whether or not your site is indexed in Google or any other search engines.
Go to Google.com and type site:domain.com (Replace “domain.com” with your actual domain name, (example: shoutmeloud.com), and check to see whether the site is indexed or not.
If there are no results, it’s time to follow the steps below and get your site into Google. Here is a screenshot for my query:
Want to understand what we just did? let’s understand this..
What is indexing of a website?
Many of you may not be aware of the meaning of the term indexing. Indexing in SEO refers to search engines keeping a record of your web pages. When working on indexing of our site, we should target all major search engines (Google, Bing, Yandex etc).
Usually when a search engine bot comes onto your site, it starts crawling and, based on “index” and “noindex” meta tags, it adds pages with index tags in that search engine.
This is how you control what pages from your website should be found in the various search engines.
You can watch the video below from 5:27 to learn more about how search engines work:
Here is a synopsis of the strategy I used to put both my client’s website and mine into the search engines within 24 hours.
Apart from On-page SEO optimization like meta tags, meta descriptions and on-site SEO (noindex, nofollow), I used sitemap to put the websites into search engines in just a few hours.
Before you try to index a new website, make sure you have your content prepared, because you don’t want Google bots to come and crawl your empty homepage!
Make sure you do all of the basic onsite SEO work mentioned above first, and then work on the following steps to get your site indexed fast.
Guide to Indexing a Website in Google Within a Few Hours:
This strategy should work with all websites, as we will be using external sites to send crawlers to our site. The results also depend on how fast Google updates the newly indexed pages.
Note that if you are doing this work for a client, you may wish to research the index status in all countries to check for data replication delays.
Submission to blog networks :
We talk about blog directories and blog networks as though they were things of the past, but in fact even today networks and directories work.
As in the past, however, you should not submit your blog to every blog network or directory. Instead, submit your blog only to selected blog networks and directories, making sure to avoid link exchange directories!
- I have created a list of the 23 most important places to submit your website over here.
Sitemap submission :
A sitemap is created to help search engine crawlers to effectively crawl your blog, so make sure you have created a sitemap for your site or your client’s site. If you are using WordPress platform for your website or blog, you can use popular Yoast SEO plugin or any of these sitemap plugins to generate Sitemap file for free.
Next, submit the sitemap to Google/ Bing/ Yahoo/Ask and other popular search engines.
Comment on other blogs
Since one of the sites in my example was related to a paid job and it had to be completed within a given time-frame, I added almost 30+ comments for on other popular WordPress website.
I did not check for do-follow or nofollow attributes, but I did comment on popular, high traffic blogs. This confirmed that search engine bots will follow the comment links and will land on my blog, and that is exactly what happened.
- Recommended reading: Blog Commenting : A Practical Guide for Link Builders
Popular website stats program :
Some of you may not be aware of websites which keep stats of domains or show the price and value of any domain. This is a nice way to get your site indexed, however submitting to multiple stat sites is not easy, so it may require a bit of manual work.
With this tool, all you need to do is to add the link and anchor text, and IMT submitter will submit your site to sites like who.is, “website stats” and other such sites.
Social bookmarking submission :
This is another very effective method, though somehow within four hours my website was in the search engines despite the fact that I did not seek social bookmarking submissions.
If you wish to do so however, you can start with
- Facebook (Public share)
for faster indexing of your content.
If your budget is sufficient and you have the necessary time and patience required, prepare 5-10 quality posts and ask your fellow bloggers in your niche for permission to publish your articles on their blogs as a guest author and enjoy the resulting backlinks.
If you are doing this for a client, buy 5-10 quality articles and do the same.
Along with backlinks it will drive some traffic to your blog. Try to guest post on relevant popular, high-ranking pages and on regularly updated websites.
Ping services offer another effective way to notify search engines of your existence. Pingomatic is one such tool which you can use to notify multiple search engines at once, and another you can try is Pingler.
WordPress does have a default feature to ping services, but giving one of these other options a shot can’t hurt. If you are using WordPress, you should check out: WordPress ping services & update Ping services from your dashboard (It’s easy).
Here are my results, achieved within four hours:
The screenshot above is for one of my websites. I simply tried indexing that parked domain site for test purposes, so kindly avoid the meta description shown.
For your website, make sure you add a meta description and all of the other important SEO details, as you don’t want search engines to index useless pages of your site.
If you enjoyed reading this, here are two more suggested articles:
- How to Rank #1 in Google Search
- How to Write a Simple Business Plan for your Blog in 9 Easy Steps
I would love to hear your feedback about this post as well as your thoughts on any other information which might be useful to the topic of indexing websites.
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119 thoughts on “How to Index a Website in Google Search in 24 Hours [Case Study]”
Harsh, why you have suggested “IMT Website submitter” in this post?
It creates very weird looking addresses and even on one of the pages my antivirus prompted that the webpage is infected.
You are right, seems like developer has stopped updating it. No worries, I will add something new when I will find it.
Thanks for reply
After reading so many posts on your blog, I finally came up with a new blog and successfully indexed it in the Google Search Results.
All the tutorials that you told are really helpful for the beginner and expert as well.
For someone who is new to blogging, must follow ShoutMeLoud.
Thanks and Keep posting awesome posts for the newbies.
thanks, Harsh Sir
I’am 2 months old blogger as your friday’s podcast and other you tube video’s this blog is really helpful for me. Now i think that i can do progress and my hardwork gives me results one day. I want to ask that there is any limit for indexing links per day on google.
Glad its helping you. There is no such limit as per my knowledge.
My blog is now 4 month old but i am still unable to get indexed in google search though before reading this post i hardly knew about “what is google index” and how important it is for your blog/website to come in search results. Thank you harsh sir for sharing this article.
Now looking forward for applying these steps and sharing my thoughts .
What I found worked for me and worked in 24 hours.
-Submit website to bing/google
-Create Google / Bing Place
-Use Yell.com ”Connect” feature, manually sign up to the directorys listed there.
-Use you Facebook buisness/fan page and the HTML app. That will allow you to add a ”Do Follow” backlink from there
– Share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+
– Use Ping websites
Thanks for the article! We used some of the tips for our new website and got google indexed within FIVE HOURS. We had read that it would take much longer than that, and were pleasantly surprised.
For those wondering how we did it:
Our website has only been up and running for four days.
We submitted our website to google by using google webmaster and adding the meta header HTML code to our wix website five hours before we got indexed.
We posted a link to our website on Facebook and Twitter (which had no followers, mind you)
We also posted a link on our google+ page. I think this helped a ton. After we did this part, the website was indexed in only an hour. (Also no followers on google+)
That’s all we did !
Thanks for the tips!
Your article is great. I’m a newbie and launched my site a few days ago. I’ve done almost everything that written in this article. But still my site is not indexed by Google. But there is a improvement I got. When I search Site:mydomain.com in google, it shows my site. Hope Google will index my site within a few days.
Is it possible to do this with a wix web site? Please advise since I’ve read nightmares about google bot and Bing bot not indexing wix web pages because it’s written in AJAX
I just started my new blog. And I carefully read your many articles about the blogging and SEO. This article helped me a lot. I get my new blog on the search engine in 3 days by following the most of the steps you have suggested.
Thanks for sharing this very handy guide for new bloggers.
I have a new gaming blog, started a month ago..
When i draft a new and unique game post… And it will index very quickly as much as possible. Also it will show up on the Google first page search results… (Great)
But the sad part is, after that even after some days too, when a new medium level ranking another gaming website publishes the same post, my site ranking position on google lowers propotional to the same posts by other bloggers..
How can i overcome this situation, to stay top on search results always…
Will be very thanksfull, if you give me a honest reply..!!
Thanks for all those amazing tips. I know most of them work, although they don’t guarantee results. I was looking for a method of ensuring google indexes all posts in a website, but I think the same methods can be used
I have done all these steps but still I am unable to index my site. I have launched it 4 days back. What possibly could be the reason?
Their’s one more way. Go to google’s webmaster tools account and then use Fetch as Google bot feature. If you website is of high quality and have good informative content it should be indexed within few minutes to few hours maximum.
or simply use this direct submission form: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
Very nice article great content. just love it.
Followed all the steps on this blog and got index within 5 hours thanks alot
can I use pingomatic for my newely created WordPress coupons website,
Cause I think pingomatic is only for blog?
For WordPress, you don’t really need it. WordPress has inbuilt ping system that pings automatically when you publish or update a post.
I’m one of the big follower of this topic. Watching this at 2017 too 🙂
Thanks for these tips. But i used some of these tips. Some of my web pages are indexed and some pages are not even crawled by google? Can you tell me why this happening with me? My website is 2 months old.
Whenever i am trying to search blog related tips always find your website link in top 10 links of google search.
very helpful post, i will follow these guidelines on my own blog