How to Index a Website in Google Search in 24 Hours [Case Study]

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:

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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!

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.

Read:

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.

Popular website stats program :

IMT Website Submitter
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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

  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • Pocket
  • Flipboard
  • Facebook (Public share)
  • Twitter

for faster indexing of your content.

Guest posting:

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:

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:

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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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

119 thoughts on “How to Index a Website in Google Search in 24 Hours [Case Study]”

  1. Rickey Wilson

    Hi,Harsh
    Currently,I am handling a website of my client, website is fine, but am facing the problem with website’s blog (website/blog), the content of blog are not crawling & indexing. Please suggest me something…

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Rickey
      Build links from active sites so that bots would come to your blog more often. One thing which really works is, set a proper time for publishing. This way, search engine bots would know when to crawl your site. Another thing that you can do is, submit the URL manually from Google search console.

  2. VineethMungath

    How does it work for my micro blogs? for building tier2 backlinks. like example.wordpress.com or other free blog platforms?

  3. uthman saheed

    Thanks so much for this post. I will work on all these to get my new blog indexed. I hope it still works for 2016 SEO?

  4. Hi Harsh,
    I have submitted sitemap about a weeks and also updated my robots.txt but my website isn’t indexed yet. I have also submitted my website to website submission websites/directories. I also checked if there is any no-index, no-follow tags. but there is nothing. Everything is perfect but my website isn’t indexed yet on Google/Bing/Yahoo.

    1. Hey Zain,

      It takes a little time to index a new blog. It may take a week or few weeks. if you have done everything right, sit back and relax. Your site will get indexed. Try getting quality backlinks.This will speed up the process.

  5. Excellent post Harsh, In addition to this keep monitor webmaster tool with any crawl errors and fix those. Create strong internal link graph with almost every page. This means there should not be any page in your website which you want to be indexed but not present in any internal link.
    Strong internal link graph help spiders to crawl complete website.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Jaswinder Kaur

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for this valuable post!

    I have two Niche Sites, both are not indexed properly, I have no idea why?

    So I learned from this Post, which tips I can use to index my site more fast!

  7. Hi Harsh,

    As usual, great info and tips. I am no tech pro, and I successfully managed to register our sitemap with Google, and it has helped. Keep on producing great content!

  8. Binova Gautam

    Hey,
    I have started a new blog but don’t have idea about from where should i generate backlinks for my blog.

    Kindly provide me some suggestions. I have searched all over the web but did not get appropriate answer.

  9. Thanks for the info, I am pretty new to SEO and finding out lots of new information all the time, and its quite overwhelming.
    Should I just index one page of my blog or should I submit each new page of the blog for indexing?
    Thanks
    Puja

  10. i followed the above mentioned steps harsh, google did indexed my site faster but not with in 24 hrs. it took 28 hours to index. without these tips my blog would have got indexed in 7 days, thanks

  11. Hello Harsh,

    I just came here with the reference of Neil Patel blog about fast indexing of website on major Search Engines, and i found your this blog quite informative for new webmasters like me. I will surely follow all your guides available here regarding wordpress and site promotion. As i said i am new blog owner and recently created my first weblog on WordPress, but i was just curious to know about my new blog and its index time frame, so can you please spare some of your important seconds to review my attached weblog link, i have added with my comment here for you. I am hoping to get some positive response for you about my wordpress blog indexability. Thanks and have a nice day! 🙂

  12. thank you for this post. i have just setup my WordPress blog a week ago and am looking for a way to get it index fast by google. now i had it here.

  13. I recently started a new store on Shopify. The results came up when did the “site:bauer-baking-power.com” on google. Does that mean my store is indexed on google?

  14. Hello Harsh,

    Great post. Really helpful.

    In looked for my site in Google the command you gave in the post and my site appears in the results with all my new posts, but I also noticed that the default post and page from WordPress also appear in the search results. Do you know how to prevent those pages from appearing the search results? I deleted both since day 1.

  15. I didn’t search for this topic on google I came here and use the google search tool in your blog and found this article, I know you have a solution to every problem
    Thanks @denharsh

  16. This is another excellent info, Harsh. Indexing is a crucial issue. We must get google index after publishing our blog posts. Otherwise, we will not appear in search engine result pages. So ultimately we will not get any organic traffic to our blogs. There are some reasons behind not getting google index.We need to find out then fix these issue.
    You shared all the valuable techniques that help us to get google index super fast.Thank you very much.

  17. hello MR. harsh really nice article , I got an error while verifying ownership of my site on bing webmaster tool using seo by yoast.

    HTTP Error: Status Code 404. We did not receive a 200 (OK) response when requesting your page. Please make sure the URL to your authentication file exist and try again.

    Meta Tag

    tag not found before : make sure you place the verification tag with the correct verification key (4B6817FAE8B7C195E8E86103B3AF83AA) in the section and before the tag in your page.

    DNS
    URL 8d82ffa3551bd67e232c42c774fe7ea4.fitnessblogforathletes.com
    Canonical Name Records No data available
    We did not detect verify.bing.com in the CNAME records for the host.

    I did the same method with google and verify their easily.

    1. try with meta tag once again and put in wordpress dashboard>editor>header.php just above section. It is the easiest way to verify with Bing

  18. Hi Harsh,
    Its a pretty good article and taught me a lot of things but I want to know that how commenting makes a website index faster? and also does the pinging list actually works?

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