Tell Google To Index Your Site Sooner
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How Tell Google To Index Your Site Sooner - After we understand how search engines work. This time we will start working with search engines. If you already have a site, and you really want to earn money through your site, the first step you need to do is make sure your site is indexed by search engines, especially Google.
This time I will try to discuss a little about how we can seduce GoogleBot a little to glance at our site and index our site faster.
HAS MY WEBSITE BEEN INDEXED BY GOOGLE?
As I said at the beginning, the first step we need to do is find out whether the site that we have has been indexed by Google or not. How? You only need to go to Google.com, then type: "site: your site domain" as shown below:
As we can see, this blog has not been indexed since I wrote this article. That way, there are a few other things I need to do so that this blog can be indexed.
This happened because I just created this blog for a few days. So, it's only natural that GoogleBot isn't that interested in a very new page like this blog. If this also happens to you, don't worry or panic. This is a very, very natural.
What we need to do is make GoogleBot aware of our blog by making a request. Here's how:
- Go to Google Webmaster / Google Search Console.
- After that, log in using the Google / Gmail account that you have. I assume you already understand how.
- After that, register your site address in the search console by writing it in the Domain section. If you use a blog provider like Blogger or Wordpress.com, please enter it in the URL section.
- Verify according to the instructions. I think you understand this one step. If there are difficulties, I will explain in separate content.
- After verification, go directly to the Sitemap section.
- Enter the sitemap address of your site so that it is recorded by Google. For this sitemap format is very different. But generally like this: your domain / sitemap.xml | Each CMS platform has its own format, while my blog format is like that. If someone has trouble finding the sitemap format, please submit it in the comments so I can help.
- Usually the sitemap will immediately change the status to Success if there are already several pages or articles on our website. If there is an error, try making a few articles first. After that, check again on the status of our site sitemap.
- If so, the next step is that you have to check your site address. You only need to enter it in the search field at the top of the Google Search Console page.
- Then, please press the Live URL Test button to ask GoogleBot to browse the page of your site and check whether it can be traced or not. GoogleBot will notify us with three signs: Green Check which means our site page is safe and indexable, a yellow exclamation mark which means our page can be indexed but there are some problems that need fixing, a red exclamation mark which means our page has a problem and not allows it to be indexed. Usually this corresponds to meta tags or robot.txt setting. For more details, I will discuss in separate content.
- I assume the results of your site's Live URL Test are green and ready to be indexed. The next step you need to do is press the Request for Indexing button. After that, please wait a few hours or maybe several days, to see the results.
That's how to "force" Google to index our pages immediately. Is this method effective and proven effective? It all depends on the quality of the pages on our site. The more quality your site is, the faster the indexing process will be.
Based on my personal experience, it only took me about a few hours after making a request for my site pages to be indexed.
And this method is only useful for Google, for other search engines; there are several different ways but broadly the same.
Thank you and see you in the next content.