When you launch your website, you are likely to get it tough in the market as the site is entirely unknown. Lack of inbound links means that people cannot find your site in the search engines hence denying you the visibility to the target audience. That explains why new website owners and bloggers complain that the major search engines are not indexing their domain or content. While that could be factual, it’s vital to understand that every search engine relies on intelligent techniques to notice new content. Here are tips on how new domains can get indexed in short time.
Submit the URL Manually
After the web development, the only way to get it indexed in the search engines is by submitting the URL to the respective search engines. Sending the homepage URL remains the only starting point despite some not guaranteeing immediate indexing. Manual submissions allow you to send one URL per each domain and hence avoid being classified as spam. The search engines will get the other pages by following internal links.
Get a Suitable Site Map
While sending the URL tops the list, there is no guarantee that the website or blog will get indexed immediately. In some instances, the size of the site determines the time it takes to get indexed, with large sites taking more time. The only way to realize fast indexing is through adding a relevant sitemap that tells the search engines of the website pages before the link following. Most of the Sitemap protocols are simple and hence cab be manually developed. Once created, you have to send the sitemap to each search engine.
Take Advantage of Social Media Sites
In the wake of digital communication, it’s easy to relay information in more than one platforms, for different target audiences. If you have new articles or blogs for your site, consider adding them through various social platforms such as Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. Recently, some search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo seems to be giving more focus to content with large social presence. However, the method is only meant to rank your site for a few days after which it gets regular indexing.
High-quality Inbound Links
In most instances, a single search on a search engine results to several results that are related to meaning or industry. If you have a new domain, you need to get high ranking inbound links that give you better visibility. In case you have a colleague running an excellent site, you may seek for a link or a plug. Also, creating high quality and engaging articles for your site is likely to give you more links in a few weeks or months.
Check the Robots.txt File
For the new website owners, Robots.txt is the plain text file that guides the search engines on adding different parts of your site. At times, the text is likely to block the pages from being indexed by search engines. If the function if set correctly, your articles might take 2 to 3 minutes to get indexed after posting.