Google: Getting Your New Site Indexed

It’s a generally acknowledged fact that Google likes “old” sites and many webmasters have to wait sometimes even three four months to see their new sites indexed. But with the right SEO strategy you have many chances to get your site indexed quickly.

It’s a mistake to buy a domain and post a “website under construction” sign on the landing page. Use that space to prepare the field for your new online presence. Write some information about your business, offer contact details and announce the expected launch date for the complete website.

You could also use this opportunity and get some inbound links to that site, from article submission directories. Simply write one-two articles that are relevant for the nature of your business and embed a link to your newly bought domain into your author signature.

When your site is ready use a Google sitemap generator tool to create a sitemap.xml file. Submit this sitemap to Google, Yahoo! and MSN. It’s not a warranty that your site is going to be indexed fast, but it is a warranty that your pages are going to be scanned correctly.

The fastest way to have the site indexed is to get a few links from some related blogs or to host a blog on your domain. Use the ad to Google and ad to Yahoo! buttons to ad your blog to your news page on each of these two sites.

Don’t forget to offer RSS feeds. Feedburner is free and very effective. It would be wise for you to embed RSS feeds from other news sites into your pages too.

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