How to Get a Website Indexed

Having a website is so great that nearly everyone has one. Domain names are cheap and hosting can be free so it makes perfect sense to get one. There is one catch to putting up a website for the world to see. Without search engines indexing it, it might not get the attention that it deserves. You can build a website or have one built for you, but you need to learn how to get a website indexed to reach the people that you are targeting with products, services or information. Search engines can be your best friend or your enemy although sometimes they are both.

How to Get a Website Indexed

The first thing that you need to understand before attempting to have your website indexed is that there are hundreds of search engines. While not all of them are valuable to you, focusing on the top 3 will help you receive the bulk of web user traffic. The top ones are Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Step 1. Review Your Entire Website

Many people miss this step and it costs them in traffic rewards. Any broken links, over optimized keywords and lack of a sitemap will do harm to your chances of being indexed quickly. Clean up links that do not work by routing them to the appropriate destination into or out of your website. Read what keyword density is the best to use. You can create a sitemap for free right here. Upload the sitemap to your website root directory.

Step 2. Get Quality Content

Content is what will attract readers to your blog, people to buy your products or services and get search engines to index your website. Copying content is the cardinal sin of a website owner and it never works out for the best. You can get content by outsourcing it to a writer or write it yourself. Search engines latch onto great content and reward any website that has content that is not found anyplace else on the Internet.

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Step 3. The Manual Way

Social media websites are a popular way to get your content and website indexed fairly quickly. Most of the data services that social media uses to update search engines are controlled by RSS feeds. This allow the instant distribution of any information that is entered into the feed URL. Have you ever wondered how things can go viral online so fast? RSS feeds are one reason things go viral. Go to a leading social media website or check out our list at this website link and select the site that you want to upload content to. Upload an article, paragraph or something that has some textual value to it with a naked URL backlink to your website. Your website and content should be indexed in less than one day.

Step 4. The Automatic Way

Google, Yahoo and Bing all have a way that you can add your website to their index with the click of a button. This is by far the easiest way to get your website indexed. The problem with this method is that there is no time frame for when your website will show up in search results. This automatic way will provide you with the push button approach that you demand if you are a bit on the lazy side.

Add URL to Google
Add URL to Yahoo
Add URL to Bing

Now you know how to get a website indexed in no time at all. Your website or blog needs to be in a major search engine to benefit from the huge amount of traffic that is available. Happy indexing.

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