What is Crawling & Indexing?
Crawling is the process of search engine bots visiting the particular pages on the web. After collecting the information, store it with other crawled pages belonging to the same category. The process of storing the informationis known as Indexing. When a user enters a search query, search engines go through these indexed pages and show off the appropriate results. Everyone should understand the search engine working concept before starting the website or blog. It is important to make your new website or blog indexed quickly to increase your visibility on search engine. In no particular order, go through the methods below.
Google Webmaster Account:
The foremost step is creating an account in Google webmaster and Analytics. These tools will help you to view your site's crawl stats. Also Submit URLoption in webmaster account helps search engine crawl your site quickly. And Fetch as Google option is asks Google crawl your new pages or pages with updated content. Also, submit your website to Bing.
Add fresh content frequently. Use optimized images, flash files and scripts to reduce your site load time. And keep your website or blog responsive. Because quickly loaded responsive sites are indexed by Google quickly.
Create a Sitemap:
A sitemap is an XML document which contains a list of each pages of your website. It helps search engine to identify the pages of your website. Submit your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools using Optimization > Sitemaps and add your sitemap link to notify Google about it. You can use free online tools to create an XML site map. Once you have created a site map, don't forget to mention this as “allow”in the robots.txt file.
Build quality Links to your website and bookmark your URL in popular high PR social bookmarking sites. Because, the search engine can index your website when it is index a site which is linked to your website.
Social Profiles & Share Link:
AS I mentioned earlier, search engine crawlers may index your site via other sites. Social media sites are one of the efficient tools to get strong links to your site. Create a strong profile on popular social media sites like Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter, etc. Add link in these sites to pointing your website also share your links via status. Even though they are no follow links, it will consider as an important key element by search engine crawler for indexing purpose. Not only indexing, social signals can improve your page visibility on Google search results.
Create your RSS feed with Feed burner which is the Google's own RSS management tool. SO that the Google can understand easily that you have a new site. Generally RSS feed helps user to get a large amount of content in an easier way. So apart from indexing, it increases your conversion rate.
Submit to Blog Directories:
Submit your link to top rank blog directories like Technorati and Alltop which will help you spread your content among the audience. If your content is quality one, definitely it will increase your readership as well as conversion rate. Also, these directories will give you strong back links which is very important for your site indexing.
Most of us use Google alerts for competitor research or to get alerts when a particular product is available like this. But now you can get an alert from Google whenever your pages get indexed using Google Alerts Tools.
1. To set an alert, Go to Google Alerts and type your domain name with prefix "site" like "site:www.example.com"
2. Under options, choose As-it happens to How oftenand All results for How many. Leave all the other options as default and click Create Alert.
Many blog posts are indexed within hours, but some blogs take some days or months. Hope, after reading this you may understand these concepts to index your site quickly. Apart from this, lots of techniques are available to get indexed quickly by search engine. If you have any doubts or If you want to share any other techniques you can use my comments session below.