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    A Step-by-Step Guide to Fast Website Indexing

    Posted by Jasmine Henry


    There are several strategies you can use to get the word out regarding your freshly created websites. Strategies include offline ads, PPC campaigns, submitting articles to directories and more. But a lot of these traffic generating tactics demand an added expense or spell time consuming work from you. There is a cost-free and hands off technique for obtaining more visitors for your website that is through the help of organic search engine results. These are the kind of results that show on a search engine such as Google every time a user types in a keyword of key phrase.

    However, for your website to appear within such results, it should be relevant to the search term and should be included in the index of search engines. For you to be included in the search index, the site must be crawled by search engine spiders. Here are the top link building steps you can follow so search engine spiders will crawl and index your website fast

    Submit your Sitemap File

    Submit your sitemap file to top search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. You may use webmaster tools such as Google Webmaster or Yahoo Site Explorer to allow search engines to discover your new websites online. In addition, these tools help you get your website crawled and monitor other useful search data, like search keywords being used to find your site and traffic demographics.

    Submit your URL

    Submit your URl to major search engines. Adding your URLs to search engines is another great method for you to notify the search engines that your website is now ‘live.’ The major search engines will no longer have a submit a website link on the homepage. All you have to do is type ‘Add URL to [Search Engine Name],’ and you will be redirected to the link where you can add your URL.

    Go Social

    Use social networks to let people know about your new website. You can use Twitter to tweet about your new website. Search engines often crawl Twitter. Twitter is a micro-blogging platform you may utilize to your advantage as it is an avenue for real-time and trending news. Submit a tweet that has your URL and a short snippet regarding your website.

    Use Directory Submission

    Do a directory submission of your website. Directories that contain various websites are frequently crawled by search engine spiders, and in return, the website URLs that are listed will likewise get crawled. In most cases, the acceptance of new listings is deemed instant and you do not have to wait for any human intervention to check your URL and approve it. You can also automate the process with the aid of directory submission softwares available on the web today.

    By having your website crawled and indexed you are not left with a 100% assurance that your website will truly show up high in search engine results. So you must endeavor to offer fresh, interesting and valuable content so that people will link back to your website from their own blogs or websites and tell other people about your website. Word of mouth is still an absolutely free yet guaranteed way to get the word out about your website.

    Yasir Khan is the Owner of Quantum SEO labs, a premier link building services company specializing in quality SEO services. When not guest posting, Khan writes about effective search engine optimization practices.

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