You have created a very nice WordPress blog, your products are ready and you are ready to take the world by storm except you do not know how to get your blog indexed by the search engines. What do you do now?
Not to fear, I will teach you exactly how to get you blog indexed by following three easy steps.
One word of caution however, if you have been thinking about hiring a company to get your blog indexed by the major search engines you are going to do nothing but waste your money. There is an entire industry built around the concept that you need someone else to get you blog indexed. These services offer to get your blog indexed on dozens of search engines but all you really need are the big two…Google and Yahoo. Believe me, you can do it on your own and save yourself a boat load of cash in the process.
Today we are going to talk about how to get your blog recognized by the search engines and indexing them. How to get your blog into the rankings on SE. Crawled and Indexed
Step One – Comments are Worth Their Weight in Gold.
There are a number of sites where you can go and discover the page rank of any site on the internet. Use these sites to find blogs in your niche that have a high page rank. Then simply read some of the posts and comment.
In most cases you will not have to register and can post comments at will. Place a link back to your blog in your comment and in no time the search engines will see this and you will get your blog indexed.
Here is a word of caution on positing comments. Always make sure that your comment is constructive and well thought out. Never just post something like “Great Post” and add your link. Not that the search engines will notice but by posting on other blogs you are building your credibility so make it count.
Step 2 – Post Good Content and Post it Often
Step one will get your blog indexed but in order to keep the search engines and your readers interested you need to provide quality content and you need to post often. I run numerous blogs in quite a few niches and I post daily to each. This ensures that my readers keep coming back and the spiders do as well.
Step 3 – Google Sitemap is Mandatory
Google sitemaps are xml files which provide Google with information about your blog. You can create on and upload it to Google or you can download a plugin that will do it for you. If you have no interest in learning exactly how to design a sitemap then the plugin is a great way to get your blog indexed. The site map communicates to Google exactly what is in your blog, how often it is updated, and many other things that will help get your blog indexed.
Using these three simple steps will get your blog indexed and spidered by Google and Yahoo. By doing this you will have saved a good bit of cash and gotten your blog off on the right foot at the same time.