Imagine for a moment…
You’ve spent hours and hours, possibly even days on end building backlinks to your website. And, not just any backlinks. These backlinks are on high Page Rank and authority sites. Maybe even on blogs and forums you visit regularly.
Days go by. Your website’s position in Google hasn’t increased a bit, or has gone up very little. All of that time and energy spent building those links seems worthless.
Does this sound familiar?
I, as many others, deal with this issue all the time. It’s not entirely our fault, but it’s not all Google’s fault, either.
I’ve been getting asked lately how I get Google to index my new backlinks, as well as any old links that still may not be indexed and counted. I thought it would be helpful if I wrote a detailed, step-by-step guide on exactly how I go about it.
How I Get My New (and Old) Backlinks Indexed by Google
Google is limited in the fact that it’s spider can only index links that it comes across. If your newly created link(s) isn’t on a page that is being linked to from an already indexed page, then how is Google supposed to know that your link(s) exists?
For example, if I create a brand new profile page on a forum, my profile page may be set to public, meaning anyone can view it, but right now no one is linking to it. I may have a link or two on my profile page that I want Google to find and count towards my total backlink count.
So what can we do so that Google finds those links?
Here is my personal step-by-step approach to ensure that any new link I create is found and indexed by Google.
Step 1: Create a Blogger Blog
Go to blogger.com and create a new Google account. Even if you already have one, still create a new one. Trust me on this.
Give your new blog a generic name. Don’t make it anything specific… you’re not going to be promoting your blog or trying to rank it well in search engines, so just keep it basic.
Step 2: Add Your Links to Your Blog’s Sidebar
Any backlink you have that you want to get indexed by Google should be added to the blog’s sidebar.
Blogger makes this super easy to do. Simply click the little edit icon next to the links section, and a new window will pop-up to add your links.
When adding your links, you want to include the entire URL of the link you want indexed. The Title of the link should include just the main domain of the site. DO NOT use keywords in the Title of the link. See picture below to understand what I mean…
Step 3: Get PLR Content
You’re going to want to post to your blog every day, and multiple times per day. This is more important towards the beginning since your blog is brand new.
The easiest and quickest way to do this is to get your hands on PLR content. It doesn’t matter where it comes from or what kind of quality the content is. As long as the quality is half-decent and makes sense, go with it. I would recommend doing a Google search for “PLR content,” “free PLR content” or something similar.
Start posting articles on your blog, 30 minutes apart between each post. If you can’t post that often, don’t worry about it. Just post as often as you can.
Don’t worry about re-writing the articles. It doesn’t matter if it’s duplicate content. As I said before, you shouldn’t be worried about the quality of the content. You really don’t want your blog ranking in search engines, but if it happens, let it happen naturally.
Step 4: Ping Your Blog Posts
Every time you publish a new post to your blog, you’re going to want to ping the actual post. I’m not going to go into detail about what pinging is, but basically, it lets other sites know that you added new content to your blog. Those sites then send out their own spiders to collect information about your post, including the URL.
The easiest way that I know to ping a blog post is to grab the Ping-o-matic bookmarklet and save it to your bookmarks toolbar.
Once you’ve done that, every time you publish a new article to your blog, view the new post, and click the Ping-o-matic button on your toolbar. It will instantly ping your post, which should take all but 2 seconds.
After that, just head back to your blog and wait a little bit before you publish another new article from your PLR collection.
Step 5: Confirm Google is Visiting Your Blog and Posts
By now you should have 10 – 20 links in your blog’s sidebar that you want indexed (no more than that), and you should have been posting new articles to your blog for about a week now. At this stage you’re going to want to start checking to see if Google has indexed your blog yet. At this point, only your blog needs to be indexed.
To check if Google has indexed your blog, do a Google search by entering your Blogger blog’s full URL address in the search bar, with “site:” in front of it. See example…
If your blog shows up in the results, you’re good to go. The links currently in the sidebar have most likely been visited by Google. If you want to double-check, do a search as exampled above, using that link’s URL instead.
Step 6: Rinse and Repeat
Now that Google is visiting your blog and has indexed your first set of links, it’s time to update your link list with a new set of links you want indexed. Go ahead and change out all the links, keeping sure you follow the example as outlined in Step 2.
Once your links have been updated, follow Steps 3 through 5. Keep track of the title of the article that you post as well as the date in which you posted it. For Step 5, you’re now going to check to make sure Google has indexed your latest post. This is the post that should have been published immediately after you updated your list of links.
If that post has been indexed, you’re ready to change out the links again.
Keep repeating these steps over and over again for any new links you want to get indexed. After a while, it’s not uncommon for Google to index your new posts within a matter of hours. It happens to my blog all the time.
Now that you have my step-by-step guide on getting your links indexed by Google, let’s just quickly go through the entire process again.
First, you want to start a new Blogger blog. Then, add your non-indexed links to the sidebar of your blog. Publish articles to your blog as often as possible, but at least 30 minutes apart. Ping each new post you make using the Ping-o-matic bookmarklet. Check to make sure Google is indexing your blog and posts. Once your current list of links are indexed, change your list, adding new, non-indexed links. Repeat the entire process over and over again.
It really is this simple. This doesn’t take a whole lot of time at all. It takes me less than a minute to publish a new post (just copy and paste) and ping it. Adding new links takes the most time, but usually no more than 10 minutes or so at a time.
There you have it. Everything you need to get your links indexed by Google quickly. If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.
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