7 killer tips to increase Google crawl rate - Beginners Guide
When you create a new blog as I have mentioned in my previous post the biggest challenge will be the audience. If you have done the great work like creating pooping articles, but still suffering from traffic this may because most of the search engines (Google, Baidu, Bing) are not crawling your website.
The people will find your blog when they search for something and search engines send them to your website. But generally, you have to wait around sometimes for bots to crawl your website.
So what is Google Bot and How do they do crawling and indexing?
Before I suggest you some great tips to attract the search bots to your website lets under understand what is a Bot and what is the difference between crawling and indexing.:-
(i)What is a Bot :- A Bot is a search software used by search engines to collect the information on websites and add to their search index.
(ii)The difference between crawling and Indexing :- Crawling is the process of gathering information on the web while Indexing means processing the same information.
So how does the Googlebot find new content on the web such as new websites, blogs, pages, etc.? It starts with web pages captured during previous crawl processes and adds in sitemap data provided by webmasters. As it browses web pages previously crawled, it will detect links upon those pages to add to the list of pages to be crawled.
So how can you get your new website discovered by the Googlebot? Here are some great ways. The best part is that some of the following will help you get referral traffic to your new website too!
1.Create Sitemap of your website
A sitemap is an XML document on your website's server . Basically it is list of each webpage in XML format .For example, you might want a search engine to come back and check your homepage daily for new products, news items, and other new content. If your website is built on WordPress, you can install the Google XML Sitemaps plugin and have it automatically create and update your sitemap for you as well as submit it to search engines. You can also use tools such as the XML Sitemaps Generator.
2.Submit Sitemap to Google webmaster and Bing webmaster tools
The first place you should take your sitemap for a new website is Google Webmaster Tools. If you don’t already have one, simply create a free Google Account, then sign up for Webmaster Tools. Add your new site to Webmaster Tools, then go to Optimization > Sitemaps and add the link to your website’s sitemap to Webmaster Tools to notify Google about it and the pages you have already published. For extra credit, create an account with Bing and submit your sitemap to them via their Webmaster Tools.
3.Always submit new post Url to Search Engines
Some people suggest that you don’t do this simply because there are many other ways to get a search engine’s crawler to your website. But it only takes a moment, and it certainly doesn’t hurt things. So submit your website URL to Google by signing into your Google Account and going to the Submit URL option in Webmaster Tools. For extra credit, submit your site to Bing. You can use the anonymous tool to submit URL’s below the Webmaster Tools Sign In – this will also submit it to Yahoo.
4.Install Google Analytics
You’ll want to do this for tracking purposes regardless, but it certainly might give Google the heads up that a new website is on the horizon.
5.Create or update Social profiles
As mentioned previously, crawlers get to your site via links. One way to get some quick links is by creating social networking profiles for your new website or adding a link to your new website to pre-existing profiles. This includes Twitter profiles, Facebook pages, Google+ profiles or pages, LinkedIn profiles or company pages, Pinterest profiles, and YouTube channels.
6.Setup your RSS with Feedburner
Feedburner is Google’s own RSS management tool. Sign up or in to your Google account and submit your feed with Feedburner by copying your blog’s URL or RSS feed URL into the “Burn a feed” field. In addition to your sitemap, this will also notify Google of your new blog and each time that your blog is updated with a new post.
7.Submit to Blog directories
TopRank has a huge list of sites you can submit your RSS feed and blog to. This will help you build even more incoming links. If you aren’t ready to do them all, at least start with Technorati as it is one of the top blog directories. Once you have a good amount of content, also try Alltop.
Once your website or blog is indexed, you’ll start to see more traffic from Google search. Plus, getting your new content discovered will happen faster if you have set up sitemaps or have a RSS feed. The best way to ensure that your new content is discovered quickly is simply by sharing it on social media networks through status updates, especially on Google+.
Also remember that blog content is generally crawled and indexed much faster than regular pages on a static website, so consider having a blog that supports your website. For example, if you have a new product page, write a blog post about it and link to the product page in your blog post. This will help the product page get found much faster by the Googlebot!
What other techniques have you used to get a new website or blog indexed quickly? Please share in the comments!
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