This post is about instant Google indexing and quick SEO results, but not about routine processes. Search engine ranking is another factor that I’ve discussed in several other posts. However, many of my readers want to know how they can get their pages indexed instantly. I’m talking about that technique. Although you can apply the same strategy to all search engines, my concern here is only about Google.
I’m going to help you with how do you get your content on Google faster and how your updates and changes to your pages will appear on Google Search result quickly.
Many webmasters and SEO executives believe that Google indexing is a passive work. But that’s a myth. You need to take care that Google will be informed immediately next you create a new website, write a new post, or update an existing post. The task is not so difficult as it seems.
You can get your page indexed by Google in less than half an hour, and even in a few minutes. I do it in about 10 minutes. I do it regularly. Google not only indexes mine or my client’s pages instantly but also quickly start ranking the content.
Before proceeding further, let me make everything clear about Google indexing and ranking factors.
How Does Google Search Engine Work?
To understand the entire processes of indexing and ranking by Google, you know to understand how this search engine work. Taking the risk of oversimplification, I can describe the processes as follows:
- Discovering the website
- Crawling through it
- Classifying the content
- Indexing the pages of the site in a database based on categories
- Working behind the scene to understand the strength of the web content of the site
- Ranking the content based on search query relevance
- Displaying the page URLs with required meta information in association with the content for a relevant search query
How Does Google Index Web Content?
Google index websites and webpages in multiple ways. Although I’m oversimplifying, the processes include:
- Google Bots continuously work on finding new sites and new web content. Even if you don’t inform Google about your site by any means, it can find your site and index it’s pages.
- Google can find your website and internal content from external links. If any link from other sites points to your pages, Google can find them.
- You can directly inform Google about your website and internal pages through submitting your site to Google Search Console. It’ll help Google to index your pages systematically.
- If you wish, all of your desired pages will be crawled and indexed by Google instantly.
How to Check if Your Pages are Indexed?
It’s simple to check whether Google has indexed your site or not. You can also review which pages are listed and which are not. Furthermore, you can also learn how your pages appear in Google search results. Just type – site:your_domain_name without any space. If Google has already indexed your site, you’ll find the result as follows:
In case your site is not indexed by Google, you’ll get a response as it’s illustrated in the following image:
What to Do if Your Website is Not Indexed?
Don’t be worried if Google hasn’t yet indexed your pages. You can request Google to index your pages by submitting your site through the Search Console. If you don’t have any idea on how to submit a site to Google, you can learn it from our Complete Guide to Google Search Console. Follow the steps that I’ve suggested to complete the process of submission. No special skill is required to perform this task.
I suggest you create XML sitemaps for your site and submit it to Google. Sitemaps help Google to correctly identify the pages in your site and determine how you desire your pages to be indexed. However, sitemap submission is not a concern for small website owners.
If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, you can install an SEO plugin like All in One SEO or Yoast SEO. These plugins can help you in automatically creating sitemaps and submitting the same to Google and other search engines.
If you want to build sitemaps for your non-CMS sites, you can take the help of the protocols defined by sitemaps.org. There are also many online sitemap generating tools like xml-sitemaps.com, where you can effortlessly generate your sitemaps. You may also read the detailed guideline on this topic for better comprehension.
How to Find Your Page in Google Search Result within Few Minutes of Publication?
The primary concern is how you can get your page indexed by Google within a few minutes of publication.
You know that if you have a valid page, Google will index it sooner or later. But you may not have a clue on how you get your pages indexed within a few hours or even minutes of publication.
I’m telling you the technique. Follow the following steps to see your pages on Google SERP just within few minutes of publication.
- Make sure that your page is not blocked by a ‘noindex‘ tag or a ‘robots.txt‘.
- Log into your Google Search Console account.
- Find the search box at the top.
- Copy your URL, paste it in the search box, and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
- Wait for a minute or two while Google retrieves data from the index.
- Click the ‘Request Indexing’ button.
- Check after a few minutes to find whether your page is indexed.
Isn’t it easy? I think it’s easier than making a sandwich. Within a couple of hours, you can get your page indexed by Google, and it can appear in search results for relevant queries. Look at the following screenshot for a real example.
Within three minutes of publishing this post, for an exact query for my title tag, the page appeared in position one on Google SERP.
Look at another screenshot.
Within 10 minutes of publishing this post, it also ranked at the top of Google SERP after ‘position zero’ for a relevant query. You can note that the query is not exactly the title or description of my post.
(Note that I added these screenshots after publishing the post. I published this post before completing it so that I can provide a few examples of the Google indexing strategies, on which I’m talking about.)
What if your pages are not indexed and ranked as quickly as that happened in my case? The reason might be – there is either a violation of Google Webmaster Guidelines or any other issue. I suggest you strictly compile with the Webmaster Guidelines. Check for all other errors and never compromise with quality.