I created a new site on Friday, and by Saturday exactly 24 hours later it was in Googleâ€™s Index. I posted about this just over a month ago in my post, 7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 Hours.
I had a lot of comments about whether or not Adwords was necessary, so I thought Iâ€™d try it again without running Adwords this time. Hereâ€™s how it all played out:
1) I created 5 pages of content (Home, FAQ, About Us, etc.).
2) I put them in a simple template with site-wide links. I also linked to it from one of my other sites (itâ€™s very relevant so it makes sense).
3) I added tagged the site on only 2 social bookmarking sites.
4) Commented in 1 forum, put the URL in one directory (niche specific), and submitted it to Digg.
5) Installed Google Analytics
6) Created a sitemap, pinged Google, and put the sitemap in my Robots.txt. Logged into Google Webmaster Central and submitted my sitemap there.
When I checked exactly 24 hours later I was sitting in the index and had already begun to get a few visitors from Google.
I had previously done Google adwords out of both necessity (get quick traffic) but also because of the trust factor I believe it gives to Google, and the fact that Google integrates a quality factor into their quality score (so they come to your site and look at it). Obviously this is just one test compared to several others Iâ€™ve done with Adwords, but it seems its very possible without running some ads.
Anyone else seeing 24 hour indexing for new sites?
About the Author:
Michael Jensen is a co-founder of SoloSEO.com, an online service for SEO project management and do-it-yourself SEO tools. SoloSEO.com allows web marketers of any skill level to manage keywords, content tracking, link building, and competitor data.