I have seen an obsession among Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Executives to check the cache copy of their newly added webpage or blog. They keep on checking this and getting anxious, if they find 404, which means the page is not yet crawled and cached by Google. I have come across this question, my webpage is not yet crawled what shall I do? How to get my Blog crawled in the Google?
First of all, let me tell you that Google will definitely crawl your page or Blog and index it in its search result pages aka SERP. Sometimes it takes time and that is normal. So no need to get anxious about it!
There is a timer set in the Google algorithm according to which it defines the frequency of crawling a website. This frequency is defined based on the likelihood of content refresh or new content addition. For a few website, it can be once in 30 days while for a few websites it can be every 60 seconds. To make it easy to understand, the highly active websites such as news sites, get crawled very quickly because every next minute there can be an update. While a marketing website of a company which had just built and left untouched then after would get crawled once in 20-30 days. This doesn’t mean you need to add content every minute or everyday to get faster crawling and indexing. However, it definitely means that adding content at regular interval, such as regular blogging, once in a week, will keep your website’s crawling rate higher.
Now comes a million dollar question for many SEOs, how to get my page indexed or crawled?
Google will automatically crawl it, but if you want to speed up the crawling rate or want to ensure the new page or Blog get crawled quickest possible, then you can do the following:
- Add the newly added page in sitemap.xml and submit it into the Google Webmaster Tool
- Share your link over social networking and social bookmarking website. Do not get obsessed and do not practice mass link-building. Share it on selected websites only.
- You may also perform off page optimization. However, above 2 steps will do the needful to get your page crawled/ cached. This activity will be helpful to push the rankings high.
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