Aug 28, 2008
There are many people who are constantly hearing that if you want to get indexed in Google then you need to add your url to Google. This is not the best way to get Google to index your site. What happens when you add your website to Google’s add your url page.
When you add your url into Google, your site will then go into a que where Google will then basically put your site in a list of sites that it needs to crawl and then it could take 6 – 8 weeks or so until Google gets around to your site on the list.
It is always better if Google finds your site on their own. They find sites as they are crawling the web. If they are crawling a site and find a link back to your site then Google will follow that link back to your site and crawl your site. In this instance Google is finding you instead of you telling them to find you. Building content and links is the primary focus especially in the beginning stages of a website.
Putting your site out their on the web through social networks is one of the fastest ways for Google to find your site as they constantly crawl social bookmarking companies and social networking companies. Squiddo, Stumbleupon, and Propeller are excellent sites to start on as Google loves these sites.
One of the first things to do would be to submit a xml sitemap to Google as this will help them understand your website layout and site structure. All of the 3 major search engines came together to follow the xml sitemap protocol.
If you start to put your website into directories it could take your site a while to get indexed but it is a very good thing to start to submit your website to directories right off of the start. Start with niche directories to get your site listed.
These are some things to get started when you are launching a new website and want Google to index your website. Do not put yourself on a list to be in. If you do it is like waiting in a long line at an amusement park. My advice is to not take a number and start to throw your website out in internet land and Google will find you much faster.