We’ve talked about why blogging matters for SEO and how social media will get your website to rank. But what about your Google Index Status? It’s another key part of your SEO results, so make sure you read the rest of this blog!
Why Google Indexing Matters
When people use Google, they aren’t searching the web. They’re searching Google’s indexing. It’s a lot like using a library catalogue to find a book you want to borrow. If your library doesn’t have the book, it won’t be in the catalogue.
Google works in a similar way. Google is constantly checking where these links are going. Over and over. Until they reach every website that’s linked to another website. Google’s index then stores this information. If you want your website to rank on Google, you have to make sure it’s in the Google Index. Otherwise your website won’t rank on Google search, no matter how optimised your keywords are.
Get your website indexed by Google
You can get your website indexed by Google in a couple of ways. The first is by generating backlinks to your website. Google will crawl these links, come to your website and then add it to their index. The only problem with this is that Google might not index or crawl pages that aren’t linked to a main page.
The other way is by creating a sitemap. This is a way of asking Google to crawl your website and add it to their index. Sitemaps are the best way to get your website indexed. You can create your own sitemap with Google webmaster tools or by asking us for help. Whenever you update your website, your sitemap will automatically update and tell Google to index the changes.
Google Indexing is really one of the first steps in making your website SEO-friendly. Just keep in mind that this is only the first step. You still need to make sure each of your webpages are optimised for the keywords you want to target. Once they’re optimised, Google will process the keywords and links you’ve added and (hopefully) you’ll start appearing in searches!