Learn about how to submit your new blog posts to Google and get them indexed with the help of Google Search Console. It’s simple and straightforward, and you can do it. Let me show you how with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.
Have you ever wondered why your blog posts don’t appear in Google search results even after typing the complete keywords?
There are 3 reasons why your pages don’t appear in search results:
- Your website is not indexed by Google yet.
- The webpage is not indexed by Google yet.
- Your site isn’t considered relevant or trustworthy by Google.
- In your robots.txt file, you’ve disabled or disallowed the Googlebot crawler.
Usually, the most common reason for your blog posts not showing up in search results is that Google is yet to index your blog posts.
And, here’s the fact:
If your blog is new and you are yet to build substantial authority in your space, it may take days, weeks, or months for Google to index your new posts.
True, Google crawlers are continually scouring the internet for new content that they haven’t indexed yet. And, if you haven’t done a good job in promoting your blog posts, it may take weeks for Google to find your new blog articles.
But, there is a way to speed up the indexing process and get your new blog posts indexed almost instantly. That’s what I am going to share in this article.
Please keep in mind that if your blog has some authority or is at least a few months old, you shouldn’t be too concerned. Google crawlers will come to your blog, based on their unique algorithm to look for new content. However, the situation is different for bloggers who have only been blogging for less than a month.
So, without further ado, let me show you how to speed up the process of getting your new blog posts indexed by Google step-by-step.
Step 1: Get in Google Search Console
If you’re new to blogging, you might not be familiar with Google Search Console. It gives you the tools and services you’ll need to control, manage, analyze, and optimize your Google indexing status, as well as make informed decisions about how to improve your website. It also helps in the faster indexing of new blog posts.
It’s highly essential to create a Google Search Console account if you want Google to connect with you directly if there’s ever a problem with your site.
So, you should join up with GSC as soon as you start your blog. Start now by going to the Google Search Console homepage.
If you already have an account with Google, you should be able to get access immediately. But if you don’t, you’ll be asked to set up an account.
Step 2: Add & Verify Your Blog
As you set up a new account and log into Google Search Console, the first thing you should do is add your blog and verify your ownership. You can skip this step if you’ve previously verified your site in GSC; otherwise, I’ll explain to you how to do so.
Because that’s essential if you want your blog posts to get indexed in Google.
On your account overview, click Add Property.
Now, you’ll be asked to provide your site URL (blog’s primary url).
Enter your blog URL or the domain name and hit Continue.
Now, you’ll be asked to verify your ownership by adding a TXT record to the DNS configuration for your domain name. Copy the TXT record to verify.
You can do this by logging into your domain registrar’s account.
Please note that DNS changes may sometimes take 24-48 hours to take effect. So you may not be able to verify your site instantly.
Wait for a day or two and log back into the Console to get it verified.
There are a few other ways to verify your ownership of the domain. But this is the most common and most preferred way to add a new domain to Google console.
Once you add your domain, Google knows that your domain exists. And you are the person behind the domain. So now Google will provide you with critical information about your Google search performance.
Let’s see how to index your new blog articles.
Step 3: Index Your Blog Post URL
First, copy your new blog post URL.
Now, log into your Google Search Console. You’ll see a search box, at the top of the page. This is where you need to paste your blog post URL.
Once the link is in, press Enter.
Wait for a few seconds for Google to pull up the indexing status for the URL. If the post URL is indexed, you’ll get a green signal.
In case, your URL is yet to be crawled, it says URL is not on Google.
Here you’ll get an option to request indexing. Hit Request Indexing.
Wait for a few seconds. Sometimes it may take a minute or two to give you a success message that says Indexing Requested.
Congratulations! you’ve successfully requested Google to index your new blog post.
As you submit your new blog post, Google knows your blog post exists. Give it some time to crawl your blog post and get it indexed.
But just getting it is not always enough to get Google traffic.
You are in a competitive niche, it will take months to get it ranked in Google. Or your post may never even rank on Google.
But don’t be discouraged.
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