One of the problems most people have is how do they get their new pages indexed in Google quickly?
Since I started this blog in March 2006, my answer is always the same: use blogs.
I have spent a lot of time creating static websites before, but now almost all of them are replace by WordPress blogs. Here’s why:
- You can add and manage content easily
- Your pages can get indexed easily by tagging Technorati and also pinging a couple of ping sites
- You can generate a lot of user-driven content from the comments people leave on your website
I think the third point is the most important. Here’s an example of how I got ranked number 2 in Google very fast for the keyword “easy member pro” and “easy member pro review”:
As you can see, the part that’s displayed by Google is actually a comment left on my post by a user. I never had the word “review” on that post, but I did have a lot “easy member pro” keywords.
I got ranked for this in days, not weeks or months. Of course it’s not a competitive keyword, but it’s highly targeted.
How Do I Know If My Pages Are Indexed?
I don’t check for each and every page, but I do use the Google Alert service. I make an alert for my name “gobala krishnan”, so everytime Google indexes a page with my name on it, I get an email notification.
I was suprised when I get notifications just a few minutes after making the post, either on this blog or on Easy WordPress. That’s how I know my pages get indexed fast.
The Google Alert service also helps me keep track of affiliate promotions, and how many people are talking crap about me
So, if you want to build a high ranked site, use blogs, and encourage user-generated content. I go through great lengths explaining the entire process in the WordPress Adsense System, and you should get it if you’re new to blogging.
Update: Here’s the email from Google, about 30 minutes later: