7 Tips for Making Google Crawl Your Blog More Often

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Google Crawl Your BlogThere are literally thousands upon thousands of blogs on the internet. There are blogs about every niche imaginable.  As such, there is a great deal of competition out there.  Bloggers all have a variety of techniques they use to obtain traffic.  However, most people agree that nothing beats organic, natural, search engine traffic.

Blogs and web pages are picked up regularly by Google and ranked in order of relevance.  Google crawls some blogs more quickly than others, depending on relevance, backlinks, etc.  The pages that are indexed quickly referred to as “authority” pages.  If you want your blog to be indexed quickly, you need to increase its relevancy and value.

Here are a few tips for optimizing your blog so that Google will crawl it more often:

  • Publish new unique blog posts as aften as possible. At least twice a week. Web pages with duplicate content are indexed very slowly, if at all.  The content should be informative, beneficial to your reader, have some targeted keywords (a keyword ratio of under 2%), and consist of no “fluff” or “padding”.

 

 

  • Make sure your posts are internally interlinked  (i.e. link from one blog post to another). The Insights plugin makes this task easier. And ensure you use the correct anchor text to link from one blog post to another.

 

  • Turn on the trackback and pingback options for every single post. Many people don’t realize the importance of this, especially in regards to a Google crawler.  With these options on, you will be directing a Googlebot to crawl and find your new posts. Use the MaxBlog Ping Optimizer plugin.
    You can see exactly how to set up the plugin here: Increase blog traffic

 

  • Try getting as many quality backlinks from relevant sites as possible. Two ways to do this is via commenting and publishing guest posts on relevant sites

 

  • Keep your URLs simple, yet effective. Long, complicated URLs take longer to find and index.  You need to make them easy to remember and to the point.

 

  • There is some dispute as to whether black hat SEO methods are worthwhile. While using such methods probably will get your blog indexed quickly, they’re extremely risky and your blog can end up being banned.  It’s therefore safer to use white hat methods (mentioned above), as they will ensure that your blog will be indexed more quickly over time.

 

In summary, you can get Google to crawl your blog more quickly by making it as search engine friendly as possible.  This means all of your URLs need to be organized, your content needs to be unique, the keywords need to fit in naturally and not overstuffed, etc.  Google loves authority websites, so try to make yours as relevant as possible.

What tips do you have to make Google crawl your blog more often? Share them in the comments below.

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235 Responses to 7 Tips for Making Google Crawl Your Blog More Often

  1. Jayce December 18, 2009 at 3:39 am #

    I set crawl rate in Google Webmaster Central. So far so good. 😉

  2. chandan December 18, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    Like to read the post. Well I want to elaborate my opinion here.

    My each blog post index within few minutes after published. My blog niche is work at home, As far as I know that google rank a page according to the number of quality backlinks, but I have seen some huge difference on backlinks and search engine ranking. Some sites only getting a few hundred backlinks are top ten on google for keyword “work at home” and some other getting thousand backlink not top ten rank on google.

    What other people think about it?

    • Andrew Rondeau December 19, 2009 at 8:03 am #

      Chandan,

      As you say it’s about the QUALITY of the backlink. Thousands of backlinks from pages with PR of 0 are not as good as 100 backlinks from pages with PR3+…but only Google have the real answer!

      Andrew

      • chandan December 21, 2009 at 6:35 am #

        Ok, but I have analyzed some of the scam sites that top ten on google for keyword “work at home”, most of backlink they are getting by posting on free classified sites and spam on forum. I do not think that link from free classified sites are quality link. I already discussed about it DP forum but no can can explain about it.

      • Nim November 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

        I agree with this Andrew. I have tested it to my few sites and it ranked well though it only have few links but they’re all quality high pagerank links.

      • sehaj mann July 11, 2012 at 3:33 am #

        andrew,
        thanks for this beautiful article. i am a new blogger and will surely try to implement you ideas.
        sehaj mann

  3. Tinh December 18, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    I try to update everyday and submit to different social bookmarking sites and all are good then

  4. Press Release December 18, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    Just post fresh content daily and Google bot will visit every day.

    • Gail Gardner October 30, 2013 at 7:43 am #

      Yes, publishing often is probably the only “trick” you need. I finally gave up and turned off trackbacks and pingbacks because the trackback spamming plugins were burying my site is spam even GASP couldn’t block.

  5. Chris Peterson December 18, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Amazing technique Andrew Rondeau, I am absolutely agreed with you. If we want to make Google Crawl then quality back link and updating unique content is most necessary. Another process is adding Google site map and submitting in all major search engines after posting content in Blog.

  6. Darni December 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    In summery,there are three important roles 1)write quality content 2)update reguraly 3)increasing backlinks in quality sites

    But one thing I’m not sure,could you tell me Andrew?Does the backlinks in comments count?

    • Andrew Rondeau December 19, 2009 at 7:55 am #

      Darni,

      Re: comments.

      Depends upon the site where you are commenting. Some do, some don’t. It depends upon whether they have the ‘dofollow’ function set up. My site does, so you do get a backlink when you comment here.

      Thanks.

      Andrew

  7. Dana December 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    My tips is activated the pingomatic. :mrgreen:

    Btw, keep your URL simple seems a great advice. I will try to optimize my URL from now on. Hope it will give better result according search engine.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 19, 2009 at 7:58 am #

      Dana

      I hope you have added all the ‘ping’ sites to your settings!

      Easiest way to optimize your URL is to use the plugin ‘Clean Slugs’ as mentioned in the post.

      Andrew

  8. Blogging Guide December 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    In my own experience the fastest way to get indexed is to have a lot of backlinks. Not even the quality is that big of a deal there, just have someone link to your new content and you the indexing will be guaranteed.

    You can do this by, commenting a lot on other blogs that have commentluv plugin installed. It will make your new stuff indexed in a few hours.

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  10. Davor Gasparevic December 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Well, I am using blogger, and although it IS very limited platform (NOW I see it, heh) I am satisfied with the frequency of how often Google crawls my site.

    I check that very often, and since I write 1 post every 2-3 days, Google also crawls me every 2-3 days. I don’t even search for more at the moment

  11. Kok Siong Chen December 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    Yes! You are right! I try to update my blog on daily basis and Google will indexed my blog everyday. I think this is the best way to make Google crawl our blog regularly.

  12. element321 December 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Hi, great post. I recently started a new blog. I found that posting regulary and commenting on sites is the best way to get indexed. Just in the few weeks its been up, I have already seen more traffic to the site.

    I try and find sites that allow dofollows and commentluv. Even if they do not allow those services, I still tend to comment on those sites I find of value. Even without these services, you can still get new readers and get backlinks that way. – Yes I know it won’t be much. But if you can provide additional information to that blogging community it is always worth it in my opinion.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 22, 2009 at 9:26 am #

      Element321

      People think there is a silver bullet to get truckloads of traffic and there isn’t. It just common sense networking via constructive comments, guest posting, social bookmarking…

      Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again, soon.

      Andrew

  13. Gerlaine December 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    I am using most of these tips and notice that I get crawled very often. I check my crawling status in the webmaster tool in google as well as in the adsense back office.

    Thanks for these wonderful tips. Gotta tweet it!

    • Andrew Rondeau December 30, 2009 at 8:58 am #

      Gerlaine,

      Thanks for the Tweet – really appreciate it.

      Andrew

  14. Google Fan December 31, 2009 at 3:27 am #

    I think Google is already pretty quick at crawling blogs, but thanks for the great tips. Hopefully if I follow them Google’s quickness will continue.

  15. mike January 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    google is crazy. with its alternative protocol SPDY to http.
    now they gonna to pay attention to site opening speed.
    new revolution ii SEO is on way

  16. pravakar January 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Getting blog Google crawl is difficult. But all tips help to easy crawl. Just one word I can say creating unique content and submit to search engine will help to Google easily crawl.

    • Andrew Rondeau January 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

      Pravakar

      It’s creating that great unique content that’s te hardest, isn’t it?

      Andrew

  17. Udegbunam Chukwudi February 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Eye opener. I always thought adding alt and title tags to images was the only SEO needed for images. I never knew that the actual name of the image mattered.

    Now my problem might just be that I have my robots.txt blocking google from accessing my wp-content folder. Is that a good thing for people looking to gain traffic via image searches?
    .-= Udegbunam Chukwudi@Earn Online Nigeria´s last blog ..StrictlyOnlineBiz’s Top Blog Posts Of The Week 8 =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau February 27, 2010 at 8:15 am #

      Udegbunam

      Great question!

      For what we know, the GoogleImage bot tracks down images from the posts where the images where inserted.

      If so, you can still block your wp-content folder from being accessed.

      Andrew

  18. Neguletu Octavian March 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    I think White hat methods are a long term investment, while black hat methods are like matches: they burn with a nice flame, but they consume very fast.

    Thanks for saying that clear again in your post.
    .-= Neguletu Octavian´s last blog ..KEYWORD ELITE 2.0 Review =-.

    • Andrew March 24, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      Neguletu

      What you say is true…unfortunately so many want quick results and fall into the trap of black hat methods.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Product Reviews =-.

  19. Leonardo Endo April 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    I totally agree with all the tips but I’ve got a question with the very first one.

    I really want more proof it it’s really true that duplicate content will make the indexing slower? I just wonder because most article directories get dup contents – does that mean they get their pages indexed much slower even if they are considered authority sites already, meaning with high page rank..

    • Koi April 21, 2010 at 7:33 am #

      I don’t know what I have to contribute as far as getting google to crawl more, but I have been frustrated lately with figuring out how long it takes for google to crawl!

      Everyone KNOWS it takes a different amount of time depending on the site, but nobody seems to be able to tell you what the difference in time is.

      Since google has crawled my site, it has grown immensely. I now have a page with a site map, I have unique buttons that I have created myself to help guide users (and I will be taking advantage of your ALT suggestion). And I’ve got a variety of pages.

      I’m sure google will be impressed with my blog when it comes back, but until then, I will be checking obsessively everyday like a child waiting for a new toy in the mail until google finally crawls my site again.

      Lastly, besides searching for the site on google, is there any other way to find out when the last time you got crawled is?

      Thank you!
      .-= Koi´s last blog ..I was going to yell at my kid…..but then I got high! =-.

      • Andrew April 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

        KOI,

        Have you submitted a site map to the Google Webmasters tools?

        Have you installed the XML Google sitemap plugin?

        Have you verified your site via the Google webmaster tools?

        You can find out the last time via the Google Webmaster tools.

        Andrew
        .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate =-.

        • koi April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

          I have done all that except submitting a sitemap. I use blogger, and apparently, blogger (as part of google) creates its own sitemap, and so it’s not necessary, or so others say.

          I’ve tried to find a place to add my own sitemaps, but that’s just not possible with blogger, and the sitemap it has is pretty comprehensive.

          However, I have just now told google to use the feed as a sitemap as per an option I found in Google Webmaster.

          I’ve already verified it (with the meta link) and it says it has 9 pages indexed, but no matter how I try to tweak the search allinurl: site: et cetera, it only comes up with 4 pages, and it says it crawled it just today.

          I looked at my crawl statistics, too, and they seem to be doing fairly well (considering I don’t have many pages).
          .-= koi´s last blog ..I was going to yell at my kid…..but then I got high! =-.

          • Andrew April 22, 2010 at 11:03 am #

            Kio,

            Just keep submitting great new unique content as often as you can and eventually Google will index more pages. There is often a difference between pages on your site and pages indexed by Google.

            Andrew
            .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate =-.

  20. Paul May 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I am new to internet marketing but agree that natural or organic SEO is the most powerful and effective. Regularly updating the content on your blog has worked so far for me although it can be alot of work if you have multiple sites.
    .-= Paul @ Lobster Costume´s last blog ..Disclaimer =-.

    • Koi May 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

      Yea, I have multiple sites (all linked back to my main site through a separate page).

      Google has a whole bunch of my pages indexed now, but none of my sites are ranked! I looked at google page rank history, and they only update it like 3-4 times a year. D=

      I’m too impatient to wait that long…
      .-= Koi´s last blog ..End of The Semester =-.

  21. Luqman May 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this tips, it is very useful. I dont know that WordPress have a plgin for image optimization, till I read this article. I have down SEO friendly images and I active it for my blog. Image in post is another good way to enable Google crawl your post fast and rank it well in search engines

  22. babor May 12, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    But how does a bot know if a site is updated if they don’t crawl it first? It sounds a bit strange to hear, sounds reverse somehow.

    • Andrew May 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

      Babor,

      By pinging other sites when you do publish something new – Google crawls those sites first and sees you have published something new…so crawls yours.

      Hope that makes sense.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Make A Blog Income Without Working Hard =-.

  23. Jason May 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I’ve been wondering if the images in my posts were important to Google. Wasn’t quite sure how to optimize them or if they even needed to be. I’m going to check out that plugin you suggested.
    Thanks again Andrew,
    Jason
    .-= Jason@Real Estate Lead Generation´s last blog ..Internet Leads for Agents – Big Scam or Goldmine? =-.

  24. James June 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    The mystery of google. Thank you for putting out this onfo. I will integrate it into my list of things to help with the indexing process.
    .-= James´s last blog ..Youtube to Mp3 =-.

  25. Alex June 28, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    Great! You have mentioned each and every strategy to get backlinks. I am already optimizing images, working on internal links and high PR backlinks to get my site index. But one of my blogging friend has told me that in Google webmaster tool, you have the option to change the crawl rate upto 5000%. What do you say about it ?
    .-= Alex @ InsideHacks´s last blog ..FIFA World Cup-An Interesting Fact =-.

    • Andrew June 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

      Alex,

      I’m not sure what that means: “you have the option to change the crawl rate up to 5000%”.

      I know you can tell Google to crawl your site daily via the webmaster tools but it doesn’t mean they index all pages and posts. You still need the backlinks.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Am I being Scammed Again =-.

      • Alex June 29, 2010 at 4:22 am #

        He goto Google Webmaster tool -> Site configuration -> Settings
        There you will see Crawl Rate. The tags to its slider are:-

        Slower: May reduce freshness and number of crawled pages
        Faster: May increase Googlebot traffic on your server
        Check it out
        .-= Alex @ InsideHacks´s last blog ..FIFA World Cup-An Interesting Fact =-.

  26. John Paul Aguiar July 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Great tips.. getting crawled frequently is the best way to get seen.. more content, more crawling
    .-= John Paul Aguiar´s last blog ..Shoemoney System Weapons Of Marketing Blueprint =-.

    • Andrew July 18, 2010 at 7:49 am #

      Thanks, John.

      Nice to see you here – how’s things?

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..A Thank You Goes A Long Way =-.

      • John Paul Aguiar July 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

        Glad to be here 🙂

        Things are good…have a new site coming out.. I’ll be contacting you soon 🙂

        How things with u?
        .-= John Paul Aguiar´s last blog ..Shoemoney System Weapons Of Marketing Blueprint =-.

        • Andrew July 19, 2010 at 10:45 am #

          Yeah – let me know about your new site, when ready.

          I’m busy – quite a few more clients which is great. Plus promoting our blogging course.

          All good stuff!

          Andrew
          .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..BackupBuddy Now Supports Amazon S3 =-.

          • John Paul Aguiar July 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

            I will let you know.

            Congrats on the blogging guide and new clients 🙂
            .-= John Paul Aguiar´s last blog ..Shoemoney System Weapons Of Marketing Blueprint =-.

          • Andrew November 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

            John,

            new site ready?

            Andrew

  27. Julie July 31, 2010 at 3:04 am #

    Thanks for these tips. I have noticed more traffic since I started posting almost every day. I also noticed an increase when I moved to the Thesis theme – not sure why that is. The bottom line I think is still quality content, to get people coming back.

    • Andrew July 31, 2010 at 7:42 am #

      Julie

      Quality content and, of course, promotion…will always work.

      Andrew

  28. omowali isidore August 1, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    I really appreciate this post Andrew because it has really good suggestions to improve crawls. My first goal is to post every day as mentioned. Something else that I discovered that can get more Google,Yahoo, or MSN crawls is by simply updating your email profile page(ex. yahoo,gmail,msn) with comments and leaving your personal link after the comment. I have noticed that Google crawls my page within 24-48 hours of doing this and got one of post indexed already. I will bookmark your site.

    • Andrew August 2, 2010 at 9:42 am #

      Omowali

      Thanks for the idea and pleased your posts are getting index pretty fast!

      Andrew

  29. Whitney Segura August 11, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    PageRank will set the level of how deep Google will crawl and as to how many pages will be indexed.

    • Andrew August 12, 2010 at 9:27 am #

      Whitney,

      Really?

      Are you saying the higher your Page Rank is, the more Google will crawl and index your pages?

      Andrew

  30. Akif August 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    There is an option in Google webmaster tool by which you can increase the speed of google crawling. Its in the Settings..check it out

    • Andrew August 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

      Akif,

      Why would you want to increase the speed?

      Andrew

      • Alex September 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

        Because it takes weeks and weeks till the google crawl and index my new post. That is why I wanted to increase the speed of crawling.

        • Andrew September 7, 2010 at 11:24 am #

          Alex,

          I think you are getting ‘speed’ and frequency mixed up.

          Speed means how fast Google crawls your site not how often.

          Andrew

  31. Nim September 7, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Very nice post! What I’ve been doing to my site is I leave comments to authority sites and that pretty worked fine for me as my site gets indexed in less than a day.

    • Andrew September 7, 2010 at 11:25 am #

      Nim,

      That is one way that works well.

      Andrew

  32. Justin September 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    You mentioned optimizing images, which is something too many people overlook. Properly naming images is truly a great way to bring in more traffic!

    • Andrew September 21, 2010 at 8:26 am #

      Justin,

      You are right – optimizing the seo of images should be done and only takes a few extra seconds.

      Andrew

  33. BLOG404 October 24, 2010 at 7:42 am #

    I believe that constantly updating your blog , bot crawls continuously . There’s even an option in all in one seo pack plugin to schedule how many times and when google bot crawls .
    thanks for your valuable tips 🙂

    • Andrew October 25, 2010 at 10:22 am #

      BLOG404

      I’ve never seen a setting “all in one seo pack plugin to schedule how many times and when google bot crawls”.

      Whereabouts?

      Andrew

  34. Andy November 8, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Great post Andrew. I think my tip would be to make sure you vary your backlinks. Too many people think that they have to load up with high PR, but google want to see natural links. So most would be of a lower PR.
    Alarm bells will go off in the Google camp otherwise. Then it’s sandbox time.

    • Andrew November 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      I agree Andy – mix it up a bit.

      Andrew

  35. Steven Papas November 8, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Very good points for optimizing our blogs for Google crawlers. Thank you! There is also a tense dispute lately over whether Tag Clouds have a positive or negative effect in SEO. Matt Cutts explains how to use tag clouds http://www.verybestsoftware.net/2010/are-tag-clouds-the-right-solution-for-search-engine-rankings/
    He is the master of SEO.

    • Andrew November 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks, Steven for sharing the video link.

      I agree…when Matt talks we should all listen.

      Andrew

  36. Nim November 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    “Make sure your posts are internally interlinked professionally”

    I guess I gotta have to use the plugin from Maxblogpress as I see it as really helpful on internally linking our site.

  37. Kimi November 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Love the lists above, i am sure if we follow those steps Google will crawl our blog post very fast.

    Actually i have just experimented, a few minutes ago, my post wasn’t indexed yet, and then i do commenting on dofollow blogs (especially with commentluv installed) checked again in Google, my post is there 😀

    • Andrew November 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

      Kimi,

      That’s great news. Thanks for sharing!

      Andrew

  38. Teddy November 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Andrew,

    Do you agree with this? dofollow (obviously better) but nofollow links are good as well. A link is a link? I have read from some blogger’s that dispute the fact that a link is a link and some have even stated that some of the nofollow links are showing up in there logs.
    I agree that a link with a PR greater than 0 and is relevant to your subject is way better, but is it worth commenting on a post for, I.E. has a PR5 with nofollow?

    • Andrew November 24, 2010 at 10:24 am #

      Teddy

      Yes, you should mix it up.

      I believe you should comment not just for the backlink but for adding advice, branding and relationship building.

      Andrew

    • Eren Mckay December 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

      No follow links don’t help you rank in any way in Google according to the head of Google’s Webspam team Matt Cutts and I quote:

      [*] Nofollow links definitely don’t pass PageRank. Over the years, I’ve seen a few corner cases where a nofollow link did pass anchortext, normally due to bugs in indexing that we then fixed. The essential thing you need to know is that nofollow links don’t help sites rank higher in Google’s search results.

      Therefore getting a link that is no followed might help you with exposure but in no way will it help you rank.

      All the best,
      Eren

  39. Anshuman December 27, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    A very interesting post. But from experience I have seen that sometimes Google takes a very long time in crawling certain websites and blogs. I created about 10 backlinks and even after that it took 3 weeks for my blog to show in search results.
    Off course after that there was no looking back as some times I got crawled twice a day sometimes but it very irritating to check whether ur efforts get you the ranking or not. Guess we will have to leave it to Google.
    Google always appreciates and rewards hard work

    • Andrew December 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

      Anshuman

      The best approach is to be consistent. Post unique content on regular days and ensure you get a few backlinks to each post.

      Andrew

  40. Steven Papas December 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    thanks for the tips! Sometimes bloogers overlook quality for the sake of quantity. Google loves unique and good content. That requires the blogger to walk the extra mile.

    • Andrew December 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

      Steven,

      …and be creative.

      Andrew

  41. tony January 4, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    Great tips, I found this blog by searching for ways to make Google crawl my blog more often. I think it’s all about links personally, the more inlinks you have, the more often Google spiders will find gateways to your sites via these links!

    • Andrew January 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Tony,

      Links are important. Currently, the more quality links you have the better.

      Andrew

  42. satrap January 6, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I think a very effective way of getting crawled frequently (beside updating content) is to comment on ComLUV enabled blogs that are popular and get crawled a lot, and setting the “your last post” to show your new post.

    • Andrew January 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

      Satrap

      I’m sure htat method does help.

      Andrew

  43. Claire January 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Hi Andrew! Google does index sites at different rates depending on your posting & content. I noticed that when I post more often like every day, googlebot visited my site immediately. And a couple of times when I had a long vacation and post less, it takes longer for google to index the new pages.

    Also, sometimes posting slightly similar content will be harder to index since google can see it as a duplicate. Tweaking the title and the content a little bit more helps a lot.

    • Andrew January 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      Claire,

      What you say is a good approach for getting your site indexed and crawled by Google.

      Andrew

  44. Traffic Generation January 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    This is one of the best tips I have read. This is just the opposite of what I have been doing but it makes total sense. Sense I am always look for ways to make things better I will be giving this a go.

  45. takis koumas March 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Took me time to read all the comments, but I really loved the article Andrew. It proved to be really useful to me and I’m positive to all of the commenters right here as well!Thanks for sharing this post, good way of bring this subject to discussion. Keep up the great work !

    • Andrew March 5, 2011 at 7:04 am #

      takis

      Thanks for joining in the conversation – I’m glad you liked the article.

      Andrew

  46. Mich Barty May 14, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Here are some more tips:

    1) Create a XML sitemap with the homepage change frequency set to hourly.

    2) Keep a plugin on your homepage so that the recent comments on your site show up (so that the content is really updated hourly)

    2) Link to your website from a high PR blog.

    • Andrew May 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

      Mich

      What do you mean by your second point?

      Thanks.

      Andrew

  47. Sally Long May 25, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I believe adding new and unique content on a regular basis will help getting search engine visit your blog more often , but we are not blogging for google or the likes , we are blogging for users , so something like ComLuv which will help sharing and finding blogs related to our niche is a great option.

    • Andrew May 25, 2011 at 8:48 am #

      Sally,

      You are right…unique content. Especially with the recent Google changes.

      Andrew

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