Are you struggling hard to index content on the search engine result pages? Well, as per one of the research conducted by our team at Thatware, we have observed that almost 71.69% of website owners (calculated out of 1 M users) faces an indexing issue. We have further estimated that an average webmaster needs to wait for an approx 5 – 7 days until their new contents get indexed! Today, in this short guide we will reveal a secret strategy that can help any content to index at lightning-fast.
Our results are as follows:
1. We have written this post https://thatware.co/smith-algorithm/ on 2021/02/16 at 8:47 pm, check the screenshot below!
2. As per index data on Google search console via URL fetch, our content got indexed on 2021/02/16 at 9:21 pm, which is an approx 30 mins. Our content got indexed in just 30 mins from the publishing time!
Without further ado, we will now show you the exact steps which we have followed for achieving the results!
Here are the steps:
Step 1: First of all, make some internal links from the content to some of the important pages of the website. Check the screenshot below. The purpose of the internal links is to maintain strong link equity!
Step 2: Secondly, also link back the content with some of the other pages of the website which have good KPIs. Please check the screenshot below. This strategy is also known as “In-link”. It helps to create a cycle of strong link juice!
Step 3: This is an optional step, but try to place the content on the home-page footer at least 24 hours. Please check the screenshot below for reference. The homepage contains the highest link juice and probably have the fastest crawl rate.
Step 4: Update the XML sitemap instantly. Don’t wait for the XML to be automatically updated, it might cause a delay!
Step 5: Identify the landing pages of the website which ranks well. Then try to get an in-link from that specific page. The easiest way to find a top-ranking page is going after top-navigation pages as they contain high link juices! Please check the screenshot below for reference. This step would give a solid SEO boost to the index rate as it will pour direct link juice on the new landing page.
Step 6: Also make sure there is an external link on the content page linked to a high authority website. Check the below screenshot for reference.
Step 7: Last but not least, make sure to submit the URL on the Google search console and request it for an index. First, open the search console and click on the URL inspection option. Check the below screenshot!
After that, paste the URL and click enter. Google search console will show a message something like below. This is proof of the statement that the new content is not yet indexed on SERP. Then click on “Test Live URL”. This will show you the real-time rendered page of the landing page.
After you click the option “Test LIVE URL”, the Google search console will show you a message as shown below (this might take a minute). This basically will show you the message that your URL is available for Index. After that, click on “Request Indexing” and you will be good to go. But a point to note here, please do not request for indexing if the search console shows you an error on Mobile Usability. In that case, fix the mobility issues before you click the “Request Indexing” button!
As a matter of fact, by performing all the above steps one can enjoy a faster index rate. Please note, sometimes it might also take an hour or two, depending on how bigger the size of the page is. For an average page with words within 1500 words, it can take 30 – 55 mins for an index. However, it would be worth to mention that your crawl budget should be proper. You can read the guide of “Crawl Budget” to understand more about it!