Being indexed in Google, Bing and elsewhere is one of the key things you need to do to get some traction under your spanking new website or blog.
I have a little site on one of the grab-and-drop self-build-it sites. It has worked fine until I mucked it up today and inadvertently enabled redirection on my domain manager. Brian not engaged. Of course that threw out my domain pointing and well, let’s just say I lost the site for a few hours.
TIP – if you are pointing your domain to another webhost DO NOT enable redirection
Anywho, as I laboured over how to get things back on track, I searched for the domain in Google. Surprise. Not. One. Record. And the site had been live for around two years or more.
As I said it was a little site. I was just using it for … well I don’t know really!
That’s a lie. I do. I was simply trying to create a secondary site to another main authority site I had. More eyeballs, more chances of getting a little traffic, that sort of thing.
Well, through the search I then wondered, “did I ever actually submit it to be indexed?”
Then I had to remind myself how to do that and came upon this handy reference guide. It’s a good list of things to do when you’re setting up a new site or blog.
So, if you want to get indexed in Google, Bing or anywhere else fast – read this one and follow it.