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How to Get All Your Posts Indexed by Google

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I remember what it was like to get started with search engine optimization (SEO) a several years ago. It wasn’t that hard to get ranked fairly high for most relevant keywords. I did some keyword research, to find the most searched for keywords with low competition, and then I did some on-page optimization. And that was about it. My blog(s) ranked fairly high within a few days.

But, as you might already know, things have changed. Google have updated their algorithm several times, with new major updates like; Penguin and Panda.

I’m not writing to explain what the new feature of SEO is, because that would be a very long blog post. All I want to say about the new updates is that social media is a major part of what we should be focusing on during – and I’m going to do some experimenting with SEO and the vegetarian festival (the site is in Norwegian), to see how well I can get posts to rank with the power of social media (especially Facebook likes and shares).

But, what I discovered a few days ago, is that I have been neglecting how important it is to focus on getting my blog and blog posts indexed in Google. If Google is not indexing your site, you won’t get any traffic from Google. So, instead of manually pinging Google and trying to do everything right, I ended up buying a brand new plugin for WordPress. The plugin does everything automatic, and I have total control via the dashboard.

WP Indexer

The plugin is WP Indexer, and it helps me get all my pages indexed by Google and it does it fast, and it’s the easiest way to do it. I still need to do the SEO part to get a high ranking, but now, Google is crawling my site and finding all my posts (all the time). WP Indexer uses seven different techniques to get everything indexed:

I won’t go into details about all the different techniques. You can read about it WP Indexer at Tim Bonner’s blog (he was the one that told me about it). But, what I have seen, so far, is that all my old posts are now indexed by Google, and I get more traffic. I haven’t seen a huge spike in traffic, but I can see that I’ve received more traffic in total, and I see more traffic to my old posts, and even though I haven’t analyzed everything yet, I believe that what I’m seeing is all because of WP Indexer.



9 responses to “How to Get All Your Posts Indexed by Google”

  1. Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Jens

    I’m glad you’re finding WP Indexer useful and thank you for the shout out!

    I haven’t seen a huge spike in traffic either, although I have seen the Googlebot more often than I did and more pages indexed too.

    I think that is the major benefit of having the plugin; more pages indexed and more quickly. Then overtime, you should hopefully get more relevant search engine traffic with the techniques that the plugin uses.

    I believe I’m already starting to see that with bounce rates down a little over the past few weeks.

    Have a great weekend Jens. It’s my daughter’s third birthday today so lots of birthday cake to eat!

    Tim

    • Hi Tim.

      WP Indexer is awesome, and I’m looking forward to see if it will bring me a lot more visitors. I believe that it will. Now, that Google is visiting my site a lot more than before, things should start to happen. I have a question for you though; is WP Indexer pinging other search engines as well, or is it more or less Google only?

  2. Adrienne says:

    I recently read about this plug-in over at Tim’s place Jens so thanks for letting us know that you’ve decided to purchase it as well and are giving it go.

    I had mentioned to Tim on his post that right now this isn’t a top priority because I know Google is crawling my blog and indexing my posts. Is it at the speed I want? Who knows but I know it’s working so for now I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing and I might jump in later down the road.

    I always appreciate the great reviews though. Makes me become more interested and maybe even soon.

    Have a great week.

    ~Adrienne

    • You probably won’t need this plugin then Adrienne. I wasn’t sure if my old posts was indexed, and I wanted the plugin for my new sites, especially for my Norwegian business. That’s the main reason why I bought it. So, getting my old posts indexed and getting my start up sites indexed, that’s been a great experience with WP indexer.

      Have a great week Adrienne.

  3. BMD-Media says:

    Thanks for sharing this here with us.

  4. Sonia says:

    Hi Jens! I am still going through my old posts (rolling my eyes) to just fix what I didn’t know years ago. I could shoot myself, but who know and I was just a beginner, but what you introduced seems interesting and something I need to check out. You can never know how Google’s updates will affect your blog, but its a clear reminder to stay on top of your website, content and optimization.

  5. Spook SEO says:

    I totally appreciate the information Jens, I might try this WP indexer. If there is a convenient way to get indexed by Google, then it is worth a try. It might help me get more traffic to my site as too.

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