How to check if your new/recent post or page has been indexed by google

If you update your blog regularly, google will crawl your blog often and your new post will get indexed quickly in the google search. You can check whether your webpage/recent post has been indexed by Google or not with this following simple step. You can even check when (exact date and time) your blog post is indexed.

Go to https://www.google.com and search for

cache:your blog/post/page url(link)

If your blog post is not indexed, it will give you 404 error same as seen in the  image below.

google Error 404 (Not Found) when blog post is not  indexed

Whenever you publish your new blog post or page, check that post url after 1-2 days, depends upon Page rank of your blog, how regular are you updating and promoting your blog. My two years old blog was not updated(once in a month or two)  and promoted for a while so a month old post is not yet indexed and got 404 error while my kids are writing post every day and their new blog posts are getting indexed within three-four hours. Rock on kids… If your blog post been indexed in google, you will see snapshot of the cached copy same as seen in the image below. Double click on image for larger view.

Cached copy of your blog post to check whether your blog post is indexed or not in google

 Best way to get your blog and blog post indexed faster in google:

  1. Submit your blog to google webmaster tool-Tutorial
  2. Submit your blog to Bing webmaster tool-Tutorial
  3. Check our SEO category for easy tutorial to get your blog indexed faster.
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Alexa submission Tutorial to drive alexa traffic

Alexa is important to know popularity, reviews for your webpage it will help to promote your blog/website/product and most advertisers will see/determine data from the alexa to know about traffic. It is very important to monetize your blog. The lower alexa rank is better for your blog/website. Mine started with 8 digits and lowered to 6 digits but 4 digit is much more better. You can check alexa rank by widget or SEO book toolbar for FF or directly from your alexa account.

How to submit your website/blog to Alexa with step by step guide: This tutorial was written while I was submitting my kids blog Education Free to alexa.

1) Create your account on www.alexa.com or login with your Facebook account.
2) Click On the “My Account” tab on the right side corner
3) Go to “dashboard” option
4) Click on “My sites”
5) Click on Add a site blue button same as seen in the image below.

Alexa submit guide

6) Click on Free “sign up” button (Intro plan) other paid options are good for professional websites.

 

alexa submission step-2, pricing details

7) Enter your website url and click on “Continue”

Alexa submission step-3

8) Now “Clam your site” page will appear and status will be “Not Claimed Yet”

Alexa submission :claim your site
There are 2 options to verify your site same as I have taught in the google and bing submission tutorial
Option 1: Upload a file to educationfree.info.They is download button to download file and you have to up

Upload the file to the root directory of your site.
Click on blue button stating”Verify the file on your site”

Option 2: This option is easy and non-techique people can do it easily
Add your Alexa verification ID to the home page of educationfree.info. They will give some ID and you have to enter it anywhere in the section of the HTML of your home page.
As seen in the image and click on “Verify my ID” option once you have added to the head section.. This id is just as meta tag that we learn to submit site to google and bing search engine.

9) Now as seen in below image it will say processing- it takes 2-3 seconds.

Alexa submission processing

10) Once it is verified it will say “Your site is successfully claimed” with green check mark as shown in the image.

Alexa submission-claimed site
11). Now click on “continue”
12) In the next step “Check My Public Listing Information”, you have to add site information, it is not compulasry though, I prefer to write Site title, site information and select country.If you don’t select the country it will show global rank only otherwise you can see rank in global as well your selected country.

Alexa submission tutorial
13) Click on “Save and Continue”
14) You will see message: Congratulations! You have claimed http://your site name/ with green checkmark. You are done, Now alexa will track how many domain linking with your site, major search querries, same site as you etc in this free Intro plan.

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Tutorial:How to add Nofollow tag/attribute to external Links/Affiliates Links

In my previous post I had described differences between Dofollow and Nofollow links and how you can change your entire Blogspot and WordPress blog/website dofollow or Nofollow. Today in the further series of Dofollow and Nofollow I will teach you how you can change particular links to Nofollow links. Google is not in favor of dofollow links to affiliate(paid) Links. So you need to add Nofollow attribute to your external links especially if you are writing about work at home jobs, adding banners in your blogspot blogs besides Google Ads or your blog is about Affiliate marketing. I did same mistake. While writing several post I had given full credit (dofollow Links) to particular sites in Network to increase traffic to your blog and my some other posts too. As a result this blog’s Pagerank is still on 2. It is not changed since last year. Pagerank  is very imp to drive traffic/SEO

How Internal link should be?

Internal links should be dofollow because they connect to your previous posts. It will point to your domain only so internal links should be dofollow.

How External Links should be?

External links are links that are pointing to other domains. So lets say I’m writing google.com in  in my post that means  It is pointed from yaio to Google. So I’m sharing my link juice to google or anyother x.y.z website. This is not good for our blog/website. If you get links pointed to your domain is good but links pointed from your domain will hurt your SEO work.

How to add nofollow attribute/tag to external links?

you  have to put in this rel=”nofollow” tag

Example:

<a rel=”nofollow” href=”www.AffiliateLink/?r=name”>Click Here To Sign Up</a>
OR

<a href=”www.AffiliateLink/?r=name” rel=”nofollow”>Click Here To Sign Up</a>

 how to do the nofollow tag and open the click to a new window:

Edit your post and click on HTML.

<a href=”www.AffiliateLink/?r=name”rel=”nofollow”target=”_blank”>Click Here</a>

or you can add rel=”nofollow” before href. Both are same

How to add nofollow tag and open the click in same window:

<a href=”www.AffiliateLink/?r=name”rel=”nofollow”target=”_self”>Click Here</a>

Difference between new window and same window option is

rel=”nofollow”target=”_blank” and rel=”nofollow”target=”_self”

I think this tutorial will help you identifying links and how to change attributes . By default most hosting site’s post links are set to dofollow. So change it as fast as you can. If you like this post please share.

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Submit Blogger blog to Bing and Yahoo Search engine with Meta tag verification

In Nov 21st 2011, Yahoo site explorer was merged with Bing (Hotmail Search engine), a blogger need to submit their blog-website to Bing Webmaster tool. Once you submit your blog to Bing and ping your post then it will appear in both search engine: Yahoo and Bing.  Bing has developed webmaster tool similar to Google Webmaster tool. Process is same as Google Submission Guide. This article is a part of our Bing submission guide for WordPress, Blogspot and weebly so it will be easier for Blogspot blog owner.

1) Sign in to Bing webmaster tool with your hotmail ID

2)  Now, on left side, there is “Add Site” (1.-shown in a image)

3) Add your blog url (# 2 step)

4) Click on “Submit” (#3 step in a image)

How to verify your Ownership of blog in bing webmaster tools with this step by step guide:

Once you add your site, Verify Ownership box will pop up same as below image with three different options. This image is for my recent blogspot blog submission to Bing

 

Click Option 2: Copy and paste a tag in your default webpage

You will get following type of code, copy it and you need to verify this bing meta tags

<meta name="msvalidate.01" content="CB6BB199E4B2DC8BA1F9BA127A3CB9" />

How to Verify Bing Metatags for blogger.com (Blogspot blogs)?

1) Go to your blogspot Dashboard.

2) Then go to Design and click on Edit HTML.

3) Look for <head>

4) Below HEAD tag (<head>) past theMETAtag.

5) Click on “SAVE TEMPLATE” button.

6) Now go to your webmaster account and click on Verify button.

Now you all set. Bing takes few days to show impression data of your post/Blog. PS bing is giving $50 credit for your blog’s advertisement just like google adwords.

 Next step after Blog submission is Sitemap submission and Pinging. So stay tuned for my next post

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2012 Feb Google PR Updates : New pagerank is updated after three months

Today, I was surprised to see my few months old website got PR2. In November I had written a blog post about prediction for the next google panda updates and it comes true. Google has maintained its three month PR update cycle too with this new updates. Since I had moved this blog to a new domain two months back, I was little worried about Page rank but good news is that page rank arrow is moved from PR1 to PR2 after this migration and I didn’t loose any backlinks. My all major Blogs, including this home blog, food blog and fitness blog is at PR2. My other work at home blog is not updated for 9 months so it drops down to 0.

I’ve noticed that most of my favorite old blogs (friend’s blogs) PR remain same but new and regular updated blogs have got good page rank including this blog. It doesn’t seem that High PR has good traffic but it definitely add a color in your blogging. It will help your blog posts to be appeared in the major search engines.

What is Page Rank and how it affects to your blog?

If you are new to blogging, you should know about pagerank factor, just writing a blog is not enough but you need wider viewership to read your blog. You should read my detailed post about what is google page rank?

Check your website/blog’s PR HERE and write about it in the comment box. I’ll be happy for you if this blog has helped you in your blogging journey. Congratulation!!! Who achieve their goal with good PR and if you are at same as before then good luck and work hard for better result in the next Google Panda updates. See you on May 2012 for next Google pagerank updates.

 

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Image tutorial to Submit Blogspot/blogger blog to Google through verify meta tags option

This is Very easy guide to submit your Blogspot blog to Google webmaster tool. It is the most efficient way to get your Blogspot/blogger blog get indexed quickly in Google Search engine.

Actually this is the part of my previous post about how to verify meta tags for all blogging platforms.

  1. First sign in to Google webmaster tool through your gmail account
  2.  Now click on “Add a site”. Add URL and click on continue.
  3. On Next page, you will see page about “Verify ownership.  Check below image.
  4. you have to choose” Alternate method” Select first option that is “Add a meta tag to your site’s home page” I’m trying to add my fitness blog so you will see fitness blog’s url As soon as you will select first option; you will see verification code as shown in the below image. 

You now have to verify your ownership of particular blog/website  by adding this meta tags in the <head> section of your template.

Verify google meta tags for blogger.com users(Blogspot blogs)

If you are using same gmail account for bloggers.com and webmaster tool then you will be automatically verified but if you are using different gmail for webmaster tool then follow these simple steps.

  1. Go to your Blogspot Dashboard.
  2. Then go to Design and click on Edit HTML
  3. Look for <head>
  4.  Below HEAD tag (<head>) past the META tag.
  5. Now click on SAVE TEMPLATE button.
  6. Now go to your webmaster account and click on Verify  button.
  7. You will get following message

    “Verification successful

    Congratulations, you have successfully verified your ownership of —–your blog url/.

    Continue”

     

    Next step for indexing your new and old post is “Submission of Blogspot Sitemap to Google Webmaster” and learn what is sitemap and how to submit 500 blogspot post at a time with this guide.

 

 

 

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Submit Your Site/Blog to Bing: Bing Search Engine Submission Guide for WordPress, Blogspot,Weebly

Bing is good search engine and they have developed nice webmaster tool and giving out $50 ad credit for signing up. You can advertise your blog/website on  bing or yahoo with this credit. It is important for webmaster that they get traffic from various search engine. It is possible if you submit your blog to their database. So today we will learn how to get traffic from Bing with step by step guide for various blogging platform such as wordpress, Blogspot or Weebly.

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Google page rank 2011: Pagerank updates: What is Google Pagerank?

On November 8th I was surprised to see my two-three new blogs got PR 1. So this is to inform everyone that Google has updated page rank of all blogs/websites in November. In August, the last updates was announced (that time I was not serious about blogging) and started writing food blog and blogdirectory 1 month back. And all three blogs including this homeblog got PR1. I hope this updates might bought positive output to  Blogosphere. Check your blog’s PR HERE. If you don’t see any changes in your PR, then one way it is good and work harder to meet your new goal. But if you see your PR drops then you must work harder and improve SEO, on and off page optimization. All pages/post doesn’t have same PR. As in my food blog Dahivadi/Khandavi recipe post has PR2. So work on all pages to improve your PR. If you are newbie like me then we can help each other and will meet our new goal. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any question. [Read more…]

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WordPress.com, self-hosted wordpress and weebly sitemap submission guide

Here, is a guide for all blogging platforms such as WordPress.com, self hosted wordpredd, weebly.com to create sitemap and submission to google. After adding my blog’s sitemap to google, I’ve seen 20% of traffic increases from google search engine, though my blog contains only 20 post. and got PR1. If you have missed my post about guide for blogspot(blogger) sitemap submission, you can read HERE

How to submit WordPress.com sitemap to Google webmaster tool

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Guide for submitting a Blogger(Blogspot)sitemap to Google webmaster tool for indexing your new Blogpost

Step by step guide for blogger, WordPress and selfhosted WordPress blog to submit their blog’s sitemap to Google. So whenever you post new article (post), Google will get informed about your blog/site updates.In my last tutorial, you learned how to submit your blog/website to google through Google Webmaster Tool, next we step, we have to do is “Submit your sitemap to this tool. For this process first you need to learn what is sitemap, how to create sitemap for your blog. Process for creating sitemap is different for Blogspot (blogger), Free WordPress, Free weebly and Self-hosted WordPress. Here, is a guide for all platforms to create sitemap and submission to google. After adding my blog’s sitemap to google, I’ve seen 20% of traffic increases from google search engine, though my blog contains only 20 post..

How to submit you Blogspot sitemap to Google webmaster tool

You must have to create your rss through feedburner before doing this whole process.

 1) Go to google webmaster

2) Click on your blog name (In the last tutorial, we learned how to add blogspot blog to Google Search engine and how to add other blogging platforms to google webmaster)

3) On the right-bottom of the page, there is Submit a sitemap link- click on that link

4) On next page, there is again submit a sitemap button, when you click on that

it gives following box

http://yoursitename.blogspot.com/

 Submit  sitemap

3) Now add  following in this box

add “atom.xml” or “rss.xml”  in this box OR you can add both of them but make sure to do one by one. I recommend you to add all three types of sitemap. For me more posts were indexed by adding following sitemaps:

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

rss.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

What to do if you have 500 post?

 1)In this box add following code

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

OR

Rss.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

 Your 500 post links will be updated in the sitemap.

What to do if you have more than 500? You need to submit each line one by one

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1501&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2001&max-results=500

OR

Instead of atom, you can add rss

You can see after Index=1, then index=501 means more 500 post so total 1000 post submission same way you can do 2000-3000 blog posts submission.

Once you are done with all submission, you don’t need to do every time; webmaster tool will automatically pull your new blog post feed.

 

Now next to sitemap url, you can see green tick mark(that is verified sign), how many url is submitted and how many are been  indexed….It takes time to get each blog post indexed but believe me if it starts getting indexed, your blog will appear more in Google.

Check tutorial for adding blogger blog to google webmaster tool

 

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