I have seen many people claiming that Google is not indexing their blog posts. If the same thing is with you then you're simply wasting your time in writing.
There can be several reasons behind slower or no indexing at all. So first of all, let us check out some mistakes you might be doing.
Why Google Bots Are Not Indexing My Blog Posts?I will keep it simple with the help of bullet points for proper understanding and readability.
- The content you posted in not unique. You might have copied it from some other website.
- It is marked as low quality by Google and doesn't provide any value to search engine and visitors.
- You're not updating your website frequently. Say you updated one post yesterday and then randomly posting another content after some days or even months.
- Your website is new. It might take some days, weeks or even months for indexing.
- Too much usage of stop words.
Why Should I Care About Indexing?As I mentioned above indexing is in relation to content quality. Higher the quality of your blog posts, faster indexing will be there.
If it is taking more than one day then you're in in serious trouble. You should focus on your writing skills and some original content.
Well, there is a trick to know how much time did Google take to index your latest content.
Get Alert/Notifications When Google Index Your blog PostsFor this, we will take help from Google Alerts. It is a free tool from Google to keep an eye on your desired keywords or phrases. You will receive email alerts for the specified terms related to either your competitors or brands. Here is how to set up it for email alerts:
- Go to Google Alerts and log in with your Gmail account.
- Simply type in "site:www.yourdomain.com" in the search tab. Replace yourdomain with your own URL.
- There you can see the latest post from the website.
- Click on Show options to drop down the list.
- Select As-it-happens from drop down list just next to How often.
- Select All results next to How many. See the screenshot below.
- Set rest of the options as default.
- Then press Create Alert button and you're done.