The fastest way to get indexed (to have information about your site in the search engine database) and to be "findable" or "searchable" by search engines is to get a link from a website that already has been indexed and regularly spidered (crawled or having a kind of robotic program that enables search engines to read what is in your website), preferably by a high PageRank website like this one whose main page (home or index page) (click BACK button to get back to this page) has 6 (at time of publishing. There is such a thing as what they call Google Dance, that is, PageRank of a site changing with time.) If you want to know how to get the PageRank of your own and other sites, refer to How to get the PageRank of your blog or any other website. Note that the actual PageRank used by Google search engine may not be exactly the same as what you get via this method as Google takes some time to update it, but it is a very good guide.
If you want to find if your website or blog is indexed, type
site: website or blog URL
into the search box in the Header of this blog, tick the radio button (.) Web (currently the search box is configured to search this blog only by default. By ticking the radio button beside WEB, the Google search engine will search the whole web. To make it clearer, type or copy paste
into the search box above, tick the radio button ( ) beside WEB and press the ENTER key and you should that there are results. If you see no result, please alert me by leaving a comment and I will have to check what is wrong.
If you are not knowledgeable regarding What is URL and how to get it, click on the link and learn more about it. Substitute bloggerfordummies.blogspot.com with the URL of your own website or blog in site:
into the search box above, tick the radio button for WEB and search. No result - not indexed yet. If you get some results, your site is already indexed.
I have many blogs, and if you are in a hurry, you can contact me via the "Click here to contact me" link near the bottom of the left sidebar and I will see if I can help.
Note that normally your blog or website will eventually be indexed even if you do nothing, but your site may rank very low in search engines. When surfers search for topics relevant to your site, that is, whatever they are searching for is contained in your site, the link to your site in the SERP (Search Engine Result Page) may be buried so deep in it you will not see it, but it is there.
Find topics by using the Google custom search box above which can search multiple blogs, or the SEARCH BLOG in the left corner of navbar. You can also find topics in the Label List and Categrories in the right sidebar.
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