If you have a newly launched blog or if your blog is facing some issues with Google, then you might be worried about your blog’s index status… like when it’ll be indexed, why it’s taking time, blah blah. We faced this issue when we kickstarted our forum. There is a trick to index blog posts quickly, but how can you figure out when exactly the blog posts/articles are getting indexed by Google?
Thanks to Google Alerts, we can get an idea, when our blog posts are getting indexed… or first appeared. Go to Google Alerts and create a new alert for your blog’s domain name, say “hellboundbloggers.com”. You’ll find a section like this below:
Here, for “How often”, select “As-it-happens” and other options are just random ones, you can pick it according to your requirements. Select the email address to get the notifications and save the post! That’s all you have to do here. So whenever “hellboundbloggers.com” appears on Google search results, I’ll get an email about that. Since we mentioned “hellboundbloggers.com”, we also got the ‘index’ notifications for our forum URL ‘forum.hellboundbloggers.com’ as well, that’s pretty cool for us.
This is how the email will be, and you can see the date as well here. You can use this simple tip to get an idea about your blog’s current relationship with Google, and you can work hard to improve that further.
Meanwhie, are you facing this: Links not indexing after publishing the post?