How to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google
New bloggers often run into the problem of not having their site indexed by Google for several days, or even weeks. If you just slap together a blog and expect Google to crawl it automatically, you’re only partially right. Google will crawl it once they find it on their own, which could be whenever. There are some things you can do from a webmaster standpoint to make sure your blog gets the exposure it needs. Everything from setting up a RSS feed to joining social networking sites and linking to your blog can help you. A guest post this week at ProBlogger touches on all of these helpful tips.
Forget About Meta Keywords
As the Internet evolves, so does the way your websites are spidered and indexed. It’s nothing new that Google has been ignoring meta tag “keywords” for a while now, but they just made it official this week. In a blog post, Google announced that while they may not depend on meta tags for their main search interface, they do still take them into consideration for their Search Alliance. One of the main reasons they stopped giving weight to meta tags in the first place was because they could be spammed and manipulated too easily. Therefore, they are now relying more on the content of your site.
You Learn Something New Everyday
Pardon the title, as it’s extremely cliché, but in this case it’s true. The guys at Mashable.com have put together a list of 10 sites that will help you to learn something new everyday in under 10 minutes. I’ve been trying to learn something new myself and have already made it through half of the sites. They make the argument that with our busy lives nowadays, it’s hard to find the time to pick up new skills. Think of it as a lazy man’s way to higher education.
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