I often encourage my small business clients to add WordPress blogs to their websites. WordPress blogs are a wonderful way to add relevant content that attracts visitors. Before visitors can find your WordPress blog article though, the search engines, like Google, need to crawl over your blog article and index it. How long does it take for search engines to become aware of a blog article, crawl it and index it? Read on…
I wrote an article last night on “Dynamic Ad Titles“. The article was posted at around 8:00 PM last night as you can see from the timestamp below:
The next morning, I did a search on Google for the keywords I had targeted in the article: “dynamic ad title”. Here’s what I found:
My article was listed fourth, out of 1,520,000 articles (wow!) and was crawled 13 hours earlier.
This means Google crawled my blog article around 10pm the previous evening. So if I posted the article at 8:00pm, this means that Google crawled and indexed my article 2 hours after I posted it!
I should also note, that searches in Yahoo and MSN did not yield evidence that either of them had indexed my article. No wonder Google is the #1 search engine.
If you’d like to read more about adding a blog to your website, visit my blog page. Blogs are a wonderful way to help attract traffic to your website as long as the articles are written on ONE topic and the blog’s title has been optimized for search engines. Keep blogging!Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.