Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How Long Does It Take For The Search Engines To Find My Site?

Actually your site is "findable" once it is online!

However the problem lies with how well your site has been optimized for the search engines. Let me explain!

When people are using the search engines to find out information about a certain topic or subject the search engines will return a list of sites that are related to those searches. Now while your site may contain the information that people are searching for that doesn't mean that it will automatically show up in the search engine results ONLY because those sites that DO show up have better optimized their sites for those search words / terms.

If your site is only a few hours or days old then "yes" it may take some time before it appears in the search engine results but there have been cases where site content has shown up in as little as 24 hours!

For example, my The Adsense Consultant Blog has shown up on page 1 of some search engine results only because I will post about a popular subject that many people are looking for - namely when the first sighting of the monthly "Payment in progress" has been made! People who are using adsense on their sites are anxious to know when the monthly payment process has begun and if they don't see that "payment in progress" line on their adsense account's payment history then they are curious (and anxious) about whether or not anyone else has received theirs and they will go online to look and see if anyone else has received their "payment in progress" line yet.

Since I have Adsense on some of my sites, I'm anxiously awaiting that "payment in progress" line too and so I blog about it and when people are searching for information relating to this my blog will show up and there have been times when blog posts that I have made in less than 24 hours will show up in the search engine results!

But this is due to the fact that I have chosen a very popular topic - something that I know people are looking for. As a matter of fact I wasn't even aware of this until I started checking the statistics of my site visitors.

Another factor is that I work on optimizing my sites for the search engines so that while my site rankings are high that will mean that my subsequent new content that I add will result in high search engine rankings as well.

So if you want your site to rank high in the search engines as SOON as possible you will have to first, optimize your site for the search engines and choose content that a lot of people will be looking for!

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