24 Hour Site Indexing Works Again

I created a new site on Friday, and by Saturday exactly 24 hours later it was in Google’s Index. I posted about this just over a month ago in my post, 7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 Hours. I had a lot of comments about whether or not Adwords was necessary, so I thought I’d try it again without running Adwords this time. Here’s how it all played out:

1) I created 5 pages of content (Home, FAQ, About Us, etc.).

2) I put them in a simple template with site-wide links. I also linked to it from one of my other sites (it’s very relevant so it makes sense).

3) I added tagged the site on only 2 social bookmarking sites.

4) Commented in 1 forum, put the URL in one directory (niche specific), and submitted it to Digg.

5) Installed Google Analytics

6) Created a sitemap, pinged Google, and put the sitemap in my Robots.txt. Logged into Google Webmaster Central and submitted my sitemap there.

When I checked exactly 24 hours later I was sitting in the index and had already begun to get a few visitors from Google.

I had previously done Google Adwords out of both necessity (get quick traffic) but also because of the trust factor I believe it gives to Google, and the fact that Google integrates a quality factor into their quality score (so they come to your site and look at it). Obviously this is just one test compared to several others I’ve done with Adwords, but it seems its very possible without running some ads.

Anyone else seeing 24 hour indexing for new sites?


  • David Michael G. Llera says:

    Impressive. You seem to know your stuff; would you mind if I ask for a little help validating an Internet pro whose advice I intend to get. Name’s James Brausch.

    Im new on the Internet.

  • Robert Lloyd says:

    Google seems to hate me, it takes months for my sites to get indexed neverming 24 hours!

    I get all of my advice from James Brausch too! But I’ll be adding your site to my favourites!

  • Just tried with one of my sites, I’ll let you know how it goes.
    Thanks for everyday suggestions in SEO optimization.

  • Brent says:

    Yes I noticed this today. You can see my screen shot that shows Google picked up my blog entry and indexed it within 40 minutes.

  • Sam Mooney says:


    I published a one page site last week. No site map, no internal or external links, no incoming links. Minimal text. Used my keywords in the copy, descrition tag and title.

    Searched google last night for the main key phrase and the site is #30. I’ll be keeping an eye on it, I had assumed it would disappear into the sandbox but maybe not.


  • No Excuses says:

    Yes changed some Title Tags on sites yesterday and already indexed today!http://www.noexcuses.co.uk

  • schacht says:

    I saw the same result for this site – http://www.laughlinhotelsearch.com. In fact, it was indexed and RANKED in 12 hours. Now the market is not extremely competitive, but even I was astonsihed that it ranked for 8 main keywords (in the top 30) within 12 hours. I asked a Google Engineer at PubCon about it and even he did not have an answer, but would love to know what I did right LOL – While the site is SEO’d and CSS driven with W3C compliant HTML, there were no outside links aside from one press release and one blog posting. The only factor I can attribute it to is the age of the domain. Another site we had was in the top 20 for the kw’s “miami hotel deals” within 1 week. So it can happen 🙂

  • schacht says:

    BTW the site has held its rankings for 5 months now.. So has the second site..

  • Paul says:

    I have noticed that using simple wordpress blogs can get indexed in 24hrs or less!

  • DAvid says:

    We do well with Google but not with Yahoo any ideas?

  • Seo Services says:

    I have been using similiar techniques for last 12 months with instant success for my clients and 100% organic. You could save whole load of time on the processes with WordPress. I use it with a set & forget add on that picks up news articles. I recently had new clients site in googles index inless than 15hrs of uploading the files. Get the sitemap add on and the social bookmarking add on. you dont need to be a techie its famous for a 5 minute install process.

  • Lee says:

    Yes, we’ve consistently been seeing this phenomena. It’s not surprising or untypical of Google spiders either.

    You indicated you had taken all these steps, site mapping, social bookmarking, and pinging google. All of these, the social bookmarking the most effective and immediate, will have Google index your site within an hour.

    Coming the next day, if it discovers your content changes, it will continue to come back. She-G needs to eat. 😉

  • Timu says:

    It is not very unusual to see that a site indexed in 24 hours and a page indexed in a couple hours by Google…Yes some of our pages indexed in a couple hours by Google…


  • Digging and Stumbling is 99.9% in all probability the reason you are being indexed this rapidly. The days of waiting 6 months for a search spider to visit you are long long gone. You want to see fast? Try uploading a video to YouTube.

  • Yep, I did with a new blogging site I started in December, Money-making-videos.blogspot.com.

    I wrote about it in this article: http://inkwelleditorial.blogspot.com/2007/12/3-freelance-writing-money-making-tips.html (Tip #3).

  • Jason says:

    As crazy as this might sound I have had a couple of sites get crawled before I even had them ready. No links to them, nothing. I have one right now thats getting crawled & I registered the name a couple of weeks ago & just started getting it ready. I just installed the CMS on it a couple of days ago.

    Personally I think google is a domain registrar in hiding. How else can they find these sites. I do have several sites on this hosting account that are related. I seriously doubt it but google may have something that “fishes around” for directories & sub-directories. I know I’m at a loss for why some of my sites start getting crawled before I’m ready. It’s nice but aggravating at the same time.

  • i also notice that my relatively new free online dating site is getting indexed like this since last 8 days or so.
    i feel it has to do with the book marking of internal pages.

  • Hi there,

    Im not sure what the big deal is with being indexed in 24 hours – its EASY!

    My blog posts are regularly picked up in under 10 minutes these days, and new websites are being indexed in less than 4 hours as long as certain submission principles are adhered to.

    I started a new site 4 days ago ( http://www.turnkeyfacebookapps.com ) and have had nearly 800 unique visitors from google in that time, and I havent even gone through the standard submission forms.

    I guess I will have to blog about it in my personal blog tomorrow, when I have done I will post the link to the article here if there is any interest.

    good luck with your SEOing!


  • It wasn’t for a new website, but I added a new post to my blog on Thursday Dec 27th, and Friday morning the 28th, I was receiving traffic for search terms related to my post. It was about 12 hours not 24, and yes I was very suprised.

    My blog is about reviews of guitar lessons on the Internet.

  • schacht says:

    What was surprising in our case was not being indexed in 12 hrs (though even the Google Engineer said that was fast), but being RANKED in 12 hrs in the top 30 (mostly in the top 10) for kw’s. We submitted a site map and had 2 links to the site, but other sites in the top 10 were much more on the algo than us. The only thing I can attribute it to (as mentioned before) is domain age… just a thought.. (the domain was 6 years old though it never had any site on it til this release)

  • Magoo says:

    I have had three sites that I had recently created (with subpages)indexed by Google in one day also. Surprisingly, Yahoo indexed them in two days. I hope this continues in the future. I also used very similar methods to put the sites in line to be crawled quickly, but had never experienced results like this before. As a side note, does anyone have a recommendation of how long to wait to add Adsense without increasing chances of being filtered for it?

  • Reference to the posts above about being ranked for keywords,

    my site http://www.turnkeyfacebookapps.com was ranked #1,2 & 3 for the terms:

    “facebook apps”
    “turnkey facebook applications”
    “facebook apps source code”

    all within 6 hours.

    its as a result of the new development in news related searches in the main google index.

    Google just do it better now since the Dec.25/26 update to SERPs, fact.

  • David says:

    All very good SEO steps & I can confirm the same results. Google now indexes new blog posts on my site within a few hours.

  • Jeff says:

    I agree – with blogs, 24-48 hours is the norm and has been (in my experience) for the last year.

    What is more interesting to me is how to get better rankings on various content pages faster.

    I have thousands and thousands of content pages – all original, some highly targeted, some not so much, some on blogs, some static, some on other sites.

    What I have noticed – without question – is that my content pages over 2-years old are being indexed incredibly high.

    That’s a very nice surprise – but it makes me wonder – while older pages may mean more legitimate sites, doesn’t it also mean the content is more dated and therefore less relevant?

    In any case, if age is bocoming so much more important – how can we increase the ranking of our pages sooner…?

    Anyone else have older content pages doing well all of sudden?


  • ron says:

    The first person to work out how google rates websites will be a millionaire. If you dont try to trick sites with black hat methods I find your site will get good ratings.The only problem is as with all websites major changes without leaving old pages in place cause loss of rankings something the search engines do not seem to be able to get around.

  • Peter (IMC) says:

    Yes that’s not so strange. The submit form of Google generally also works really fast.

    But of course you need to do all the other stuff in order to keep it indexed.

  • Thomas Bladecki says:

    I have had 5 sites indexed within 24 hours in the past 2 weeks.

  • It,s good news for publishers that Google indexing sites in 24 hours. That is why I usually say that Google is God for small publishers. Just imagine that when someone from us do hard work for website and it published in 24 hours, it,s really great. cheers, dear Googlers.

    -Yusuf Kirmani

  • Kevin W says:

    Perhaps not 24 hours, but I have seen a site indexed in less then a week without ANY action on my part, aside from registering and hosting the domain. There was no content other then the default “under construction” page, no links, and I hadn’t submitted it to Google or anywhere else. Kinda cause a pain in the butt though, because until Google crawled it again, which too 2 months, the Google index description was useless and off topic for the content I had put up

  • EDWARD says:

    I find this useful for a quick seo on any new site. Makes sense!

  • stuart says:


    i produced a new site http://www.southportdirectory.com and added it to Google search bot, within 24 hours i was on page 2 of a Google search thats without submitting it to any directories. so yes it does look like Google are indexing sites within a day.

  • Google is great. My problem is with McAfee SiteAdvisor. My web site has been up and running since 1999 and, until December 07, had the green check with SiteAdvisor – no pop-ups, no spam, no unsafe links, zero problems. Beginning in December, they say my site hasn’t been tested. When I contact them, I get a message that they are experiencing difficulties with their site verification process. I have a decent rating in Google search (11) but my hits are way down and I think it’s because of SiteAdvisor.

  • Matt Foster says:

    Yes, always have seen indexing this quick. Don’t know why you claim Google is doing it “again”. They always have if you do it right. Another great way to get it done that you did not mention is through use of a blogger.com blog.

  • Brett says:

    I tried to do this a while back and found that entering the whole domain name in Google toolbar eg : site:http://www.massagemelbourne.com.au go mine indexed in a couple of days.

  • apentium says:

    Nothing new in that. Google does a quick job these days. However, after being indexed within hours your page may disappear as quickly from the index.

  • James says:

    It seems to happen pretty quickly with just a few paragraphs, and a link from another site or blog, but I like to hedge my bet a little, and get several from other sites that I know will be crawled.

  • Sue says:

    I read this on a forum that it has happened to some people in the last 2 days.

  • Craig says:

    I find as soon as Google hits you main company site and notices a new URL, it automatically gets indexed.

    I did have one case where I’d uploaded half a finished site to a brand new domain name and by the time it was finished, less than 48 hours later, it was indexed in Google and #1 for [industry][local_town]

    So yeah, I have noticed!!

  • I think what most of you are missing is I’m not talking about a new page being indexed in 24 hours, that happens in minutes for our blog and other sites I run. What I’m talking about here is a brand new site, brand new domain being launched. It will take weeks if all you do is add a link or two to the site somewhere, but with this process it can take as little as 24 hours.

  • Brett says:

    Indexed and appearing on page 1 quickly can happen but it will more than likely drop quite quickly. Mine appeared within a couple of days and is now well down the list and so it should be.
    View site

  • I’ve definitely noticed a jump in search engine inclusion in the past 3-4 months. Basically it appears that if you can get the spiders to find your site through various methods across the internet, your site will have a higher consideration for inclusion. I used most of these steps before and with only a splash page found we were getting listed. This is the site: SEO Web Marketing Company

    Other helpful tips would be to register your domain for longer than the 1 year minimum as it shows that you are not a fly by night website.

    Although you might get indexed in the results, you will obviously not hold a good spot in the SERPs. You may experience the temporary Google Jump (thrown on the first few pages for a short time) but you will be adjusted accordingly soon after. Happy SEOing.

  • Jeylan says:

    My Site http://www.todaymybirthday.com 3 yrs old indexed from the begining but not going up ,no idea what is wrong.

  • Tony says:


    Thank you for this post. Very interesting.

    Out of all the steps you have done, I wonder which in particular causes google to carry out a speedy index. I tend to think it is the submission of sitemaps but I have no evidence to prove one way or another. Any thoughts?

    thanks for this article.

  • @Tony – I think it is a combination. I think the link from Digg, sitemap, and analytics may be the most helpful, just a guess, I’ll try it next time I’ve got a new site. 🙂

  • I’ve seen googlebot coming to crawl as I’ve opened my brand new page with adsense on it

  • barry says:

    Thats good .. your the god are you .. NO!!

    I do this stuff every day and and i dont go showing off about it ..

    Getting listed in Google is so easy nowadays. My new site http://www.rustinutz.co.uk got listed in one day too. All i did was posted in a popular forum and added it as alink to my website. Nothing special. thing is can you get top end rankings for the chosen and top end search terms? that would be impressive.

  • I suggest doing all the steps done in this article. You basically are telling Google.. hey, I am here and I think i deserve to be indexed.

    You would need to perform a proper experiment with a control site and various scenarios in order to accurately judge which step is the most helpful. There would be quite a few combinations to calculate as well.

    I think the the main thing we can gather from this article is that there is no magic trick to getting listed. Start getting quality inbound links begin interacting with Google’s various webmaster tools.


    Internet Marketing Professional

  • barry says:

    Almost forgot … instead of showing off about your seo please check your CBC …

  • Must be doing something wrong. I had a nice ranking on Google for skipsprints.com, page 3 for key phrase “portraits from photographs,” but decided to put all of the content from that site under a new domain name, http://www.skipsportraits.com. Most everything about the site, except the DN, title, and description, is the same, but it hasn’t appeared yet, and is not even listed under my full name, which brings up my other sites. Any suggestions?

  • Mazk says:


    Thank you for your Post, very informative !
    I think adsense ( or any Google related subscribtion like Blogger )plays a good part in indexing that fast, my new site took less than 24 hrs to show; and I have not started Social Bookmaking yet!


  • @ Skip,

    It’s called Duplicate content. Do a search online for it. Just changing the title tag, descp is not enough. Your best bet is to perform a 301 redirect from your old pages to your new pages. This tells Google that this is the new site it should be considering and that all link value from the old site should be attributed to the new domain.

    Take care,

    Website Design Services

  • LeafsNews says:

    My site gets new content indexed in under 5 minutes usually. I am posting upwards of 30 articles a day and I would assume that Google is indexing my site quickly because there is a fair amount of content added everyday.

  • Lee says:

    Tony, the most frequently spidered sites these days are highly ranked and highly active social media sites. Google spiders are running through social sites every hour in order to keep up with the content changes.

    As soon as you publish a well described and titled bookmark or post to a social media or bookmarking site, Google will often encounter the link and spider your site within a couple of hours of the bookmark or post being published.

  • Our website isn’t a new website, It’s about 3 years old. We’ve noticed during the last 4-5 weeks that new users are adding their podcasts to our podcast directory Podseek.net and google is sending traffic to the directory for new additions as they are approved. Sometimes it seems like it’s less than 24 hours.

  • LeafsNews says:

    Oh – and this this site was indexed in under 24 hours as well (new domain and never used before).

  • LeafsNews says:

    Oh – and hthis site was indexed in under 24 hours as well when it was first launched(new domain and never used before).

  • I cancelled the account for my old domain name, thinking that would eliminate any duplication, and none of the pages come up as anything other than errors at this point. Do I need to re-establish that account and re-direct the old pages, or will time eventually allow Google to recognize the change? My thing is painting and artwork, so technically speaking, I’m out of my league here. You can probably tell that from my site, a holdover from the days of FrontPage Express.

  • Chris says:

    We have a data entry girl come in each day to input descriptions of new items. We have noticed that within 1-2 days that the item and its new description have been captured by Google AND we start receiving inquiries and (more importantly) sales on those items.

    I think what is more important is when Google actually does its Ranking/Re-Ranking. I am unsure if this is done each day as much as I am sure that google visits our site almost every day to collect more of our content.


    Fine 14 Karat Gold Jewelry

  • Hi Guys..

    YES! I seem to always get listed in Google within 24 hours.. Sorry but i’ve never understood why some don’t. I don’t do much of what was said. I wouldn’t know how to do half of it.
    This is ALL I do.. I mean ALL.. No conyent analysis or anything I create a few simple pages and then go to Google webmaster and ‘validate’ your url.. You can do this 2 ways.. ‘a html page or Meta code’ Add it to your index page, verify site (All this takes about 10 minutes) and then…. nothing! That’s it! In 24 hours, I’m in! This has nearly always happened to my sites. I’ve never understood what everyone was writing about! Maybe I should start a business and charge money! or maybe I could just tell you guys!!
    Look at the last site that was listed a couple of days ago.. real simple.. http://www.millenniumre.com.au

    All the best guys..


  • Mike Stone says:

    I have about 12 websites for Stairlifts in New York. I always pick a domain name with my keywords in it. This is a sure way to get ranked quicker.I also use http://www.Engineseeker.com which gets me on the first page in 24 hours. Mike Stone 631-278-1940

  • Tyler says:

    Yep. Posted a video on YouTube and then paste the YouTube code onto a completely new domain. 38ways.com. No sitemap. No submission to social bookmarking/social media sites except for one link in our own blog (infusionblog.com). 38ways.com was indexed in Google the next day.

    Nice work.

  • Ritchie says:

    wow!! nice article. Never try this one before. ^_^ Sitemap really helps a lot for SEO. Been doing it for a long time and it really helps a lot for google.

  • Mike Stone says:

    If anyone wants any ideas to get ranked higher in Google. I Have about 12 websites.Go to the home page and click on the partners link to see them.Please check them out and e-mail me what you think… Thank You , Mike Stone – Divine Design Usa Stairlifts – http://www.LongIsland-Stairlift.com

  • Michael – Not only is Google rapid0indexing, but they are also dunamically indexing blogs with ‘trusted’ feeds on the fly. For at least the past 4 months …. Charlie

  • Mike says:

    Yes, my site (blog) went up recently, I have also noticed my blogs are getting indexed with Google in about 10 minutes! I would post a blog, wait about 5-10 minutes and type the full url in the search box, only to see it indexed! Nice!

  • Yes…I got the same result…plus, Google recognized my Keywords much more clearly…my site is product specific so this is truly a bonus. Also, I had originally listed by business site in AboutUs.org and eventually Google, Yahoo, and MSN recognized it, but when I added my personal “bio” and linked my other sites THERE, the link was mentioned in 24 hours. This is an excellent turnaround time, especially considering that my business is a niche market, fairly new, and not really all that condusive to adding “written content” without reiterating what other sites that sell similar product to mine have been writing about for years! So, I am really dependent on Google and Yahoo in particular to get me listed by keywords in at least the top 50 website; for 3 of my main keyword(s) or phrases I am in the top ten with Google, Yahoo, and MSN!

    But, thanks for the heads up on the social sites….I think this makes a big difference!

  • CH says:

    24 hours… What took so long?

    The last site I did and watched was indexed in about 4 hours. That was probably six months ago.

  • yeah, i have had a few sites get indexed that quickly….My thoughts are :

    – add google analytics
    – create webmasters account
    – add sitemap
    – submit site to google
    – add anchor text backlink from a site that gets indexed at least every 4 days or so….(a site or some importance in google’s mind)

    and you should see it in google’s index quickly.

  • sanjeev says:

    yes its happing, some of our site pages indexed in google too.


  • edwin says:

    Yes, once with this site:
    Zamex pose de chape
    I just placed a link in a directory with an high index rank

  • I saw 22 minutes indexing last week. Frankly, I was very surprised. Google Indexing tool has definitely improved.

  • Ram says:

    Hi . Good article and very sensible piece of writing. At http://www.findnearyou.com with a shoe string budget and a small team getting search engine traffic is all u pray about. Digg’in it, blogging, specific domain linking has helped us a lot and google had indexed us even within 15 minutes sometimes – more becuase of the popularity of the site that has our link or mention of it.

    i will try your service and give feedback

    tahnx once again

  • L.Bart says:

    Google love some services and you can index new website during 1 hour (or faster) with their help. I can give an advise individually to anybody who ask this.
    L.Bart, Ukraine

  • jonathon says:

    sometimes google indexs new blog post from my site in under one hour which is fast, but i have a fews site which google will not index well apart from the main page thats all that gets indexed.

  • Simon Young says:

    I definately see google picking up new pages in my site every single day – by that I mean I can start a thread in my forum with a unique title and the next day that page will be at the top of the google listings for the phrase in the title of the thread. All my site is angling and fishing tackle related and this gets me masses of relevant traffic, only noticed this change about september last year. Talk Angling UK

  • For sure, I have seen some pages be searchable in google within 5 hours of uploading them!

  • Dan says:

    We have a new site http://DecoCams.com. Before the new year I designed the site with all of the latest bells and whistles, meta tags, and highly relative keywords and content. I submitted into Digg, Delicious, DMOZ, Propeller, and finally my google sitemap.

    And within 24-48 hours, our site was indexed really well, and we’re in the top for our primary keywords.

    This formula, and some other minor techniques can make for a powerful site launch.

    The best part is, our site only really has two pages of indexable content relative to the domain. Our main page, and then a page of text featuring our printed ad. So with the right amount of content and organizational skills, a site can be brought to life quickly thanks to Google.

  • schools says:

    I also saw my new site indexed in 24 hours. I linked to it from 2 question and answer sites and 2 article sites. I put it in google analytics and I also served adsense ads.

  • Amy says:

    Thank you for this article. Great information! I have been working with a mentor and we had covered most of these steps and my website has been indexed. It is good to know that I am on the right track. I hope to earn a living online in the near future. Thank you again for your articles.

  • Robert says:

    Thanks very much for the information http://www.ppvdigitalcablefilter.com

  • Hey great recipe for indexing. I will remember it when I build my next site. I do web design so it will not be long before I use it.


  • J says:

    With 8 or 9 sites going up over the last few months, I have noticed that they are indexed by Google in just a few days, and before I get ANY links to them. I discovered this by building a site for a carpet install/repair business online. I got the first two pages done and while I was waiting for feedback from the owner I discovered that Google had indexed the site.

  • Lynn Bishop says:

    Yep, I had a site last week, brand new Website, all I did was put a link in my blog, and thought I’ll do the rest of the submission stuff tommorrow. That was about 10.30 at night, next day I was setting up quick links to googles link: and site: engines, and couldn’t believe 5 pages had been indexed already.
    I’ve had that happen when I’ve done SEO on exisiting websites, but never never on a new website.

  • James says:

    So much for all those site submission services that once existed! Not much need anymore. If this continues, a lot of SEO tricks will be obsolete soon.

  • Shareman says:


    Thanks a lot for the information. I used to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for getting indexed. Let me try your method and give a feedback again. Nice idea. Thanks once again

  • bob says:

    i just got my new site index after five days, so not so good, the sites totally SEO and still only one page is loged.

  • stuart says:


    oh yes you can have your website indexed by google in a matter hours if your use add words, but the seconed you pause your addwords account google seems to know and not much longer after that your website goes out of the google search results.

    i tried this out now with two websites, http://www.southportdirectory.com
    paused the add, site went missing from results un-paused it 4 hours later sites back in search results same placement as before. so i tried it with another site http://www.nolantarmacadam.co.uk
    same thing again.

    upped the amout i would spend on clicks with http://www.southportdirectory.com to £100 per month and now with an hour of doing so i’m on page 1 2nd from the bottom. so as long as i throw money at google my free to advertise site will be included, if i dont pay i get my sites removed. hows that work?

  • John says:

    Amazing, really, took me only two days to show up several times with

  • i have a problem with our blog on our website. can somebody tell me why i cant get the blog in the index? other sites are within 24 h in the google index. there is no DC etc. – but i can´t find any failure.

  • vinshe says:

    Yes I have also get index in 24 hours. But everytime my experience is different. Ones i index through Squidoo and other time with propeller.

  • I had the same experience yesterday and brought big motivation 🙂

  • MG says:

    I think most powerful step is to include google analytics.. I tested different websites, and Analyctics is the best way to get a page indexed!

  • Squidoo is very good. I only have good experiences with it. You can trust in.

  • http://www.todaymybirthday.com says:

    make a video und upload it to youtube.com but not forget to add your keywords and your site Url.

  • The fastest I have ever been able to get a new site indexed was 4 days. Hats off to you for getting it done faster!

  • Detektei says:

    Well I have alwas thought that linking good content on social bookmarks could help to be faster in the google index!

  • David says:

    it is great idea.

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