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Getting listed on Search Engines

Since writing the Finding Readers series of blog tips I’ve had a number of people ask for more information on getting listed on Search Engines – particularly Google.

Patrick Taylor has written a great post on Boosting your Google Ranking. He incorporates most of the tips I’ve seen written elsewhere in a way that even I (mostly) understand.

His main points include:

- Archive Individual Posts
- Incorporate post title into individual post title tags – I have this and it seems to work very well.
- Link a lot – and try to attract links
- Wrap Hypertext around words – ie don’t have links like click here but instead use descriptive terminology that people are likely to do a search on. Eg the best digital photography link on the web.
- Make your blog slim/trim and fast – he provides great resources for this.

Anyway – there is heaps to think about in his article – check it out.

You might also like to check out Google: Is your blog indexed? which also has some good tips on getting your blog indexed on Google.

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Comments

  1. Hannah says:

    I just started blogging and have had essentially no traffic and of course have made no money. I found your articles useful and will try some tips. Since I don’t know a thing about blogging, I am scrambling to find info to help. I currently use adsense, but the whole thing about getting indexed is still confusing to me. I have two other blogs that are probably not as interesting as the first mentioned, but they were relevant to popular key words I found. My other sites are http://www.survivingyourspouse.blogspot.com and http://www.myrunningcircleslog.blogspot.com. I’m not in it to make the big bucks, but it would be fun to make a little extra. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I like your blog!

  2. I started to use adsense about ten months ago, since then I visited your blog almost everyday to gain tips from your site.
    I have been able to make more money to just read tips from problogger.
    Then I decided to make blog to adsense newbie in Indonesia, to help them with adsense.
    And this seo article is very helpfull to bring more visitors

    Thank You Darren

  3. Johnny says:

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  4. Josh R says:

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  5. Jill says:

    Thanks for the tips, I am very new to blogging and am trying to figure out all of the ins and outs with out going broke. This biggest obstacle I am facing is traffic. Your tips are timely, I am going to implement them starting today.

  6. Neena says:

    Problogger has motivated me to start my own blog relating to issues faced by busy mom’s and families. The blogging is enjoyable but I need to monetarily justify the time involved. Thank you for your wonderful tips about Adsense and getting listed in search engines. I have already implemented much of your advice.

  7. Tracy@SEO says:

    My sites are indexed by Google in 2 days.. The best way to get indexed by having a link backs from a decent web sites.

    Thanks

  8. Evan says:

    I have used google webmasters to index my site and also sitemap but why my site still not shown on the search results? Can anyone help me please?

    http://evan-wong.blogspot.com

  9. Good points. I use Blogger, figuring that Google would take care of the “heavy lifting” — which it did. Wrapping hypertext around words is a good idea and leads to more readable posts.

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