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Google’s Speedy Indexing of Blogs

Just minutes after my post about WidgetBucks went live it was indexed by Google. Readers reported seeing it ranked #1 for ‘widgetbucks’ just a few minutes after the post went up. I checked after 20 minutes and saw this – note the time reference ’23 minutes ago’.

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Lara noticed the same thing during the first prize giveaway yesterday on ProBlogger. That post ranked highly in Google within minutes of being posted.

I’m not sure how wide spread it is, but I’ve tested it with 10 or so other well known blogs and see the same thing and have heard a few bloggers reporting similar things in the past few days.

It looks like Google could be using Google Blog Search results in their main search queries to give Google users a more up to date search result – something that puts bloggers at a distinct advantage over other kinds of more static sites.

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Comments

  1. Ivan says:

    With a PR of 0 I got crawled in less than 8hrs and ranking in 8th for target keyword of my latest post. I probably got crawled faster but I didn’t really check to see until I read this post.

  2. Jean Paul says:

    Hi, my name is jean paul geoffroy im from Chile, And just wanna say Congratulation for your Blog, I love it. (Sorry my English) Bye …..

  3. B Carter says:

    I just did a search for my new blog with my post for today plus my domain name and the same results do not seem to be the case with me. In the big G’s defense, I think I need to go back and look at my tags a little closer.

  4. Goe D says:

    This is cool. I made a google search for “bash giveaway ebenta” and i got it indexed by Google quick pointing me to problogger’s post where I commented on. But I beleive Google only did this to the well-published blog.

  5. gaman says:

    While I’m certain that Google loves blog, I don’t think speedy indexing is limited to blogs alone. A site’s update frequency and PageRank may play some rules.

  6. My blog entry just made it to number 2 on Google (out of 5,080) within 12 minutes.

    http://www.grahamjones.co.uk/2007/10/make-most-of-online-opportunities.htm

  7. Rednights says:

    I see the same thing happening.

    I have a PR of 0.
    I post infrequently.

    But two of my post (literally I did 2 posts in this month) were #1-2 in Google 30 minutes after I hit the Publish button. Just goes to show that way too many websites in my niche, have no idea how to SEO.

  8. pixelhandler says:

    Wow, this post has a lost of comments. I’m using a WordPress blog and the all in one SEO plugin; I launched a new site for a friend that took 3 days to get indexed by Google. I also am using the Google sitemaps plugin for WordPress. It seams like Google is very responsive to their sitemaps. Check out my audio post on this subject at pixelhandler.com.

  9. Jaron says:

    Some very interesting comments. From what I can tell… Google will keep your quickly indexed new blog post if it contain popular content that is being searched for… otherwise it is dropped after 48 hours.

  10. Dale says:

    Google does not know that you have a blog or a web site. It crawls your pages all the same. The reason blogs are indexed more oftent and more effeciently is because blogs tend to be properly structured using CSS and lots of easy to index HTML. If you want ot speed up your indexing more, there is a tool that actually goes out and proactively announces each post you do in real time, telling the spiders that your blog has new content. It also automatically sends snipits to some of their vertical directories and give you an automatic inbound link. Its pretty cool but check it out at http://www.moguling.com

  11. misty says:

    My blog was indexed by end of Dec, 2007, three days after it was registered with Google Addurl program. My blog appears to be ranked the first item on page 1 IF and Only If I google the Title of my blog. Same case for some of other blogs that I have tested.

    It is not ranked at all if I Google words, phrases or paragraphs that exist in my posts. Why is that? How can I fix the problem? Thanks.

    Regarding Jay Thompson Oct 24, 07 comments,
    “A post this morning ranks on page 1 for “Phoenix real estate sales stats”…”, it seems that that blog’s title is “Phoenix Home Sale Stats”, which might be the reason that it was ranked on page 1.

    “thompsonsrealty.com” is not found on page 1 if googling “Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service” which exist on its home page.

  12. misty says:

    Uh, I’ve just found out that Google Search ranks my blog on page 1 for certain phrases and paragraphs, but not some people’s names. Will need to work on those people’s names…

  13. That’s a great news for bloggers! At least for most of them.