How Fast Does Google Index This Page? SEO 101? February 6, 2010Posted by Bernard Lunn in Uncategorized.
When I post on Read Write Web, it is indexed by Google within minutes. That is no surprise as it is a high traffic blog with high Page Rank score.
But I was very surprised to find a post that I wrote on this blog indexed within 15 minutes. It might have been quicker than that. My method was crude:
– some time later (in this case 15 minutes) Google the headline
So maybe it was 10 minutes? or 5 minutes? For this obscure long tail blog. Hey, welcome visitor, this is a really exclusive club, no riff raff here I can assure you. OK, maybe nobody here 🙂
My test # 1 was on this blog post:
My Google search: punk manufacturing.
My test # 2 was on this blog post:
My Google search:blogging useful distraction
Result: hours later, nada.
My test # 3 will be on this post. I am testing a theory. On Test # 1 I linked to Wired, a high Page Rank site. Theory: Google looks at links to determine how fast to index. Is that possible? I know nothing about how spiders really work.
So on this post I am going to link to Danny Sullivan. Methinks Google pays attention to him 🙂 Hi Danny, here is some random link love:
So, now I will post, wait a few minutes, Google and update this page with result.
10 mins: nada
Surprise: nothing on Twitter either.
But found lots of other people exploring this subject:
Maybe it is about search popularity? Punk Manufacturing is obscure. How fast does Google Index is a big SEO concern. So maybe I am there but on later pages?
Tried as far as page 5: nada
Result of my test? Who the hell knows?