Everyone wants to rank well in Google. A high listing in the search engine results pages (SERPs) can bring you a ton of traffic which hopefully will translate into you making a lot of money. If you have a new URL though, how can you make sure your site gets indexed faster by the major search engines? Take a look at these easy to follow guidelines and you'll be listed in the SERPs in no time at all.
Submit a Sitemap
You first need to sign up for Google Webmaster Tools, this is valuable not only for adding your sitemap but also to get information in general on how Google views your site. Next you need to submit your XML sitemap. If you use WordPress then the Google XML Sitemaps plugin is a must as it will update your sitemap and ping Google whenever you add content. If you use a different content management system then there is probably an automated tool you can use for that as well, which I would highly recommend. If you have to create your sitemap manually then run the program at Audit My PC and upload the generated sitemap to your web server before submitting it to Google.
Get Quality Links
Now I've talked about if you should buy links for SEO and I pretty much think you shouldn't, but if you want to get indexed fast then this is the only time I would consider it, if only for a short duration. I feel like this will help the Googlebot get to your site quickly, especially if you get a link from a high PR site. You can also use some of my suggestions on how to get more one-way links, but to sum that article up you basically need to write great content and then get noticed by other sites in your niche by commenting on their blogs or linking out to sites. Most of the time the site owner will at least check out your site and they think your content is relevant and adds value to their readers they will give you some link love in return.
Another easy way to get links and to get indexed quickly is through social bookmarking. Digg is a very popular site where you can submit your content in the hopes of it catching on and getting to the front page. There is also plenty of other social sites like MySpace, StumpleUpon, and del.icio.us.
How do you get get your sites indexed? Let's hear about them in the comments.