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How to Get Google to Crawl and Index You New Website Quickly
People know that Google will deliver free website traffic. Much more than the other search engines like MSN or Yahoo! combined.
But you may have heard the rumor that Google puts new websites into what people call the "sandbox." Its supposed to be like a "waiting list" where new websites aren't included in their search results until a "certain amount of time" has elapsed. How or why this rumor got started isn't clear.
Internet Marketing "gurus" have profited on this rumor. They say their software can get your new website crawled and indexed by Google and avoid the "sandbox."
Because many of us don't want to wait for results, we fall for the hype in the sales letters that push these questionable products.
Unfortunately, some of these products can give you only short term or mediocre results.
Some of these questionable methods include creating hundreds or thousands of blogs and posting links to your new websites on each. In one case, Blogspot or Blogger blogs, own by Google, will disable all of your Adsense ads if you create hundreds or thousands of fake blogger accounts just to earn income from Adsense.
Another strategy will use an application that automatically posts your links onto the comment sections of hundreds blogs that belong to other people. Owners of these blogs consider this spam and can report your website to your web hosting company who may decide to disable your account.
With such a high penalty to pay for questionable results, why take the risk when there are legitimate ways to get your site crawled and indexed by Google?
Two legitimate methods can achieve immediate results without getting you into trouble with bloggers or Google.
Having your site listed in web directories is the easiest way for Google to discover your new website and get your web pages crawled and indexed. There are hundreds of directories, which organize websites under different categories. Many of these directories have good Page Rank and are easy to get into if your site meets their submission criteria.
Submitting articles with your link in a resource box to article directories will also help get Google to discover your new website and get it crawled and indexed. There are hundreds of these article directories which also have good Page Rank and will accept your articles if your article is useful and well written.
If your site is search engine friendly, i.e., if your site is built so it can be easily crawled and indexed by the search engines, and you have relevant and unique content which is valuable or useful to your visitors, then your new site will not be stuck in the so called "sandbox."
If you use these two legitimate methods you should not be surprised to see Google crawl and index their new website within 24 hours. Only a few days later, their sites are already getting traffic from the search engines.
Once you realize that these legitimate practices for getting crawled and indexed by Google are available and that they can give you immediate results, you don't have to fall for the shady and questionable tactics that some Internet marketing "experts" are promoting to get you to buy their software.
Copyright (c) 2006 by Leroy Chan
About the Author: For a free list of web and article directories to help you get your new website crawled and indexed by Google go to http://www.InternetMarketingView.com the resource for your Internet Marketing Business Plan .