It seems like just a few years ago it took Google forever to index a new URL and website. Well maybe not, but for anyone working on Internet marketing it felt like it took Google forever to index a new URL. Things have changed and Google is different these days. Remember the Six Million Dollar Man intro? “We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was before. Better. Stronger.” That’s what I think of Google. Google is better.
Okay I may have just dated myself with the analogy, but Google reminds me of the TV show intro. Google is better, stronger, and much faster. If you submit a brand new URL and website to Google via Google’s Add URL option and follow up with a XML sitemap through Google’s Webmaster Tools, the main URL is indexed within 24 hours. Actually, my latest website submission was indexed within about 18 hours. The entire website gets picked up over the course of the next week. That is fast. Much faster than the Google we knew years ago.
Of course, please remember that fast indexing does not come without work. Your website needs to be Google friendly and you need to have a few inbound links on Digg or another popular content tagging website. Keeping that in mind, it is much easier to get web presence these days that it was in years past. Google friendly websites and organic off page search engine optimization can and will reward a new website quickly.