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December 3, 2010

How to get your blog indexed on Google search

If you are using a blog to promote your business, you want to be noticed. The best thing that can happen is for your blog to appear in Google searches, that is, being indexed. In order for this to happen, you will need to do several things.

• Create posts, lots of them. The more posts you do, the more keywords you use, the more original content is seen by the "Google bots". Writing one or two posts and forgetting about it will not work!

• Remember to Tweet your posts. Now, be careful with this one. If you decide to write a dozen posts today, don't post all of them to Twitter today. They will "clog up" your follower's Twitter page, and people don't like that. One to two Tweets a day should be your maximum.

• Promote your blog. Yes, you are already promoting it through Twitter, but what about an email or two? If you have taken the time to write that cool post about improving your tennis swing, take a couple extra minutes and send me the link in an email. Nothing elaborate - just "Brad, here is that post I promised about improving your back swing."

There is a real easy way to see if your blog is being indexed. Google yourself! Just type in your blog name (mine is bradhallart) and select "blog" in the Google options.
You should see your blog, and if you are fortunate, other blogs that are helping to spread your content. I was pleased to start seeing my blog posts on cartooning appear on "Cartoon World". No, this isn't plagiarism, this is exposure. You want this! If you don't see your blog on Google, don't despair. It takes time for the "bots" to find you. Go write more posts!

If you would like to get personal on-site software training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Dreamweaver in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, please contact me.  Yes, I will also do a training session on setting up your blog on Google Blogger! Paypal accepted, morning appointments only.

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