How to test a website is indexed on Bing and Google.

How long does it take for a website to be indexed?  – To show in the search engines.

Although it varies, it seems to take as little as 4 days and up to 6 months for a site to be crawled by Google and attribute authority to the domain.  When you publish a new blog post, site page, or website in general, there are many factors that determine how quickly it will be indexed by Google.  A longer-established website will index better and rank higher, add to this an active website, plenty of unique content and active on social media this all helps to index better with Google.

Google Spoil Us, they automatically index our websites

Most of us simply publish a website and ‘as if by magic’ Google includes (indexes) our website and publish search results.  This is great, indeed the service from Google has improved over the past 20 years.  Google improves its algorithms and searches technology to benefit the searcher. Google is motivated to capture as much rich data (the text on your website) as possible from your website so they can produce accurate search results for their customers.  

How to check your website is indexed.

Put this in the search bar site:yourwebsitename.co.uk

Once Indexed The Work Begins

Simply showing in a Google search will not be good enough.  You need to make sure you rank high for your chosen phrases.  To do this your website should be optimised – page by page.  This means making sure your page content is descriptive, the cornerstone content text is added to the META sections, you don’t overdo it,  you write in an understandable and easy to read way and your website is not stagnant.

The website was always meant to be a changing platform, never a brochure online and Google penalise stagnant websites.  So, updating often is a must.

Social media is huge, we live and breath it.  Your customers devour it therefor if you are a business owner you must be involved with at least the to socials.

Top search engines | Most Popular Search Engines in the World

Google 75%
Still the king in Europe and the USA.

Bing 28%
– Bing replaced MSN Search as Microsoft’s answer to Google in 2009. Launching with just 8.4 percent of the search market share, they quickly crossed 10 percent, and in a deal, later that year to power Yahoo search rose to 28.1 percent.  In 2016, they added AOL to the sites they provide search results for.

Baidu – China
– Baidu was founded in 2000 and is the dominant search engine in China with over 82 percent market share in China where Google comes in at 0.61 percent and Bing at 0.37 percent.

Yandex – Russia
– The term Yandex was adopted in 1993 standing for “Yet Another iNDEXer.” The Yandex.ru domain was launched in 1997.  In 2011, they went public on the New York Stock Exchange with an IPO of $1.3 billion making it the second-largest at the time (right after Google).  Yandex currently powers more than half of all searches in Russia.