Automatically Determining when Google Indexes Your Site

Aug 17, 2007 • 9:46 am | comments (4) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

I found a pretty cool tool in DigitalPoint Forums yesterday, and the concept is very interesting. Instead of typing "site:domain.com" obsessive compulsively in a Google Search box to find out if your site is being indexed, why not get notified to eliminate the need to check every time?

Now you can, according to DigitalPoint Forums member Sebastin. He outlines the following steps:

  1. Download the MrUptime Firefox Extension.
  2. Do a search on Google for your site as such: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.yoursite.com
  3. Add that search to MrUptime and check off a few parameters.
  4. Click "Add Watch.

That's all there is to it. Once it's there, you'll be notified. :)

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

Robbin Habermehl

08/17/2007 02:42 pm

Won't this be considered as spam? In various tests became clear that using the 'site: command' too often will result in a penalty.

Chad Mauldin

08/17/2007 03:59 pm

I have always just used Google alerts for my sites. I set them up for the site name plus the url. Also is a great link finding tactic, lets you easily find people that mention you or quote you with out a link.

Michael Martinez

08/17/2007 05:59 pm

This is a stupid tool to promote as it will just encourage people to hammer servers with useless junk HEAD requests. Server operators always suffer because of the lazy, selfish, stupid, narrow-minded attitudes of FireFluff lovers. You have no idea of how much this kind if crap tool pisses me off.

Barry Schwartz

08/17/2007 06:09 pm

Google Alerts is the way to go here.

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