Does Google Automatically Index New Blogspot and WordPress Blogs?

Feb 8, 2008 - 9:42 am 26 by

If you have a brand new site on Blogspot or WordPress, does it automatically get indexed in search engines?

In my experience, the answer was actually yes! But some others believe that it doesn't always happen.

Tedster, for example, says the following:

Without any external links, Google is not likely to index any site, whether it's a blog or not. They're definitely not likely to keep in the index for very long even, if they do discover the url somehow.

(And that's true. My rankings dropped for awhile a few weeks after the site but then they returned.)

As another person says, it depends on if it pings the search engines:

I think that if your blog automatically pings update services, it will eventually be discovered by search engines.

And incrediBILL confirms what I said:

I hate to burst some naysayers bubbles but Google indexed and ranked one of my new blogspot sites in less than 2 hours.

Finally, a question is asked:

Is Google favouring Blogger/Blogspot because they own it? If so... is that fair on people who use other blogging services?

Rest easy, my friend. My site that got indexed immediately was a WordPress blog hosted on its own domain. ;)

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Link Building

Google: Ignore Link Spam Especially To 404 Pages

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: We Have Taken Action On Some Parasite SEO In Recent Update

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:41 am
Bing Search

Mikhail Parakhin Breaks Silence On Mustafa Suleyman Of Microsoft (Kinda...)

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Gains Select Preferred Menu Source

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Crawl Budget Goes Across All Googlebot Crawling, Not Just Web Search

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:11 am
Blog Administration

Programming Note: Offline For Passover

Apr 22, 2024 - 4:05 pm
Previous Story: Do You Vary Anchor Text in Your Search Engine Optimization Efforts?