Does Google Automatically Index New Blogspot and WordPress Blogs?

Feb 8, 2008 • 9:42 am | comments (26) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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.

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