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New to this. When will my blog show up in search engines?

  1. I apologize if this has been asked 1000 times and I looked but could not find this question. How long does it take to show up in search engines? If I purchase a premium account does that up my chances of getting more readers? I have only had one so far. Thanks to those who answer.

    The blog I need help with is killingmyselfeachday.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there

    It can take quite a while before you start showing up in search results. I don't think premium upgrades have much to do with that, but rather the quality of your content. I suggest you check out http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ . Timethief is a regular in the forums and her blog contains a lot of helpful info for new bloggers, including articles on how to improve your search rankings.

    Happy blogging.

  3. Thanks so much for your answer Kokkieh! I will check out the suggested blog. Kindest regards-June

  4. Hi there June,

    You need to post frequently. It takes weeks for search engines to index content in a new blog and/or to re-index content under a new URL. What attracts search engines is unique content the cannot in posts that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet. Start now publishing original content posts frequently two or even three times weekly. For more information read > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

    The rule of thumb is to assign the least, not the most, combined number of only relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the post content. For tips on tagging see > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/03/15/quick-blog-post-tagging-tips/

    To verify blog ownership of a WordPress.com blog with the major search engines you must use this process > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
    Note: Even if you do not verify the blog the content will be indexed by search engines so don't feel panicky about this please.

    Note also that WordPress.com automatically supplies sitemaps for our blogs to search engines - we do nothing. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines

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