How to Get Your Blogger Blog Indexed by Search Engines

This is the most commonly asked question by new blog owners. Everyone loves traffic and traffic comes from search engines so we must make sure that our blog is regularly indexed by search engines specially Google. Here are simple things you can do to make sure the search engines always keep an eye on your blog and its content.

1- Submit Your Blog URL to Search Engines!

This is the first and most important step. You have to submit the address or URL of your Blogger blog to search engines. Tell them you're here & ready to rock. Here is a tutorial:

Blogspot SEO: Submit Your Blog to Google, Yahoo and Bing Search Engines

2- Submit Your Blog Sitemap to Google!

After submitting your URL, you should also submit your sitemap to Google. Sitemap contains links to all of your posts so it will help search engines crawl deeply. Google offers a very convenient way to do that through Google Webmaster Tools. Here is a video tutorial to do that:

Blogspot Video Tutorial: Submit Blog Sitemap to Google via Google Webmaster Tools

3- Add a Followers Gadget & Encourage People to Follow You!

Blogger offers a fantastic gadget called Followers. It allows people to follow your blog which means whenever you'll publish a new post, it will appear on your followers' dashboard. For details see these links:

-> How do I add the Following gadget to my blog?

-> What is Following?

4- Get High Quality Inbound Links!

If someone has a blog related to yours then you can request him/her to put a link of your blog. If you are writing original content then ask visitors to link back to your blog. They can simply add your blog link in a post or sidebar gadget. Google loves the original inbound links.

Another good practice is to link to your older posts in the new posts. For example, in the first 2 points of this tutorial, I've linked to my previous tutorials. These are internal links.

5- Search Engines Love Fresh Content!

Make sure to add quality content and write often on your blog. Encourage comments and answer them regularly. Search Engines love updated content and will crawl your blog constantly. Don't copy from other blogs because duplicate content can result in severe punishments by search engines.

Final Words!

Nothing happens overnight. Don't be disappointed if you're not seeing any sudden changes in traffic. Changes can take at least a month or more depending on your blog's popularity and content quality. Install some tracking service (Google Analytics or SiteMeter) to keep an eye on your traffic and monitor the results. Feel free to ask any question or share anything good.


  1. Bilal! I must say your tutorials are very helpful, specially for beginners like me :D

    I did everything except linking with friends... will do it slowly and gradually...

    Thanks again bro!

  2. @ rIZ, thanks for the kind words :)

  3. Your post is indeed very effective. And I congratulate you with that. Thanks for providing us such valuable information.

  4. I will try to do it , thank you for your tips. Also, I followed you :)

    I need a followers, If you (BLOGGERS) will follow me, I will definitely follow you.

    Thank you.

  5. Bilal, I'm excited on your article. I'm a Engineering Student of India. Hope, Your advice will work well for me. Thanks a Lot brother


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