by Paula Neal Mooney
FantasyFootballFreeAdvice.com is a website about the 2007 fantasy football season and beyond, a site that my husband and I have been holed up creating the last few days.
Ever since learning about the successes of folks I met at BlogHer07, having fun and making nearly $12,000 per year off one niche site alone, I've been intrigued with setting up new niche sites.
My readers are responded well to the idea, and are setting up niche sites of their own, so I thought I'd add my thoughts to other tips on how to get those sites indexed by Google fast:
1 - Buy your domain name for more than 1 year
I read somewhere that Google looks at the expiration date of your dot com name -- if it expires in a year, they don't treat it as seriously as those with longer periods. For that reason I extended my WatchFreeEpisodes.com to two years, and my husband bought FantasyFootballFreeAdvice.com for 5 years.
2 - Get a link from a website with PageRank 5 or higher
This guy says a link from a PR6 or higher blog will get you indexed in under 3 days by Google. Thank God my PR for this blog is PR5, and I found that a link from it also helped get the new sites indexed faster. (I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 2007 fantasy football site was being indexed by Google within about 4 days after setting it up.)
It also helps if you get the link from a site that is already being indexed by Google.
The same guy lists sites where you can buy a link from a high PR site and get immediately indexed for good, but another person said that if you buy a link for only a month or so then the site no longer links to you after that period, you'll get unindexed by Google.
I'm not sure about this one, but if you're desperado to get your new niche site indexed, it may be worth the money. (And speaking of money, notice that all the new niche sites we've set up use the AdsMinded Wide Wordpress Theme to optimize ad payouts. I'm lovin' WordPress!)
3 - Create a lot of great content with great anchor text...
...like 2007 fantasy football or Noel Gourdin or whatever upcoming hotly-searched-for niche topic you love writing about.
The more pages you consistently create around your anchor text and topic, the more URLs Google will have to index, some faster than others. This same guy once again has interesting ideas for getting Google to index these pages instead of submitting the URLs to Google, which is what I swear by doing after each post.
4 - Get a good and current sitemap submitted
As soon as you get all your new blog posts created, follow the steps I laid out in Step #9 here explaining how to get a sitemap uploaded in Google's Webmaster Tools for Blogspot, WordPress and other blogs.
I've found a sitemap integral to getting Google to crawl my pages.
I think that's it for now.
If you recognize some new trend in a crowded market, or a non-existent market -- consider setting up a new niche site about it, if that's your passion.
And as always, don't forget to come back and comment and as my grandma used to say:
"Tell me all about it..."
Hey! Where ya going? Don't leave without:
And check out my other sites:
WatchFreeEpisodes.com,Find The Answers,Noel Gourdin's Website and 2007 Fantasy Football Free Advice sites.