As I have recently started this new weblog I had to get it on Google (the main source of organic traffic) as soon as possible. I was able to get it indexed within just a couple of days by going through the steps below.
1. Submit your blog to www.google.com/addurl. This way at the first crawl Google does it will also include the link you submitted.
2. Create and submit a XML Sitemap.
Install Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress and configure it. This WordPress plugin will automatically generate a sitemap and ping the search engines to download it. When you have the sitemap.xml file generated go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ to submit it to Google. This way the latest content you post will be on the search engine within hours of it being published.
3. Get some links to your blog from already indexed websites.
After you have your website indexed it is a good idea to have some static links from other websites pointing to your blog. This will get you better ranking in the searches as Google is ranking websites especially by the number and importance of external links that link to a website. I used for this a couple of my existing blogs as well as some of my social network profiles.
Using these 3 steps I got my blog from its initial launch to being included in Google’s index within a couple of days. From experience I can tell that if you don’t follow this steps it can take months before you will start receiving traffic from Google, traffic that usually makes a difference.