It’s common knowledge that most internet marketers and webmasters submit articles in order to gain exposure and build relevant backlinks to their websites. The mistake that many make though is they submit them and then forget about them. This is an easy way of doing things but if you are submitting your articles in order to build backlinks and gain more traffic via longtailed organic searches then you need to ensure that these articles get indexed. Until your articles are indexed your backlinks will hold ZERO value as Google will not know about them.
Some article directories such as Ezinearticles are not a problem lately as newly submitted articles are getting picked up quickly by Google at present. With some other article directories though, this isn’t always the case. Through my experience I have found that some directories do not get crawled thoroughly on a regular basis. This means that your articles may take weeks to get indexed and sometimes they may not get indexed at all. This is where you sometimes need to intervene to make sure your articles get crawled and indexed at super speed.
Some people do this by adding there article urls to popular social bookmarking sites. This worked pretty good as these popular sites get crawled constantly by Google in order to find new pages. The problem is though that many of these sites have banned many article directory domains.
The best method that I personally use and have done for some time now is to add your article urls to your signature link on a popular forum. This is a temporary link which I remove the next day. To give you an example – I currently have over 500 posts within an active forum. A forum that usually has over 1,000 members on at any one time making posts and starting new threads. Due to the level of activity within this forum Google will crawl it constantly. I simply add my links, generally about two urls. What I do then is make a few posts in busy or new threads. New or busy threeads are hot topics so Google will crawl them regularly. This will mean that it will pick up your added urls, assess them and then index them. Basically, as soon as I add my article urls to my signature, over 500 posts will instantly be updated with the new links which means Google only has to stumble on one of those 500+ posts in order to pick the new links up.
I have used this method for months and ALL my new articles and pages with my backlinks on get picked up and indexed within hours.
When you add a link to your signature using BBcode, which is usually the standard for forums, just put something like ‘1’ for the anchor text. As this will be for indexing purposes only, you won’t want these links to stand out like a sore thumb otherwise they may detract from your more important signature links.
Here is an example of the code you’d need to use…
Why not give it a try yourself!
To your success!