Anurag Bhateja asked me a question – Is there any way to make google re visit my website? because the Search Engine were disabled in WordPress by default when i upgraded it and due to this even after enabling two days ago its not coming in search engines. Any quick solution for this?
First of all you dont have to panic when these kind of situation arises because this is something which is quite normal and can be fixed quickly. First of all you need to make sure that all the settings on your blog are correctly set and there is no disabling option enabled at the moment. For this you need to visit the Privacy Settings > Blog Visibility section of your blog where in you need to select the option which says – I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Sphere, Technorati) and archivers.
Next directly visit this link and submit your main blog url ie your root domain name and invite the Google robots to visit your website and index all its content. Since its totally or partially deindexed the chances are that most of the links would not get spidered which is why you need to generate a Sitemap which would list all the pages of your blog at one place through which the bots can easily crawl and index. If you handle a single blog its recommended to go for plugins like Google Sitemap Generator
We have already written previously about Google Sitemaps, Yahoo Sitemaps & Live Sitemaps but you can try out this simple plugin. In order to show you a demo i installed a copy of this plugin at Christmas wow and activated it. Next visit the settings section and check out all the settings, though its recommended not to touch any settings except the ‘Change Frequencies’ option where in you need to change the Posts option from Monthly to Daily if you update your blog daily. Click on update option and proceed to the next step.
Then in the same settings page you will find a top tab saying that a Sitemap wasn’t generated, and you need to click on the link to build it for the first time. Once you do that all your blog posts, categories, static pages & homepage would be crawled and would be listed in a xml formatted sitemap file like this.
Now login to your Google Webmaster Tools account and submit your newly generated sitemap. Now wait for a days time for the tool to index your sitemap and then you will find all your blog posts in the Google Index. Its also recommended that you perform link building for your blog posts in order to gain better search engine rankings and regular indexing.