Question: After making changes to your website, how long does it take Google to reindex, or update it’s search results?
Answer: and one that is frequently asked. Here’s the deal. Google is reputation based. So adding NEW content frequently, blogging FREQUENTLY, issuing NEWS frequently, syndicating news FREQUENTLY, and getting it to be syndicated… TRAINS Google that your site is updated FREQUENTLY.
Then, Google will come back, and you can very quickly get reindexed. If, however, you have trained Google that you do NOT update frequently, then this can take a long time. Many sites sit stale for weeks or months; Google figures this out, and stops returning.
If that is the case, then you have to RETRAIN Google by issuing news, blogging, posting frequent content, using Webmaster tools, etc. – things that we explain later in the course. Once you RETRAIN Google, then it can be pretty quick.
Finally, do your searches and click on the CACHE link in the Google results – that will tell you your current status.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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