By Tom Jackson Want to increase your chances of getting found on Google? One fast and free method is to register your web sites directly with Google. That’s right I said web sites (plural). Get a list of ALL your vanity URLs – these are there websites with your name in them. A good example is LinkedIn, mine is www.linkedin.com/in/thomasjacksonjr. All of the links direct people right to your information, even if it is not your website. Once you get your vanity URL list together;
- Google Profile
- Etc, etc
Then go to the Google URL registration page: http://www.google.com/addurl/
Cut and past ALL your URLs in one at a time. That is all there is to it. You have just directly registered your URLs with GOOGLE – the biggest name in search engines. Does this mean you are now a #1 search result? Probably not, but you have just increased your chances of someone finding your site via Google.
Thomas Jackson is a Social Media and Business Development professional focusing on strategic Social Marketing strategies for small and medium businesses. You can read more about Thomas on www.linkedin.com/in/thomasjacksonjr, or follow him on Twitter at BizDevTom or via his blog Tom's Tips at http://tjacksonjr.wordpress.com.