Do you check how many blog posts have been indexed by search engines?

@scheng1 (24800)
Singapore
November 8, 2009 7:05am CST
I seldom pay attention to the indexing. I know that a particular blog post has been indexed when search engines send in the visitors. Yesterday, I read in a book that search engine crawls a new blog once in 90 days, before shorten it to once in 45 days. For those blogs with more activities, the search engines will crawl many times a day. I went through many old blog posts from my newer blog. I noticed that many older blog posts are not indexed at all. The newer blog posts are ok, many showing up in search engines, even though it's not in the first page. Right now I'm in the midst of pinging each and every blog post right from the beginning. Do you check how many blog psots have been indexed by search engine?
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
8 Nov 09
You should be able to make some money from your work on the computer. I don't look at that type of stuff, but you really should if you are wanting to make money on it.
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I heard a lot of people complaining about that cat thing. Maybe they should unleash the dog and chase the cat away. I am sure some of my articles are suffering, I wouldn't know because I am still getting page views on all of them. Some I only have a small amount of views though. I just figured it was the writing. lol
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
9 Nov 09
LOL. I can't imagine checking all of mine. I am close to 900. Do you think I'll make clout 10 anytime soon?
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
9 Nov 09
haha, if you put in effort to check those with low page views, and learn to ping the articles, you can reach Clout 10 earlier. I can't imagine having 900 articles and take ages to reach Clout 10. Your earlier articles must have made the search engines scratching their heads, wondering what keywords you are using. Some people with less than 200 articles reached Clout 10 sooner than you oh! I guess search engines index 10% of your articles. You can probably check those articles with less than 500 page views, and ping them.
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@tomysole (457)
• United States
10 Nov 09
It really depends on how many incoming links you have to your blog. Search engine spiders follow links and if your blog has many high PR links that are directed towards it then the spider will crawl you within a few days. If you have good content with lots of inbound links you should have no problem becoming indexed really quickly.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Hi Tomysole, the problem is not in indexing quickly or not. The problem is that the newer blog posts are mostly indexed, some within 24 hours. The problem is that the search engines have not indexed backward all the way to the first few posts. Almost all the incoming links are to the main blog, and not to the individual post. I did not notice the problem with the first blog, partly because I dont bother. By now the search engines have more or less indexed backwards right to the start. Another mistake I make is to ping the blog using the main blog url instead of copying the url of the individual page. By the time the spiders start to crawl, it will be a few days later, and the spider crawls the main page. Now I have to manually ping the url of each blog post.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Nope. I don't check for anything having been indexed by search engines. I just concentrate on writing and doing the other stuff that I have to get done and hope for the best.
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Hi Canellita, most of the time I dont bother. Those articles in Helium, AC and Bukisa can take care of themselves. I bother only about my blogs. Since I started my newer blog in May, the bulk of the blog posts in May, June and July are not indexed, which is a disappointment. I have to manually ping the articles, do backlinking to the articles to attract the attention of the search engines.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Scheng, what is the new blog about? How many blogs do you have total?
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Ok, since mommaj already asked the obvious question, what does an article ping do?
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
8 Feb 10
Hi Scheng, it's been awhile since we chit-chat. I think what you said makes some sense. But it depends on the success of the blog too. In my opinion, if a blog is getting lots of traffic per day, it might makes sense to do that pretty much to send more to search engine. If not, there's always the tweetmeme... Where have you been, been awhile you've been in the lot, what's the latest on your end?