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You ever have those weeks when things just seem to slow down to a crawl? Or when the days just fly by?

This was a weird week. The week started off with a bang with the highest visitors for one day ever on Site 1 with 1,702 users. Time was flying and I was crushing content. The creative juices were just flowing and I could clearly see the way forward.

Then on Wed, I started hitting a wall and the days were crawling. I kept going, but found myself having a hard time focusing, so I worked on the non-creative tasks like business/financial tasks. I guess it was good because I needed to catch up on some of those tasks.

So the Google reindexing tool is still down too, but I've figured out how to get my posts indexed in less than 24 hours. It's worked on Site 1 and a couple other sites that I'm not sharing publicly. I've listed the steps of what I do below.

*A couple prerequisites: Your site must be in good standing with no manual actions and have quality content. If you have automated/duplicated/respun content, or loaded with spelling and grammar issues, this may not work for you. *

Before publishing live on WordPress

  1. Ensure you have internal links from 1-2 relevant pages from your site that are indexed and ranking.
  2. Have 2-3 links to other relevant pages on your site
  3. Embed a relevant YouTube video in the post

After publishing live on WordPress

  1. Homepage - If you use a Homepage that lists posts, put the latest post there, so that there's an internal link from your Homepage.
  2. Go to Google Search Console and enter your URL for GSC to inspect. It'll say "URL is not on Google," which is fine.
  3. In the Top-Right corner, click "Test Live URL" and wait for it to finish.
  4. Make sure there're no errors.
  5. If no errors, then you're all set and it's just a waiting game.

The YouTube video is optional, but I've seen it helps index faster. I've been indexing without YouTube videos too. If you try it without a YouTube video and it's been 24 hours, try embedding a YouTube video and redo the steps in GSC.

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