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  1. Interesting article. Is there by chance some kind of known ratio between new posts and how often the site is indexed? Or is it just a general “the more you post, the more they index” kind of deal?

    • well it’s not just posting but quality and trustworthiness in the eyes of the search engine. Google has 65% of all search traffic online, that’s many millions of searchers coming through their search engine looking for something important to them every single hour. They want them to easily find what they’re looking for and don’t want to send their clients to a low quality site for answers when they can send them to a site with much higher quality and trust. By finding quality assistance and solutions they therefore help to create a positive user experience. Site owners have to keep on checking and improving their site and content in order to satisfy their searching viewer, climb in the rankings and attract more viewers.

      • For some reason, I thought Google would have more than 65%. What is the other leading search engine? Or are the others, like Bing or Yahoo, pretty evenly divided?

        • That number surprised me as well, but it was on the local news that Bing has been taking some of the market share from Google. I think Bing’s percentage is a little higher than Yahoos.

          • I’ve been looking into this after reading all these comments and found some interesting stuff. Most of the news sources that said 65% were from a couple of years ago. The most recent one I could find, updated in April 2017, said Google is up to 77%, with Bing at 7% and Yahoo at 5.6%. I don’t know how true these numbers are but I don’t have a hard time believing them. Here’s where I read about it: https://www.smartinsights.com/search-engine-marketing/search-engine-statistics/

          • Apparently they have gained over 10% in the last year, the article says: “Last year we saw a 67% market share for Google, so Google has taken another 10% of the market from its rivals in just the past 12 months.” Thanks for sharing the latest results Aria. Wishing you the very best.

          • That’s quite a jump in such a short amount of time, especially after remaining stable for a couple of years. I wonder what caused the increase? I can’t say I’m surprised though. I don’t know anyone who uses Yahoo and only see people on TV using Bing. Does anyone on here use a search engine other than Google?

      • When you put it that way, it makes a lot of sense. Thank you so much for taking the time to expalin that to me in detail. I hope I will be able to implement these practices on my site correctly. Thanks again

  2. I didn’t know that the amount of posts you make could influence how often your site is indexed. It makes sense now that I think about it, but I would have never come to that conclusion on my own. And here I thought it was all about keywords and traffic!

  3. I have been wondering why some of my most recent posts haven’t been showing up in my Google searches. I never thought to look into how often Google updates their index; I always just assume they do things right away because that’s just how Google appears to operate. Interesting, not to mention super handy. Thanks!

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