I thought I would write about my recent experiences with submitting a new site I’ve been working on with the friend. The site I will be discussing is ColtsDrive.com. We launched the site on November 15th of this year.
- November 17th – submitted sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools.
- December 5th – submitted sitemap to Yahoo Site Explorer.
As of today, December 12th, Google has 10 pages indexed and Yahoo has 16 pages indexed. The links in Yahoo actually showed up two days before the links in Google. I was a little shocked by these results. Google seems to typically work faster than Yahoo, but in this case Yahoo Site Explorer wins! So in future scenarios I will be sure to submit my sitemap to Yahoo first.
One variable to note is that this site was previously indexed in both engines from a previous version.