Lately, I have started to notice that Google seems to take longer than usual to pickup the posts I write.
The sitemap index is correctly updated and, with it, the post-sitemap.xml document. I can verify that in Google Webmaster tool. I can see in the post-sitemap that my latest post, for example, is represented (at the very bottom of the list). It was picked up more than 48 hours ago.
However, if a do a Google search for the post (for example using the words of the title) the post doesn’t show at all in the results (it’s a rather specific title: it should show). However, other blogs which have reblogged my post are shown.
If I do a search for the title *with* my blog’s name, I get result for the home page, for tags and category, but not for the post itself. The specific URL of the post seems to be invisible to Google.
What can I do to fix this issue? Is this normal behavior? In previous, similar situations, I have experimented with Google Webmaster tool: if I resubmit the URL of the post, it will show instantly in the results.
Obviously, I don’t want to have to submit an URL each time I write a blog post.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I use W3TotalCache and the sitemaps are excluded from the browser cache.