When and How Will Google Index My Website?

By Daniel Scocco

questions and answersThis post is part of the weekly Q&A section. Just use the contact form if you want to submit a question.

Rick Regan asks:

I have a two-part question about how Google indexes sites:

1) Is Google supposed to index an entire site at once or does it do so incrementally? My blog (on my own domain) appears to be getting indexed incrementally, to the point where it’s taken a month to index all 30+ of my pages. Most of those pages were present before I manually submitted my URL to Google. I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong or not doing something I should be doing. Does this have anything to do with my blog being new, or having no external links pointing to it?

2) Does Google eventually drop noindex and 404 pages? I have archive pages that got indexed but I have since added to them the “noindex” tag. I also deleted an empty category that Google now gets a 404 on. Will Google eventually remove those pages as it re-crawls my site?

I will answer to each question individually.

1) Most of the times Google will index a new website gradually, yes. That is at least what I have observed with most of my websites. The speed at which Google will index all your internal pages will depend on different factors though.

If you get some very trusted and relevant backlinks, and on top of that you also have a very efficient internal link structure, all your internal pages will get indexed fast. If, on the other hand, you have very few backlinks and a poor link structure, it might take a while before you get to see all your pages indexed.

Keep in mind that using the manual URL submission to Google will have a small impact upon the speed and breadth of your indexation. In fact many people recommend that if you want to get a site indexed fast you should NOT use that feature, and rather focus on getting some trusted backlinks to your site.

2) Yes, eventually Google will fix those issues. New sites don’t get crawled very often, so that is certainly the reason. As soon as Google finds out about the “noindex” tag, for example, it will remove those pages from their index.


124 Responses to “When and How Will Google Index My Website?”

  • Matej

    Usually my sites get indexed in a couple of hours. I usually submit my site on Digg with the exact keywords. It helps me to get traffic ( google-digg-my site ) and I get indexed really fast.

  • aaron

    Good timing for this post.

    Last night I had a couple hours to kill so I registered http://www.ovechkin-goals.com, because “ovechkin goal” and “ovechkin goals” are popular search terms whenever the great NHL player scores a beauty.

    I’ve been reading your blog for months, but only my second or third comment. I got the site to where it is now from nothing in about 4 hours last night, and as I was finishing it up, I noticed you made the WordPress theme, so thanks for that.

    Now it’s a little experiment to see how quickly/high I can rank for those two search terms with minimal time commitment. Since the domain only costs $10-15 a year, I’ll be happy to get $10-$15/month from AdSense. I love watching hockey highlight videos anyways, and I only plan on spending about an hour a month adding videos unless it takes off more than expected.


  • Rick Regan

    Daniel, thanks for answering my question.

    In the time that has passed since I asked the question Google did eventually index all my pages (well, all but one for some reason) . And yes, the noindexes and 404s eventually got removed as you said they would.

    I have a few backlinks now and I see from my stats that Google crawls my site more frequently now. Most of my posts seem to get indexed within an hour of posting.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Matej, yeah social bookmarks that pass link juice are a good option to get indexed.

  • laptop lover

    I think the best way to let google index your sites quickly is submit your web pages to some social bookmark sites, like digg, mixx, reddit, and then you can get a lot of traffic.

  • Cristian Graziano

    Rick: For question #2, Google Webmaster Tools now allows you to submit URLs for removal. I submitted a set and had them all removed within 4-5 days.

  • Karl Staib – Work Happy Now

    I’m glad I stopped by today. I’ve always been curious about the “noindex” tag. I’ve been meaning to research this, but I’ve procrastinated this forever. Maybe I knew I would stop by Daily Blog Tips and find the answer. Thanks!

  • Nikhil

    Excellent article…
    Just DIGG it…..

  • Calvin Loh


    A number of my sites seem to have dropped off Google. Even when I use “site:mysubdomain.mydomain.com”, Google says it can’t find anything.

    But when I look at Google Webmaster Tools, it said my sites are in the index.

    Any idea what’s going on?

  • Ben

    Wouldn’t a site map help? If you loaded a sitemap xml from day one, wouldn’t that help Google easily find all your pages?

  • Rick Regan

    @Cristian: Webmaster tools says that tool is for “urgent” removal (mine was not urgent – just wanted to remove duplicate content). They recommend noindex or robots.txt otherwise.

    @Calvin: I have a similar problem. The number of URLs Webmaster tools says it’s indexed from my sitemap doesn’t match the URLs returned in a “site: ” search for my site. I don’t know why.

  • loephie

    if we have used manual URL submission, what should we do in order to be better indexed by Google?

  • Eric

    Yes, #2 is usually just a matter of time before it all gets cleaned up. You just have to be patient because there’s nothing you can do to speed up the process. Consider it a lesson learned I guess!

  • Rob O.

    On a somewhat related note, I’m really confounded about the disparity of the search results between Google, Yahoo, and Live (MSN). I submit sitemaps to each of these and they are crawling my site, but the return can be radically different.

    For example, if I use the image search feature of each to search for “site:www.2dolphins.com logo” I get:

    Live – 112 results

    Google – 72 results

    Yahoo – 22 results

    And the funny thing is that there’s very little overlap – not many of the results from Yahoo also show up in the Live image search results.

  • Steve Hall

    Very Good Post.

    I have a number of websites that I have created and had indexed quite quickly.

    I use a few different methods to do this. Submit content to sites that Google loves like ezinearticles and digg.

    I also submit sitemaps to Google, Yahoo and Live.

    I also use Google Webmaster Tools. I have some anecdotal evidence that when you have errors on your site like duplicate titles and meta-descriptions that this seems to have an adverse affect on the pages that are indexed.

    You can also use Google Webmaster Tools to see how often Google crawls your site.

  • love japan

    i have a new blog and hope that google will index the domain soon before i put more post. Yes, i am working on link building. Thanks for your articles. Useful for me.
    Good 2 know you

  • Folly Beach Trip

    I agree with the trusted backlinks approach. It’s probably the fastest way to get your domain indexed. Aged domains are also good if you can get them.

  • Web Hosting

    YES,backlinks are very important to a new blog.
    Also you will be indexed quickly by adding blog to some social bookmarks.

  • the english guy

    Putting a sitemap in Google’s webmaster tools also speeds up inclusion. Well worth the (short) time it takes to set up there.

  • vikiraj

    Now Google put the new site in the “Sandbox”. Hence it takes much time to index. Better to use the XML sitemap for gradual indexing.

  • webfool

    Good backlinks from google trusted sites always will get your site indexed more quickly. We have had performed many experiements to find out what gives the best approach.
    (1) manual site submission – can be slow, google will typically send the bot round within day to check that the site has indexable content, and returning a 200.Then over a period of weeks gradually more pages are crawled and indexed.
    (2) Links on High PR / High volume sites ( we believe that google puts more priorty on traffic that is flowing to the site rather than page rank). Typically you get index inclusion after a couple of days.
    (3) Now here is the 24 carret nugget, Site registration period – pay a bit extra and get your domain registered for 10 years and you will get almost immediate indexing. Google have it in their patent – just think about it – with yearly domains around $3 for bulk registrations, google sandbox yearlings but mark 10 year regies as more likely to web sites with conviction behind them rather than spam / squeeze sites. We registered WebTrafficAgents.com and on the second day were at page 4 of 27Million results.

  • sachin

    yes dear this is true .
    Good backlinks from google trusted sites always will get your site indexed more quickly. We have had performed many experiements to find out what gives the best approach.

  • Karl

    Thanks alot, this article is definately worth taking note of.

    Socially bookmarked to bring awareness πŸ™‚


  • Lowongan

    in this month i lost half of my google index and that was suck, i don’t know what happen …
    is google filtering the site content? and deleting the duplicate index?

  • Melayu Boleh

    My site is already indexed by google. When I serach using site:mysiteurl, its ok, but when I google link:mysiteurl it does not show eventhough I have done alot of backlinking. Why?

  • saeedbhatti

    since last one year i build this web site,and also verified by webmaster,after this i can’t understand after the expiry one year my web is not working properly,being an affiliate with click bank,having nickname and with other sites,my web site makes not a single dollar,what is the short falls in my site i could not under stand.please help to make this site in full functioned

  • medyum

    I also submit sitemaps to Google, Yahoo and Live.I also use Google Webmaster Tools. I have some anecdotal evidence that when you have errors on your site like duplicate titles and meta-descriptions that this seems to have an adverse affect on the pages that are indexed.

  • Terence Milbourn

    Thanks, guys, there’s some really helpful stuff here. I will try it out and report back what works for me.

  • FourPx


    That’s a nice piece of info….

    Is there a specific time frame that Google follows for refreshing the Google’s search positioning… If yes, please let me know about it.

  • nathan

    What does everyone mean by backlinks?
    I’m a newbie so give me some leeway

  • aman

    Yes, Make sure you dont have major errors in your code, validate your html, link building will also help.

  • Edward

    Backlinks means high traffic sites having a higher page rank than you linking to your site. Simply means they have your URL somewhere on their site pointing to you.

  • Edward

    How do I find a list of my indexed URLs by Google?

  • GV Marketing

    The idea of going with tools other than direct Google submission seems to make a lot of sense.
    We are just starting out and will look into backlinking and possibly creating sitemaps for our sites.


  • Tooey

    I have set up several different sites and is often an annoyance to get them listed up quickly I agree with everyone else though the fastest way is backlinks usually asking a couple of friends to link to me in there blogs and such gets your page up a lot quicker especially if they are a regular blogger.
    I’ve found submit xml sitemaps helps but I experimented with one of my domains and the backlinks had a much quicker effect.

  • Ed

    Another way is to try to submit to as many web directories as possible.

  • morphusis

    My website markmystep.com got listed on the Google fairly quickly. But when I started developing the website and put it under maintenance, it somehow got lost and is not showing up on Google search.

    I have put it online now and still it is not showing up on search results. As per your suggestions, I am now working of creating some backlinks. Hope this works out well.

    Thanks for your post. If you could provide any other suggestion, which would speed up the process, that would be helpful.

  • Ed

    Always better to not put it under maintenance for a while as you never know when the bots will arrive. Use a web directory submission software to get more backlinks.

  • Jamie

    I’m having the most frustrating time trying to get my site indexed! GRRrrrrr!

    I have a 30 page website built on x site pro 2 full of unique content, i have at least 200 backlinks, I have my articles and videos popping up on the front page of google from sites like hub pages, squidoo, scribd, youtube, metacafe, dailymotion, veoh, go articles, article city, digg, reddit, stumbleupon…. and many more; however its been 3 days since i finished my site and published it to the web but its still not indexed! Grrrrrr!

    I know its not indexed because when i use google page rank tracker it says its not indexed!! I have always used this tool and I know it works, so why so long this time google???

    Does anyone have any idea why its taking so long??

    You can check for yourself, pregnancy-central.com (make sure you include the hyphen!)

  • Ed

    It can take several days or weeks for Google to index your site. Have you submitted it to Google using an XML sitemap also?

  • strewais

    good thoughts but I still have problem with Indexing my my website on google πŸ™

  • Ed

    Indexing can take a while as Google has billions of web pages to crawl. But submitting an XML sitemap does help as I have seen them download it in a few minutes after submitting it to them.

  • Paul G

    Some great ideas here.

    Googlebot visits one of my sites everyday but does not cache it very often. It seems that even though the bot is crawling the site they are not indexing the pages. Is this only done on the days that they cache the site?

    Is this correct?

    If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

  • Ed

    Only Google can answer that question for you Paul G. They index pages that are of interest to them. Depends on Keywords you use.

  • palahubog

    how do I get google to update the cached information on my website? I am talking about the description of my website found in the search results of google.

  • Paul G

    That is called your meta description. You can change that within your website controls. If you don’t google will just take part of your page. You have about 150 characters and its also a good idea to use your keyword in there.

  • Ed

    If you use wordpress, the headers on the pages can be used as meta descriptions too.

  • C. John Menskil

    @Edward I’m guessing you already figured this out, but there are a few ways to learn how many of your pages are indexed by Google. I’ll mention a couple:

    1) In Google’s search page type in “site:www.domain.com” The results will show you how many pages have been indexed by Google.

    2) Use websites such as Alexa and Web Grader to find out how many times Googles has indexed your website’s pages.

  • Ed

    @JohnMenskil I know how to do that. I was not the one looking for that information anyway. I use Google Webmaster tools for that.

  • Tom

    I want Google to index my blog more frequently. My site has been indexed and I post new content every day. However the last time Google visited the site was 5 days ago.

    I use the site:URL command to check in Google if my new content has been indexed. Not sure if there is another method.

  • Andrew Reynolds

    That is probably the best way to check. If your site is new Google does not visit it so often.

    Get some good quality links and that should help. If you keep adding content Google will return more often.

  • Ed

    @Tom when you build your XML Sitemap, change the frequency of pages you update daily to “daily”. This way Google knows of it and will come to it on a daily basis. No guarantees though.

  • Ed

    @Tom, getting quality backlinks like @Andrew mentioned is a good way too. It makes you more popular and so you might get more Google visits.

  • Jokomodo

    Does anyone else have a problem, that Google tend to index irrelevant pages like tags and categories (if we are talking about blogs) instead of actual pages?

  • Ed

    They do that as there might be something in the URL or the page it connects to of interest to them and worth indexing.

  • Dave

    For the first time, I am have a hard time getting indexed on Google.

    I usually get indexed within just a few days. Both KalamazooRealEstate.com and KalamazooHomesForSale.com will not index.

    They both were for sale and I did pay more than the standard rate.

    Is this one of the reasons why they will not index?

  • Ed

    What were for sale? You do not need to pay anything to get indexed. Have you submitted a sitemap to Google yet?

  • Dave

    I do not pay to have a website indexed. I have had many websites indexed over the years, but this one will not index. I paid more than a normal reg. fee for the name and it has some history going back 6 or 7 years. This is one of three that will not index on Google.

    I did receive a report that the Nameservers for the geoname.com that may be poisoning DNS caches. Replies from these nameservers contain bogus Referrals to other nameservers for top-level Zones. If the poisoning succeeds, future queries for names in the Zone Poisoned would go to one of the Referral nameservers instead of its truly authoritative server.

    I do not know if this is the problem or what it all means.

    As far as a site map, Google has to look at it first and I have a tracker and google analytics and they have not been on the site yet.

  • Ed

    @Dave that seems to be the problem. I would call upi the hosting service to dig into this more.

  • Dave

    I called my hosting service and everything looked correct. I have several websites hosted with them and they all have indexed with no problems.

    I am now using adwords for securing traffic. I have back links from high traffic sites and regular websites as well. We will have to wait it out and see what happens.

    I still think it has something to do with having it for sale and information on the website listing it for sale.

  • Ed

    @Dave having it for sale should not matter with it being indexed. They are two different issues.

  • Shaishav

    I have my website hosted a week back. i have added the google code to my website. But when i search the google i cant find my website. I have added keywords also on my site. What else do i need to do to top it up on Google. Its a corporate website hence cant host it on other websites or cross link it. Please help.

  • Ed

    Where is your site hosted? What is the name? It can take anywhere from a day to a week or even a month for Google to index your site.

  • inupinu

    Many times I observed that Google indexes pages almost instantly.
    I am exploring what processes are involved in fastest google indexing

  • vivek

    One Question i want to ask you that when i post a new post in my blog and when i search my blog with blog name i shows only few old and some time aonly formal pages it never shows latest post on search engine can u suggest me what the matter i am as begnnier wnt some tips from u r side,

  • Ed

    They normally do index it pretty quick. Only if there is a problem, it might take longer.

  • Juanita

    Hi. Il ike your advice. I have my first blog up and running. But don’t know when google will index it. I hope it will be soon. Please visit and leave some comments and advice. Thanks

  • MrsD

    Hi Juanita, don’t give up. If you already register yourself to Google webmaster tools, and google analytics, it will need a while. I also almost gave up, because i havent found any datas of my blog, but tonight, Google finally found me πŸ™‚

  • Ed

    It takes time. But Google does find everyone eventually.

  • TriCorePillow

    Hai Daniel,

    Nice info. Digg always become my choice for fast google index!

  • aaslin

    Hi,initially my website posts was indexed very quickly within hours,but now it takes many days for my post to be indexed.This all happens after i got pagerank 2

  • Umesh

    I just build up my website and I am wondering how to increase page rank. Even if I searched using keyboards that I tagged, Google doesn’t show up my page for next 10 pages. πŸ™

    Any suggestion besides wait and see.

  • Ed

    It really depends on what and how Google decides to index.

  • Umesh

    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for the reply. Now it seems my site is indexing. But the thing is I changed some settings little bit like the way title appears and something. Google indexed my page according to my previous setting which was blog name – title.

    IS there a way to tell Google re-index all my pages according to new page structure?

    Many Thanks.

    • Ed

      There a lot of things Google looks at to determine if any of your pages warrants indexing by their engine. What site are you referring to?
      Good Luck.

  • Ed

    You will have to wait till Google’s next visit. You cannot tell them anything about how to do their job. They will index any or all pages on your site depending on the appropriate content/keywords they deem fit to use. A title can help with the indexing process, but it is not written in stone.
    Thank you.

  • Blackout Blinds

    Posting my sites to Digg always seems to short-circuit this process. I’m a little worried about the sandbox issue one poster alluded to. Should I be worried about publishing or indexing my sites too soon?

  • Sell My Business

    Digg is a nice way to get indexed, but you should also look at other Web 2.0 sites, such as Twitter, Hubpages, etc.

    Digg has been around for a few years, so it’s not as valued as it once was.

  • Ed

    Have you tried Facebook? Not sure if it works as well as Digg.

    • justinthyme

      I would like for Google to index my site more frequently. My site is already indexed and I post new several times a week. However the last time Google visited the site was 13 days ago…any suggestions on how to increase frequency? I have posted links to twitter, digg, wordpress, FB etc with no luck.

  • Michael P

    I just switched my domain on a pre-existing site over last week. I have about 500 pages that need indexing. Currently only 14 pages have been indexed, and already submitted a site map.

    I’m expecting all my current pages to be updated within 2 months. I really hope I’m wrong on this estimation. But so far it seems like it’s been adding 2-4 pages a day.

    PS: sorry if this is duplicate post…not sure if it submitted the 1st time.

  • Ed

    It really depends on what Google would like to index. That is out of your control.

  • Umesh

    I noticed google has indexed 22 of my pages but now again it came back to 4 pages. Do you have any idea why this will happen??

    Thanks in advance.

  • Ed

    That might happen when Google re-visits the site. There is no way of knowing what the bot might index.

  • Umesh

    I noticed weird thing. I think it depends on which google site I am querying currently. When I do site:mysite from different location like Australia, UK, India google gave me different result.

    Hmm pretty interesting…..

  • smartlife

    I feel our site are in google sandbox, I want to know how to get out of the effect quick, Is there tips for deal with this trouble?

  • Ed

    There is no way you can control the Google Bot.

  • Bryan Alvarez

    When my i check my indexed pages from google, it will return a snapshots showing “Preview coming soon”. Clicking the link will return the correct page but i wonder why google was able to display the correct snapshot of my page that was indexed and instead it only display a blank picture with text “Preview Coming soon”. Can we do something about this?

    You can check this for yourself:

  • Ed

    Was the page ready when indexed by Google?

  • Bryan Alvarez

    Thank you Ed for your question, you kinda remind me of my big mistake here. My site was indeed not ready yet when google managed to indexed it. When google tried to crawl my page it was still under maintenance, so that’s maybe the reason why the cached version always looked like what it is “Preview Coming Soon”..(I found this by performing cache:mysite.com). But my site was already go on live now, should the snapshots will change to the actual page?

  • Ed

    They should eventually. Google stores a page cache until it changes.

  • Bryan Alvarez

    Wow good to hear that Ed πŸ™‚ but the problem is google did not visited my site again until now. And also what is the difference between typing (link:mysite.com w/o space recommended by google) which does gave me “0” results and typing (link: mysite.com w/ space) which shows some of the links that ive already made. I have made a couple of backlinks already, does this means that the first command (w/o space) w/c is suggested by google is incorrect?

  • Ed

    The space is an extra character that is interpreted differently by browsers. I would use the one without the space to avoid confusion.

    • Bryan Alvarez

      Im also using the one without space, though im getting “0” results in it. Does this mean that google didn’t found my links at all or had my links became invalid?…when i perform (link:www.mysite.com) on google, ive got “0” links found..

  • Ed

    You will have to wait for Google to re-visit the site in this case.

  • Bryan Alvarez

    Google still did not revisit my site up to now. They were mentioning some techniques above which i already do to no avail. Is there really an effective way to let google revisit our site and re-indexed it?…sorry if this question was already answered on previous comments but i want to be more precise and brief this time…:(

  • Ed

    Have you submitted your site to Google?

  • Bryan Alvarez

    Yeah, i already submitted my site to Google using (webmaster tools). By the way do we have a tool that will monitor the Googlebot’s activity (e.g crawl/index schedules for our site) aside from WM tools?..thank you

  • Ed

    You can set the visit frequency of the Google Bot in your WM tools.

  • Buta

    I usually use SEO Quake because when you do a site command of that website you can sort by PR. I also set my Google to 100 links per page. I also use livepr.info but you can only run queries once an hour πŸ™

    Hope this helps!

  • Ed

    Who is SEO Quake? What queries do you run once a day?

  • Bryan Alvarez

    hey guys i really found this one disturbing. Google had crawled my site again just yesterday and took the snapshot on my current page. It managed to retain the cached version of the page that was indexed. But the problem is the image shown in the search results still the (Blank) one or the (“Preview Coming Soon”) that i stated on my previous post. I really dont know why they cant show me the correct image of the page in the search results. Can anyone explain this to me?…i need your patience guys…:(

  • Ed

    It takes time for Google to do updates on an individual basis. It looks for links more often than it takes snapshots. So be patient and it will happen.

  • Bryan Alvarez

    Ok thank you Ed…I will wait for Google to update the snapshots then. I just think it has something to do on how the webpage was designed or coded but according to you it was Google’s behavior on taking snapshots only sparingly..:D

  • Ed

    Definitely you need to wait. Google has to crawl billions of pages daily. Keep that in mind.

  • Bryan Alvarez


    In Google’s point of view, which one it valued the most those links from directory listings, blogs, articles, or comments…Id try to do each of these but it seems directory listings works for me most of the time if i checked in webmastertools. I know making blogs/articles is a long process but im learning it now and hoping to post a better one someday. I just want to know what works the most so that i can concentrate on that to help boost my site’s ranking. My site is about a month old now but it’s still has “0” ranking and I don’t gaining enough links everyday, do you know some ways to gain links really fast? I mean in legal way possible because its bad to called spammers and it wont be good for our site. thanks

  • Ed

    There is really no fast way to do this. If you go too fast then Google will think you just bought all those links and might even ban your site. Slow organic link building is the best way to go.

    • Bryan Alvarez

      thanks Ed, it really sounds frustrating though because now the WMT again shows no brandnew links for my site for 3 days. My blogs and directory submissions didnt give any favorable results and so were my blogs and forums participations. So these does not automatically give us links or google just missed those links during certain crawls? I want some clarifications regarding when a link will be found or listed in WM or in any link checker tools? thnks

  • Ed

    @Bryan, you are frustrated with just one web site. Imagine how frustrated the Google Bot can get, he has billions of site to crawl. He cannot run, so be patient.

  • InkRaider

    Very nice blog.

    I am also optimizing a site. I use ezinearticles, digg, mixx, forums, press releases, etc to bring my site up in search. My site is improving on daily bases.

    I hope one day it gets on first page of the site.

  • Jacklin

    There are a plethora of ways to get indexed. You can actually use social bookmarking sites, google webmaster tools, or the quickest way is to submit your website to all the ping sites.

    Think about it, every time you make a change or a post, just ping it and you will see how gradually your traffic grows.

    And the secret is by doing what i’m doing right now….LOL

    Find out!!!

    Take care


  • Mike Desilva

    You have to watch out for companies that will overcharge your for “indexing service”. Some companies will take advantage of consumers/businesses and charge up to $300 dollars for this service.

    starcomsystems.net is a prime example.

  • Sean

    Interesting read – can anyone give me some more insight into social bookmarking sites? I’ve heard delicious and digg mentioned in posts but I’m not aware of how they work or why I would use them.

    Thanks in advance,

  • Jacklin Octave

    Hey Sean,

    If you want to get in touch with me, please contact me on facebook buddy.

    Just make a search for “Jacklin Octave”

    It’s easy to understand social bookmarking sites.

    @Mike, you don’t have to pay for indexing tho. Just let google and other search engines do it for you, but you have to register in their webmaster tools.

    Please, free to contact the owner of that blog, or should me an email for more details.

    Take care!


  • Becky

    Help, I launched my new site and submitted it to google. Its in wordpress and I have used the settings to let everyone see it. For some reason google wont index it, am I doing something wrong?

  • SFIhomebizz

    I am using google webmaster tools, sitemap.xml, bookmarked on social web sites but I found that my sitemap.xml is not listing all blog posts hence not getting indexed in google too

  • Nick

    I got index in google in 1 week after i added sitemap & robot txt, but how i am suppose to know on which page my website is showing in search result on my keyword? any suggestion?

  • Rahul Malik

    Thanks for the info.
    My site was getting indexed within minutes after i had made a post, but for a week my server was down and i was not in town. when i came back, and started my site again. the google just takes days to index any new posts and i have lost all my traffic.

  • Natasha Weston

    I have been waiting 2 weeks for my meta description to be updated, today I have added 3 monre pages to my site and I am about to submit my first sitemap to google.

    I am interested to know if Google will visit my site really fast as it’s my first site map submission?

    This is a very interesting post and I am off to work on some more backlinks.

    I did notice that no-one has mentions .edu backlinks as I was under the impression that Google likes these as they are from an authoritative domain extension. I have added about 50 in the past few weeks and I am hoping they have some impact too!

  • Sean the Pay Raise Guy

    @Jacklin – thanks, I may well do, that’s a very kind offer!

    My website is about how to negotiate a salary increase, but it’s appearing very difficult to rank highly over some of the articles from “About” etc.

    I’ve been working on backlinks and now have used a social bookmarking service to get me sorted, though that has only just finished so I’d imagine it will take google a few weeks to recognize the backlinks.

    I have read that .gov and .edu backlinks are extremely valuable also but most seem to be nofollow so I’m not getting recognition from them.

    Yahoo also seems to have about 90 backlinks recognized for me now, whereas google have none…..

  • Chris

    Thanks for your answers. I have been having the same questions recently as my blog was getting listed but some pages of my website were not. The information that I got from everyone really helped me to understand just exactly how search engine works.

    Thanks again


  • David

    Getting a good ranking on google takes along time. I know how easy it is to get discourages when huge websites or even incompetent sites rank better and easier than yours. Just keep adding a reasonable amount of backlinks everyday and make sure you add to the site everyday with new, interesting content.


  • Lester

    I am really new to this internet marketing game I have to say I really like this site and I am using it to try and get higher rankings with my word press blog right now it seems as though I canÒ€ℒt even get indexed hoping to get that moving with uh what do you call it link juice lol

    thanks for everyones comments

  • James Robert

    Also make your site relevant to the user’s search terms and thereby Google – get lots of back links and if you’re feeling behind the competition check them out. I use back link checker – just Google it. Scopes out where my competition is getting their back links and I have found it a good way to find relevent directories to sign up for – and thereby get links from.

    Posting on blogs doesn’t hurt either πŸ™‚

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