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Getting Google To Index All Pages
Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:57 AM
I have a site which is visited by Google on a daily basis, but it has only indexed the home page. If I do a search on Google for site:'name of site' it comes up with the home page (nicely indexed, with my optimised title and description) but no other pages. It does show some (5) of the other pages URL's but not their titles or descriptions.
I have checked in my site stats and since the beginning of January Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html) has visited practically every page, so why aren't they showing up??? Have I just got to be patient and wait for them to show up eventually? Does Google update the index on a monthly basis? if so, why does my home page seem to get updated straight away?
Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:21 AM
page updates/changes now appear 2 - 3 days after a crawl. On established sites that is.
have patience, don't keep checking and leave it alone for about 5 - 6 weeks then check for indexed pages.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:24 AM
I will keep my fingers crossed Chris - trouble is the client is breathing down my neck needing results cos he is spending a fortune on Google Adwords and Overture.
I have told him that nothing is guaranteed, but it would be nice (to say the least) to make inroads into the organic ranking for this site.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:40 AM
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:29 AM
Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:40 AM
Is he making money off the fortune he's spending? If so, what's the problem? If not, that sounds kind of dumb. But seriously, if he is spending a fortune on PPC, that leads me to believe that he's trying to rank high on some competitive terms, which definitely won't happen overnight.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:16 PM
Client is going through enormous upheaval at the moment - having to close UK operation of over 100 people, and moving factory to eastern europe as the labour costs are so much lower over there (and only way they can stay competitive - or ahead of the competition). So had to giveout redundancy letters before christmas.
Very competitive market, so expensive CPC. However, he does realise he is in it for the longhaul and the first thing I explained to him was the fact that it would not happen quickly. However, I really like the guy and would like to see some results just as much as him.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:14 PM
Most Search engine web spiders trickle data a page at a time so that it doesn't eat your bandwidth.
When the spider passes through your web site often the data that it may have indexed will not be put into the MYSQL database straight away and can appear a few pages at a time.
I once went ito a friends web site, opened up the throttle and with multiple threads I indexed his web site, the result was that his server coughed and died. He needed to reset it in the morning.
The Googlebot creeps the web picking a few pages here and a few pages there by multiple passing. if they concentrated multiple spider threads into your website they may well trip it over.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:50 AM
Today 26 pages cached and indexed by Google - rubbish ranking, so now I have to start my linking campaign in earnest.
Thanks for your help guys & (girls!)
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