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Posted 08 March 2004 - 01:41 AM
My web site www.mysite.com (dummy name) has a home page index.asp and the subsequent pages on the sites have .asp extensions. Since I launched my site none of the search engines have been able to index my web site. When I run a search in google all I can see is my home page www.mysite.com (dummy name) and when I click on "similar pages" I get the following message "Your search - related:www.mysite.com/ - did not match any documents."
I have more then 80 pages in this web site and I have tried everything that I could to make sure that the site is completely optimized but for some reason the site along with the all the 80 pages do not get indexed. I also tried changing the extension of some of the files from .asp to .html but even that was of no good. It seems that google and other search engines just register the home page of my site and do not index my site beyond the home page.
Any tips of ideas on how to get around this problem.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 02:55 AM
Welcome to HR forum,
How long your site is up,
When you made the changes in extension,
Did you check your logs whether any search engine crawler has crawled any other page,
Do you have crawlable links to the inner pages, make sure you have links to all pages as textual links or image links that are crawlable,
Do you have good quality links pointing to your site,
tell me about this,
Posted 08 March 2004 - 02:58 AM
use site:www.mysite.com this will show all the pages which are there in SE's database.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 08:51 AM
Give it 4 - 6 weeks, make sure you have other sites linking to yours (directory sites are a good idea) and after awhile, you'll find that all your pages eventually get spidered and indexed.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:12 AM
Recently I discovered that for some weird reason one of my sites had the robots meta tag set to noindex,nofollow make sure that you don't have that set, unless you specifically want a page to be skipped.
Also review your robots.txt file.
Like everybody else is suggesting: wait a few weeks at least, before expecting results.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:36 AM
Also, backlinks don't count for anything until Google finds them, and that can take a while.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:50 AM
I have a few of those.
I've seen several where Google has not ventured past the home page, even though some have been up for several months.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:06 AM
Posted 08 March 2004 - 05:11 PM
Make sure the site map has a link to every single other page on your site.
That way you have a good chance of pages being indexed.
My personal opinion is that a site map is a must today for SEO if your site is of a decent size.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:24 PM
Posted 09 March 2004 - 02:15 AM
The exact same thing is happening for another two sites I am watching.
Posted 10 March 2004 - 02:54 PM
Maybe there is something to OWG's theory. When G added about a billion new pages a few weeks ago, I expected a huge dilutive effect that would push many pages down in rank as new pages gained in rank. I haven't seen that yet. Perhaps it's coming as G starts to thoroughly index all the new pages it claims to have added.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 02:16 AM
That might not happen anytime soon, or not at all, since every day more pages are added t many websites.
Perhaps it's coming as G starts to thoroughly index all the new pages it claims to have added.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 04:37 AM
Some Robot Tags are set to:
Others are set to (including mine)
does this make a difference, if so, what is the difference and which one is best?
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