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Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:47 PM
So, if I do a google search for "clubmilwaukee" there's like 20 results that point to my site. As an example, one of my posts here comes up, and there's a link to my site in the post.
Why, then, is my site not yet indexed by Google? My line of thinking says that if Google spidered a page yesterday that links to my page, shouldn't it have also spidered and indexed my page?
Also, just to be clear, I'm coming up with the conclusion that I'm not yet Google indexed because a search for my domain comes up with no results.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:00 AM
At least when you do a allinurl:www.clubmilwaukee.com there are 0 pages listed.
I don't know how long your site has been out there, but it takes more than a forum link and a few days to get indexed. If you get some solid links to your site on some pages that are already indexed in Google and crawled regularly, you will be indexed pretty quickly.
By the way, as far as I know, the only link you will have spidered from this forum is the one in your profile page. (I could be wrong, but that's what I remember from some discussions we've had here before, I think )
Anyway, links are what you need.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:01 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:15 AM
The thing I still don't understand is why a page that was spidered yesterday, and which links to my page, doesn't send the spiders to me. Does that make sense?
I'm basically wondering why the spiders aren't finding me from sites that I KNOW are being crawled. It's my understanding that the reason there's a delay between when you post a site and when you get listed in google is because the bots have to "find" you. Well, they've certainly found and crawled sites that link to me, but it's like they aren't following those links.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:30 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:47 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:06 AM
Basically, a crawler finds pages, puts them in a crawl scheduler, and the scheduler decides what to crawl next. Chances are, most pages end up at the bottom of the list, and as there are 5 billion to crawl, it could be quite a while!!! This is one reason why sitemaps are super useful, in that the sooner pages are discovered, the sooner the pages are in teh list to be crawled.
So don't panic, 2 Weeks is nothing. Wait 6 weeks, then after that, you should be in. How long it takes for all your pages to be indexed is another matter altogether, but in two months you should at least be in the ball park.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:01 AM
With your site just being 2 weeks old, I sure wouldn't be concerned about not being indexed just yet It will be soon.
Indeed, if it was indexed today, it would probably send you a whopping 0% more traffic than it is now. Until you have sufficient inbound links to rank well for some searches, being indexed is irrelevant.
So start getting those links. Go. Go. Go!
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