Google can't find my blog.

by elitesalesgroup 13 replies
I created a blog last week and so far none of my posts are indexed. So far I have 8 posts and 6 pages. I have:
  • submitted the site map to Google
  • Submitted the blog itself to Google
  • Pinged some of the posts
  • Submitted several posts to Digg
What other steps should I take?

Thanks in advance.

Ann
#main internet marketing discussion forum #blog #find #google
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewHansen
    Hi Ann,

    1. How are you judging whether or not the posts are indexed?

    If you're searching in Google like "site:"

    you need to try site:http://yoursite.com as well as site:www.yoursite.com and site:yoursite.com

    It does funny things and sometimes your pages will come up for one and not another.

    2. If you do search and find that no posts are indexed yet:

    a) Is your home page indexed?

    b) Have you got recent posts displaying so that your posts are getting linked to from your home page?

    c) if yes to the above, you just need more links, and to wait a little longer. Try submitting some articles to article directories linking back to your website, and submissions to site directories. There are many ways to get links.

    d) on a side note, you may not be indexed by G but you might already be in the MSN listings which can bring in a few visitors.

    Bottom line: Keep publishing great content and finding new ways to get the word out about it and you'll be indexed and seeing traffic soon enough
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
    Hi,

    It's only been a week... but even at that, should be indexed...

    Have you tried pinging the front page and
    including the feed URL in the ping?

    Oh, and don't forget... a good keyword
    phrase to use as the title/description.

    HTH

    Jamie
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    Here is how you can get your pages indexed in a matter of 1-24 hours.

    1.Write articles with your site in resource box.
    2.Socialmarker.com - use all this social bookmarking sites on ur blog and ALL of your posts.
    3.Hubpages - make hubs about ur blog - social bookmark these as well.
    4.Make a squidoo lens about your blog - social bookmark this to (could even include it in ur articles resourcebox with your site)
    5.Find high page ranked blogs (google toolbar) comment these blogs with your site.
    6. Digg.com stories get indexed in google within a few minutes to an hour (just a reference to socialmarker.com)
    7. Write a press release to your blog.
    8. If you want to spend alittle money then have someone else write articles for you.
    9. Find yahoo related answers for your niche and post your site with a helpfull comment.
    10. Write your blogs domain name on the rear window of your car (have not tried this but have always wanted to)

    Of course these are easy ways. Just google SEO and you should get plenty of more ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author elitesalesgroup
    WOWZA!

    Thanks C Dawson, Jamie and Andrew for all the info! I'm gonna go back and do everything I haven't done so far.

    Ann
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  • Profile picture of the author patJ
    Just get some backlinks and it will get indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author elitesalesgroup
    Ok ,so first thing I noticed is that the site does not come up at all using the "site:" function in any format..
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    • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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      Originally Posted by elitesalesgroup View Post

      Ok ,so first thing I noticed is that the site does not come up at all using the "site:" function in any format..
      To check your backlinks or to see if your indexed yet on google type in

      "yoursite.com"

      if you do this:

      "site:yoursite.com" or "http"//www.yoursite.com"

      It probably wouldn't show anything.

      EDIT- trying to figure out yahoo backlinks is a bit different I think
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  • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
    For future reference, don't submit your site map to google (unless you're indexed already, and even then don't go out of your way to update it often). Let it find you on its own. If I was designing a good search engine (and rag on google as I might all the time, they have the best one around) I'd give sites the spiders find on their own a lot more weight than the spam sites people send me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivancho
    Originally Posted by elitesalesgroup View Post

    I created a blog last week and so far none of my posts are indexed. So far I have 8 posts and 6 pages. I have:
    • submitted the site map to Google
    • Submitted the blog itself to Google
    • Pinged some of the posts
    • Submitted several posts to Digg
    What other steps should I take?

    Thanks in advance.

    Ann
    Hi there are you using wordpress as a platform ? if so try AllInONE seo plugin and you will be listed within a few hours...
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Adams
      Originally Posted by Ivancho View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    Have you checked your site's log files, to see if Google spidered your site?
    If they have, just wait.

    Otherwise, do you have a Google Webmaster Tools account?
    If not set one up for your site.
    Then check the Diagnostics section for errors.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA
    Hey mrs,

    I don't know what's your name but I see you posting different threads here and that is telling us all that you are interested in learning.

    Google doesn't searches for your blog

    You got to let google know that it exists.
    If you already didn't go to google.com/addurl and submit it.

    Then visit digg.com and add your site there including a few articles from it.

    In 1 day or less you're gonna be indexed. If you're not do a couple of link exchanges with blogs that are already listed and try some article marketing or create a squeedo lens or hubpages

    Best of luck to you!

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author baca85
      Originally Posted by CPA View Post

      Hey mrs,

      I don't know what's your name but I see you posting different threads here and that is telling us all that you are interested in learning.

      Google doesn't searches for your blog

      You got to let google know that it exists.
      If you already didn't go to google.com/addurl and submit it.

      Then visit digg.com and add your site there including a few articles from it.

      In 1 day or less you're gonna be indexed. If you're not do a couple of link exchanges with blogs that are already listed and try some article marketing or create a squeedo lens or hubpages

      Best of luck to you!

      Mark

      Best way is not to submit to google but to let google find you through a link
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