Why Is It So hard To Indexed Now??

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Hi,

so I have created 3 new sites in the past 5-7 days. I cannot seem to get them indexed! At first my wordpress by default was set to private and I changed that. Now I have submitted my sites to digg.com, yahoo answers, related blogs, articlesbase.com, reddit, misterwong, folkd, craigslist, hub pages and more!

Yet none of my sites are indexed yet! I remember in the past I would just submit my site to digg.com and it would be indexed within a day or two. But it seems now anything I do doesnt work? What gives?
#hard #indexed
  • Profile picture of the author daangertenaar
    Did you install an xml.sitemap and send it to the search engines?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    Try submitting to Mixx as well. Google indexes them a bunch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela Marshall
      I recently set up a couple sites last week and noticed that it seemed to take longer than usual to get indexed as well. When I checked my privacy settings in wordpress, it was set to block search engines. I remember setting up a site a month or so ago and wordpress automatically had privacy set to allow search engines. Lesson learned. I'll have to remember to check privacy every time. I guess this may be why its taking longer for me. Also, I think it could be that I hadn't added any real content to the site yet. Normally, I add articles, blog posts, etc on the first day and that seems to help with indexing. Not sure if that's what's happening with you, but just my two cents.
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      • Profile picture of the author Trinidad
        Originally Posted by Angela Marshall View Post

        I recently set up a couple sites last week and noticed that it seemed to take longer than usual to get indexed as well. When I checked my privacy settings in wordpress, it was set to block search engines. I remember setting up a site a month or so ago and wordpress automatically had privacy set to allow search engines. Lesson learned. I'll have to remember to check privacy every time. I guess this may be why its taking longer for me. Also, I think it could be that I hadn't added any real content to the site yet. Normally, I add articles, blog posts, etc on the first day and that seems to help with indexing. Not sure if that's what's happening with you, but just my two cents.
        new wp version 3.04 has blocked SE to index your site. i always blocked site before setup my site to the complete mode and when everything up, i will set privacy to SE and my site always indexed no less than 2 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    I haven't noticed any increased difficulty getting a new site indexed but I have noticed a slower rate of pages being indexed on newer sites. Around a week delay between posting and indexing.
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    I thought sending the xml.sitemap to search engines would slow things down. I never put sitemaps on my blogs and they always get indexed in a day or two.

    I just don't get why it's taking so long. It use to never take this long.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

      I just don't get why it's taking so long. It use to never take this long.
      No; this seems to be right, at the moment, for some reason. Over the last 3 - 4 weeks I've seen so many people saying it's terribly slow, now, to get new sites indexed. :confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author glacey
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        No; this seems to be right, at the moment, for some reason. Over the last 3 - 4 weeks I've seen so many people saying it's terribly slow, now, to get new sites indexed. :confused:
        This is a problem I found. I set up two sites, one four weeks ago and one three weeks ago. Went through all the normal indexing procedures with both. My second site indexed a week before my first site. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    I thought sending the xml.sitemap to search engines would slow things down. I never put sitemaps on my blogs and they always get indexed in a day or two.
    I've found the opposite. I'm using the WP XML Sitemap plugin which notifies search engines so that might make a difference.

    Anyway, with that the bots are crawling right away and the site is typically indexed within a day or two. I really don't care if it takes a couple of days since I'm not in a hurry. Slow and steady wins the race.

    I also hit the site with a couple of ping.fm posts so I've got several roads leading bots to my sites.

    But yeah, some things do seem slower. Maybe the google motherships hard drive is full.
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    Hmm...I wonder if new sites just take longer to index now? I have never had this problem before with dozens of websites I have created.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I've had very mixed results, I have some pages getting indexed within hours and others taking a week or two before they are indexed - it's crazy!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Originally Posted by Tounsi View Post

    Beleve me it takes time
    Every post you have made has been 4 or 5 words - if you're trying to build up your post count try contributing to the forum conversation a bit more instead of just spamming!
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      Every post you have made has been 4 or 5 words - if you're trying to build up your post count try contributing to the forum conversation a bit more instead of just spamming!
      He did make one post which was a whopping 114 words.

      Unfortunately, it was spam promoting his twitter link.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Here you go. This is a SOLID SOLUTION - this is NOT a suggestion!

    I do this with ALL of my sites and have them indexed in less than 24 hours.

    Do this..

    1. Go to Is My Site Indexed? - and enter in your URL. Once submitted, view all of the pages listed at the very bottom by clicking on them. You will see the links at the bottom of the page. You dont need to do anything here, just open each in a new window.

    2. Submit your URL to DIGG and REDDIT. Oh, and TWITTER

    3. Submit your site to the 3 major search engines.

    URL Submission - Bing
    Site Explorer - Submit
    Add your URL to Google

    4. Ping your URL

    Blog and Ping Tool - Use Pingler.com to Drive Traffic your Blogs and Websites

    5. Grab a cup of coffee, or in my case, tea (Very important)

    PS Id like to thank the people in THIS THREAD for their advice on this very topic too!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Report the tool. I did.
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by jasonmorgan View Post

      Report the tool. I did.
      Now there's a thought: perhaps the "Report Post" button should be renamed "Report tool".

      On-topic: I haven't noticed Google taking longer to index completely new sites, myself. I did recently change the domain of one site, and Google's taking its sweet time with re-indexing its pages at the new domain, despite the fact I know it's crawled my site at least a couple of times (and it's hardly that huge - less than 20 pages) ... but go figure. I can't remember the last time I changed a site's domain, so I don't really know if that's normal.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tess D
        I haven't found any slowdown in indexing sites at all. I have 2 WP sites and both were indexed within 24 hours of taking off privacy settings, both without meta tags or other onpage seo, both without sitemaps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by jasonmorgan View Post

      Report the tool. I did.
      Yep already did - a couple of times!
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    I find if I put adsense on a site before its indexed it can take longer to get indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruch1v
    It's definitely harder, but certainly not impossible, but I've had great success with SEO link robot's meta indexer and pinger, I usually get any site indexed 1-2 days after running it through both of those, if you want, you can PM your domain and I'll run it through for you

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  • Profile picture of the author bouncingboy
    If you have access to a PR3 webpage on a PR4-P10 website with dofollow, you should be indexed within a day or two. At the same time, use an XML sitemap plugin as well to auto-notify when content is added.

    My new posts on my money sites get indexed by Google within 3 minutes of posting, but those are not new sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jun Balona
    Hmm.. I recently submitted a non-WP website to Google and my site just got indexed in their search engine in less than a day I think (page 1 on all my keywords of my domain name). And to think it's just duplicate content.

    Could it be that Google tends to shy away on sites done on Wordpress?

    I may be wrong, hope it's not true.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesburchill
    Here's my "trick" -- create a new twitter account and make sure you put the URL of the site you want linked into the profile of the new twitter account. Every time (so far) that I have done this, I find google indexes the target URL very quickly indeed -- think hours maybe a day tops! Interested to hear how you make out. Let me know.
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    • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
      Originally Posted by jamesburchill View Post

      Here's my "trick" -- create a new twitter account and make sure you put the URL of the site you want linked into the profile of the new twitter account. Every time (so far) that I have done this, I find google indexes the target URL very quickly indeed -- think hours maybe a day tops! Interested to hear how you make out. Let me know.
      Ok put my link in the website tab in my profile on twitter and then pinged it at pingomatic. Let's see if this does anything Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Just launched a new website about a day ago.

    Already indexed. I don't see any issues?
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    • Profile picture of the author stevex
      One more suggestion-create an RSS feed, feedage dot com will work. Put the RSS link on your page. Ping the link. Pingomatic dot com will work for that.

      Its easier if you do not repeat information in your meta description tag over and over for all your pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    I agree, I've had unusual difficulty lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    It's so strange to hear people complaining about slow indexing times. I've been using the same method for a year now, just started a new site last week, and it was indexed in 24 hours. Here are the steps:

    1. Submit your RSS feed to Feedage.com
    2. Sumbit your URL to Digg.com

    Within 24 hours you should be indexed. I'm telling ya it worked for me just five days ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
      Yukon, I already put a link on my blogspot blog and nothing yet. That was 4 days ago. Thanks though
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

        Yukon, I already put a link on my blogspot blog and nothing yet. That was 4 days ago. Thanks though
        Did you point a single high PR5-6 backlink at the blogspot url list?
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        • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Did you point a single high PR5-6 backlink at the blogspot url list?
          My blog is not pr6...its more like pr0.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

            My blog is not pr6...its more like pr0.
            I'm saying get a single high PR5-6 backlink from another site.

            That high PR backlink will send Google to your page that has all the URLs on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
      gave everyone a "Thanks." Hmm...hopefully tomorrow my sites will finally be indexed!
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  • Profile picture of the author linkswap
    To get a site indexed quickly by search engine, it's really necessary to submit its url as well as its sitemap in the search engine webmaster tool. It's also necessary to get good related backlinks from sites which are always being cached by search engine crawlers.
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    Why don't you use Nemanja's (a fellow warrior) IMT Website Submitter. It submits your link to over 2500 sites (most are evaluation and who is kind of sites) with a click of a button. It get you indexed quickly while giving you a few good backlinks as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      I posted this a while back... Hopefully you get the idea.

      Copy and past ALL the URLs that you've built backlinks on (articles, blog comments, whatever). You should turn this into habit. I have several .txt files saved and have more than 8k URLs in them. After a day of backlink building I will meta index, ping, and turn the URLs my backlinks are on into RSS Feeds and submit to a handful of aggregators.

      I've had some pretty good luck with getting majority of my backlinks indexed this way. I think the Meta Indexing really helps. SEO Fast Indexer (available in the War Room (mentioned before)) is a great tool for doing this. I usually Meta Index to 500 sites for each URL... Someone's search engine bot is BOUND to stumble across these and re-crawl that site finding my backlink!!

      Links 2 RSS - Convert a list of URLs to RSS feeds

      I usually only add 75-100 links to a feed.


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    • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
      Originally Posted by satrap View Post

      Why don't you use Nemanja's (a fellow warrior) IMT Website Submitter. It submits your link to over 2500 sites (most are evaluation and who is kind of sites) with a click of a button. It get you indexed quickly while giving you a few good backlinks as well.
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      I don't know....im scared of such services with brand new sites. Scared of the sandbox.
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      • Profile picture of the author scott g
        Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

        I don't know....im scared of such services with brand new sites. Scared of the sandbox.
        No... It's a myth... You can't build too many backlinks too fast... It takes the Search Engines too d@mn long to find them all! Plus, it's a myth

        Directory submissions don't get indexed very often and typically don't stick, so it's a waste of time IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    ok just submitted rss feed for sites to feedage.com! Hopefully that does something. I have no idea why im having so much trouble guys lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    There are quite a few things that can go wrong when trying to get indexed. The robot file, sitemap, the dofollow in meta tag.

    But, I too noticed that everything takes longer now with Google. Bing indexes much faster and I bet you Bing will perhaps not take over Google anytime soon but it has been gaining tremendous momentum since the last 6 months.

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  • Profile picture of the author navyseal
    try to create xml file and submit to yahoo explorer, bing and google webmaster tools...
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    lol scott.....I don't know that for sure. It's hard to tell when a myth is really a myth. Im paranoid I suppose
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

      lol scott.....I don't know that for sure. It's hard to tell when a myth is really a myth. Im paranoid I suppose

      For a recent site of mine... I had over 1k backlinks showing up in Yahoo! Site Explorer when the site was 1 week old... I started backlinking about a week before I purchased the domain and uploaded the site itself LOL! So I guess 1k indexed backlinks in 2 weeks - Brand new domain, never owned or expired before.

      The concept that Google (or any other Search Engine) will penalize you for building backlinks too quickly is a myth - plain and simple. It's been debunked multiple times in multiple threads... Just utilize the Warrior Forum Search feature!

      The good thing was that my site was indexed before I even had a site... If that makes any sense Lol!

      That same site at less than a month old showed over 3500 backlinks in Yahoo! Site Explorer - Google Webmaster Tools is always slow to the punch for brand new sites... It only showed something like 1500 of those backlinks, but eventually caught up and is about on par with Yahoo! now.

      CHEERS!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trinidad
    actually, i never worry about new site index or not cuz all my sites launch, they will be indexed in just a few days or so and i even dont submit any links yet. i am not sure this is my luck or not but i am sure all my blogs indexed and at least take second or third page positions without any backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    does it matter that each page on my site is only say 60-70% unique content?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan V
      Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

      does it matter that each page on my site is only say 60-70% unique content?
      I would imagine this should not matter unless you're trying to index these similar pages on the same domain.

      I just launched a new site with 1 page, Submitted to reddit, digg, pingler and submitted the URL to Google and it got indexed in around 3 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    I don't get it, my articlesbase articles is indexed, digg.com page, yahooanswers post and more. Why is my site not indexed?
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  • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
    Due to a large number of transaction online, getting indexed in Google does not work the way you may think. I touched on this subject briefly in my last post when I talked about the Google Pagerank. Now I want to get a little more deep into it. Help you get your sites indexed.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenL
      Just two days ago my new Xsitepro site got indexed in less than 24 hours using Profit Instruments: Quick Index Tool which I found on another thread.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by KenL View Post

        Just two days ago my new Xsitepro site got indexed in less than 24 hours using Profit Instruments: Quick Index Tool which I found on another thread.
        That's a good tool to use.

        I'm working on a new software that will do the same thing with a few extra options.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Ping your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    Originally Posted by coreytucker View Post

    Hi,

    so I have created 3 new sites in the past 5-7 days. I cannot seem to get them indexed! At first my wordpress by default was set to private and I changed that. Now I have submitted my sites to digg.com, yahoo answers, related blogs, articlesbase.com, reddit, misterwong, folkd, craigslist, hub pages and more!

    Yet none of my sites are indexed yet! I remember in the past I would just submit my site to digg.com and it would be indexed within a day or two. But it seems now anything I do doesnt work? What gives?
    I see some have already added this but it is absolutely important. Make sure that you are using and submitting your site map to the search engines with xml sitemaps or what ever tool you like.

    However I will also add in a little bit more vaule to this.SImply go into your google account and then look for googles webmaster tools. Once in webmaster tools go to your site settings make sure the sitemap is being crawled first. If it is not shown in the sitemaps then you will need to tell it to crawl your site. Just enter in your sitemap which should be /sitemap.xml depending upon where you have your sitemap at. Then go into settings and change the crawl rate. For new sites I tend to put it as high as I can with out it really killing my server. Typically anywhere just about half way on the slider bar works great. You should beable to find your first pages the next day for new sites. This also helps if you want google to index pags fast.

    For I am getting my new content indexed with in a couple of hours of posting it simply because I always make sure I maximize the crawl rate on my sites by making it higher then what google wants to crawl them.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikekhen
    Let's just face the fact that you are not the only one who's aiming to be indexed by Google. But try to check out your site again to figure out what's wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author coreytucker
    Well guys one of my sites got indexed finally! It's only the home page but still it's good to know. The only thing I did different for this site compared to my others?

    I submitted a link in my twitter profile and then pinged my profile page. Im now doing this for my other sites.

    Petevamp, I tthought submittting your sitemap to google would slow down your index time. Or is that submitting your site to Google will slow it down? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Nikolz
    These days, twitter and identi.ca are the best ways to get indexed. quick and guaranteed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkSherris
    Haven't read all the replies here because theres too many but I'd say post it to the bookmarking sites, tweet it a few times and then also put your site in the profile section on your twitter profile, usually does the job :-)
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