|The trouble is Google only appears to have listed the root URL. |
I think this might be the FreshBot so your site may disappear for a few days, but dont worry the DeepBot will eventually index your site and if your SEO is good you will have good rankings.
[edited by: nileshkurhade at 6:42 pm (utc) on Dec. 22, 2003]
And let me add Welcome to the Forum.
Hi CelticFC, (any relation to NFFC? ;)
Some people think a robots.txt might be desirable, but you're quite right that if you don't have one, it means 'go ahead and crawl', as robots.txt is designed to exclude. My main site didn't have one for years and were listed fine. Personally I'd be pleased to get your index page in, if it sticks it's a great start!
Just wait, it will come. I use a blank robot.txt and have no problems.
BTW Welcome to the board CelticFC!
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Just need to sit tight and see what happens!
Any idea how long it normally takes for the bot that digs deeper to drop by?
Usually a month...but I have one site that's been waiting for a good deep crawl since May! :(
I'm relieved to hear from someone else in the same boat - my site hasn't been crawled properly for months. The index page gets a crawl every couple of days. It's a high PR site, and only about 100 pages - I just don't get it :(
What makes it worse it that mine is just a plain static site with about 100 pages, good navigation, no js, and a sitemap. Strange really...main page PR has now dropped to 3, sub pages at PR0, and I am about ready to send the dreaded "reinclusion request" for possible help from G.
We had a site that only had home page (PR5) indexed. Last month we added another domain as an alias, and google has just finished indexing about 5k pages under the new domain name.
My conjecture is that the database record for the original domain was corrupted.
|Last month we added another domain as an alias, and google has just finished indexing about 5k pages under the new domain name. |
Can you expand on what you did with the alias?
Like the handle. Here's to another league title :-)
I think the deep crawl bot has the flu and is only working part time while it recovers. Or maybe too many Christmas parties. I think I'll email the DC bot the link for this new hangover cure sweeping America :)
The DC bot has been acting a lot stranger the last 3 or 4 months. I would get a regular deep crawl on all my sites quite often but now it varies greatly which site gets deep crawled if at all.
It doesn't seem as active as it used to be.