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Submitted to Google 3 weeks ago but still not listed
PowerUp

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Msg#: 34204 posted 1:23 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've submitted my URL to Google search engine approximately 3 weeks ago, but still my site is not listed when i searched for my URL in the google page. Anyone can help?

 

miedmark

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Msg#: 34204 posted 1:52 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hate to burst your bubble, but, isn't this like the worst thing a webmaster could do?

PowerUp

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Msg#: 34204 posted 1:57 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hate to burst your bubble, but, isn't this like the worst thing a webmaster could do?

You got that right. I've submitted to Yahoo and MSN and my URL shows up when I search for it in Yahoo and MSN.

What's wrong with Google?

xalex

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Msg#: 34204 posted 2:47 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Get some links. The trouble is just begining for you. Bes of Luck.

Tearabite

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Msg#: 34204 posted 3:13 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

when i started my site i submitted to MSN, Yahoo, Google (and more)..
MSN found my site after a few days, Google took 3 or 4 weeks, and Yahoo took even longer..

start getting inbound links from other sites, and keep waiting..

catch2948

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Msg#: 34204 posted 3:24 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Heh ... I haven't submitted a url to Google (or any other engine for that matter) in over 3 years ... Nothing beats backlinks ... Don't waste time submitting IMO

londrum

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Msg#: 34204 posted 10:49 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

well, i submitted my site the old fashioned way and got indexed after about a month. but you need some decent backward links. without links you will not get listed.
if you get your site listed in DMOZ then it should be okay. they put mine in after about a two weeks wait.

of course, these days, you can just use Google Sitemaps and get spidered a lot faster. but you still need links before you get indexed.

but... a word of warning... a lot of links you get are a complete waste of time because although they appear on their webpage, they are not spiderable. i submitted to a large directory once, got listed within a day, but the link still doesn't give me any credit because they write it onto the page using javascript! that is basically useless to me.

jbinbpt

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Msg#: 34204 posted 11:46 am on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's not a waste of time to submit to Google, but you need to do more than that.

As suggested, Links are what you need to concentrate on. New Content, New Pages and submitting a sitemap also help.

Take the time to validate your code, check your links, submit to other directories.

Don't rush and make wholesale changes to you index page because you have not gotten listed. Give it a chance.

ashii

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Msg#: 34204 posted 12:47 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

For last 2 years I never had a problem with listing a new URL in google.Just adding a link to my old site and google will take it from there.some times in less than 2 days.

But now the situation changed.My old site still has same PR.
but its takes more than month before a new site start listings.

Any idea what is causing this?

catch2948

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Msg#: 34204 posted 2:38 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, I have never really been a fan of submission. I have always had better luck by not submitting at all. Just focusing on obtaining backlinks. Consistantly over the past, my sites end up spidered & in the index much faster than just submitting them.

g1smd

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Msg#: 34204 posted 4:24 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Submit as much as you like, but without incoming links they will not list you.

Use your time to get those links, and then save time by not submitting your site. They will usually find you well within a week.

bobothecat



 
Msg#: 34204 posted 4:36 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Submitted to Google 3 weeks ago but still not listed

As others have said, get a link or two, or three... and you'll get listed eventually - then pray you don't have to play in the dreaded 'sandbox '. :)

PowerUp

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Msg#: 34204 posted 4:51 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

then pray you don't have to play in the dreaded 'sandbox '

What's a sandbox?

I don't have a backlink. So all I need to do now is to find as many online directories as possible and submit my URL to them? Do I have to write an article when submitting my backlink?

If I have 2 new sites, and both linking to each other, does this count as backlink?

jbinbpt

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Msg#: 34204 posted 5:04 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

What is the sandbox?
FYI none us us agree, but there is a lot of reading here that will explain the current thinking. [webmasterworld.com...]

Linking to yourself is a dangerous practice. It appears that Google evaluates the value of the link. If you link, just to link, then it will hurt more than help.

Research your competitors and see what they do.

jtbell

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Msg#: 34204 posted 5:51 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

If I have 2 new sites, and both linking to each other, does this count as backlink?

In order for a new page to get listed, a backlink to it has to come from a page that is already indexed by Google.

After you've got one page indexed, you can use links from it to get other pages indexed.

workingNOMAD

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Msg#: 34204 posted 8:38 am on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

"Don't waste time submitting IMO"

It only takes 1 minute to submit to the big three so I don't think it is a waste of time!

PowerUp

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Msg#: 34204 posted 4:07 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

FINALLY~~! I got my site listed with Google, but I don't see any increase in traffic. How do I check my Google search ranking?

coosblues

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Msg#: 34204 posted 4:59 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

FINALLY~~! I got my site listed with Google, but I don't see any increase in traffic. How do I check my Google search ranking?

Try typing in some key search terms you are targeting. Just being listed doesn't guarantee good rankings.

sunny_kat

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Msg#: 34204 posted 5:59 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Try and have following steps

1. Build Quality Links towards your website
2. Create a XML sitemap and submit it to google
3. Directory Submissions on a regular basis
4. Dmoz Submission ( Most Important )

PowerUp

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 34204 posted 12:33 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Try typing in some key search terms you are targeting. Just being listed doesn't guarantee good rankings.

There're some 18,000,000 searches that came up when I type in my keywords.... so, i guess my website is in the bottom 0.1%?

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