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domain name doesn't appear for search on new site
Adam5000




msg:3877751
 4:55 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

My website is online now and I did a Google search to see what the search results looked like. And I couldn't find my own site. I keyed in the domain name as search words (minus the www and .com) my domain name, and where the domain name should be, I got the title of another folder in the root directroy.

What happened? and how can I fix it?

 

centime




msg:3877787
 5:45 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Its possible that google has indexed and cached your domains, thereby caching you hosting packages default view before your site was uploaded.

Submitting a site map would alert google crawler to changes in your site/url

tedster




msg:3878049
 11:03 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

How long has your site been live?

Lowkei




msg:3878159
 1:54 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have the same problem too.

However what i noticed is for some of the time only my site will rank so I guess it might because of my site is still young.. (around 3 months, the domain is 2years - i bought expired domain & I'm having problem that Google index the expired pages - 2 of them)

But what makes me worry is that usually there are "cache" and "similar" links at the side of a result. For my site when it is ranked, it doesn't have the "cache" link.

do you know any meaning behind that?

tedster




msg:3878237
 4:39 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Related discussion here, Lowkei: [webmasterworld.com...]

Lowkei




msg:3878247
 4:52 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks tedster..

Adam5000




msg:3878442
 1:59 pm on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your help tedster and centime. My site has been online for about two weeks.

I've got a clue. I went to Google and checked, and my site wasn't verified. So I verified it and got a message that said NONE of my pages were listed.

And that's a good thing. Almost.

I want the home page listed, but only the home page. I've put noindex meta tags on all the other pages, and those apparently are working good. But I'd like the home page listed.

Will Googlebot automatically crawl my site and list the home page?

tedster




msg:3878521
 3:44 pm on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

You'll probably need at least a couple links pointing to the site from other sites in order to stay in the index.

Lowkei




msg:3878647
 6:03 pm on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

2 weeks is too early for any results isn't it?

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