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Index page text not being indexed

 12:26 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

My index page is listed when I go on site:example.com

Yet if I copy some text from it and paste it into a google search the page doesnt appear in the search results.

What could be causing this, I thought if a page was indexed all the text from it would be searchable?



 2:04 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Try enclosing your text in quotes. "My searchable text" and repeat the search.


 2:52 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

It is still not found, well actually I also have the page on my example.eu page where it is found. But not on my example.nl page does google perhaps notice this duplication and ignore one?


 3:33 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

a duplicate content issue may be preventing your text from being found.

How old is the site that your attempting to locate in the search results? Could it be too new and not yet indexed?


 5:13 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

the duplicate has now been removed from example.eu

the site I am attempting to locate has been there longer than the duplicate page.

how long until the original .nl page will be indexed do you think, is there a way to speed this up?



 5:47 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

it's hard to say when the page might be indexed. The SE's are on their own schedule.

If the site gets indexed regularly, then there's probably no reason to expect it to arrive sooner then normal. If the site has content that rarely changes, and has been the same for a long time, there's no reason to expect it to be indexed immediately.

You have a couple options.

You can re-submit your site to the SE's. there's several sites with links to the free submission section of the major SE's.

Sign up for G webmaster tools. There's lots of information in there about your site. Including the last time it was indexed and any issues that it has discovered.

You can utilize G's sitemap feature also, which may decrease the time it takes to get re-indexed. If this is the SE that your currently watching.



they will be around.....eventually....

Watch your logs, see when googlebot requests pages. you'll get a good idea of whats going on if you spend some time with your nose in the log files.

Does that help some?


 11:44 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I looked on google webmaster tools, I am now a little confused.

Google's cache of the page is up-to-date with the text I was searching for and the graph shows Googlebot activity in the last 90 days.

So I would of thought google has what it needed but maybe it is only showing the 'duplicate' data on the .eu site, and my webpage isnt showing because of this?

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