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robots crawled my pages, but none indexed

why are my pages crawled but not indexed?

     
6:41 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi fellow experts,

I am a newbie to SEO, but I have seen yahoo's and google's bot crawling most of my pages but when i search for pages indexed by Google/Yahoo via "site:www.domain.com" , only my homepage turns up. Any advice on how I can get my other pages to be indexed too?

7:48 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are you using frames?

If not ensure your internal links all work. Robots will follow them.

Indexing isn't instant.

9:06 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm not using frames. i know indexing takes time, but why robot crawled multiple pages but only homepage is indexed?
9:08 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Copy the title of one of the other pages and paste it in Google search.

Does it come up?

9:21 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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nope... :(
9:34 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How far you you looking in Google, at which page do you stop looking?

Is the title on that page different to the title on your index?

9:56 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I chose a page where there are only 7 pages of results, mine did not appear
10:03 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For google, get another decent link to your home page (PR5-7) and for Yahoo, try some deep links.
11:44 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i do have 2 websites with PR >5 linking to either my homepage or another page, i see googlebot crawling most of my pages, but yet none appeared in google. I just tried to search via "site:www.domain.com" and none of my pages are indexed... the same is happening in yahoo

any idea?

Any help would be very much appreciated :)

5:57 pm on May 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If it is a new site it will take some time before Google will index more, maybe a week. And none of my sites has been indexed more than just the homepage from Yahoo. So I guess it is more harder from Yahoo.

What will help you to get more sites indexed is to get more links to your sites. 2 is not enough. Get hundreds, if possible. Also get those with as high PR as possible.

Then, if you have a lot of pages, use a site map. If you have a site map the SE's, and the user, can reach all the pages on your sites with only 2 clicks.

Hope this helps.

5:11 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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so even though the googlebot has crawled my site, i got to wait a week or so for the pages to be indexed?
8:10 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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As I said "Indexing isn't instant. "

Follow the advice here, there's no Lorenzo's Oil cure, if you've been spidered and your SEO is good, you'll get listed...in time.