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Each time, googlbot only seems to spider the homepage then leave.
Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what the point of this is? The domain was a few months ago, but only put a website up about 2 weeks ago. Few incoming links.
Notbob - when did you submit your sites to Google (or how long have they been around?)
I launched my site in April and it has taken until today (yes I am very happy) for it to appear in Google - before only the index page was listed. I now have 39 pages indexed out of around 100.
SO going on my experience it is taking 3 months - though from what I have read it varies.
Things I did which may have helped:
- google Sitemap
- fresh page of content daily (though bizarrely Google has indexed the pages with the least text so far - so all this hype about Google.bot loving text I have yet to witness).
- inbound links
- Lots of text links
- Check and validate everything.
Though of course the above MAY have helped - it was probably just a waiting game.
That is quite normal for new site with few incoming links. Get more incoming links and bots will crawl your site more deeply soon.
here is a little secret how to get googlebot to come to a new site right away with no IBL's at all. it works according to someone who 'does it all the time with clients' and 'has tried it on a test site with absolutely no IBL's'.
submit a simple robots.txt to the removal tool.
a little off-topic here though since googlebot is already coming.
Run the homepage through the html validator and bot simulator, and also validate the robots.txt
This evening googlebot came, spidered 20 pages and left. I'm curious if anything will show up in google in the next 24 hours or so.
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