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I moved my domain to a new host, and submitted manually to google. My home page got registered in a couple of days (eg: when I typed "Directives Enterprises" in google, it appeared), but it didn't seem to get spidered as no other pages ever showed up. Now even this search fails to show up anything.
My only suspicion is that the host I use [snip] makes me put my html files under a subdirectory (/mainwebsite_html) and perhaps the spider is not finding my files.
I'd tear my hair out if I actually had any :)
[edited by: JamesR at 9:06 pm (utc) on Dec. 11, 2003]
[edit reason] please, no URLs per TOS [/edit]
it takes time to get into google. especially after florida update they are strange things going on in google world. be patient and try submitting your website to some other directories and search engines
also welcome to webmaster world :)
Perhaps it's also worth running a spider simulator on your site to make sure a spider can pick up your site navigation - there's one on this sites sister site www.searchengineworld.com.
Hope that's of some help, and welcome to WebMasterWorld!
[edited by: mcavill at 9:18 pm (utc) on Dec. 11, 2003]
I would just encourage you to be patient. I also just opened a web site for our home-based business (my "night" job) :), and the home page appears in Google one day ... and is gone the next. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Google just seems to be doing a lot of maintenance under the hood these days.....when things settle down, I hope my site (and yours) would be in there permanently.
If I use the spider simulator on a regular site (eg searchengineworld) each page returned includes has a fully realised URL.
I'd pursue the deep links that were suggested above and focus on ensuring there's good, useful content available when the spiders come crawling. Spiders like fresh food, best. :)