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G indexing posts at new blog

8:03 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I just added a blog to my site of 15 years and put up my first post several days ago. I'm not using a CMS -- this is hand-coded.

I placed the blog in a new subdirectory (root/blog/) and set up an rrs.xml page (for feeds) under that directory. After posting, I manually submitted to Pingomatic. Then I added my blog to my feed reader account, and the post showed up.

I also set up a Google alert for an exact-phrase match from my post to see if/when Google's blog-indexer would list it and alert me. However, I've received no alerts yet, and my post has not been indexed (at least not by Google).

So I'm wondering: Do G and the other blog indexers wait for at least a certain number of posts from a new blog before indexing? Or is there some other explanation?
7:42 am on July 14, 2013 (gmt 0)


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have you verified that the blog content was crawled by googlebot?
4:12 pm on July 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is this blog referenced in your sitemap? Do you have links to the blog from indexed pages on your site? If you use Google Webmaster Tools you can request a test of the URL to see if it can be crawled without any problem.

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