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How can I know what keywords my site is indexed by?

My site won't show up in searches for any of the attached keywords.



10:45 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A few days ago I submitted my new site to google for indexing. Before submitting I ensured that:

1. Title containts the relevant keyword - Free Classifieds
2. Meta Description also contains the the relevant keywords.
3. Meta Keywords has a small array of relevant keywords.
4. Body of home page, has a couple of relevant keyword occurances.

When I now search for my site in google with my domain, it shows up. However, when I search by any of the keywords that i had used as stated above, my site just doesn't show up. To confirm this I searched all the 70-odd pages to see if my site is shown anywhere but to no use.

My questions are:

1. Is there a way i can know by what keyword my site could have been indexed by, apart from my site name?

2. Does the fact that my site won't show up with the attached keywords, mean that it is unlikey that those keywords would ever fetch my site in the results?

Will appreciate your comments!



12:42 pm on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One thing that is always a big question is when your changed/new website is indexed by google. Therefore it is not at all unlikely that google has not yet visited your changed website.

One way to see what google has indexed ís to do a search on "site:www.<mysite>.com". This should give you all pages on your site that google has indexed.

1) Does the titles in the SERP match the titles you changed your website to?
2) Does the 'Cached page' contain new or old content?

This should indicate if your page was indexed. All separate words in title and body of your page should be indexed. To be sure for a specific keyword search for "site:www.mysite.com <mykeyword>". This will reveal all pages on your site indexed with this word.

Content in metatags may or may not be used for indexing. Most likely not, as it is not visible to the end user.


4:25 pm on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member quadrille is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

There's really no point submitting your site to Google. It's a waste of time.

If the site has valid incoming links, the site will be spidered, in Google's own time, and your pages will be indexed (so long as there's no serious breach of the Guidelines).

Any benefit will not be instant, but once the site can be found on any search, it can be found on every search for every word that appears on the site.

But of course the page won't appear in the same place for every key word or phrase.

If you mention "antiquarian aardvarks", then that search is likely to produce a solid result, as relatively few such pages exist. If you mention 'real estate', a slightly more competitive term, your site may may feature rather lower - say a billion pages lower.

But it will be in there, fighting its corner!


4:52 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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JesperFJ: 1) Does the titles in the SERP match the titles you changed your website to?


JesperFJ: 2) Does the 'Cached page' contain new or old content?


Also, tried site:www.<mysite>.com. However, it's just the index page thats shown in the SERP. Not a good sign? :)


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