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Reasons why your website is not yet indexed

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Learn the Reasons why your website is not yet indexed by Helen Innes. Read more free SEO tips.

Learn the Reasons why your website is not yet indexed by Helen Innes. Read more free SEO tips.

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  • 1. Reasons Why Your Website Is Not Yet Indexed
  • 2. web pages already indexed
    Do a “site:http://domain” search in Google (leave out the quotation marks)
    returns a message saying
    “Your search - site:http://domain/ - did not match any documents”
    it means Google has not found any of your web pages yet
  • 3. two possible reasons why your website is not yet indexed
  • 4. 1) Your Robots.txt file restricts Google bots from crawling your website.
    two possible reasons why your website is not yet indexed
  • 5. Google follows whatever is in your Robots.txt file.
    If Google sees
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /
    it will not bother to crawl in your website.
  • 6. Explaining the Robot.txt
    User-agent: *
    “user agent” means the robots (i.e. search engine crawlers or spiders)
    “ * ” means all.
    So the first line means: “All robots”
    Disallow: /
    what is disallowed to be crawled
    “/” means the root directory
    simply means: disallow all files in the entire site.
  • 7. To allow Google bots and other robots to crawl all your files in the root directory
    simply remove “/”
    the code should be:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow:
  • 8. “PC Robot.txt”
    A WordPressplugin
    Allow you to edit your Robots.txt file
    Install the plugin and activate it
  • 9. 2) Your website is newly built.
    two possible reasons why your website is not yet indexed
  • 10. There are billions of web pages on the Internet.
    If there are no backlinks pointing to your web pages
    Google and search engines might take a while to discover your site.
    Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=659
  • 11. Things to do
    Sign-up with Google Webmaster tools
    submit your Sitemap URL
    if website is using the WordPress platform, install an XML Sitemap plugin
    Add your website in major search engines
  • 12. It is recommended to do proper On-Page SEO to your web pages.
    When Google or other search engines crawl your website
    they find out as much as possible about your site.
  • 13. Copyright © 2011
    Heleninnes.ca

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