This might belong on another stack site but idk. Soooo.... A year ago I started two sites that I didn't want indexed by Google or any other search engine since both sites were being developed based on the seo results of other clients.
I was blocking both sites with the "no index,no archive" metatag technique and blocking all with robots.txt
Previously both of the sites would index fine. Recently I removed the metatags from both sites. On a clean index, I submitted new sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools.
Within a couple of days I watched the crawl rate for both start to climb. One says 6 pages indexed but nothing is showing up when i search Google index (site:http://www.fakewebsite.com). The same is happening for the other.
I don't understand whats happening! I admit it could be a panic attack caused by impatiently waiting for spiders. But because it's happening on both sites the same it's scaring me away from ever using noindex metatags of any kind... ever again. And really I hope someone has experience with this.
Could someone please: 1. Give ideas for a problem and solution? 2. Or just tell me it's normal and I'm impatient?