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I have a 35-day-old blog on tumblr. I submitted it to Google using "Add your URL to Google" page about a month ago. However, when I search Google for the content of my blog using the following query, only 5 posts are fetched:


I have more than 200 posts on my blog. I'm also using Google Analytics. What else can I do to make Google fully index my blog?


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Would the officious downvoter mind telling us why s/he downvoted my question? – Mehper C. Palavuzlar May 4 '11 at 15:40
That's a good question actually, that forced me to consider the issue for my own blog. But it doesn't seem to enter in the scope of Web Applications (see webapps.stackexchange.com/faq), maybe a moderator could move it to Stack Overflow ? – kraymer May 4 '11 at 16:27
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I've read on some blogs that Tumblr blogs have terrible SEO generally, in part because when people reblog your posts, it generates duplicate content on other sites, which Google doesn't like. According to Tumblr’s Biggest Strength is its Biggest Weakness to Google on Soshable:

Somewhere along the lines, Google and the other search engines realized that it would be not only possible but encouraged by Tumblr and other people [to] duplicate content and generate backlinks. As a result, it takes a lot more effort to get the search engines’ attention for stronger rankings.

Having Tumblr blogs that have terrible SEO doesn't appear to be unique to you. You can read about someone else's story on Tumblr, SEO, and Why I Moved To WordPress.


Google doesn't just start indexing the moment you publish. First you go into a 'sandbox', while Google figures out whether or not you are spam.

When you are still very small (and remember you are competing with sites who receive in a second the kind of traffic you probably receive in a month) Google does not update it's index very often - once every 2 or 3 weeks would be about normal for such a new site.

Add your URL to Google does very little - it's there to make people feel better, but nobody has ever found evidence that Google does anything with the entries at all.

The answer is... be patient. Continue writing good content, work on getting good quality backlinks from relevant sites, and wait for the algorithm to increase its index.


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