Take the 2-minute tour ×
Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've made a website one month ago and it still isn't indexed by Google.

I haven't change any setting in the robots.txt file. I've tried to search for site:websitename.com but I still can't see it, and I have a Google Analytics account.

Why isn't my site in Google results?

share|improve this question

6 Answers 6

up vote 36 down vote accepted

This is not uncommon as there is no time frame for Google to index a website. The best thing you can do is to give Google every opportunity to find you. Try all of the following:

To submit your site to Google go here.

Submit an XML sitemap. You can do that from within your Webmaster Control panel. Here's a drupal add on to make this easy for you.

Get incoming links to your website. Google discovers new website by following links. Submitting your site to directories is a good start. Ideally you'll get a link, or links, from established websites with similar content.

Check your robots.txt file and make sure it isn't blocking your home page or entire website.

share|improve this answer

Google periodically scan web. Might be your site is not scanned till now.

Checklist

  1. You have proper robots.txt
  2. Some of posts at your site are linking to other posts of your site.
  3. sitemap.xml is placed on proper path. And its entry is mentioned in robots.txt.
  4. You had successfully submitted your site sitemap to google and other web search engines.

I'll let you know if i add more points in this check list.

share|improve this answer

Don't forget the concept of domain aging either. If you slap up a new site on a brand new Domain name, expect Google and the others to de-emphasize it for a time period of at least several months. This doesn't explain flat out omission as you're seeing, but it does explain why it's incredibly uncommon to see a site shoot directly to the top of the search rankings.

I've had sites that I put a ton of time into not make Google for several weeks or even a month and I tried every (ethical) trick in the book. Eventually, they get picked up and because of all the extra work I did, they moved right up the page in a hurry. I personally subscribe to the idea that SEO is not rocket science, and the only people who REALLY know exactly what will move you up is Google and they're not telling. Google will put you on when Google wants to, provided you make every effort to make their life easier. Bing in my experience has been faster; go figure.

My most successful clients actually get more traffic from social media. If you really need traffic, try promoting yourself consistently everywhere you can (but don't carpet bomb forums, because that's annoying!).

While you're waiting for it to get indexed. Do a W3 check. Take a few days to do extensive testing add a cool new feature you've not gotten around to writing yet. Analyze and add to your (Google discoverable) content buy your significant other dinner, walk the dog.

share|improve this answer

The following link will take you to the seomoz.org blog, where two days ago, an excellent post was written regarding "missing page audits", and figuring out exactly what's causing your issue. Check it out.

10 Minute Missing Page Audit

share|improve this answer

Possible reasons include:

  1. You have noindex on your pages (view the source to check)
  2. You're blocking search engines indexing it via the robots.txt file
  3. The search engines have not discovered your site yet (wait 1-4 weeks - backlinks help)
  4. The site is indexed but your expecting Webmaster Tools in either Bing or Google to reflect these indexes, Webmaster Tools are not real time stats
share|improve this answer

Not all of the pages get crawled - Google does not look at everything.

Use the Fetch as Google tool to fetch and then index the missing pages.

You should also submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster tools.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.