I'm running a blog and it seems that Google isn't placing it in the search results properly. For example, one of my posts is called "changing Exposure in gimp".
I searched that exact phrase in Google and my page was not listed in the results, even though I know it's indexed. I'll explain why later.
Here's a screenshot of Google with the search.
Now, if I search
"changing Exposure in gimp" digitally free (the name of my blog) I get the following:
My blog is now the first result on the page. The strange thing I'm wondering about is why Google ommited my site when I simply searched for
changing exposure in gimp. Because of the second result, I know that my site is indexed (and Webmaster Tools says that it's indexed as well). Google sometimes decides to show my site and sometimes it doesn't.
Why is that? In the Blogger settings, I have set it so that search engines can index and view my blog. If you're interested, my robots.txt says the following:
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: http://example.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=UPDATED
Why would Google do this to me? Is there a hidden setting or something that I don't know about?