I have website on (Actually, that isn't the real IP address, I changed it for this question.) Because of an internal rule, this site must not have a domain name, and running on non-standard port.

In Google Webmaster Tools, I see

  • no crawl errors found
  • no verification errors found
  • I tried "Fetch as Google" and they are all successful. I can then click the URL to get to the page myself.
  • I don't have the sitemap yet

So why the crawled page and indexed page is still zero? Does Google not accept non-domain-name URLs?

  • Do you have a robots.txt? How long is your site online / added to GWT?
    – unor
    May 14, 2014 at 11:42
  • @LockeVN You're using a non-standard port, so you might add that to your question as well.
    – dan
    May 14, 2014 at 20:58
  • I'm not sure how these would be shown in Webmaster Tools, so maybe that's a bit confusing (send me an example via Google+ if you want me to check with the team). May 21, 2014 at 8:46

1 Answer 1


Google does index sites accessible under IPs.
Random example:

Also indirectly confirmed by Matt Cutts:
Can rel="canonical" index my hostname and not my IP address?

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    Yep, we can index sites on IP addresses and/or on non-standard ports. May 21, 2014 at 8:46

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