Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by philiporchard, Apr 9, 2010.
What is the best way (foolproof) to see if your site is in Google?
You mean in terms of indexed pages? Using a search of the form:
It's not .. Google.co.uk .. pages from the UK .. search for the URL with double inverted commas "Nottingham.co.uk" = no result .. if you cannot find a name by URL with ".. " then the name is not indexed in Goog ... it should be noted that the name is a coming soon page .. there is no SEO, the title is the URL ... same as most PPC landing pages ...
Google is currently undergoing a major update .. see:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/ note: if the correct topic fails to resolve click the Google World menu tab ..
This Goog shake up is a major update here to stay for some time to come it will make and break a great many sites many non conforming sites will be wiped out including mass produced duplicate mini stes
.. times are a changing ...
Philip, have a look at Webmaster Tools by Google. It will become your friend for this sort of thing, indexed pages, missing urls, crawl errors etc.
Thanks Ty and others...
Seems I made a shocking mistake - unforgivable really.
I had exactly the same holding page on all my city sites. There was nothing different on them - identical title, description, page content, and Google dumped them in all one fell swoop.
Ty can vouch - there was absolutely nothing showing up in Google at all for some of them - absolutely terrifying!
Now there is a revised holding page on them, Google seems to be slowly bringing them back from the wilderness (phew!)
SEO is the next thing to look into... think I'll start a new thread asking for advice on that!
Congrats, that was a close one!
They do seem to be reappearing - maybe the sheer strength of the names has made a difference - usually when they get dumped they stay dumped!
Were they indexed in the first page?
No - never on the first page, but when they went missing, they were completely de-indexed.
i.e site:www.domain.co.uk brought no results at all!
Separate names with a comma.