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How can I be sure that a site is indexed?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by henriksan, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. henriksan

    henriksan Registered Member

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    I'm a bit confused at the moment. I'm working with some web 2.0 backlinks and want to know if they are indexed or not.

    I've always been using site:MyURL and if the site shows up I've considered it to be indexed and if not then the opposite.
    So I tried it today for a new web 2.0, site:MyURL1 and the site didn't show up. But I read somewhere to try just "MyUrl1" (with "") and with that search query the site showed up.

    I've also tried some recommended index checkers, and those can say that a site is index even though it doesn't show up with any of the search queries above.

    So how do I know for sure if a site is indexed or not?
     
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    henriksan Registered Member

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    With any search query?
     
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    site:yourdomain.com
     
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    you can check this on ahref.com
     
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    th0m4s Regular Member

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    Google.com -> site:domainofthesite.tld -> Search.

    If results are given its indexed, if not then signup to WMT and submit the site to the crawler and a sitemap!
     
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    If you have webmaster tools installed, there's a tab that will show how many pages Google recognizes you have vs. how many are indexed as well!
     
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    In my WMT it shows that 1 page is indexed yet the site have all the pages idexed (400+ pages). Fuck WMT
     
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    site: is the most reliable way, but it only works for domains, subdomains or directories. So if you url is like www.mydomain.com/?cat=1 that's a page and not a site. www.mydomain.com/mynewsite/ will work with site: but www.mydomain.com/mynewsite/mypage.html won't.

    Just doing the URL works in that if that page shows up it's indexed, but it may not be #1 for some reason, or it may be supplemental or whatever. If it's there it is, if it's not it might be.

    You really shouldn't give too much thought to discrepancies. There are a ton of data centers and none of them match because data is propagating across them constantly. It's just how it has to be to handle the volume of traffic. It all works the same way, but there's no way to make them all match at any given point in time. So also don't freak out if one day you're indexed and a few hours later you're not.