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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nfhiggs, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. nfhiggs

    nfhiggs Newbie

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    I've read threads about sites getting 'indexed' and 'de-indexed' by google - my question is this:
    How do you know if your site has been indexed (or de-indexed)?

    Norm
     
  2. chucklechuck

    chucklechuck Registered Member

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    google your site url
     
  3. Chris Devon

    Chris Devon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    type in google site:yoursite.com
    if there arent resoults you are deindexed
     
  4. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    your site is indexed if you can find it in google
    de-indexed is when your site has been removed (for whatever reason)

    search in google for your site - put in the full URL (www.yoursitehere.com)
    if google finds it, its been indexed

    It can take up to a few weeks for a new site to be indexed, so if it's not there, be patient!
     
  5. Chris Devon

    Chris Devon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you should always use site: infront of your site, sometimes it gives you resoults if you posted on sn sites or posted comments on blogs
     
  6. jagrmeister721

    jagrmeister721 Junior Member

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    nf- another way of gauging this is by tracking googlebot. since it takes a few weeks for your index to be included in google, you can predict to some extent by tracking googlebot's movement through your site. (you can also use google webmaster tools for this purpose).
     
  7. nfhiggs

    nfhiggs Newbie

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    I checked google a few days ago for "site:forbiddenpc.com" and I got no results. Then I checked last night and All my pages came up!

    Woo Hoo! I've been Indexed!

    BTW - I've had my site up for over two years now! But I never did any onpage optimizations until last month when I redesigned the pages. And I've been working on getting backlinks for the last couple of weeks.
     
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  8. heretolearn

    heretolearn Registered Member

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    Some traffic counting scripts tell you which s3arch engin3s sent traffic and the search term the surfer used to find your page. As a rough guide: an index may result in more stats in your counter (more traffic). A deindex may result in a drop in traffic. Not always the case but this a way to tell.
     
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    got all your answer now
     
  10. sexycoral

    sexycoral Newbie

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    if you have your site indexed, I've heard that you can be deindexed.
    You know why?
    It's for havving banner farms or something like that?