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Site not indexed in Google after a week

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wally666, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

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    I bought a new domain and it's been about 7 days now and it is not indexed.

    I know this because I am typing in site:domain.com or "http://domain.com" or "www.domain.com" and any other possible way to search for it...it is not there.


    This is not a brand new domain, meaning someone owned it, but it looks like that last time there was ANY content on it was in 2010. It is a local city keyword type domain if anyone cares about that.


    I hooked it up in Web Master Tools and there are no errors. I submitted a sitemap and all of that. I have never waited longer than 1 or maybe 2 days to get a site indexed, so I have no idea here.


    I have tried all kinds of shit to get it indexed. I tweeted the link, I social bookmarked it a few times, I pinged it, and I ran it through a little indexing network I built a long time ago that is really simple and has always worked.



    I have been able to find a few of the links from my efforts pointing AT this domain, but the domain itself...nothing.


    I also checked it in Majestic SEO and Ahrefs and there are not any backlinks listed. So if it was penalized or slapped or whatever, I can't see jack shit now. If it was de-indexed by Google wouldn't I see some kind of error in WMT?


    Oh yea. It is not only indexed in Yahoo and Bing, but it is already ranking (I know...who cares) so the robots.txt is fine.



    Maybe this is normal, but not for me. I've never had this much of a goddamn hassle indexing a site before. Every single thing I have done to get this domain indexed has worked on 100% of my other sites, web 2.0 sites and whatever else I've tried.


    I submitted to sites like Stumbleupon, Digg, REddit........NOTHING.


    Does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm tired of waiting.


    Thanks
     
  2. coxi999

    coxi999 Junior Member

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    Make sure there is not a noindex attribute in your template or code..
     
  3. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

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    Thanks.

    Checked...noindex is not there.
     
  4. zenlagor

    zenlagor Regular Member

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    Are you hosting anything else on this IP?

    Run pingdom tools on the site. Get the server logs and grep for "Googlebot"
     
  5. sogregory

    sogregory Newbie

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    Google does not really guarantee it will rank in x time but one way i have found for google to rank very quick is to connect your domain to G+ profile. BAM google will index it! :cool:
     
  6. Jacob Sterbenk

    Jacob Sterbenk Junior Member

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    It took up to 14 days for some of my sites to get indexed, so I wouldn't worry much about that. Usually some social bookmarks help.
     
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    ezines Power Member

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    Try to submit your site here...
    Code:
    http://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter
     
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  8. seojessica

    seojessica Newbie

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    Right well usually yahoo-bing will pick it up first then google will crawl yahoo and bing unless your sites in a dmoz directory it will happen patients child.
     
  9. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

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    Update for any lost soul that finds this in the future.

    Added Google authorship - Still nothing

    Created more "quality content" - Still nothing


    Total things I've done to get this site indexed:




    • Social bookmarked several of my pages/posts
    • Added to Google Webmaster Tools
    • Submitted sitemap to WMT?s
    • Created a video, linked to site from video
    • More bookmarks
    • Linked from relevant (and quality) Squidoo site to new site
    • Pinged
    • Created more fresh content, pinged that
    • Set up Google authorship for the site
    • Checked robots.txt to make sure I wasn?t blocking search engines
    • Checked for errors
    • More quality content just like Matt Cutts loves
    • Google authorship






     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013