How is Your Site Indexed on Google
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How is your site indexed on Google?
You have a website, but does Google know that? Just because your website exists doesn’t mean that Google (or other search engines) have indexed it properly, or at all.
So, if you ever wonder what Google sees when it looks at your website, give this a try. Google indexes (makes a menu) your website pages and serves them to people who search for the items your site offers. To see what’s on the menu at your site, try this in Google. “site:yourdomainname.com” and press enter.
WHY IS INDEXING IMPORTANT?
The number one reason that it is important is because if your site isn’t indexing (creating a menu for customers) properly, the content that you worked so hard to create may not be seen at all. If your site is encountering repeated crawl errors (when Google looks at your site looking for new items to add to the menu) that affect the items being indexed, those should be fixed as soon as possible. The sign of a healthy site is one where the number of pages being indexed is rising and the number of crawl errors is low or none.
HOW DO I INDEX MY SITE?
Google is nice enough to do most of that indexing for you. However, if you have a new site, or have recently updated an old site, you’ll want to help them out a little bit by submitting your pages through Google webmaster tools and their Search Console interface.
Be aware, too, that Blogs can often times wreak havoc on Google’s indexing if the categories and tags (among other things) in your blog aren’t properly cared for.
IF YOU THINK YOU NEED HELP:
If your site isn’t indexing properly, or you’re not sure how to use Google’s webmaster tools, we can help you. Give us a call (843) 501-0851 or send us a note and we’ll work to get your site back on track for you and your customers.
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