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  1. I'm so sorry - I'm new to this. In fact - I'm only 48 hours into being a blogger - and my learning curve has been somewhat large already.

    But please help before I drive myself crazy.

    I understand that typing the name of my blog into Google won't bring up my blog (given that I'm new, have few tags and I'm competing against high ranking sites with one or either of my blog name words) - but how come every time I type in, or copy and paste, the exact address of my blog into a search engine- it leads no-where?

    I set up a link from / to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - and this has been driving traffic to my site fine. But use a search engine and I don't exist. I've set the blog to be searchable by search engines but no luck with this so far: ... Unless I use my own social media links - the only way I can find my blog is by logging in to it...

    I feel stupid. And I need some help! Sorry... any comments appreciated: M

    This is what I type - (never a 'www' either!) - and nothing comes up at all http://inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com.

  2. The way to get to your blog is to simply put the address in the address bar. You don't have to put the login. If anyone puts your URL in the address bar or follows your Link as you posted it here, they will get to your blog.

    And LOL, now if you type it into google, you will get to this forum post.

  3. Hi there,
    It takes time for your content to be indexed by search engines and discovered by readers. Here are 10 factors that expedite indexing > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

    These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/

    If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given. However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/

    See also > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/

  4. Thank you for replying - much appreciated.

    Yep - just discovered that this forum post now appears on Google! But at least I have arrived (kind of). And it did make me laugh.

    But think my poor terminology isn't helping here - if I just type in the URL into the address bar, I still get no where either.

    I just feel really rather stupid. Am I just being over keen given that it's only been 48 hours since I set up the blog?

  5. Oh - sorry - I cross posted - thank you timethief!

  6. if I just type in the URL into the address bar, I still get no where either

    That's odd. I hope you are not typing anything extraneous or leaving the http:// out because this URL for your blog http://inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com/
    Note: No WordPress.com blog URLs have the acquainted "www" in them. However if anyone does insert that the links will redirect to the URL without the "www". http://www.inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com/ will seamlessly redirect to http://inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com/

  7. If you still cannot access your blog then please try clearing your browser cache and cookies > http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    If that does not work then go here to upgrade your browser version http://browsehappy.com/

  8. Thank you for your time and patience with me.

    I'm going to try all the above - thank you for helping a newbie.

  9. You're welcome and please do let us know how you make out.

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