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Why doesn't my blog show up even on WordPress searches, let alone search engines

  1. Why is it so difficult, even when you have the writer's name, name of the blog, and name of the post, to find the post doing a search? None of my work showed up on internet search engines, or on WordPress searches. What is the deal here? I did these searches with my user name, blog name, post name, and the WordPress search came up empty. So did all the search engine searches. What is the deal here? This is total horse pucky, especially when it doesn't show up on WordPress searches with all the information searched at once.

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

  2. It's the subject matter in the blog that's relevant. The WordPress.com search engine indexes post, pages, and comments content (body text). Unless entered as text in those contents, blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpresscom-search/

    It takes time and the frequent publication of fresh unique content that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet to get search engine attention. http://en.support.wordpress.com/search-engines/
    10 factors that expedite indexing > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

  3. BTW the blog linked to in the OP above has not had a post published in it since February 14, 2012 so that makes me think you are referring to a different blog.

    Here’s how to link your username to your blog in your blog Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

    Note: This change is not retroactive ie. any comments you left previously will remain linked to the original primary blog.

  4. Timethief, where do you get that? I was looking for the yeast article, in the second blog. I wrote it on Tuesday, this week. That's the soap blog you're looking at. I've a baking blog,"We Doan Need No SteenKing Evil Empire, II. You have a kitchen, use it. Bread ingredients--yeast." I put this and my user name into the wordpress search. Came up empty. This is the problem. Even when I put every detail of the title into the search, nothing comes up.

  5. What is the URL starting with http:// for the exact blog in question?

  6. I put this and my user name into the wordpress search. Came up empty. This is the problem.

    Did you read what I posted above?

    The WordPress.com search engine indexes post, pages, and comments content (body text). Unless entered as text in those contents, blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpresscom-search/

  7. I used Google search.
    Search string- We Doan Need No Steenking Evil Empire, II
    Search results - http://youhaveakitchenuseit.wordpress.com/

  8. Your blog is indexed by Google (31 results).

  9. Where can I send a screen shot? I just did the wordpress search, came up empty.

  10. I flagged this thread for a Staff response. You can upload your screenshot into your Media Library where Staff can examine it. You ca also subscriber to this thread in the sidebar and then you will know when Staff respond.

  11. I was able to find your site in Google by searching for We Doan Need No SteenKing Evil Empire, II - it came up #1 in the search results, as you can see in this screenshot.

    You may want to consider tweaking your tagline from the default "4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site" to something that describes your site better. You can do that under Settings > General.

    I just did the wordpress search, came up empty.

    What do you mean by "the wordpress search"?

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