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Why is my new domain not on search engines?

  1. alishamichellephotography
    Member

    I am a bit frustrated. So I spent $17 on a domain name that I tested and doesn't pull up on any search engines. I registered for MSN and Yahoo, but Google a toughy! When you say words like Meta tags and mapping.....it sounds like greek to me. My blog site is still under construction, but I would still like for it to show up on search engines!! I should have gone with godaddy. They are cheaper and automatically submit your site to hundreds of search engines. What should I do?

    The blog I need help with is alishamichellephotography.com.

  2. You have only two posts, and your blog is only 22 hours old. There is nothing for a search engine to find!

    It will take time and many posts with good original content in order for search engines to find you.

    Here is some info about attracting readers (and thus search engines and vice versa):
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-site-traffic/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/01/15/twenty-five-steps-to-increase-blog-traffic/ This will also be helpful > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/07/13/wordpress-com-in-house-blog-promotion/

  3. alishamichellephotography
    Member

    Thanks, didn't realize you had to post a lot in order to have it show up on search engines??? You gave a lot of helpful information, but I am under construction, working on setting tabs (pages), etc. I don't feel you should have to post a lot for a blog site to show up on a search engine. Just my opinion. Thinking of getting a plain and simple website.

  4. PS - a "plain & simple" website if you mean just a html site is much worse than a WordPress powered site for search engines - each time you make a Post the WordPress software calls up the search engines and says "new content stop by" much better -

    I had both for a while and it could take days for a search engine to index new content - then I noticed that search engines stopped by in about 2 hours and got the new Post for the WordPress part of my site - that was when I started putting everything in the WordPress part of my site (it was self hosted) - worked much better.

  5. I don't feel you should have to post a lot for a blog site to show up on a search engine.

    Welcome to the internet. Why should Google or any search engine enable people to find your site if there is, comparatively speaking, nothing there? The internet doesn't work that way.

  6. I don't feel you should have to post a lot for a blog site to show up on a search engine. Just my opinion. Thinking of getting a plain and simple website.

    These videos are focused on how to make your site more "discoverable". The 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results.
    5 Google Webmasters Video Tutorials
    Two SEO Videos for Bloggers

    The two most important factors when it comes to people using search engines to locate specific content and search engines are freshness and relevance. Websites do fare as well as blogs do because they are one way message boards that frequently feature stale dated content. Blogs are specifically designed for interactive communication and producing fresh content on a regular and frequent basis key to creating a successful blog.

  7. edit: I meant to type:
    Websites do not fare as well ...

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