Blog doesn’t show up in search engine

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  • #314633

    wrcaulton
    Member

    When I search for my blog using a search engine my blog doesn’t show up. I made sure my security settings allow anyone to view the blog/allow blog to show up on search engines but no dice so far. Anyone else have this problem? Anyone have a solution?

    #314822

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    We can’t even see your blog here without a link!
    Pay special attention to #2 on the list below:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    #314824

    wrcaulton
    Member

    Okay, you should be able to get to my blog my clicking my name now. Otherwise, here is the url: http://nfldraft2009.wordpress.com/

    I wasn’t sure I needed to post that for my specific question.

    #314825

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    It’s a good idea to link your name. When you comment in other people’s blogs, they can find yours!
    Also, by looking at your blog, it looks like you have only a few posts, over only a few days. It takes Google and other search engines a while to pick up on your blog. Give it time.
    You are showing up in WordPress, though:
    http://wordpress.com/tag/qb-rankings/

    A limited number (12) of categories and tags help connect you to the world.

    Good luck

    #314830

    wrcaulton
    Member

    Thanks so much! I did just create this blog a couple days ago… that must be the issue.

    “A limited number (12) of categories and tags help connect you to the world.”

    What exactly do you mean by that?

    #314833

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Adding categories helps you to organize your blog.
    Tags and categories are used by WordPress for their global search.
    They help search engines find your blog.

    Here’s a bunch of info:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/?s=tags+and+categories

    #314838

    wrcaulton
    Member

    Okay, I know what they are, I just didn’t know what you meant by “a limited number (12)”. Thanks for the link! :)

    #314839

    Also be aware that your oldest post is Jan 3, and it can take anywhere from a week to six weeks for the search engines to index your blog. In most cases with wordpress.COM blogs, that seems to happen a little quicker, but still, it will take a little while.

    There is also a delay on showing up on the global tags pages of what seems to be about two weeks. This is the result of spammers trying to game the system, and so wordpress instituted a delay.

    Keep posting original content and you will get there.

    #314850

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    There is also a delay on showing up on the global tags pages of what seems to be about two weeks. This is the result of spammers trying to game the system, and so wordpress instituted a delay.
    I don’t think that is true. The OP is showing up already. My posts show up almost instantly.
    Or are we talking about different things (“global tags pages”)?
    This is me today: http://wordpress.com/tag/japanese-food/

    #314858

    According to staff (Mark), there is a delay before people will show up in the tags pages unless staff have in the meantime changed their minds and taken the delay off.

    #314860

    From: http://faq.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/my-post-doesnt-show-up-in-the-tag-list-what-gives/

    5. Your blog is very new. It can take a few days before new blogs are included in the global tag listings. Brand new blogs might not have enough posts for us to accurately determine whether or not it’s spam.

    #314861

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Oh dear. Clop me on the head with a dog that don’t hunt!
    you are right. football stuff confounds me. \

    #315072

    blogedward
    Member

    i tried the google webmaster…. and got stuck in the uploading a HTML file in the new page. The problem is my permalink does not end with a .hmtl, tried adding the full stop but the link stays the same. What’s wrong?

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