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I built a free website on wordpress and it is not showing on the internet.

  1. survivingmentalillnessbook
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    I want the site to be published on the internet.

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

  2. Hi There,

    Keegan here, WordPress.com community member, I would be happy to help.

    I can see your website at survivingmentalillnessbook.wordpress.com.

    If you are referring to when it will show in search engines, this can take a few days to a few weeks. You can learn more about your site and search engines here - https://en.support.wordpress.com/seo/

    You can also verify your domain with Google to make the process faster - https://en.support.wordpress.com/verifying-your-domain-with-google/

    Please let me know if this answers your question, or if you need further assistance :)

  3. Hi @survivingmentalillnessbook,

    As @keegansingh mentioned with seeing the site, I too am seeing the site without issue when I go to it: http://d.pr/i/9E4x5h . If you are referring to changes being seen on Google it can take from 4 - 6 weeks before search engines such as Google and Yahoo to see the site.

    Be sure to check and make sure your site is set to Public. When an older site is not located often the option Hidden, or to discourage search engines from indexing the site, is set.

    To see if you do have this selected go to Settings --> Privacy and make sure the site is set to Public. This will allow search engines to see the site again, but it can take the aforementioned 4 - 6 weeks for it to show once more.

    To learn more about why it takes a while as well as how to make sure you show up correctly, please visit this support article:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/search-engines/

    If you are referring to something else please let us know, we will be happy to help! :)

  4. @survivingmentalillnessbook Perhaps the others are assuming that your site is brand new. It's difficult to expect Google to rank everything on the first page especially when the words making up your site title are common words. "Book" is usually taken by Amazon.

    If I type "Surviving mental illness book blog" into Google, your site is second on page one. On Bing it is first so your site is definitely out there on the Internet. Posting regular new content helps to make sure sites are indexed on search engines but getting onto page one is always going to be difficult. Typing the full address of a site is often needed.

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