My blog doesn’t come up when I search on google…

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  • #135674

    usherette
    Member

    I’ve recently created a blog at http://www.usherette.wordpress.com but when I search for iton google it doesn’t appear. Does it take a while to feature on search engines? Or do I need to do something to ensure that it comes up when people search?

    Thanks!

    Usherette

    #135866

    cjwriter
    Member

    It can take a while for new blogs to appear in search engines, sometimes as long as up to 4 – 6 weeks, though often sooner. I wouldn’t worry unless it’s been a couple of weeks. One thing you can do is check that you’ve set your blog to appear in search engines, rather than be private. That’s in Dashboard > Options > Privacy.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/why-isnt-my-blog-in-google/

    #135868

    usherette
    Member

    Thanks! Yep, privacy options on the right setting, guess I just have to wait!

    #135869

    cjwriter
    Member

    You could try submitting it directly to Google as well. Not sure, but it might be a bit faster.
    http://www.google.com/addurl/

    #135876

    Be aware that Google may never list your site unless (a) other sites link to it, and (b) it has worthwhile content.

    Google provide guidelines for webmasters at http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769

    Well worth a read.

    #135916

    You definitely need to get your blog out there in the wild. I do it by commenting on other peoples’ entries (meaningful, of course.. don’t spam), as well as putting it on all of my other profiles, such as MySpace, Flixster, etc. Google will pick it up when it makes the update rounds on those sites and it’ll come through to your blog.

    It took mine about 1-1.5 weeks to show up because I have many online profiles and memberships and I participate in way too many forums and comment on tons of articles. LOL

    #135953

    boles
    Member

    Make sure you go here, too, to get your blog known in the Google system:

    http://blogsearch.google.com/ping

    #135966

    ryanfluehr
    Member

    visit my blog

    #135968

    options
    Member

    ryanfluehr, now stop spamming forums.

    #136004

    ROFLMAO he forgot to say what blog :P

    #136006

    timethief
    Member

    Click on “member” and follow the forum spam trail. ;)

    #136179

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Submit your site here on the right – http://www.submitexpress.com/ Submit it to only the top 40 search engines. And also claim your blog at Technorati and place Technorati’s buttons and such on your site. And make sure to ping your blog. I ping mine at http://technorati.com/ping and http://www.pingoat.com/ And email other similar sites like yours for link exchanges on each other’s blogrolls. And to get listed on search engines, try to get your blog on at least one person’s blog that is already listed on Google. This way when they get indexed, your site will then be indexed.

    #136415

    spaz125
    Member

    wow awsome i was like totally freaking out that my blog wasn’t appearing in google lol. anyway visit my blog if you want (all about club penguin)(View site ยป) click view site to get there.

    #136416

    bisaku
    Member

    I don’t know why my blog aren’t listed in google too. Probably I need to try out any suggestion that wrote in here. Thanks all, this forum is great :)

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