A site that is not being indexed by Google is really invisible online. The effect is that it would be invisible to search queries and it would not be liable to get any organic traffic at all. So, the author sets out to teach how to index a website given that the entire website isn’t indexed, few of the pages on the website are indexed, or the newly published web pages do not get any indexing in a fast way. But first, what is indexing? Google uses a Googlebot to crawl the web searching for web pages then when any new page is found, it adds that to its database of indexed sites. When one searches something on Google, he is in effect retrieving a subset of all the indexed or crawled sites and hyperlinks that Google has discovered. But there are billions of web pages to crawl and you cannot see them all so Google uses it algorithm to sort out the best and most relevant for you before showing them to you. The author next discusses how to check if one is indexed and if not, how to go about doing so.
- oogle should be able to find all of the pages on your website, but they are more likely to find the ones that are included in your sitemap.
- If you have an orphan site that doesn't have any links pointing to it, Google will be unable to find it.
- Once you rule out technical reasons why Google is not indexing your site, the problem may be that your site is not unique or is lacking in quality.
"Google discovers new web pages by crawling the web, and then they add those pages to their index."
Read more: https://ahrefs.com/blog/google-index/