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Why Isn't Your Site in Google?

Tips & Tricks

July 21, 2017

 

You just created your Portfoliobox website and cannot find it in Google?
Don't panic, it's completely normal!

 

 

Even if your website is online, it does not mean that Google has indexed it already. It can take time for Google bots to crawl millions of sites each day and index your newly built portfolio.

 

The first step is to verify if your website is indexed by Google. Open your web browser and type in the address bar: "site:URL-of-your-site" (ex: site:www.portfoliobox.net). If at least one result shows up, it means Google has added your site to its index. Congratulations! If not, you can accelerate the process by submitting your URL to Google or verifying the ownership of your site with Google Search Console.

 

However, your site being indexed does not mean it will rank first in search results. You first need to work on the optimisation of your website. There are three aspects to take into consideration:

 

1.  On-site optimisation: improving your Portfoliobox site.

2. Off-site optimisation: improving what is happening beyond your site.

3. Google Search Console: a tool that helps you with the presence of your site in search results.

 

After you have followed the suggestions to improve your SEO, it is up to Google when they will index your site and show it in the search results. Note that Search Engine Optimisation is a long-term project that can never be considered finished. It's important to stay up-to-date with Google latest updates and to always work on your content, meta descriptions and keywords with SEO in mind.

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