It is very common for business owners to think that their site is not indexed on Google because… they can’t see it after checking a browser. In practice, it’s often quite opposite, and it’s a good time to clearly separate the issue of page visibility from its indexing.
Why Google can’t see my page?
There are several reasons for the lack of an indexed website:
- we have a new domain (e. g. created a few days ago),
- there are no links to the page available online,
- your domain has been removed from the index or is blacklisted. This is the case if, for example, the website was initially Positioned incorrectly or contains “inappropriate content”.
In the case of a new website, the situation is simple. Although Google crawler searched quite well, it didn’t find any information about your website. There’s simply no information about it yet. In this case, Just submit the page to the index. Currently, this involves adding the page to Google Search Console.
In this second case, we can also try to report the page. The process of adding a page to the index may take from several days to a month. Usually, if within a week Google didn’t index your website, it’s worth checking if there is a need to implement some changes.
In the third case, we will need some help. It’s Necessary to determine what is the reason for this situation. Sometimes it’s Necessary to disclaim some links that lead to the site. Which, unfortunately, is not always possible. Sometimes it’s easier to give up a domain (if it’s older) than to save it.
The easiest way to check indexing
Checking your site’s index using the Site:domainname command is the easiest solution. Just use the search engine to enter the name of your page in the “domain name” field. If the address appears in Google search results, it means that the page has been indexed.
Use help from Search Console
Data in Google search engine changes quite often due to constant modifications on the Internet. Google algorithms and their updates cause reshuffles in the Ranking of websites. If your site is correctly indexed and has proper linking, you don’t have to worry. However, it may happen that the position of the page drops, or the page doesn’t appear in the search engine.
However, when it was not found in the search engine, use the help of Search Console for webmasters. It might have been removed due to various types of violations, such as Google’s manual anti-spam activities.
They are designed to watch over users’ search results. Google implements them for websites that have spam or violate webmaster policies in some other ways. This results in the page dropping in search results or even being removed from the Google index. The Search Console provided by Google is a useful analytical tool. It gives the insight on many Important issues that affect the position of your website in Google search.