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Site Not Showing Up In Gogle Search


#1

I activated this site last week and it doesn’t show up on google search even when searching the URL www.greengenealogy.com . Im at a loss…

https://preview.webflow.com/preview/greengenealogy?preview=3173ece9364b7e8c7428b257b10aaaa3

Please advise.

Thanks in advance!

-J


#2

You have a sitemap automatically when hosting with Webflow, but you could also manually submit it to Google here https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/sitemap-list

You would also benefit from well-crafted meta descriptions on your pages, you can easily do that by clicking on the page settings icon and filling those empty fields with relevant content.

https://university.webflow.com/courses/seo-fundamentals-course
https://university.webflow.com/article/editing-your-sites-seo-meta-title-and-description

Not only that, trading quality backlinks from your competitors and related sites will also boost your site’s reputation, so you might want to get your website’s link out there, or advertise with Google Adwords.


#3

Why have I not had to do this before? This is the 9th website I have published(4th on Webflow) and I have never had this problem.

Please explain how doing a search for www.greengenealogy.com http://www.greengenealogy.com does not bring up www.greengenealogy.com http://www.greengenealogy.com ??

If I automatically have a sitemap when hosting on Webflow why would I need to do it again? Makes no sense.

My meta descriptions shoudn’t make a difference when I search the exact URL. I appreciate the effort but the canned response does me no good.

If I export the code and host it on duda I am 99.99999% sure I will not have this problem. Let me know if you have an actual solution to the specific issue I posted.

Peace,

Jay


#4

Can you also run the Fetch as Google tool and see if your site has any crawl errors?


#5

“Why have I not had to do this before? This is the 9th website I have published(4th on Webflow) and I have never had this problem.”— Google indexes websites on its own time, unless you submit a sitemap manually, expediting the process. You might have just been lucky on your other websites and were quickly indexed.

“Please explain how doing a search for www.greengenealogy.com1 http://www.greengenealogy.com1 does not bring up www.greengenealogy.com1 http://www.greengenealogy.com1 ??”— Your website is not showing because your website is not indexed in Google. Set up a google webmasters account, submit sitemap, and google will let you know if/when your site gets submitted. Until Google does it’s indexing, you won’t show up in searches.

“If I automatically have a sitemap when hosting on Webflow why would I need to do it again? Makes no sense.”—Correct, Webflow does create a sitemap for you. That is great because you don’t have to create one yourself. You can take this sitemap and submit it to search engines to be indexed. So you’re not “doing it again”, your taking that sitemap and using it.

“My meta descriptions shoudn’t make a difference when I search the exact URL. I appreciate the effort but the canned response does me no good.”— Sure, you don’t need meta descriptions to be indexed on Google, but they help search engines index your website for related search queries.

“If I export the code and host it on duda I am 99.99999% sure I will not have this problem. Let me know if you have an actual solution to the specific issue I posted.”— Negative. Whether you host with Webflow or host elsewhere, that has nothing to do with being indexed in search engines. You have 2 choices. 1- wait until Google indexes on it’s own time. 2- Submit sitemap to expedite the indexing process.

I hope this helps.


#6

Thank you my friend. I actually took a deep breath and figured it out last night but I appreciate your follow up!
Also received an email from Anna this morning just ‘checking in’ to make sure I found the solution. Fantastic support.

Is there anything Webflow does not do right? I love Webflow.


#7

Mods, go ahead and close this thread. Thanks for your help!


#8

I use canned responses to ensure you have the basics covered, which you hadn’t earlier. SEO doesn’t have an instant solution. How fast Google notices and indexes your site is based on how you have set it up (content, back-link, and sitemap submission), which Webflow (or other hosting providers) doesn’t do for you.

Thanks for the further explanation breakdown @chuzzweb!


#9

It is on google - site:https://www.greengenealogy.com