Cant find my site i set up a week ago

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I have published my site but cant find it in the search engines unless i type the whole name into the address bar, i created it about a week ago. It is published but the yellow button is highlighted (something to do with changes) I haven't made a change for about 4/5 days,

Also what is the difference between www.mywebaddress and just mywebaddress im not sure which one to tick under domain name???
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Hello Mandy

It can take some time for your site to show up in Google - this can be from a few weeks to a few months. I suggest checking out our SEO Tutorials on how to best optimize your site for Google.

As for your www and non-www question, your domain automatically has a "primary domain". A primary domain is the domain that all others will resolve to. The search engine would regard and as different domain names, unless one is made the primary domain. That is why you see in the address bar whether you use or, this is because is the primary domain. No matter which domain is used, the person will get to your site. You can select which one want displayed in the address bar.

I hope that information was helpful.
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Thanks for your comment but which one should i add to free websites promoting local businesses or does it not really matter
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Hi Mandy,
You can certainly use either the non or the www version of your domain. I suggest that you use your primary domain. Your site will work with or without the "www" at the beginning. The "www" prefix is not required and many websites no longer use it. You can read more about this here.