Google issue!

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 10 years ago
  • Answered
Hi Synthasite and Everyone on this forum!

I can only find my site in Google if i type in "Cheap R4DS", or the full name of the website. For example if i type in "cheap flash memory" mention here that these are the exact keywords i can't find it at all, out of 46 pages in Google i think i should be on the last page at least, the goole webmaster code is where it should be, i have this issue with every page. I've checked every single page withthe exact keywords and my site is not there. Am i doing something wrong?

Somebody must've been through this before!

www.gadget-webstore.co.uk

Thank you
Photo of andy muller

andy muller

  • 108 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
  • frustrated

Posted 10 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Peter

Peter

  • 2569 Posts
  • 113 Reply Likes
Hi Andy,

I think you've made some recent changes. Is that right? If so Google has to re-index your site. Your new changes may not be reflected as yet.

A phrase like cheap flash memory will occur tens of thousands of times through the index and your site is only one of them and as yet not in the very top of the rankings so it's not a surprise that it hasn't been seen in the rankings for this phrase.

"R4DS" is probably a very limited used word in web-sites and this will bring your page to notice for that word so it is shown. As your site increases in the rankings all and many of the keywords will give extra weight to your site and help it move into front line for a particular search.

I hope I have explained myself clearly.
Photo of Peter

Peter

  • 2569 Posts
  • 113 Reply Likes
Andy,

I took the liberty of looking at your site with website grader. You have certainly improved your site dramatically according to their criteria. I think that you are on the right track and as long as you keep adding info to your site and refining it bit by bit I don't think it will be so long until you're satisfied with your appearance on Google.

Take heart from his Andy. You are doing the right thing. Of course you must be aware that your competitors are probably doing similar things so the most energetic and passionate will come through. Good luck Andy
Photo of UK Duke

UK Duke, Champion

  • 3321 Posts
  • 213 Reply Likes
Peters right, google works on a about a 3 week rotar - just be patient it will work itself out. Lee.

PS Also do you use google anaylitics? - they have some great webmaster tools which tell you what they found as the major keywords.
Photo of andy muller

andy muller

  • 108 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Thanks Guys, i am using Google Analytics!

Cheers
Photo of Monique

Monique, VP of Customer Support

  • 6294 Posts
  • 446 Reply Likes
Great info from two people with experience. I hope it helps. Keeping your PageRank high is a continual process, not a once off achievement, and I am glad to see you are tackling your challenge so energetically.
Photo of Shaq

Shaq

  • 868 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Hi Andy.

Hey, if you have Google Webmaster resubmit your site map. Than the 1st weekday of the next month, google should do a re-index of your site
Photo of andy muller

andy muller

  • 108 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Hi Guys

You might have a good experience but i still think something is not right.
Yes i have resubmited a sitemap almost everyday.

If you type in google: gadget webstore/memory cards, should come up
http//:www.gadget-webstore.co.uk/memory-card...

Now that is not happening! I have the same keywords as in the homepage or probably a little different to reflect the page in this case memory cards.

It should happen the same with every page, once you type in as per above example that page should come up. I think the site has been indexed by now!

Any comments?

Thank you
Photo of Peter

Peter

  • 2569 Posts
  • 113 Reply Likes
Andy,

I'm not sure about separately submitting a sitemap as frequently as that. For a start you probably don't need to as your sitemap would be checked with each crawl. If it was a major change that's different, like a page addition or deletion. I don't know if a resubmission in that latent period of re-indexing in effect stops the process until next crawl?

It maybe worth letting it lie for a time. See what the natural process is.
Photo of UK Duke

UK Duke, Champion

  • 3321 Posts
  • 213 Reply Likes
agreed- dont over load them sitemaps - only if pages are added or deleted, but if you add a sitemap it does not mean the changes are implemented at that moment,
I would say to sign into your ananylitics account, there is some very usefull keywords tools in here, including a way to test possible changes before you make them and see how google reacts, also your webmaster account is full of usefull info. good luck.