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Hi all...I'm new to this also!
My site has been created for roughly i month however i still can't find my site on Google. Is there any way you can tell if Google has recognised my site?

Thanks in advance. This is my site id '
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Hi jamie.jkp

Welcome to Yola!

The easiest way to tell if your site has been indexed by Google is to put your URL directly into a Google search box and see if it comes up. I did this with your site, and it did come up - so yes, Google has crawled and indexed your site.

If you are still not able to find your site, my guess is that you are trying to search on specific keywords that your site does not rank well for yet. It might be there, but it might be too far down in the results to be found easily.

We have a lot of information on optimizing your site for search engines, which you can read here:

In particular you should look at this tutorial:

You can also get a lot of great advice right here in this forum. I am going to ask our SEO expert to weigh in on this thread, as she might have some good tips for you.

Good luck!
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As I tell anyone offering a local service you can help yourself greatly by listing with Google,Bing and Yahoo local business listings.......Your only real concern is local search unless you branch out to other cites.....I would change the window title in properties to something like this....Laundry service home|residential Flower Mound Texas|Lighten Your Load

I think you would have a good shot of showing on first page for local searches as search engines do know where a user is searching from by their IP address.
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Hi Jamie,

Monique and John have given you some great information and I would like to help a bit more in terms of local search. I have taken a look at your site, and the service you provide, like John said, is for a specific geographic area, and optimizing your site for local search is an important step.

We have a tutorial specifically for this which will step you through the process here: Optimizing your site for local search.

I would also say that when you are looking for keywords to target, that you also consider words and phrases that have to do with residential cleaning services, housekeeping etc. A really good thing to do is ask other people if they went to the Internet to look for the service you provide, what would they type into the search engine. This will give you some ideas of what to target that you might not have thought of.

I hope this will help!

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Here are a couple more you may want to join that are focused on local business and

By the way everything suggested so far is totally free.