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how do i know when my website has been picked up by google and other search engines
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jill cartwright

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Hello Jill,
That's a really good question. Search engines have extremely large indexes which hold a copy of all of the webpages they have crawled and chosen to add to their index. The search engine spider crawls through the web, following links, and when it finds a page to add, it will make a copy of it, and add it to its index. When this has happened to your site, you can consider it as having been "indexed". It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for a site to be indexed, and the process must take place for every new website. Your site will only show up in search results after it has been indexed.

For more information on promoting your site and helping it with the indexing process, please see our tutorial: Promoting Your Site.

Kind Regards,