How come google seemed to have lost my website?

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I was able to search for my website on google with site:honeybeeweddings.ca

But now, when I do that... all my other subdomain pages shows up except for my main domain one...? What happened???
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MonkeyRPN

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Emmy

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Hello MonkeyRPN,

Yes, I do see that the subdomains of your site are showing indexed and the main domain is not. This could have to do with the fact that there isn't any content on your main domain other than the image which takes the site visitor to one of the subdomains. The search engines don't often put much weight on single page websites that don't have any content on them as they cannot be sure what the site is about and therefore don't quickly index it.

My best suggestion for getting your site home page indexed would be to get more pages on the main domain instead of having the home page link off to another site. It's hard to get a site ranking well in the search engines when there isn't much content on it as this is what the search engine sees when deciding to index and how to list a site for keyword searches etc.

I hope that helps a bit!

Emmy
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MonkeyRPN

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Hi Emmy, thanks for the feedback~

Hm... so it doesn't help if I have provided alternate text for my image on my main page? So how do other sites that have similar setup (ie, minimal graphic main page, then branches off to flash and html version) deal with this problem?

Thanks~
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Hi there MonkeyRPN,

Unfortunately Alt text will only do so much for your image on your domain as your second site that is pointed to a sub-domain has more content and therefore it is more likely that is will be indexed higher.

I would use Emmy's suggestion to try and get a bit more content on your main site.

I hope this helps.
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my website index only 2 links, and indexing is in august no update at all, dont know maybe something wrong from my side
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