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YAY! 5 of my pages are indexed... BUT.... the reason I found out is because websitegrader.com indicated pages were indexed... so I figured I would check and tried... site:youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasite.com into google search and it pulled up five pages... two problems... webmasters still shows NONE are indexed... and another thing... webmasters has found 56 pages... why are only five indexed? this seems VERY low.
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WOW... if you type in the EXACT name of one of my pages... Humanities - You Can Never Be Too Smart ... I am #1 on a list of 39,100 ... but how many people will be searching that unless they've been there before and looking for it again.
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Yes. That's true. That excercise simply indicates that the page has been indexed. many people get excited by this when they see their page as number one. unless there are a lot of sites with the same page name it should be number one everytime. Not an index of how well your site is ranked at all :(
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How old is your site, Donald? Indexing is a long process that doesn't happen overnight.
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about 3 weeks... I hear of people all the time saying it only took them 4 days or 1 week to get indexed... My site was crawled twice and still wasn't indexed after three weeks... finally yesterday a few of my pages were indexed but according to webmasters none of them was and I can't seem to determine the google page rank.
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For a site this young, you are doing very well.
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Congrats Donald,

great to hear that you're indexed.

Not every page of your site is likely to be indexed. Google announce this in information bits and pieces. It looks as if the longer the site is up the more pages are indexed.

You're over the main hurdle now. Great news.
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yep, and my grade is 60.... and if you search, "you can never be too smart"... a whopping 24,000,000 results... the Gnu Free Document License on my website is ranked at number 23... I don't know why that particular page is above the rest though. I had a question about the grader. it offers a button for your grade on the website... two things... do the visitors generally know what that grade mean? And does that button change everytime your site is graded and given a new grade?
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Wow. It really moved !

The GNU License page grading I have no idea as to why it would even be graded. It may be as simple as democratic approval. Wiki is highly recognised so it may be worth some points within some system. I don't know.

Website grader is not so well known. Putting the badge on your site would offer some info to certain groups and it may make your site more attractive to advertisers as they can see your marketing potential. The number is dynamic it does change as it upgrades but not as quickly as it really does. I find that if there's a difference after going to their website and requesting a report I will get a fresh upgrade number. If I then refresh my website page theh the new grader number appears.

For me the real power of the grader is that it gives you some direction of what is good and what you can do to improve the site. I find it extremely valuable for that reason.
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Gnu Free Document License probably ranks higher because it's a more unique name than some of your other pages.

Most visitors won't know what the grade means, but their general ignorance is no reason not to add the button if you wish...

I'm honestly not sure if the button changes every time your site is graded, perhaps someone who has added the application to their site may be able to shed some light on that issue.
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Snap! :)
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You know what they say about great minds...
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Donald,

Can I throw an idea in here that's off topic but may contribute to your sites recognition in the long run?

I have found that a machine translator although a long way from perfect will allow people with low English or no English to use your site.

The best I've found is "google Translate" it is more accurate than most and they have a couple of versions the one here is the most comprehensive:

<!--<script src="http://www.gmodules.com/ig/ifr?url=ht...>
-->

I think that this is relevant for a site such as yours which is 100% information,
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Cool....I get many visits from the Southwest USA and considering my Buddha art on my site a number of Asian visitors....This might be good for my site also
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It is worth a try, John. Be interested to see if you get feedback on this or peaks in viewing from those regions. Good luck.
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yes, I planned on implementing something like that... I wanted to get the main structure complete with plenty of topics then I was going to start something like that.
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when I first graded my site I think I had a 48 or something like that... then I read through the report and created a digg account... delicious... and whatever else it said my site didn't have and now it's a 60.
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Best way to go. Just follow the tips and directions. You're not going to have many problems now with grading and subsequent ranking. Keep on adding stuff. Review, tweak. Let the low times roll by because the high times are going to happen.

Success is directly related to your enthusiasm, interest and effort.
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If I had a "rank this page" or "rank this article" widget... would that help any? I can do that with a rating widget with 5 stars.
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I think that's a great idea Donald. it keeps you in tune with your reades wishes. in fact it's probably the best way to go. i know that JS-Kit have something like this and I'm sure there are others as well.
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Just for interest sake Donald,

After our discussion yesterday, I ran your site through
Websitegrader and you scored 48. (you've come up nicely)

I then searched for your site with google and it did not turn up.

I see it now.... Well done man, congratulations!!

P.S.
I am pretty sure you have to run your site through Websitegrader
every time to get a new grade. It does not update the badge on
your site automatically as far as I understand it..
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yes, I was aware it wouldn't update it without being graded again... I did though wanted to know that if I DID grade my site, if I would need a new badge or it would be updated.
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You do not need a new badge everytime. It will be updated.
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Another utility to watch is your page rank. You can do this by using the tool on http://www.prchecker.info/

This is a much slower process to rise on. It's the rank that Google places on your site it ranges from 0 to 10 It's abbreviated as PR
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I'll try that.... but doesn't website grader somewhere in the report give you a google page rank? I believe there's a section for it, mine states N/A.
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Yes. Grader looks at the PR as well and copies it into the report. It probably pulls it from the same source.

PR takes a while to be shown. variable again and there's nothing that you can do about it :)

It's not reviewed dynamically. Changes only seem to appear every few months.