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Hi I have created a website and after clicking on the publish site, it's still not visible on google or bing.  what can be wrong if someone can pls assist me
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Jaco Oberholzer

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Hi Jaco,

It usually takes a few days before your site will reflect in search engine result pages (SERP). When you publish your site, the search engines have to first locate the new content and then index your site, before it is displayed within their results. This process can take up to a few weeks, in extreme cases, but is normally completed within the first week to 14 days of publishing for the first time.

For more information, please see this tutorial: Why can't I Google my site?
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to check if Google has started indexing your site use (site:your url) in the address bar without the brackets and see what comes up.Also set up your Google analytics and webmaster tools,do a search in the https://www.yola.com/support page for more info on this subject the tutorials will take you through the process. Once this has been set up a useful tool to use to immediately ping Google and Bing are www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap=your url/sitemap.xml

http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=http%3A%2F%2Fyour url/sitemap.xml
Remember to insert your url where your url is typed