placeholder on google?

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when i googled my site...it says placeholder page, how can i change it to my site name?
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Whats your URL?
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denise

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bragandboastonline.com
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Hi Denise,

The most likely reason for this is that the first time Google crawled your site, your site was not yet published but directed to a Yola placeholder page.

So when the Google bots crawled your site they "saw" a placeholder page. The next time Google crawls your site it will see a functioning website and the Google search index will be updated accordingly.

You can submit your site to Google Webmaster so that your site is revisted and the problem corrected. Info on this tutorial: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/google-...

All you can do is sit back and wait. Let us know if this hasn't resolved itself in a week or two. It is frustrating to wait, but not at all unusual for a new site.
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actually, i did the google webmaster after i published my site...not before
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Hi Denise,

Google must have crawled your site before you added Google Webmaster. You can check your status in Google Webmaster but the only other thing to do is to wait. And update your site with new content regularly...
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Hi denise,

Marije is correct, they must have crawled it just as it was going live - remeber DNS settings can take up to 48 hours to fully cross the internet.

I would recommend filling in your site descritpion before the next time they crawl your site... Its often around 3 weeks when they re crawl so im sure everything will be ok then.

I would also recommned adding a little bit more text on the home page, remember google can not actually see widgets.

Lee.