Site verified and crawled but can't find it on Google

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I have had my site published for some time, it has been verified by Google and is crawled by it on a daily basis. I know I have placed keywords on it using the correct method of (word comma space etc) but even if I search using four or more of the keywords (which are unusual) I cannot find my own site. Am I missing out on something?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi JR
Can you share the URL of your site with me so that I can check it out? Also, please tell me what keywords you are using in your search.
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Monique,

My site is http://charltonhistory.synthasite.com and keywords are (charlton walton croglin lowther) which I think are pretty unique limiters.

Regards

John
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi John

Thanks for the extra info. You are right that your keywords are unique and there isn't that much competition for them. (I got 143 results, which is not bad at all). So you have a good chance of getting your site to rank highly in a search on those keywords.

The problem I encountered was that when I put your full URL into a search box I got a message: "Your search - http://charltonhistory.synthasite.com/ - did not match any documents." This indicates that your site has not yet been indexed by Google.

However, you mention that your site has been published for sometime and that it is crawled by Google on a daily basis. I see that your site was first published in August, so I understand your frustration. The fact that your site is being crawled means that Google knows about your site, so you are making progress. However, your site is not indexed yet.

You can assist by updating your content frequently and making sure that you have inbound links to your site from other, related sites.

I know there are some experts on search engine optimization in this forum and I hope they will participate with additional suggestions!
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Hello John,

One great thing to do to alert the search engines to the topic of each of your pages and increase your search engine optimization is to give each of your pages a custom title tag, description tag and keywords tag. There is more than one method of writing these tags, but here are some tips to get you started:

Each of the following areas can be found in the Properties Sidebar of your Site Builder:

The area labeled Window Title is where you will put your title tag. Your title tag should include the main keyword or concept of your page, your business or website name and your location if this would be important to your visitors; it should also be under 70 characters long. Here is a basic example:

Fine Gold Jewelry | ABC Jewel Company | My Town, Texas

The area labeled Description is where you will put your description tag. Your description tag should include your main keywords for the page, or variations of your keywords, as well as the name of your company and the location if this would be important to your visitors; it should be under 200 characters long and should entice Internet users to click. Here is a basic example:

ABC Jewel Company provides customers in and around My Town, Texas with the finest yellow and white gold jewelry imported directly from Italy. Stop in today!

The area labeled Keywords is where you will put in the main keywords for the page. Don't stuff keywords, only list keywords that apply to the content of the page. Here is a basic example:

fine gold jewelry, gold jewelry, white gold jewelry, ABC Jewel Company, My Town Texas, TX

You will also want to try to easily blend the keywords you utilized in your tags into the content on the page of the site. Again, don't stuff them in, blend them in casually making sure to keep the flow of your content.

I hope this is helpful, if you need further assistance please let us know.