Submitting Site to Google

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Submitted my site url to Google Webmasters about a week ago, including a Sitemap.
So far...nothing. It doesn't come up on a google search. The older synthasite version does though: www.aconitejewellery.synthasite.com

I'm at a complete loss as to what to expect at this stage. The Google Webmasters page tells me the site has not been indexed. OK, so how long does it take? When should something happen?
Their Help pages just send me around and around in circles, because there is nothing to tell me precisely what to expect and when to expect it.

All I currently know is that if I google aconitejewel.com it's basically not listed on Google.

Am I missing something?
Or do I have to wait a month for something to happen?

Something? Anyone???
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Paul Caspall

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Donald

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&so...=

your site apparently hasn't been indexed yet for the new domain, however, fear not... your synthasite sub domain is redirected to your new domain, therefore, if your subdomain is in google then it will redirect your traffic to your site. It takes time to be indexed in google. It took my subdomain about 3 months to be indexed and when I got a custom domain it took 3 days. It can be different for each site. Also, make sure google's able to index your site... information about bot access is in webmasters.
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Hello Paul

Getting your site indexed can take anywhere from a few days to a few months and unfortunately, it is out of our control. All you can do at this point is wait. I would also encourage you to keep adding fresh content to your site as this will also help.

For more information on promoting your site, please see: Promoting your website.

Another great way to promote your site and any updates you make is through Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you can easily Tweet any changes or updates you make when you publish! For more information on this please see this thread in our forum: Twitter Button - Tweet your new site or your latest changes!.

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yea, twitter's good. And easy to get followers too. It took me four hours to get 100 followers.
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Paul Caspall

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Thanks Sanja and Donald.
Appreciate the help.
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I just googled your site and got it right away in 0.3 seconds, it is there,
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Also, when you see if your site is indexed... DO NOT rely on finding it by typing in a keyword or name of your site. For example, if you type in the name of my site, You Can Never Be Too Smart which has been indexed in google for at least 5 months I don't even think I'm on the first 100 searches. But I get found 3 to 7 times a day based on search engines searches. To see if your site is indexed type into google search exactly - site:http://yoursite.com or site:http://yoursite.subdomain.com and it'll pull up exactly ALL pages indexed in google. For my site I would type into a google search "site:http://youcanneverbetoosmart.com" and will notice 216 pages are indexed.

If you want to test your keywords and see if your site shows up on the first 100 searches of a particular keyword follow these tips.


  • If the keyword is ONE word type it into google directly
  • if the keyword is a TWO or more word "keyphrase" type it in between quotations so only that combination of keywords in the same order are searched

  • such as... "my key words"

  • Also, if you'd like to make sure all keywords are included or some are not included use this method

  • these +"are not" +my -keywords.

  • In this example, "these" AND the group of "are not" AND "my" are included in the searches but keywords would not be included. Hence the plus would be included and the minus would not be included in search results.


  • After you pull up the list you want based on how you searched... although, this is only a test, don't expect your customers to utilize the search engine the same way... click on Advanced Search Options on google and click the 100 per page. After doing this, click Ctrl+F to open the find box. Then type in the name or url of your site exactly as it would appear in a google's search... I recommend typing the first half of your URL, by doing this, you should find your site in the list... if it appears in the list.