Why is my 4mth old site still not reconised by Google?

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Hi all...I'm new to this also!
My site has been created for roughly 3-4 months however i still can't find my site on Google. Is there any way you can tell if Google has recognised my site? I added Google Analytics today and then visited my site but showing no hits.
What am i doing wrong?
Also any other hints or tips would be greatly welcome.
Thanks in advance. This is my site id ' http://pplhome.synthasite.com/ '
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Hi Kev,

It takes time for new sites to be picked up by search engines, and there's no guarantee that you'll show up for the searches you want to. There are however, things you can do to increase your ranking.

Search engines like Google show users the sites that they think the users will find useful.

The most important things you can do to get your site indexed is to update your content frequently and get other related sites to link to your site.

If users like your site enough to post a link to it, search engines begin to trust your site a little more. This also applies to visitors - the more visitors you have, the more likely search engines are to send other visitors to you. While many users have achieved good search engine rankings with a SynthaSite subdomain, using a custom domain name will make it easier for users to remember and revisit your site.

Have you added tags to your pages to tell search engines what your site is about. These are key words which will help search engines identify your site.

In the properties sidebar for each page you will see a field labeled "Keywords". Type your tags in there - your location, your business, what you offer etc. This is the place to put the sorts of things you'd expect people to be typing into search engines to find you.

You should also add a description into the "Description" field - this should be a sentence or two describing your site. An example of a description would be "The Quick & Easy Website Builder that Requires NO Technical Skills and offers free website hosting." The "Window Title", which will become the title tag, is what shows up at the top of a browser when viewing your page, it will also be the text Internet users will click on in the search engine results pages (SERPS) to get to your site. An example of a title tag would be "ABC Store - Affordable Custom Widgets - Austin, Texas".

Here is a link to a tutorial that has some hints on promoting your site: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p...

And here is a link to another thread in this forum that also deals with increasing your visibility with search engines: http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...

I hope this information is useful to you.
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Hi Kev,

Google Analytics takes 24 hours to produce its first report. Give it a bit more.

The reports often appear in the wee hours, so try checking in the morning.

You picked up a strong link just from posting here, so get your tags in place, update often and it should pop soon.

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Hello Kev,
Another suggestion: you can also add your URL to Google to be crawled. Many will say that Google will find your site with or without adding your URL, but it's worth doing. Here is a link:
Add Your URl to Google.

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Thanks for all your advise... i'll try everything suggested and see what happens.
I'm very thankful for all your help.