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    insect clipart spiderGet Crawled by the Google Spider!

    SEO is geared towards appearing on the SERPs. If Google isn’t indexing you, they may not be aware you are there, and you could have a major problem. Some of the reasons for not being indexed are covered below, but if you are in doubt of whether you are indexed, you should have your SEO service double check your Google indexing.

    1. If your site is brand new, it may take some time to get indexed.  This could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or even more. Be patient, and start checking to be sure you are set up properly to be indexed.

    2. You may not get notification when you are indexed by a search engine, so don’t just assume you aren’t – check back and before getting worried using the various tools available to help with the checking process. You might already be indexed and not realize it.

    3. Upload your pages before you submit them. If you mistakenly submit before verifying that your pages exist, mistype a url or otherwise mess up your submission process, you could go for a while before realizing your mistake.

    4. Having no external links can cause you to remain unindexed until you get some, or you might even get indexed and later get dropped off the list because of your lack of links. Don’t panic; just resubmit after you have acquired some solid external links through proven link building techniques.

    5. Host on a isolated IP if possible. Some servers can get banned for just one website owners’ actions, and you don’t want to be tarred with the same brush just because you host on the same server.

    6. Your urls could contain several flags that will keep you from being indexed. Google looks at some extensions as if they were simply binary and therefore not worthy of attention, so they are ignored since they appear to be session IDs. Don’t end your url in ‘.ext.’ or include strange characters likeampersands or question marks in your url.

    7. If you don’t use a reliable hosting service that is up over 99% of the time, you could miss an all important visit from the Google Spider. If a spider come crawling and your site is down, you could get yanked from the index completely.

    8. Don’t do black hat SEO! Suspicious redirects can make the engine suspect you of cloaking, and never use white on white text as it is regarded as spam. Either of these actions can lead to Google unindexing your entire site

    9. Submit slowly, at regular intervals. Pacing your submissions and submitting the most important pages first lets the search engine slowly gain trust in you.  Dumping a thousand pages on the search engine at once makes the search engine suspicious of so many simultaneous submissions from the same domain, and you may be ignored.

    10. If you have checked all the above, and your site is squeaky clean, use a Google indexing service to re-submit. This can guarantee you a quick indexing unless your site is sand-boxed or otherwise banned for some reason.

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