Written by:2010/03/18 07:50 AM
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Today I got an irate phone call from a client telling me that their site is not working. They can’t find it. So I asked them if they were using their website address. They answered YES.
But to be sure I gave them the address again, spelling it out correctly. To my horror the voice on the phone said that their site was gone.
So I tried it myself, and to my relief the site came up. To cut a long story short, I found out that the client was entering his website URL into the Google search text box on Google.com
This brought in another problem. The site was not indexed by Google. The client wanted to see me in the afternoon, I suppose to tear my head off.
What was I to do? How could I make sure that the site was indexed by Google.
Well here are the steps I followed and in less than 4 hours, by the time I got to the client, Google had indexed the site.
Drove to the client a few hours later. When I got there, we tested the site URL in the Google search text box. Viola, Google had indexed the pages. On top of that it said it did it 4 hours ago. That is just about an hour after I started my frantic process of getting the site into Google Index.
Which one did it. I don’t know. But probably a combination of submitting the site, submitting the sitemap, adding links, activating or using those links.
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