Join Peter Kent for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding why indexing is important, part of Analyzing Your Website to Improve SEO.
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The very first thing we should do is find out if your site is indexed in…the search engines yet.…You may know this already, but if not, go to Google and search by typing…the words 'site:' and then your site's domain name, no…spaces anywhere, just site: domain name.…For instance, site:twotreesoliveoil.com. press Enter or click the Search button…and Google will show you a list of pages it has indexed on the specified site.…Look up here and you can see how many pages Google has indexed.…
In this case, you can see that Google has 85 pages in the index.…This can be useful to know, but at least it can give you a goal.…If you've got a hundred pages on your site and Google's indexed five, clearly…you have a problem.…It could be the Google is having problems getting to all the pages, or…perhaps you have so few links to the site that it just doesn't think the site…is worth indexing fully.…Each page is listed below.…The first line, the link, comes in the page's title tag.…Now the text below is usually, though not always, from the description meta tag.…
This course was updated on 10/12/2012.
- Understanding why indexing is important
- Using the Google AdWords Keyword Tool
- Dealing with frames, iframes, and popups
- Working with SEO-friendly URLs
- Using meta tags
- Clearing source code clutter
- Building links within the site
- Working with Google+
- Reviewing page content
- Building and submitting an HTML and XML sitemap
- Garnering links outside the site