There are several reasons why your content may not appear in the search
engine results, however, it is important to keep in mind that
a search engine
The index may contain pages that are not displayed in your
How to know if your content is really indexed
Actually, it can be difficult to know if your content is indexed.
In some cases, the documents may not appear indexed through one of
these methods, but documents can be found in the index using other
methods For example, webmaster tools can report that few documents
are indexed even when you can search your sentences and find the
documents in the search engine. In that case, the documents They are
How content is indexed
Before search engines index content, they must find it using a
You must check your web server logs to see if
Search engine crawlers (identified by your user agent, e.g.
Bing / MSNbot)
You are visiting your site.
Larger search engines like Google and Bing usually crawl sites
frequently, but the crawler may not know about the new site. You can
notify search engines of the existence of your site through
register as your webmaster (Google Webmaster
Tools, Bing Webmaster
Tools) or, if the search
engine does not provide this installation by sending a link to your
trackers (for example, Yahoo).
How long has your site / content been online?
Search engines can index content very
quickly after it has been found, however, these updates are occasionally delayed.
Smaller search engines can also be much less responsive and take weeks to index.
If your content has only been online for several days and you don't have
any links from other sites (or their links come from sites that
trackers do not visit frequently) probably not indexed.
If your site has not been active for more than a few months, search engines
You may not trust enough to index much of it.
Has the content been excluded by the webmaster?
This step is especially important if you are taking control of a site
someone else and there is a problem with a specific page or directory:
exclusions and remove them if you want crawlers to index the content
Is there a technical problem that prevents your content from being indexed?
If you have an established site but no specific content is being used
indexed (there are no web crawler visits in the URLs where the content is located
resides) the webmaster tools provided by Google and Bing can provide
Useful diagnostic information.
Of Google Crawl
the documentation provides extensive experience on common problems for the web
crawlers that prevent content from getting indexed and, if you use
Google webmaster tools, you will receive an alert if any of these
Problems are detected on your site.
Correct errors and incorrect settings as quickly as possible to ensure
that all the content of your site is indexed.
Is the content of poor quality?
Search engines do not index most of the pages they crawl. They only index the highest quality content. Search engines will not index content if:
- It's spam, gibberish or nonsense.
- It is found elsewhere. When search engines find duplicate content, they choose only one of the duplicates to index. Usually, that is the original that has the most reputation and links.
- It's thin You need more than a couple of lines of original text. Preferably much more. It is unlikely that pages created automatically with little content, such as a page for each of its users, will be indexed.
- You do not have enough reputation or links. A page may be buried too deep in your site to rank. It is unlikely that any page will be indexed without external links and more than a few clicks from the home page.
Is part of your content indexed, but not all?
If your site has hundreds of pages, Google will almost never choose to index each page. If your site has tens of thousands of pages, it is very common for Google to choose to index only a small part of those pages.
Google chooses the number of pages to index from a site based on the overall reputation of the site and the quality of the content. Google often indexes a higher percentage of a site over time as the site's reputation grows.