Have you recently set your new site ‘Go Live’?
Are you now receiving emails advising you to pay for services to add your website to Search Engines?
While some of these are authentic companies, it’s important to weigh the value of the proposed Search Engines. While at first glance it may seem like a great offer and something you should be inclined to sign up to without a moments thought, that’s an incorrect assumption.
The question you have to ask yourself is “how many of these ‘proposed’ search engines have you heard of. what are the chances that your clients will use any of these more obscure web crawlers. The truth is not likely and given that upon ‘Go Live’, eTailor will ‘submit’ your website to the Google Index [usually as part of your project] in Google’s Search Console.
Websites are usually crawled and indexed by the majority of Search Engines every 4-6 weeks, and there are options available to ‘Force’ some Search Engines to recrawl and index your website sooner than that usually through their Webmaster tools or Search consoles. So really these ‘other’ Search Engines are not all that integral to your website being indexed.
Indexing V’s Rankings
What’s important to remember is just because your website has been indexed and crawled by any Search Engine, this does not guarantee that your website will be show high up on their SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). What is key to getting your website higher in rankings is the content of your website not how many Search Engine Indexes the site is available on.
How do you know your website in being indexed?
If you are unsure whether your website is being indexed by any Search Engines, a first step would be to search for your website; example.com on the search page. Don’t just look for your brand name; example. This can throw up all sorts of results which may not actually contain your website at all including online directories, message boards, Social Networks, and various other sites that reference your business’s name. On Google’s SERPs, a sitename search can be carried out: etailor.ie. In this example, you will see that all the URLs/sub-pages on the eTailor.ie website can be found.
Talk to us about getting your website Indexed on Google and How to Improve your website on Google’s SERPs