Posts Tagged ‘backlinks’

How to Check if a Website Has Been Indexed by Google

July 30th, 2023

Is your website getting the visibility it deserves on Google? Understanding whether or not your site has been indexed by Google is critical for achieving successful search engine optimization (SEO). The process of indexation allows Google’s search engine bots, known as ‘crawlers’ or ‘spiders’, to discover your website, review its contents, and list it within their search results. If your site isn’t indexed, you’re essentially invisible online. But don’t worry, checking your website’s indexing status is simple and straightforward. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to check if a website has been indexed by Google.

Step 1: Using Google Search

  1. Google Site Search: The easiest way to check if your website is indexed is to perform a site search on Google. In the Google search bar, type “site:” followed by your domain name. For example, if your website’s URL is, you would type “” into Google’s search bar and press Enter.
  2. Interpreting the Results: The results page will show all the pages from your website that Google has indexed. If your website appears in the search results, it means Google has successfully indexed some or all of your site’s pages. If no results show up, it indicates that your website is not indexed.

Step 2: Using Google Search Console

  1. Create an Account: Google Search Console (GSC) is a free tool from Google that provides insights into how Google views your website. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account and verify your website ownership.
  2. Check Index Status: Once your account is set up and your site is verified, go to the ‘Coverage’ report under the ‘Index’ section on the left-hand menu. Here, you can see how many of your website’s pages are indexed.
  3. URL Inspection: You can also use the ‘URL Inspection’ tool in GSC to check the indexing status of individual pages. Enter the URL you want to check into the search bar at the top of the page, and GSC will provide detailed information on its indexing status.

What to Do if Your Website Is Not Indexed

If you’ve found that your website is not indexed, there are a few steps you can take:

  1. Submit a Sitemap: A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site, and the relationships between them. You can submit your sitemap to Google via GSC.
  2. Fetch as Google: In GSC, use the ‘URL Inspection’ tool to ‘Request Indexing’ for your website or specific pages.
  3. Check for Crawl Errors: Also in GSC, check the ‘Coverage’ report for any crawl errors that might be preventing Google from accessing and indexing your site.
  4. Review Your Robots.txt File: This file tells search engine bots which parts of your site they can or cannot access. Make sure you’re not unintentionally blocking Google from indexing your site.


Ensuring your website is indexed by Google is fundamental to improving your SEO and increasing your site’s visibility. With the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can easily check your website’s index status and take proactive measures if it’s not yet indexed. Remember, SEO is a continual process that involves constant monitoring and tweaking. So keep a close eye on your indexing status and watch your site’s visibility soar.

Remember, SEO is a marathon, not a sprint. It might take some time for Google to index your website, especially if it’s new. Don’t lose hope and keep creating valuable content, and before long, you’ll see your website in the Google search results.

More traffic tips from Cape Town holidays

August 21st, 2010

Article writing is well known to be one of the most effective ways of generating more traffic to your website by establishing your self as an authority in your field of expertise. There are many article submission sites that will give you plenty of coaching and assistance to create articles, but the tip that I want to share with you is to try to include your longtail keywords several times in the body of the article,  with the first appearance in the first paragraph,  and the final in the last paragraph. These keywords, added to your link in your resource box will certainly make a difference to the traffic to your website.

I have found another useful method that seems to be less generally known which is to make judicious use of blog comments to add value to the post. Google  seems to like blogs at the moment and there are many blog posts published everyday. Those who leave comments like “thanks for the information” or ” nice job” add nothing of value in trying to leave a link today URL and should be considered as another type of spammer. Those who use comments to blatantly promote a product or service are worse. I have found, however, that if you leave a comment that adds to the information or knowledge of the reader, and sometimes the blogger, this is not only appreciated but results in those reading the comment tracking through to your website to get more information.

It is very easy to find blogs in your sphere of interest which you can read and decide whether you can add value.  If you have, or if you open, a Google account just go to settings and select “Alerts”. You can then enter keywords or key phrases; tell Google whether you want or news or just blogs and specify the frequency that you want these posts and they will be delivered efficiently into your inbox for further reading.

Any small business owner can follow these tips to make a difference to their SEO.

I twisted Terry Kyle’s arm to get you this

August 12th, 2010


I’ve been waiting for months to share this with you, I discovered a guy called
Terry Kyle on the warrior forum when he did little test called the “60 Day Backlink
Experiment” in short he setup four websites with similar offers and promoted each
one using a unique backlink method. The wealth of information he learnt from this
test was incredible but Terry did not stop there he went on and on testing
everything when he finished he created and released the Backlink Black Belt report,
I managed to get a copy off him and it blew my mind, It was of a quality I’d never
seen before. He opened up the science of backlinks in a way that everyone could
understand and put to use on their websites.

Regrettably the Backlink Black Belt report was sold out before I had a chance to
share it with you.


Terry has just released Backlinks Hydra, and it goes above and well beyond the
bar that was set by the Black Belt report.

Terry has more number #1 sites in Google than anybody else I know, and it’s all
because of his dedication to finding out how Google works.

Backlinks Hydra is packed with content [No Filler] derived from Terry’s latest research,
but don’t worry! He’s made it so easy even complete internet novices can understand
it and Terry will also be providing 30 training videos that will take you step by step
and show you how to get these #1 Google rankings.

You need to be quick…

I’m not sure how long Terry will have this offer up, maybe just a few hours if it’s like
the Black Belt report.

Use the link below to see Backlinks Hydra in action

Best Regards

A Fresh New Web Traffic Secret

March 6th, 2010


After the success of my recent Yahoo answers article, I’ve decided to share some of my other traffic secrets with you.

This traffic secret is a new fresh source of traffic that I only discovery just the other day. This traffic tip is not going to blow your website away with a mass of traffic but it will send a couple dozen visitors and provide you with a high PR (Page Rank) Back link.

Okay on with the secret.

Have you heard of Bob Parsons?

No, what about GoDaddy?

Okay, Bob Parsons is the owner and founder of the world’s largest provider of domain names.

From the main website Bob Parsons runs a video blog that provides all sorts of very useful business advice. I highly recommenced watching the videos for some great business tips.

After you have watched a video you will notice that Bob actively encourages you to leave a comment. This is were you can bring traffic to your site and a quality back link.

In the comments box just fill in your details and include your website address.

DO NOT SPAM HERE – Please do not spam the comment box, write something like:

Wow! Bob,

It’s nice to hear some quality advice from a top business man such as yourself, I thought the Super Bowl video was very entertaining, it’s a shame they would not allow it to be aired on T.V.



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Read through the other comments to get an idea of the sort of things that are allowed, once you have posted check your website statistics a few days later and see what results you get.

Please feel free to share this article (linking back of course), and leave your comments below.


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Secret Backlink System to Get Your Website in the Search Engines Fast

January 14th, 2010

Secret Backlink System to Get Your Website in the Search Engines Fast

By Tyler A Pratt

Have you had it with trying to find good backlinks?

Doesn’t it always seem like google just does not want to index your pages?

Yes I had the same questions a few years ago when I first started my websites. Every week I would work on placing more backlinks to get higher rankings. But every week my pages would continue to stay out of the search engines.

I have a secret backlink system and its like this.

I have figured out how to get quality backlinks and so can you.

Oh and get this, almost everyone will fail to gain quality backlinks because they are thinking quantity. And we can use this to our advantage.

So what is the backlink secret?

Well I call it the “Quality Link Juicer”

All the QLJ is, its a system to find high ranking website and then place your link on those pages.

1. The first high ranking site to get your website indexed and have backlinks is submitting to Digg. Submit all your inner pages to

2. Be active in 3 forums and post each day. Add your link to the signature and received nice backlinks to your site.

3. Find other blogs that are similar to yours. Then place comments about the content you read with a backlink to your website.

4. Do a Google search for your niche or keyword. Contact the website owners in the top 5 and ask for a link exchange.

5. Create quality content and place that content on article directories like EzineArticles and ArticleBase. You will be able to place your link back to your website in the article bio.

Warning: Be sure to follow each of these steps. And don’t expect to see high click through traffic from each high ranking site. All you want is backlinks for the search engines to find your site.

Right, and I am not sure you will be able to use these strategies.

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