Thursday, July 24, 2008

Help! My Blog Is Not Automatically Showing Up In The Search Engines!

There have been a lot of posts from people who have been posting that their sites / blogs are not showing up in the search engines. The thing that gets me is that the people who post these messages say that their sites are only a few weeks, days or even hours old!

First of all you have to understand that just because you have a site on the Internet doesn't mean that it will automatically show up in the search engines! Please understand the basic concept(s) of the search engines which is:

People will type in search terms looking for sites that have related information. What YOU want is for YOUR site to show up in the search engine results when people type in search terms that are related to the content of your site.

Do a test run yourself. Type in the search term(s) that you want your site to be associated with and see where your site ranks. If you don't like where your site is ranking take a look at those sites that are ranking above yours - these are the sites that you will have to "out-optimize".

There have been times when I have had blog posts show up in the search engines in as little as 24 hours but the blog itself is more than a few months old! For instance I have an Adsense Consultant blog where there have been a few of my posts that have shown up in as little as 24 hours in the search engines only because the topic matter has been so popular!

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