Know How: How to check if your website is listed on Google

Sep 21, 2015 | All, Business Tips, How To... | 0 comments

Is my site listed in Google? That’s a question that I often get asked by clients after their websites have recently gone live.

Take the following situation.

Your new business has been in operation for a couple of months. Trade has been good and now that your new website has been live for a  couple of weeks ago you’re expecting to see trade take off as soon as people start to find the site and start using the online shop.

But, so far, you’ve searched for the site on Google using various keywords and you can find no trace of it. Why? Has the site been listed at all on Google? Or has it been listed and none of the pages been high enough for you to see them?

The way to answer the first question is to simply type into the Google search box site: followed by your website’s url. For example site:www.yoursite.co.uk. You will then get a listing of all the pages that have been indexed in Google.

Is my site listed in Google?
Type into the Google search box site: followed by your website’s address. For example site:www.yoursite.co.uk.

If this is zero then your site hasn’t yet been listed. If your site is new then it could be that it just hasn’t been found by Google yet. If it’s more than a three of four weeks old though and still not listed, ask you web designer to look it.

If pages have been listed then you know that they are not yet high enough to be visible. If your site is new, give it a little more time. If it’s been around for more than a month or so and still not visible then get together with your web designer and ask him to investigate.

If you don’t get satisfactory answers from your web designer ask a third party to take a look at the site.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Written by
Mike Brogan
Mike is a website developer specializiing in website design, online marketing, ecommerce design, and consutancy. He has developed website for clients for over 20 years.

Related Posts

How Do Websites Work?

How Do Websites Work?

Have you ever wondered how websites work? This is the first in a series of posts aimed at explaining what's involved in designing, building, and running a website. These posts are aimed at people who want to have a website developed. They want to understand the basics...

5 Myths About Selling Online

5 Myths About Selling Online

Businesses that were smart and had already started to sell online through an eCommerce website before the lockdowns, were able to offset some of their losses by continuing to trade online.

eCommerce Systems Explained

eCommerce Systems Explained

These days, an online shop is a must for any business involved in selling goods and services to customers.

White Label Website Services

White Label Website Services

This article explains what white label website services are and how, as a professional who deals directly with business clients, you can benefit from these services. The Problem Let’s assume that you are a business consultant. You troubleshoot businesses that have...

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

If you want me to design a website for you or help you with internet marketing, click here.

Can Customers Find Your Website?

Download Mike’s “30 Website & SEO Tips” for free.

Web Design Secrets Revealed

Take your website design skills to the next level to steal a march on your competition and make your website a success.