Why Website Is Not Appearing In Search Engines

One way of promoting and optimize your website is to submit URL with various search engines. You have noticed that you have submitted your website to certain search engine, but the URL not indexed or appearing in the searches. Let’s look at some of the reasons why your website is not appearing in Search Engines:



  1. Spider blocks – If your website requires passwords or registration to access, then the search engine spiders will not be able to index it. This is also the case with sites having a searchable database.
  2. In-complete Website – Ensure that your site is complete and no missing pages. Otherwise, your website may not get indexed.
  3. Technical errors – There might be some technical reasons because of certain websites don’t get indexed. These may include technical bugs and errors that arise from the sheer magnitude of the submissions and re-submissions made by the users.
  4. Use Free Domains – If you have hosted your site on a free domain, you may come across problems in indexing your site. Therefore, it is always a good idea to host your website on a paid domain with a paid service.
  5. Frame-based site – There are different pages in the same page in a frame-based site. As a result, it can happen that your text page is indexed but not the menu page.
  6. External Links – Some search engines such as Google don’t index sites which don’t have external links with other sites. At times, they even allocate you a time period of around 30 days to get the external links. If you are not successful then your site may get pruned. You can also take the help of a free service to check the link popularity of your website.
  7. Limited pages – Most search engines have some limits for the number of pages that they will index. However, if your website is very popular then the search engines stretch this limit for your submission.
  8. Maintain quality – This is particularly important in cases where you are submitting your website to directory site like Yahoo, Open Directory etc. This is because they have personnel who carefully analyze the submissions.
  9. Spamming content – Make sure that your site is spam free and you don’t use any black hat tactic because spam is very seriously for search engines which can be considered excessive repetition of keywords etc.
  10. Complicated pages – Sometimes web developers use complicated scripts such as JavaScript and VB scripts etc. However, the search engines don’t always handle these dynamic pages well. As a result, your site could suffer and get a low ranking in search engine results.
  11. Page size – Make sure your website pages don’t take a long time to load. In such a case, the search engine spider will not be able to fully index your content. Generally, it is recommended to keep your web pages around 50 kb. This criterion has been set particularly in view of the users still using the dial-up connection.
  12. Sharing IP – Sometimes the website hosting services give the same IP address to multiple websites. As a result, if any one of these websites, using the same IP is involved in any illegal dispute then the search engine debars the IP itself making all the associated sites suffer.

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