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Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« on: February 04, 2011, 05:39:43 AM »
I'm using Google Analytics for a new site and need some help understanding the results.

The site went live late on Jan.31.  It didn't seem necessary to check the stats until Feb.3 which means there would be two full days of info.  This is where it gets unusual.

There were 75 page views from 24 absolute unique visitors.  That was surprisingly good since no promotion had been done at all.  But then Google Analytics stated that the new site had been found three times for keywords!  Twice on Feb.1 and once the next day.

It seems to me that the website would have to be indexed to be found by keywords and that means (if I'm understanding this correctly) it had to be indexed in less than 24 hours.  Is that right?

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 09:35:34 AM »
Quick indexing is not that unusual if you've optimized the site well.

THe trick will be staying in the index. Often, pages will drop in the rankings or off the index completely when Google comes around again.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 10:32:45 PM »
Thanks for the input g.

It seems a bit random that a site with efficient enough SEO to get indexed in a day would rank lower or not at all.  Maybe just adding quality content and backlinks as time goes by will keep it favored with Google.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 08:58:07 AM »
Google loves Wordpress sites and will make multiple visits to spider. Be sure to add good content each day for the first month, 1 or 2 posts is enough, then 2-3x week to keep the spiders happy. Add a google sitemap and make like easier by letting the site map tell them what's new. You'll be amazed!
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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 11:52:17 AM »
Google loves Wordpress sites and will make multiple visits to spider. Be sure to add good content each day for the first month, 1 or 2 posts is enough, then 2-3x week to keep the spiders happy. Add a google sitemap and make like easier by letting the site map tell them what's new. You'll be amazed!

Hi gary

I appreciate your answer.

The advice has answered some of my questions about getting to the top AND staying there!

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 12:36:05 AM »
Google loves Wordpress sites and will make multiple visits to spider. Be sure to add good content each day for the first month, 1 or 2 posts is enough, then 2-3x week to keep the spiders happy. Add a google sitemap and make like easier by letting the site map tell them what's new. You'll be amazed!

It's funny that you should mention WP.  This project was to be my first site using WordPress but it didn't work out.

The installation was fine, all the plugins were activated and settings adjusted when something strange started to occur.  Functions began to disappear as posts and pages were added.

First to go was the option to 'view post' after publishing.  Then the 'preview' option stopped working and finally niether post or page would publish . . . Then the already published posts returned error notices when clicked on.  It was like they had never existed.

Any of you WP experts ever hear of anything of that nature?

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 08:20:47 AM »
Sounds as if some core functions of some plugins were not installed correctly by the plugins. Try deactivatine and reactivating all plugsin, If still crazy, deactivate the non-stanfard plugins one a time. If no joy, de-install the WP installation through Fantastico, then re-install everything, except non-standard plugns, If it works, install nonstandards one at a time. Test WP after each install.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 09:17:04 AM »
That sounds like an excellent way to find the problem but it will have to wait for the next website.  I built the visit-san-francisco.org with another site builder.

I am looking forward to working with WP, but from the short exposure I had to it there seemed too many limitations for the effort involved.  What keeps me interested in trying WP is that, like you said, Google does seem to favor WP blogs.

Although Google has usually indexed my sites within a week and keywords often get ranked on the first page quickly, this time Yahoo picked up the website and had it on the first page for 'visit san francisco' within one day.  Google has indexed this website but that's all.

Go figure.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 10:45:55 AM »
It's interesting the different perspectives that people have on WP. I spent years (since 1998 ) building websites with everything BUT WP: static html, dynamic html, dyamicl shtml, pure Flash, postnuke, roll-my-own cms (php, templates) you name it. I finally tried a WP site and found a stable platform with a lot of built-in functionality. What it didn't have I could acquire through the plugins.

To be sure, there's a learning curve, especially coming from custom coded sites where anything is possible for a price. And not all plugins, or WP itself, works the way you might think it should. But I tend to either throw out mis-behaving plugsins for something that may be be lesser functionality but works, or I hire a plugin developer to do what I want. It's really cheap, much cheaper than hiring a developer to do the same thin in Flash or postnuke.

I develop only in WP now, and can put up a site in a day, as long as I have a clear idea of what I want to do with graphics and copy. If not, it take forever! I even keep a couple of "test' installations scattered around for when I want to try out a theme or plugin. Must confuse visitors mightily to run across a fully functioning site that doesn't seem to do anything else! One day I'll figure out what to do with those who sign up for memberships to those orphan sites!

I think you'll find that Google is sometimes beaten to the punch by Yahoo, but is more consistent. Bing just plain cheats, relying on secretive feedback from users of IE Explorer to determine popular search results for a keyword.

Keep in there with WP. There lots of good things coming out recently, especially in CMS themes and inexpensive drip content management, that make the future of WP very exciting. (And no, I'm not associated with WP; they've just made my website building life easier, where I can concentrate of marketing, rather than building.)

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 01:18:28 PM »
Bing also cheats by just plain plagiarism:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12343597

It does make you wonder whether anything these search engines tell you is worth the screen real estate it covers

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 05:50:58 AM »
Keep in there with WP. There lots of good things coming out recently, especially in CMS themes and inexpensive drip content management, that make the future of WP very exciting. (And no, I'm not associated with WP; they've just made my website building life easier, where I can concentrate of marketing, rather than building.)

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I'll will certainly try WP again.  The one consistent response from people that use WP successfully is their devotion to it.  I've the impression that it's worth the effort to learn . . . it'll just have to be on a website that has no deadlines.

Many thanks for your valuable and encouraging input.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 08:25:09 AM »
Folks, an excellent thread, it's been bookmarked.There are a couple of interesting posts.

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 10:07:30 AM »
Keep in there with WP. There lots of good things coming out recently, especially in CMS themes and inexpensive drip content management, that make the future of WP very exciting. (And no, I'm not associated with WP; they've just made my website building life easier, where I can concentrate of marketing, rather than building.)

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Well I'm dragging myself (kicking & screaming) into the WP fold.  Here's the website;

http://www.pixmakemoney.com/

and here is the problem;

The WP theme has a one or two sidebar option.  Right now it's set up with two and I can not figure out how to make it one sidebar.

If you check out the site you will notice that the tag cloud hangs outside of the border.  Am I correct in assuming that a one sidebar set-up will correct this?

On the upside, I did manage the update to 3.1  ;)

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 10:21:09 AM »
Congrats on jumping into the WP pool you'll be glad you did! 3.1 is a nice update.

Cloud widgets often overrun the sidebar column, especially narrow widths. Mainly the reason I stopped using them. I can't tell what theme you're using. It may not be possible to go to one sidebar column it may be hard-coded into the theme. However, it looks like the Flexibility or Flexsqueeze theme. If so, you can turn off those sub-sidebars easily. Let me know the theme and I will see if I know how to go to a single sidebar.

I notice you're using the Platinum SEO. Good plugin, but I've started using WP SEO from Yoast, a superior SEO plugin. http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ And be sure to load SEO Friendly Images. Adds SEO title and alt copy to all photos automatically. http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/wordpress-plugins/seo-friendly-images

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Re: Did My Website Get Indexed in Under 24 Hours?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2011, 05:19:25 AM »
Hey Gary, the theme is the Genesis framework with the Lifestyle Child theme built on the framework.

I got it to one sidebar and solved the cloud tag problem.  It was placed in the section called 'side-bar bottom' which is obviously not wide enough.  Putting it in the primary sidebar made it OK.

Part of the trouble with this website is that someone else installed the WP for me as a demonstration of their prowess . . . they actually charge $2,000 for the job they did for me (for free) and what a mess it was.  Pity their poor clients.

Thanks for the input Gary . . . especially the tip about WP SEO!

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