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Q: Why does google not list even though I can go to it directl ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Why does google not list even though I can go to it directl
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: ricky500-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2002 07:47 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2002 06:47 PST
Question ID: 76048 not found when i did a google search under
powerbase exercise and a few other descriptions of the product.
Similarly, I could not find any reference to System 21 a Montel
Williams product. Both have been recently advertised on TV. 
Apparently they are not listed on google. Why is this?
Subject: Re: Why does google not list even though I can go to it directl
Answered By: bobby_d-ga on 15 Oct 2002 05:02 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
The process for adding web pages to's search results is
an automated one - done by the 'googlebot'.  The googlebot scours
the web from one page's link to the next, searching for pages to add
to the database, totally uncontrolled by anyone at 
However, there are ways to improve your chances of being noticed and
approved by the google bot.

To begin, here is what have to say on the matter from their

"Why isn't my web site in the index?

We add new sites to our index each time we crawl, and invite you to
submit your URL. We do not add all submitted URLs to our index, and
can't make any predictions or guarantees about when or if they will

Please visit our "Add URL" page to input your URLs. Only the top-level
domain is necessary; you do not need to submit each individual page.
Our crawler, Googlebot, will be able to find the rest. Please also
realize that Google finds most of its pages when our robots crawl the
web and jump from page to page via hyperlinks. The best way to ensure
a high listing on Google is for your page to be linked from lots of
other pages. "

The Add URL page is located here:

However, as stated in the fact, this does not guarantee that you will
be listed.  Here are my suggestions to improve your chances:
1.  Add Your Web Page Manually (as I said above)

2.  Get your page listed as a link on as many other sites as possible
- obviously, the popularity of your site (TV advertisements, etc.)
will help improve this.  This is not a point that is easy or direct to

3.  Check out this site: 
Enter your web site, and it will show you how your page is viewed from
the point of view of the googlebot.

4.  If you looked at that site, you'll notice that your main page
contains images for most of its textual information - the googlebot
cannot read this writing because it is image form.  Therefore, all it
sees is the little writing down the bottom.  Perhaps you should
restructure this main page, or add some other pages that contain more
text from your site using the AddURL link.

5.  Check out this page to properly employ meta tags to assist your

6.  This topic has been readily discussed here at google answers - to
check out some other related answers, click on these links:
Google ranking "" 
Listing with Google 
How do you know when a site has beed crawled and indexed by Google. 
Listing on Google 
Thanks for the question, and if you have need any clarification,
please feel free to ask.  Good luck with your website, and your
ricky500-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
I should have specified I was researching not wanting to get a site
listed but this last answer did a pretty fair job of my not so greatly
worded question

Subject: Re: Why does google not list even though I can go to it directl
From: kevinva-ga on 14 Oct 2002 13:58 PDT
Google cannot index all internet sites- most likely they have never
been noticed/submitted when last the robot crawled  the web.
Alternately if they were down for maintenance they would have been
temporaily de-listed. Assuming the later they should return in about a

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