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Q: how to get Google index ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: how to get Google index
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: acnodes-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 16 Oct 2002 17:37 PDT
Expires: 15 Nov 2002 16:37 PST
Question ID: 77500
Can you help me figure out why Google haven't index
my home page:
I already submit URL to DMOZ and Yahoo and got listed in their directories.
I already submit my to Google “ADD URL” by myself.

Is it possible to tell me what I'm doing wrong
Subject: Re: how to get Google index
Answered By: bobby_d-ga on 17 Oct 2002 05:03 PDT
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: 

I assume from the wording of your question that you have already done
LISTED.  Here are my suggestions to improve your chances:
1.  Add Your Web Page Manually (As I refered 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.  It may be that the google bot,
for one reason or another, cannot interpret some of the text from your
4.  By viewing your page, this may not apply (as it seems you have
managed this well).  Try to avoid using pictures to represent text (ie
text in a picture format - gif, jpeg, etc.) - the googlebot cannot see
this.  Perhaps you should consider adding some of the other pages to
your site manually to improve your chances.
5.  Check out this page to properly employ meta tags to assist your
listings, not just on, but generally (although this method
does seem to be meeting its demise, it may still be worthwhile):
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  

7.  And, of course, be patient.  The googlebot is only activated every
few weeks, at which time a new database of pages will be established. 
The googlebot does consider those sites that are manually submitted
during this process.
Thanks for the question, and if you have need any clarification, 
please feel free to ask.  Good luck with your website, and your 
Subject: Re: how to get Google index
From: robertskelton-ga on 16 Oct 2002 21:35 PDT
Your site was added to Open Directory on: 

Computers/Hardware/Systems/Kiosks 13/September/2002
Computers/Hardware/Systems/Industrial 08/September/2002

According to various sources, Google only updates their directory from
Open Directory once per month. Although it is over 1 month since your
sites were listed, it appears that it is just a matter of Google being
a little slow to update.

Wait until the end of the month when Google next updates its index.

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