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'Googleability' increase? Can't even get my blog by searching its title... (20 posts)

  1. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll admit it's only been a couple days since I put it up, and I don't expect miracles. But I simply can't find my blog anywhere on google, even outright searching its title. Does this have something to do with the name of the blog (luminousnerd) being seperate from the domain (www.thefuriouspc.com)? Would it do me any good to purchase the domain luminousnerd.com and redirect it?

    Also, do you see anything wrong with my meta info? Since it's all through PHP I'm not so good with it...I did change the title, because I know Google looks at that a lot.

    What else can I do to get myself googlable?

    Thanks a ton :)

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ... a couple days

    Keep writing, and be patient.

    Googlebot comes when it comes, and the ONLY thing that will matter is your content. Ignore the SEO crap (all of it), just write.

  3. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, but there are definitely things that can be done to increase 'googleability'. I know it looks heavily at the Title, and also at how often the page changes. And most importantly (at least to Google), I need to make sure other pages are linking to me.

    I would write a thousand articles in the next few days, but I don't think people will want to read that much. There are so many things I could write about but I don't want to sound overbearing. Isn't it possible to blog too much?

    Also, do you have any suggestion where I should begin looking for someone to link to me? I know blogrolls might be a good idea, but how do I find other peoples' blogs in the first place? I've never really been a blog-reader, only engadget and occasionally someone else's.

    Thanks for the help!

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You could try some plugins from here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Meta

    Maybe find some others as well, through other "catagories" of hacks here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/

    Good luck!

    spencerp

  5. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow, those plugins look awesome! Will try them out! Thanks a ton!

    Also, would it be beneficial for me to make more ways to subscribe via feeds?

  6. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    (bump for unanswered questions)

  7. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well that's just great! Now this page is the #1 google hit for "luminousnerd"!!!!! WTF?! How can I make Google see my page?

    Thanks!

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Start by going here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/

    Submit your url using their tool. Then possess your soul in patience. The sky isn't going to fall if it takes 3 months for you to start showing up in google. It's a blog, not life and death.

  9. chaaban
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    lol , you can't get google to see ur page , they will see it when they want (kind of ...)

    Try to guess how to make google take all ur page and rank u # 1 on all keywords that you want and you will be the next millionaire sorry i meant the next gazillionaire :)

    Just give it time and google will take your site , few days are not enough usualy ... it could take between few days to 6 month to get a site cached .

    So just keeeeep writing and wait !

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I also recommend installing the Google Sitemaps plugin. This generates a Google Sitemap XML file for your site whenever you make a post, and pings Google telling it to get the new sitemap. It's a way to tell Google exactly where your pages are and be sure that their index has the right URL and such.

    Sitemaps are not the solution to all your problems, but at least it will give GoogleBot a push in the right direction.

    http://www.arnebrachhold.de/2006/01/07/google-sitemap-generator-for-wordpress-3-beta

  11. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    vkaryl, I know, but I feel like I'm blogging to no one. That's no fun.

    chaaban, I know I can't get it really high for lots of the ones that have serious competitors, but there's a serious problem when the very name of the site doesn't return the site first, or even at all. And I know there are things to speed this along.

    Otto, just before you posted I actually found that. Was looking around at it, thanks tons for the info. That's very cool, I will get right on installing that and also looking into the other webmaster tools. I don't think Googlebot even saw my site at all before.

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Heh. Yeah, I've been blogging to no one for a couple of years now.... It's a pressure-release valve, and I don't worry about the rest of it.

    The other thing though is that you might have to wait for the dns on luminousnerd to resolve completely throughout the world, before google actually sees it even as "itself" when searching for the domain name. That can take a couple of days, and then you have to add in the time it takes to propagate through google's datacenters.....

  13. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh I understand that part. I started the topic when it was hosted on thefuriouspc.com/blog.

  14. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, this is just fucking ridiculous. I can't get my site by googling luminousnerd.com. Something's wrong here. Does anyone know? Does WordPress have some "feature" that blocks Google?

  15. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Of course not. WP isn't at all in any way responsible for how, if or when if ever google drops by your blog.

    [And since it seems that you changed hosts between one demand and another here, you'll probably have to wait even longer for google to "find" you.]

  16. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Lol, okay, look, I'm not demanding anything. I'm just frustrated with the issues I'm having. And I do appreciate all the prompt help I'm able to get here.

    And I'm sorry for the sarcasm. But the serious question was just to see if WP had anything to do with it. I've been doing a lot of things to make sure Google sees me. In the past, I've been hired to actually make sites more google-able. But I've never run into the idea that Google didn't even see a site. I've had the domain for long enough now that I would definitely expect Google to see it, even if it wasn't very high on the rankings yet.

  17. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I understand frustration. But text-only makes it hard to "read", y'know?

    Now, I've had the following experiences with google:

    1. Site with tons of backlinks from inception but fairly static content; didn't show up for MONTHS, even doing a site: search.
    2. Site with zero backlinks, updated with new content several times a day; jumped to #5 in the serps within 2 weeks.

    In other words, it's a crapshoot. Just try to be a bit patient, and don't spend hours haunting the returns.... One thing I DO know is that your content needs to be not only fresh but relevant. And a niche doesn't hurt.

  18. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    <begin unsolicited philosophical advice>

    Worrying about Google is like watching a pot that you are waiting for to boil. Fruitless, and Google will find you, just like the pot will inevitably boil..

    Secondly, while it's nice to think youre being read.. being in Google doesnt insure that, unless you have content that someone is interested in, once they happen to see you in Google.

    <end unsolicited philosophical advice>

    If you really want to increase your hits, code something, anything. People like things they can use. People link to things that they use, and they talk about them. It's helped me immensely.

    And in the meantime, like everyone else has said.. be patient.

  19. luminousnerd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I have a few niches...if that's possible. I stick to the stuff I know and am good at, which tends to be technology/gadgets, legalization of marijuana, and literature. I also blog about my frogs, but the content generally focuses around computers.

    But I believe that if I were found in Google, people would read my blog. I think there are plenty of people interested in this kind of stuff. I really want people to read it...do you have any suggestions other than Google?

    I'm into Flash, but I'm hopeless with PHP and things like that. I'm a visual person, and though I've tried many times to learn PHP, I keep failing. :( So do you think I should make a funny movie or something and get people to link to it? Or a Flash application that does something useful? :/ I'm not sure what you mean here exactly.

    And I can understand that pacience is necesarry to some degree. But businesses rise and fall in days. I don't have a whole lot into this, but the idea is that some businesses would go out of business if they couldn't get indexed by major search engines quickly enough. There has to be a way.

    Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it.

  20. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I mean .. if you have a talent, use it :) thats all ..

    Hang in there.. Google will come 'round.

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