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  • Hi all…

    I’ve searched through and looked at various posts covering the subject of “getting google to “see” your site and I’ve a question.

    I’ve runa couple of blogs in the past few years and was always able to have google index the site within a few days. In this instance over at Little Bit of This N That, (, I’ve not after quite awhile been able to get google to find me. I’ve submitted my site, added a sitemap plugin, and even added meta tags all to no avail. Any suggestions? FYI – here’s the code where I put the metas, I think it’s located correctly:
    <— <?php load_theme_textdomain(‘nikynik’); ?>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”>

    <?php require_once get_template_directory().”/BX_functions.php”; ?>
    <html xmlns=””>

    <head profile=”″>
    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”<?php bloginfo(‘html_type’); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo(‘charset’); ?>” />
    <meta name=”description” content=”Little Bits of this and that having to do with faith, religion, Christianity. Pieces on adoption and family and special needs children. A place to view some photography. Bits of discussions on politics, liberal and conservative and the world of education.” />
    <meta name=”keywords” content=”Religion, faith, Christianity, Education, Politics, Special Needs, Liberal, Conservative, family, adoption, Korea, photography” />
    <meta name=”description” content=”<?php bloginfo(‘description’); ?>” />
    <title><?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>

    <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> » Blog Archive <?php } ?>
    <?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress <?php bloginfo(‘version’); ?>” /> —>

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  • Try the free service at – I’ve been quite impressed at their ability to get spiders to arrive in short order!

    Your meta looks fine to me, though I do understand that google at least doesn’t seem to pay much attention to anything but site description any more.

    Thanks vkaryl…will check it out. I was also wondering if it had anything to do with my theme.

    Well, that’s just the default theme, right? Can’t think that theme has anything to do with it at all. A theme is just the outward expression of your blog’s personality. Spiders don’t “see” that….

    with google.. its not instant. they do sandbox sites and it can take amonth or so before its even listed. also, ahve you cheked your code with to make sure its html compliant?

    you will get in faster if google FINDS you vs submitting.
    Get an account at yahoo, goto MY YAHOO and add your rss to the MY YAHOO. then it will be publishd and yahoo, google, etc will pick upt he link. you get better and faster listings when you are picked up and found vs submission.

    Same thing with blogger. If you publish your site on a post there… google owns blogger

    Don’t see a problem with the site other than a number of XHTML errors -none of which would affect indexing by Google.

    If you can’t wait you might try the Google Sitemap plugin and sign up with Google Sitemap – Didn’t take but a few hours for the bot to drop by after I signed up.

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