Google Index Confusion

Last Update: December 02, 2016

Maybe I'm looking too far into this, but I got an email from Wealthy Affiliate at 12:58 PM EST today stating that my website (that's definitely not ready for eyes to see yet) has been indexed by Google.

I have an idea of what that means...but not really. So I searched WA to find out how I can verify this information.

I spent about 3 hours doing a lot:

1. I set up google analytics (since it was on my to do list anyway).

2. I googled a few ways to figure out my ranking. I figured out I have to check using keywords. I only have one post written out and that was before I read about creating a "content rich post" in Certification Course 2, Lesson 4 I did today. Eeek!

3. I went through a few WA Classrooms (I'm following some awesome users here at WA!). I learned how to do a 'site:domain' google search and how I can add my website to the google index via a URL. I even learned about "Fetch as Google," but I'm not ready to do that yet.

None of those items I spent time doing came back with anything that indicated that my website was indexed in google. I even googled my domain name and couldn't find my website on any page of search.

So, how does the Site Manager know that I'm Indexed? How do I figure it out?

Honestly, I'm not ready for a visitor to see my website, so I can be a patient pet for now.

If anyone has any insight feel free to comment!

~Aloha

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RHBarlow Premium
This is beneficial for me also.
thanks,
Bobby
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iZED Premium
Google yourdomainname.com (with extension) if indexed, it should appear as the FIRST result, not only in first page. If not, that means there's an issue and you should contact WA support.
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AlohaMelani Premium
Thank you iZED. It looks like I need to contact WA support. :(
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AlohaMelani Premium
I contacted Support and they fixed the issue and sent me screenshots. I refreshed the googled domain and the search for site:domain.com and they both now work! Thank you for reaching out!

~Aloha
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iZED Premium
I'm happy for you Aloha :) now that your site is live and indexed, breathe life into it and make it shine!
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