Google Index Confusion
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!