I've written several posts, but have noticed not all have indexed with google. Actually, one post is three months old. Did I forget to do something?

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PaulWatson Premium
The only reason that Google should not index them in time would be if they are a blatant duplicate. Most of mine index overnight but I did have one that other week that took a month to index even though I had requested it so some do take time...
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LKick Premium
All original so maybe need to look at content... maybe keywords aren't placed right?
Thanks for helping. Linda
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phil1944 Premium
I always submit the URLs of my posts to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools as soon as I create them. They are normally indexed within a few hours.

Just to be clear, you DO mean indexed, not ranked?
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LKick Premium
Hmmmm, I'm not sure I guess. The big G is not lit up like others.
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phil1944 Premium
Indexed simply means that your website, page or post has been crawled by Googlebot and included in its database. If you enter your post's URL into GSC, it will tell you whether or not it's indexed and invite you to submit it if it's not or resubmit it if it's changed.

Ranking means where your post appears in the SERPS for a particular keyword. So it's not an absolute and can vary over time, location and be different for different keywords.
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LKick Premium
Thank you Phil. You are such a help. I appreciate your knowledge. Linda
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phil1944 Premium
You are most welcome, Linda and thank you.
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Kerjackie Premium
When you click the "Publish" button in WordPress it normally takes Google a few days before they index your content.
This process is for those who have already set up and registered their website in Google Webmaster Tools, which is now called Google Search Console.
If you type site: + your URL it will take you to a list of your posts and pages that have been indexed. On top of that page, you'll see a link to Google Search Console.
Then you'll see the activity of your site.
Hope this will helps you out.
Jacqueline
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LKick Premium
Yes, Jacqueline, this does help. Thank You so much. Linda
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