Easy Site Indexing Hack for New Folks

Last Update: September 22, 2016

You have have spent hours in research and thought and finally have some content on your site. Awesome good work! We are lucky sites on the WA platform seem to index quickly with little work on our part.

Now you are wondering is your site indexed? Why can't I find my pages and posts?

There is a quick fix for this. Check your site with this Google shortcut. " Site: "

Site:yourdomainname.com

When you check your site in this way Google will display all the pages and posts it has indexed for your website.


If you have not already verified your site with Google and Bing now would be a great time to do it. It is easy to do using the All In One SEO plugin. You can verify them both at the same time. This should help you do just that

How to Verify Websites Using All In One SEO Pack In WordPress

You can also sign up for and verify Google analytics with the AIO SEO.

Verify Google Analytics With All In One SEO

You can also easily submit an XML Sitemap using the same plugin. But I would not recommend you create and submit one until you have at least 5 or 6 complete pages and posts.

Google is like a library of information. It is searching for books to put on its shelves. If you ask for them to come and check yours out and they find short pages or posts with little or no relevant content you will have to work hard to get them to come back and check again.

You Got This! Go Get'em!


Until next time,


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MyraBeth Premium
Thanks so much. It saves me asking my next 'stupid' beginner question. . . 'How do I find out if my website has been indexed?'

Thanks for all this valuable info and resources. Just what I needed - and even before I asked for this info!
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Myra! Glad I could help
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theresroth Premium
This is my next techy move, Tim, thanks!

So right too, titles, text, alt text and sharing on G+ are great, but it's probably not enough, if they can't find the "library books"!!!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Got to have the books Therese! Thanks buddy!
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Toshmack Premium
Many thanks for the info and sharing, cheers Tosh :)
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Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! Thanks for your time Tosh
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BrianFord Premium
Thank's for sharing!!
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Brian! I appreciate your visit
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CateR Premium
You know what's especially great about this place, Dreamer?
I open something like this - look down the page and think - ah ha I've done that - and them BAM!

There's something I forgot to do!
So big thank you for that Bing reminder!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Shoot Cate i thought it was you!! Thanks for your time
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CateR Premium
;-)
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