Is there a recommended time for sitemap submission to Google?
I created a Google Webmaster account last week and after much trial and time, managed to get my websites verified and submitted my sitemap. But yesterday, when I checked the Webmaster, there was nothing in the console. What happened? Did Google penalize me?? What should I do?
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suetay Premium
Thanks, Jeffrey, Robert and Adrian for your help. Appreciate it!
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boomergp08 Premium
It takes roughly 4 days for Google to index new websites. If you want to check if it has been indexed, go to Google and in the search bar type the following.

site:yourdomainname

Use no spaces and make sure to put the .com on the end

If you see your website listed then it is indexed. If you do not see it wait a couple of days and the search again.
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suetay Premium
My websites have been indexed.
I subscribed to Google Webmaster Tools as I wanted to have some site analysis.
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boomergp08 Premium
Site analysis doesn't happen right away. You will have to wait a few days in order to see any kind of analysis.
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adroco3 Premium
Hmm that sounds weird.

So, there's nothing there in your webmaster at all?

Did you make sure to submit your sitemap by inserting the plugin to your site and only putting the following: "sitemap.xml" in the place it asked you to submit your sitemap?
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suetay Premium
Yes, I did the site-map and even saw it, but now there's absolutely nothing in the console, as though I had never done anything...
worried...
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adroco3 Premium
So there are no tabs you can click to at all?
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suetay Premium
Oops... sorry, I discovered I was accessing through another gmail account.
I found the console. My website was verified 8 days ago but I don't see any other info.
No worries, I will read through Kyle's tutorial and ask for help again if I need.
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adroco3 Premium
Aha, there you go! Good thing you spotted that!

Definitely continue through the tutorial :)
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JeffreyS Premium
Do you have a Seo plugin activated for your wordpress?
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suetay Premium
Yes, the all-in-one SEO
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JeffreyS Premium
If you type your website url into address bar, and your site shows up, you have been indexed. It may take a day or two to show up in webmaster tools.
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