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Website Not Showing in Google Search?

Website not showing in Google search

Not Ranking in the Google Top 100?

If you have published a post or a page which is targeted toward particular keywords and you are tracking it, you should be able to see it fall into the top 100 Google results within at most a few weeks. If this is not the case then there could be a number of reasons but here’s some advice.

In the first instance head over to Google and enter any one of the following (submit domain for YOUR website):

site:domain.com

domain.com

“domain.com”

info:domain.com

You should see your website in the results. If you do not then you have bigger issues. If you do see it then you’re just not ranking.

  1. NOINDEX – If your website is built on WordPress then make sure you haven’t left the “Discourage search engines from indexing this page” check box ticked. Sometimes developers have this on when they are developing a site and accidentally leave it on. The same applies to pages and posts, double check you haven’t set them to noindex.
  2. Not In Google’s Index – It’s possible that Google has not yet crawled your site. Add your website into Google Console and ask Google to fetch the site or type into Google “submit a url to Google” and submit it directly through there. You should also be building out your branded sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other platforms ready to promote your business to your potential customers. As you do this make sure you add your URL to them, they are NOFOLLOW links but Google still crawls them (it just doesn’t pass link equity).You can also install a video sitemap xml plugin and submit this to
By |2019-12-02T16:37:44+00:00July 3rd, 2018|
  • WordPress plugins that speed up...

WordPress Plugins That Speed Your Website UP

WordPress plugins that speed up...

Introduction

Personally I’m not a huge fan of relying upon plugins to speed a website up but they do have their uses and of course they are generally more convenient to use.

So here’s a run down of a few of the plugins that I like to use when facing the optimisation of a WordPress site.

GZip Ninja speed compression

https://wordpress.org/plugins/gzip-ninja-speed-compression/

GZip Ninja speed compression is a great plugin which compliments W3 Total Cache nicely.

I have optimised hundreds of websites over the years and they all react differently to optimisation plugins. I normally begin with w3 Total Cache but on this occasion (during my tutorial) my client’s website did not respond very well to the built in browser compression element of the W3 plugin, enter the GZip.

Here are a couple of before and after screen grabs from Google Page Speed Insights:

BEFORE

ageSpeed Insights BEFORE mobile PageSpeed Insights BEFORE desktop

AFTER

PageSpeed Insights after doing the general settings desktop PageSpeed Insights after doing the general settings

Leverage Browser Caching Ninja

I put this plugin on because the total cache plugin in this instance did not improve our score on tools.pingdom.com

Website speed test BEFORE

Here is a screenshot AFTER I installed the “Leverage Browser Caching Ninja” plugin:

Website speed test AFTER ninja plugin

You can see that the browser caching issue has gone away, however it has affected “Remove query strings from static resources”

By |2019-12-02T16:37:57+00:00October 16th, 2017|