Monday, 14 February 2011

Has Google Seen Your Website?

Sometimes you may be wondering "Is Google even taking notice of my website?" or "Can Google see any of the links I build to my website?" or maybe you just don't know how Google and the search engine works and feel confused about how to get noticed.

Well, here's an easy way to check if Google can see a specific page on your website. Let's say for example, I want to find out if Google has found this page:

http://www.derekjones.co/p/contact.html

To find out, I just type the following into the Google search box:

info:http://www.derekjones.co/p/contact.html

If Google can see my page, this search will return my page as the only result. If Google cannot see my page, I will see a message that says:

Sorry, no information is available for the URL
www.derekjones.co/p/contact.html

That's it, Google will tell you up front if they know about a page or not.

Hint: If Google cannot find a specific page on your website, make sure you place a link to it on your main page. The next time Google crawls your site, it will be able to find the page by following this link. You can also create a Sitemap with all your pages and submit it to Google using Webmaster Tools.


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3 comments:

  1. Wow that's a good one Derek - love the insight you impart - always helps : ) Thank you for this one...

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  2. Ahh, ok. Nice to know the tricks of the trade! :-)

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