If you follow these directions, you should see some pretty quick results. With many of these, Google will show you within a min or two. But, Google is Google. Just because if found one thing, instantly, others that are exactly the same type of thing, and you followed all the same exact steps, Google will take it's time finding. I've had a random page or two, that took month to appear. Most are instant. Once it finds one of your pages, you'll need to search for that page, and click on it in the Google Search Engine's search results. Do this for a little while. It takes Google a little while to learn that your page exists, and that it needs to show up for a specific set of words. When you first start out, you'll have to copy the exact products name, and paste it into the Google Search engine. Once Google learns a little more about that page, it'll start showing it for fewer words. This isn't hard, but it takes a lot of time. Google's a real pain to teach. FYI, In step 4, there's a link to some good youtube videos.....that work.
1) Submit your site map to Google. If you don't know where to find your site map, call Shopify and they'll help you. - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/sitemap-list?hl=en&authuser=0&siteUrl=https://yourwebsite.co...
2) Fetch as Google. Submit each and every individual page. - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch?hl=en&authuser=0&siteUrl=https://yourwebsite...
3) Submit to Google Search Engine -
a. Submit every individual page on your website to Google - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url?hl=en&mesd=AB9YKzKx-I1zqQXzRbnUrx-LSOByb8ZKUhtHaz...
b. Then check to see if the Google Bot crawled each of your pages. Again, check each individual page. - https://www.searchenginegenie.com/tools/google-bot-last-accessed-date.php
4) Create Backlinks to your pages. Create them in your social media accounts, facebook & pinterest. Also go to message boards and post on them. In your posts, add a backlink to your website. After you create a backlink, go back to step 3 and submit the page (message board or social media), that has your new backlink on it. Also on the message boards, create a backlink in your profile. Freind or Follow or whatever that message board calls it, as many people as possible on the message board. For more info on creating backlinks, watch a guy who calls himself "Lazzy Ass Stoner" on youtube. Don't let his name scare you away. He's got some real good info......that actually works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYM_6ut8Qeg
5) After you create some backlinks, go to Google to see if it sees them - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/external-links?hl=en&authuser=0&siteUrl=https://yourwebsite....
FYI: I just went to Google and searched for - gadgets4phones Blinged Cell Phone Cases - https://www.google.com/search?q=Blinged+Cell+Phone+Cases&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS714US714&oq=Blinged+Cell+Ph...
You come up in page one's search results, in positions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Google's seeing that page on your website. It looks like, for that page, all you need to do, is start creating some backlinks to that page, and raise it's Google ranking. The other steps I listed above, will help too.
Hello Cindy and others,
Really useful thread.
I've a question - if I type my site name into Google or Bing, I can find it however if I search for any of the products we sell (and I mean ones where, since inception, we've sold in excess of 50), I cannot find any link on Google to our site's product page for that specific product.
What could be the reason for this? I'm SEO dumb (we've been able to achieve sales through PPC and unique products in our market)
Thanks in advance,
Some great advice I've found to be very helpful for super-competitive keyword spaces like yours is to also use Google Search console and various 3rd party tools like SEMrush.com to determine some of the less competitive queries where you already rank close to page one (like 11th-20th) and include those exact phrases within relevant content, page titles, H1's etc.
Getting a little longtail referral traffic from positions 1-10 is far better than getting absolutely nothing in positions 11+ for top searches.
Looking at your website SEO might not be the main issue. In order to get site visitors to trust you enough to make a purchase your site should have:
Also in order for Google to index and rank your site you need text, unique content that Google can index. No content - no Google rank. There is a lot of information and tutorials available directly with Shopify.
You have to train Google. Type in the name of your website + the product's name. EXAMPLE: connecteddevices HUAWEI MATE 9 DUAL SIM (64GB, CHAMPAGNE GOLD, LOCAL STOCK)
When I just did it, you came up in Google's search results, Page 1, Position 1. Start searching for those exact words, several times a day. Once you click on your search result, you have to stay on your website for at least 2 min, or Google treats it as someone found a bad website and bounced right back off from it. Start taking a word out of the search words I searched for. Your website's name will probably end up being one of the last ones you can delete. By doing this, you're teaching Google that your website is important to those search tersm.
Sorry, but that's an old SEO myth... Searching for your pages and clicking on results will not influence organic search. Huge bounce percentage from various IPs, locations, and devices may be detrimental to rankings if it's severe enough (like, close to 100% bounce) due to questions of quality and/or relevance, but doing this yourself won't harm your site at all.
By far the best thing you can do for SEO is to generate buzz wherever possible (build a community with YOU as the authority), encourage linking/sharing, and make sure your site content is reasonably fresh. Links are still the singlemost important signal for rankings, but they must look natural. No one gets all high-value, followed links - that's the #1 way Google spots manipulation and applies penalties. Naturally occuring links also start gathering slowly and increase with time at a fairly constant rate with maybe a few spikes here and there (good and "bad" ones). It's called velocity, and greatly influences hummingbird-related algo improvements aimed at getting new, popular content to the top while controlling artificially promoted sites.
Cindy - Run some of your URL's through Copyscape - If Google finds Duplicate or unintentional plagurism the URL may not Index. I had this out with Google Before and when I Revised/removed the content the Url would then index. An example below could be an Issue ( Pinterest - vs your site)
Create a test case URL revise content on the conflicted page and resubmit your sitemap and see if it indexes in a few days. Cheers
I'm having the same issue, only a few sales mostly from friends but I've had a lot of visitors on my site. I'm curious as to what's stopping them from purchasing. I have all the things on my site that you listed what more do you think I could do to make people feel comfortable enough to purchase from me.