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Why isn't my online store showing up in Google search results?

changeofview
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when I type in my store username on  google, it will not show up on any of my devices. I have not changed anything in the settings tab and I have made it so that it is viewable to everyone.

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Ollie
Shopify Staff
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Hey @Changeofview.
 
Thanks for reaching out.
 
I appreciate the context that you have shared with us as that is very helpful - this is a great question!
 
In order for your online store to show up on Google search results, Google will need to index your online store to collect the sitemap. Once that is completed, you should then soon see that your online is listed on the search results. I would suggest updating your online store SEO by navigating to Online store > Preferences. I took a screenshot from my test store to show you the section I am referring to: 
 
24-10-46836-50114
 
After that has been updated, this will be the title and description that Google will display on their search results. With that being said, you can find and submit your sitemap to make the process a bit quicker. 
 
Let me know if you have any questions.

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flareAI
Shopify Partner
2405 223 540

Hello @changeofview,


Greetings from flareAI app helping Shopify merchants get $5Million+ in sales from Google Search, on autopilot! I am Gina, and I am here to help.


Can you drop your store URL?


There could be a few reasons why your Shopify store is not showing up on Google.


Below are some things you can check.


1. Verify that your store is indexed by Google
To check if your store is indexed by Google, go to Google and type "site:yourstorename.com" (replace "yourstorename.com" with your actual store name). If your store appears in the search results, it's been indexed. If it doesn't appear, it means Google hasn't indexed it yet. You can submit your store's sitemap to Google Search Console to help it get indexed faster.

2. Check your store's SEO
Make sure your store's pages are optimized for search engines by using relevant keywords in your product descriptions, meta titles and descriptions, and blog posts. Use headings to structure your content and include alt tags for your images.

3. Ensure your store's visibility settings are set to "online"
Go to your Shopify admin panel, click on "Online Store" in the left-hand menu, and then click on "Preferences." Make sure that the "Password protect your storefront" option is turned off, and that the "Search engine listing preview" shows a description of your store's homepage.

4. Check for any errors or issues with your website
Use Google Search Console to check for any errors or issues with your website, such as broken links or crawl errors.

5. Be patient
It can take time for your store to show up in search results, especially if it's a new store. Continue to work on your store's SEO and promote it through social media and other channels to help it gain visibility.


I hope these tips help you find your Shopify store on Google. Good luck!


Gina

flareAI : Get Sales from Google Search, on Autopilot
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VideoFAQ
Shopify Partner
19 1 5

For how long has your store been live? If less than 48h, don't worry cause it takes time for new websites to get indexed by Google. I would also follow FlareAI's checklist items 1 to 4.

 

Also, make sure your website name contains keywords that don't compete with much more popular competitors, cause then it is possible that you would not even rank in the first page for a while!

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Ollie
Shopify Staff
2427 454 408

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @Changeofview.
 
Thanks for reaching out.
 
I appreciate the context that you have shared with us as that is very helpful - this is a great question!
 
In order for your online store to show up on Google search results, Google will need to index your online store to collect the sitemap. Once that is completed, you should then soon see that your online is listed on the search results. I would suggest updating your online store SEO by navigating to Online store > Preferences. I took a screenshot from my test store to show you the section I am referring to: 
 
24-10-46836-50114
 
After that has been updated, this will be the title and description that Google will display on their search results. With that being said, you can find and submit your sitemap to make the process a bit quicker. 
 
Let me know if you have any questions.

Ollie | Social Care @ Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Shopify Blog

jamesdust412
Visitor
2 0 0

Hey,

It can be frustrating when your store username doesn't show up on Google search results, despite having the settings configured correctly. Here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Check for indexing: Ensure that your website or store has been indexed by search engines like Google. You can use the Online Google Search Console to submit your website for indexing or verify if it has already been indexed.

  2. Review your website's SEO: Make sure that your website is optimized for search engines. Focus on relevant keywords, meta tags, and quality content that can improve your website's visibility in search results.

  3. Check for any penalties: Sometimes, websites can incur penalties from search engines for various reasons. Review your website's compliance with search engine guidelines and make necessary adjustments to avoid any penalties.

  4. Monitor your website's presence: Use tools like Google Analytics to track the organic traffic to your website. This can help you identify any issues or trends that might be affecting your visibility on search engines.

If the issue persists, it might be beneficial to consult with an SEO professional or web developer who can provide specific insights and assistance based on your website's setup.

I hope these suggestions help in resolving the issue and improving the visibility of your store username on Google. Good luck!