Thanks for the reply. Yes, pages are showing up under site:mydomain.com on google (and they have for several weeks). I hadn't thought about the properties you mentioned, I'll look into that. Still, the fact that yahoo and bing have my site's name as #1 for that search term and it is nowhere to be found (not even page 18) on Google makes me wonder that something still is going on more than usual.
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I'm having SEO problems with my site. I launched my site on Christmas and getting zero traction on Google. I'm getting zero errors in my Google search console. One major problem is that if I search my site's name on Bing and Yahoo, it's the number one search result, which makes sense since my site's name has relatively little competition, my site name is in the domain name, title, keywords, etc. On google, if I search my site's name, it doesn't appear anywhere in the search results. I have no idea what the problem is. I've tried to search for any problems - robots.txt, "no follow" directives, etc. , but I have no idea why Google isn't indexing my site properly.
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I launched my site 3 weeks ago and while Google has indexed the majority of my site, I'm getting next to no relevant search results for relevant long and short tail keywords. Moreover, I'm in a space that is not highly competitive, so while I don't expect to be on page 1 of search results for short tail keywords immediately, I would expect to see my site to be at least somewhere in the results by now. Even if I search my site's name, it is not appearing anywhere in Google's results.
(1) Before launching, I had a "no index, no follow" directive on my site, so perhaps this hasn't been flushed out of Google's search results. Maybe it takes more than 3 weeks after a site has been indexed to show up in search results, particularly if there once was a "no index, no follow" directive on the site? That is, maybe the "no index, no follow" that was on my site before launch has delayed indexing?
(2) I'm getting zero errors in my Google search console for the site, but I am getting a warning about blocked pages from the robots.txt file. I doubt this has anything to do with it because these are the standard "cart" like pages that Shopify's robots.txt file blocks, plus, my competitors who rank high in Google's search results have the same Shopify blocked pages. I doubt this has any effect, but is there anything with the robots.txt file that could be blocking search results?
(3) Backlinks. I've worked a lot on backlinks to the site in social media in the last several weeks. My Google search console shows only 1 backlink (external link) to the site (with 1,000's of internal links) - does Google need to verify several external links before the site is deemed legitimate?
Any other insight besides patience?
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