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Why can't I find my online store in Google search results?

PrintByEviton
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Hi i need help my shop i can't find in google search

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Mac
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Hi, @PrintByEviton!

Thanks for reaching out in our Community forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.

 

I understand that you're unable to find your shop by running a Google Search. My first suggestion is to submit your sitemap to Google. Doing so will allow search engines like Google to index your site so that your store's pages appear in search results. Feel free to check out our guide on  how to submit your sitemap file to the Google Search Console to get started.

 

Please keep in mind that the process of crawling and indexing your site can take time, and Google doesn't guarantee how long it will take. Google has outlined a list of troubleshooting steps that you can action to ensure that you are set up correctly. 

 

In the meantime, you will want to build your site with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind. This is done by using relevant keywords that your target audience will likely search for on Google and will help with driving organic traffic. Feel free to check out our very helpful guide on SEO here to learn more.

 

I’m happy to provide some tips and I'd love to know more about your business! How is your current marketing strategy going with bringing customers to your product pages?

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Mac
Shopify Staff
1654 167 262

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, @PrintByEviton!

Thanks for reaching out in our Community forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.

 

I understand that you're unable to find your shop by running a Google Search. My first suggestion is to submit your sitemap to Google. Doing so will allow search engines like Google to index your site so that your store's pages appear in search results. Feel free to check out our guide on  how to submit your sitemap file to the Google Search Console to get started.

 

Please keep in mind that the process of crawling and indexing your site can take time, and Google doesn't guarantee how long it will take. Google has outlined a list of troubleshooting steps that you can action to ensure that you are set up correctly. 

 

In the meantime, you will want to build your site with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind. This is done by using relevant keywords that your target audience will likely search for on Google and will help with driving organic traffic. Feel free to check out our very helpful guide on SEO here to learn more.

 

I’m happy to provide some tips and I'd love to know more about your business! How is your current marketing strategy going with bringing customers to your product pages?

Mac | Social Care @ Shopify 
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 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
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soleseriouss
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Check if the website is blocked by robots or not! 

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Brendan-Optily
Shopify Partner
87 10 23

Hi @PrintByEviton

 

The previous responses are spot on, so definitely do those things. You might check Bing and see if there is an issue there also or if it's just Google. 

 

Unfortunately even if your store can be found on Google or Bing search it will take some time before you get to the top of the first page, even for your own brand term.

 

A lot of merchants invest a small amount of their ad budget in paid ads in order to help solve the problem. You're investing in building awareness of your brand through other activities and then it's frustrating for the user if they can't find you later when they go to search for you. Think of this as sign-posting in Google - worth investing in to make it easier for lower funnel shoppers to easily find your site again. 

 

Here are some tips on SEO for eCommerce and here is a good article on why you should invest in paid branded keyword ads.

 

I hope that helps... 

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flareAI
Shopify Partner
2405 223 535

Hello @PrintByEviton,


This is flareAI: your Fully Automated Free Sales Machine. I hope you're having a good day. We are helping Shopify Merchants grow their store presence in Google and other major sales channels and generate $5+ million in sales from Google Search, on autopilot.


If my suggestions is helpful to you, please let me know by giving a like or marking it as a solution.


Can you please share your store URL?


If your site is not still shown in Google, it means Google has not yet indexed your store. You have to consider submitting the store sitemap or a submit-to-index request on a regular basis. It can take time for Google to index your page.


After submitting the sitemap, Google will take approximately 3–4 weeks for websites with less than 500 pages. 2–3 months for websites with 500 to 25,000 pages. 4–12 months for websites with more than 25,000 pages.


There can be many reasons why your pages are not found on Google.


1. Your website is new
It takes some time for Google to discover your website URLs. You can check whether Google knows your website exists by running site:yourwebsite.com in Google search. If there is at least one result, it means Google knows about your website. It can take time for Google to index your page; allow at least a week after submitting a sitemap or a submit to index request before assuming a problem. If your page or site change is recent, check back in a week to see if it is still missing.
2. Make sure you are not blocking search engines from indexing your pages
Pages with noindex won't get indexed by Google.
<meta name="robots" content="noindex"/>
Remove the noindex from pages where not needed.
3. You are blocking google crawling
Google can't crawl URLs blocked in your robots.txt file, which usually results in them not showing up in search results. Check the robots.txt for your website and remove any directives blocking content that you want to show up on Google.
4. Make sure you disable the password to restrict access to your online store.
5. Make sure your store is mobile-friendly
A mobile-friendly website is critical to getting your site indexed by Google since it introduced Mobile-First indexing. No matter how great the content on your website is, if it’s not optimized for viewing on a smartphone or tablet, you’re going to lose rankings and traffic.
6. Your site has minimal content
Well-written content is critical for succeeding on Google. If you have minimal content that doesn’t at least meet your competition’s levels, then you may have significant issues.


For getting better conversions, make sure your store products are Found on Google. When your customers search on Google, your product can be found only if Google has indexed the page. Note that once a URL gets indexed, customers will start finding your store through organic searches, you will start getting order conversions for virtually zero cost. Making it sustainable business growth. flareAI helps to get your new products found on Google. flareAI works every day for you. Get sales from Google and 20+ world's largest free sales channels, Single click start!


I hope that the above list's tips will help you solve your query


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