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Chapter 10. Get Your Site Indexed > What If Your Site Is Not Indexed?

What If Your Site Is Not Indexed?

If your business has been around for a while and has a Web site, your site is overwhelmingly likely to be indexed by all the leading search engines. It is rare for corporate sites to be completely missing from search indexes, although it is quite common for individual pages from the site to be missing. (We show you how to figure that out later in this chapter.)

One way to tell whether your site is indexed is to search for it and see whether it is found. (Yeah, we figured you thought of that one.) If your company has a common name (AAA Plumbing), you might want to search for more than just the name (“aaa plumbing syracuse”). It's common for site owners to panic when their sites are not shown by the search engine for these navigational queries for company names. It's easy to jump to the conclusion that the entire site is not indexed, but that is rarely the case.


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