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New page not indexed - over two weeks

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gibowetz
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New page not indexed - over two weeks

I published a new page over two weeks ago and it is still not indexed by Google. Any clues as to why?

Thank you in advance!
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Have you already tried increasing the Crawl Rate on your Google Webmasters tool? Selecting a higher crawl rate increases Google traffic on your website. You can see this option under Site Configuration > Setting of the Google Webmaster tools.
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Thanks Mike, I will check that out now. Any other reasons for this or tips?
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Google recommends not to increase the crawl rate? Or so Google Webmaster says.
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faradina
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Why not try pinging? Since you are a Premium member, you have access to the Affilorama Premium Website Ping Tool. That can help get your page indexed.
Also make sure that your xml sitemap has been updated to include your new page.
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tdigitty
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You can also try bookmarking your website with digg, reddit, etc then ping the rss feed for the bookmark. From what I understand SE's like social sites. Read it somewhere...worth a shot.

Also, here are some good tips to increase your crawl rate (and get you indexed faster).

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/10-w ... rate/7159/
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Increasing the crawl rate isn't bad for my sites. Though I do not set it to the maximum, probably just a 40-50% from the default value. I usually add two to three posts a day and increasing the rate makes my articles indexed within few hours. Increasing the crawl rate is not recommended only if you're experiencing traffic problems with your server since a higher crawl rate eats lot of processing time and bandwidth of your server.

But of course I also do things like what Fara and tdigitty are suggesting. :)
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also are you sure its not indexed or is it just not ranking for your keywords. good tip is to paste your url into search and see if it brings up your page. if so it has been indexed.
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With most search engines, if you type

site: mywebsite.com

(where mywebsite is the name of your website) then you will get a list of all the pages that are in that particular search engine's database of webpages.

(Note, use it without anything in front to pick up any and all subdomains you might have associated with your site that are indexed. Found this out recently searching for one of my sites to see what was indexed. ;)

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The 'site' command is very useful for checking indexed pages. But of course the easiest way to enter the exact URL or the title page enclosed by quotes (e.g. "my post title").

Like Grady, I also use the 'site' command for searching indexed sub directories, I usually use this format:

site:mydomain.com -www.mydomain.com

It lists all indexed subdirectories less the 'www' .
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