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Wix guarantees that your site will be crawled by search engines. It can take between 1 to 3 months for your site to appear in search engine results.
 

 In order for your site to be visible to search engines, make sure that it is published and that the Allow search engines to find my site toggle in the Settings > SEO (Google) section is enabled (green).
 

Note: Your site being visible to search engines does not guarantee higher ranking in search results. In order to improve your ranking, we encourage you to follow the basic initial steps listed below.

 

1) Please adhere to the content guidelines outlined here. Additionally, when adding content to your Wix site, please be sure to incorporate your keywords organically throughout the content, rather than simply listing them.
 

2) Please make sure to fill in Title and Description meta tags for each page, as this information displayed in Google search results. For information about adding Meta Tags to your site and pages please click here .

 

3) Make sure to add Alt Text to your images, in order to improve their visibility for search engines. For more information about optimizing your images, click here.

 

4) Link your Wix site to your social pages. For more information, click here.

 

5) Set header tags in your site content, in order to identify important content for search engines. For more information, click here.

 

Click here for more information about Wix sites and SEO. We also suggest that you use the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

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  • dakfoundation

    Replied by dakfoundation August 13, 2014

    HI Alina from Wix Support Team

     

    A typical user only would type "tax appeal pro"  not site www.taxappealpro.com.  How do I get that type of search to work???

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios August 13, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Thank you for contacting the Wix support team.
       

      Please note that the keyword meta tag is not considered by Google or other search engines. It should be used primarily as an organizational tool, so you can decide on keywords for your site. The keywords that search engines consider are those that are placed in your site content.

       

      Please be sure to achieve the recommended keyword density for the keywords you choose.

       

      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a step-by-step guide to improve your site's SEO.

       

      In addition, you can also target what your customers are searching for and it will help your site to get found on Google.

       

      You can also enhance the process by submitting your site directly to Google. Simply go here and follow the simple steps. These steps should help your site be indexed much faster.

       

      Check out the Wix Blog post on the topic here.

       

       

      Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

      Many thanks, Barrios
  • tanyascribano

    Replied by tanyascribano August 12, 2014

    My site of taxappealpro.com has been live since march and I am still not showing up on search engines.  Please help!

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina August 12, 2014

      Hey, 

      Thank you for contacting Wix support. I was able to find your site on Google as you can see below:

      SEO stands for “search engine optimization”. Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of your website in search results. In other words, SEO is the technique of making the content of your website more legible and attractive to search engines, so that they can both find and rank your site higher than the millions of other sites in response to a search query.

      Top companies spend thousands of dollars to ensure their keywords come up top. Wix guarantees that all of the text and meta tags on your site are being scanned by search engines, however we cannot guarantee that Google will choose to rank your website highly, this part is up to you.

       

      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word ‘cache:’ before it in the Google search. For example: cache:taxappealpro.com - If your website comes up, this means Google has already indexed it.

      Google loves new content. Continue to add content to your website, social network sites and blog e.g. articles, information, updates, videos, images etc. Remember to keep using your keywords within the content you add. Make sure your content is relevant and of good-quality. Steer clear of spam.

      We also suggest you try using the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool to analyze your website’s performance in connection to these specific keyword searches.
       
       

      Be sure to update your home page meta data (as well as the meta data of other pages). 


      Please be aware that your page meta data is given priority over your site meta data. This allows you to use a unique title and description for each page, relevant to that page's content.

      Thanks, 

      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • peter750

    Replied by peter750 August 11, 2014

    Hi Wix team,

     

    I've had my website published for over 3 months now, and I still can find it in any web searches (google, yahoo, bing etc.)

    I've done everything necessary in SEO settings to make myself searchable, but still nothing.

    How do I make myself visible, and searchable?

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso August 11, 2014

      Hi,

      I can see your site : firstrecon.ca is already published and live.

       

      I checked your site history and I saw you have published the site only on 30/6/2014.

       

      Please keep in mind: Usually it takes around 1-3 months to appear in Google search.

       This waiting period is the same for all websites, not just those created using Wix.

      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word cache: before it in the Google search. For example:cache:www.mydomain.com If your website comes up, this means Google has already indexed it.


       

      Note: Your site being visible to search engines does not guarantee higher ranking in search results. In order to improve your ranking, we encourage you to follow the basic initial steps listed on the best reply above.

       

      Dina-Wix Team.

  • mcoupe2007

    Replied by mcoupe2007 August 3, 2014

    hi, ive had my site on for many months now but I am really worried its not reaching enough people or my wording isn't quite right, ive looked at the wizard but don't really understand it can anyone help please?

    regards mick

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios August 4, 2014

      Hi Mick,

       

      Thank you for contacting the Wix support team.

      We have checked all the necessary coding from our side and we can see that everything is in order.

       

      We have also seen that the last time Google crawled your site was 30 Jul 2014 which is great.

       

      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time your site was indexed i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word “cache:” before it in the Google search. For example, cache:www.mydomain.com. If your website comes up, this means that Google has already indexed it.

       

      Please note that your Wix site having been indexed is not the same as attaining a high rank according to a specific keyword phrase. Attaining a high ranking according to those keyword phrases may take time and continuous work.

       

      If your website is not appearing in search engine results when you perform a search using specific keywords, you may need to continue the process of Search Engine Optimization. To help you get the results you want, please read out SEO Learning Center pages for tips and advice.

       

      Please check here for more information about keywords and keyword density.

       

      Another explanation could be that you have employed certain techniques that have dropped your website’s page rank. You can read about these techniques in detail here.

       

      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a Step by step guide to improve your site's SEO.

       

      In addition, you can also target what your customers are searching for and it will help your site to get found on Google.

       

      You may also consider using Google Webmaster Tools to help you in the optimization process.

       

      Attaining a high ranking according to those keyword phrases may take time and continuous work. Please check here for more information about keywords and keyword density.
       


      Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

      Many thanks, Barrios
  • tddv24

    Replied by tddv24 July 30, 2014

    I did all of this but my site doesnt show in the search engines.

    tddv24@gmail.com 

    http://tddv24.wix.com/premiere-works-inc

    • Itamar S Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar S July 30, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I can see your published your site on July 6th.

       

      Please keep in mind: Usually it takes around 1-3 months to appear in Google search.

       

      This waiting period is the same for all websites, not just those created using Wix.

      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word cache: before it in the Google search, like this: cache:http://tddv24.wix.com/premiere-works-inc

      If your website comes up, this means Google has already indexed it. If an error 404 appears, it means you have to wait some more time.

       

      We are here should you require any further assistance.

       

      Sincerely, Itamar - Wix Support
  • oatheshp

    Replied by oatheshp July 29, 2014

    Hi

    I have already upgraded my website to premium, but why does the wix.com still exist in google search result. 

    i used google cache to check the last time google crawled my webiste , its 7/28. 

    but the date I upgraded this site is more earlier. my page title should be 

    "潔客幫│大台北居家清潔平台首頁" instead of "潔客幫 - WIX.com"

    Can you help me to solve the problem?

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or July 29, 2014

      Hi there,

       

      Please try to re-submit your website directly to Google by clicking here.

      I also highly recommend using the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool which will guide you on updating your site's SEO meta-data, in order to improve the chances of your site appearing in the results of a specific search phrase.

       

      Should you need further help, please let us know!

      Kind regards, Or - Wix Support Team.
  • projectbutterflyno

    Replied by projectbutterflyno July 26, 2014

    I am having some trouble. I have just bought a domain (from here) and even though I have linked it to the my premium website on Wix, I can't find my website when I type the address into the  search bar and the old address still work instead of this new one. I only got a premium website so I could choose the name of my website address. How long until this works?

    • projectbutterflyno

      Replied by projectbutterflyno July 26, 2014

      Also I haven't used a search engine for this like Google. I just want to search the name of my website in the address bar at the top of my internet browser. Thank you.

    • Eyal Wix Team

      Replied by Eyal July 26, 2014

      Hi projectbutterflyno,

       

      Thank you for contacting us. I am not sure I understand what you mean by searching your address in your browser. 

       

      I had no issues viewing your site, which leads me to believe that the issue you are experiencing is a local one. 

      While browsing on the web, your computer and browser stores various information. This build up of information can sometimes cause conflict.

      Please clear your browser's cache. You can find step by step instructions here.
       

      If the issue persists, please let us know!

      Thank you,

      Eyal, Wix Customer Support Team
  • tincanoilcandles

    Replied by tincanoilcandles July 22, 2014

    Hi Wix. I was just wondering why does it take between 1 to 3 months for my site to appear in search engine results? It's been a little over a month and I haven't seen or heard from anyone. I know I have a little more time to go yet but I was wondering If I'll need to depend on traffic from my social sites for the traffic or will I have to upgrade from a free site for more traffic? I was just wondering.

    Thank you.

    • Nika Wix Team

      Replied by Nika July 23, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix support.

      Your site has already been crawled by Google as you can see here.

      I have accessed your editor and noticed that you have already took some measures to improve your SEO performance such as adding Alt text to images and adding page descriptions, great job.

      Please remember that it is up to you to make sure your site gets a high ranking, and we will be happy to assist you achieve this feat. 

      You can learn more about how you can optimize you SEO using the  Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

      Best wishes,

      Nika.
  • inlandplumbing

    Replied by inlandplumbing July 18, 2014

    I am having the same problem - the only search appearance is if Wix is typed into the search - site has been active for 3 months. Have added meta tag and as much catch words and phrases as could. Site has still not been indexed by any search engines.

    • Gat Wix Team

      Replied by Gat July 18, 2014

      Hi  inlandplumbing,

      Thank you for contacting Wix support!

       
      If your website is not appearing in search engine results when you perform a search using specific keywords, you may need to continue the process of Search Engine Optimization.

       

      To help you get the results you want, please read more in the SEO Learning Center for tips and advice.

       

      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a step-by-step guide to improve your site's SEO.

       

      In addition, you can target the search phrases your customers are searching for, which will help your site achieve a higher page rank in relevant search results.

       

      Attaining a high ranking according to specific keyword phrases may take time and continuous work. Please check here for more information about keywords and keyword density.

       

      Please don't hesitate to contact us for any further assistance.

      Gat Wix Team.
  • nicopapa

    Replied by nicopapa July 16, 2014

    hello there

    i have the same problem... i can not find my site in the web

    i have tried some tips from the wix site but nothing

     

    my link is

    http://nicopapa.wix.com/cypruspoliceinsigniagallery

    thanx

    • Gat Wix Team

      Replied by Gat July 16, 2014

      Hi nicopapa,

      Thank you for contacting Wix support!

       
      Please be aware that it can take anywhere from 1 – 3 months for your site to be crawled and indexed in order to appear in search engines such as Google or Yahoo. This waiting period is the same for all websites, not just those created using Wix.

       

      I checked your site and I can see Google has not indexed it yet.  

       

      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word cache: before it in the Google search. For example: cache:www.mydomain.com If your website comes up, this means Google has already indexed it.

       

      Remember, if your website has not been crawled and it has been less than 3 months since publishing, don’t worry – give it a little time and try again.

      Alternatively, you can help speed up this process by submitting your website to search engines directly.

       

      If you require further assistance, feel free to contact us again. 
      Gat Wix Team.

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