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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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  • tincanoilcandles

    Replied by tincanoilcandles Yesterday

    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 11 hours ago

      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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

      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.
  • klia2taxi

    Replied by klia2taxi July 15, 2014

    Hi, i'm new to creating website. I have published a website called www.taxiklia2airport.com and i can't search in google / yahoo search. Could you possible tell me what did i do wrong?

    Appreciate anyone can assist me.

    Thanks.

     

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios July 15, 2014

      Hi,

       

      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 13 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.


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

      Many thanks, Barrios
  • amarjotsingh20

    Replied by amarjotsingh20 July 14, 2014

    Hi, my website doesn't appears in any web search. I am not sure if i have connected my website to wix .com properly. Can you please help me with it? Thanks!

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso July 14, 2014

      Hi,

       can see your published your site on 12/5/2014

       

      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.

       

      I checked your site SEO settings and I noticed you didn't add meta tags to your site pages.

      You can add meta tags to individual pages within your site.

      Please click here  to learn more about how to improve your site’s SEO. 
      To add meta data to your site please click here .

       

      In order to approve your site ranking, please follow the instructions on our SEO guild.

       

      You can help speed up this process by submitting your website to search engines directly.

      Please click here for information about how to submit your site to search engines (scroll down to #2).

       

      Dina-Wix Team.

       

       

       

       

  • wazzu2

    Replied by wazzu2 July 8, 2014

    External companies for SEO optimization allowed?

    Hi, Currently I have for my company a website built in RapidWeaver, but I would like to switch to Wix. Because SEO is for my very important I have outsourced this to a company specialized in SEO optimization. Does Wix allow external companies to optimize Wix websites? I am aware that Wix has his own tool, but because of good results with this company I would like to continue my contract with them. If it is allowed, how do I proceed?

    • Tal Wix Team

      Replied by Tal July 9, 2014

      Hi wazzu2,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix support team.

      We are using Ajax Crawling as a way for the search engines to read your websites code. With Ajax Crawling, your content, data and design are merged together and extracted far easier and quicker by search engines.

      Most of the external SEO tools are not familiar with the AJAX Crawling technology and will provide you with false SEO reports.

      For more information about Ajax Crawling click here.

       

      You can find more information about Wix sites' SEO on the Best Reply at the top of this page.

       

      Please inform us whether you need any further assistance,

      Tal, Wix Team
  • phaedracrespi

    Replied by phaedracrespi July 8, 2014

    Hello,

    I have upgraded to a premium plan.  How long until my site (with its new domain) comes up first in my google search??

    Thank you,

    Phaedra

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 8, 2014

      Hi,

      Please refer to the best reply above.

      Best, Ritti
  • rafaelvan2011

    Replied by rafaelvan2011 July 2, 2014

    About google search

    Hi, Wix Team

     I have tried to search my website name on google. Unfortunately, I cannot locate. Is this because the 75 dollar google ad dollar is not enough to prioritize my site name ? Or is it any other steps I need to take to make my sites searchable? Thanks!

     

  • diysolutions1

    Replied by diysolutions1 June 19, 2014

    cant fing us on google

    we published are site last week but still nothing when we search diy solutions bath haelp

    • Mr. T Wix Team

      Replied by Mr. T June 19, 2014

      Hello  diysolutions1 ,


      Usually it takes about 1-3 months for your site to appear in search engines. 
      This waiting period is the same for all websites (not just Wix). 

       

      Please let us know if you have any additional questions and take a look on the "best reply" above.

      Estou ao seu dispor para eventuais esclarecimentos,
  • Ritti Wix Team

    Replied by Ritti June 16, 2014

    Hi,

    I checked your site and i noticed you do not have any page descriptions.

    Please note that your site title will be displayed in your browser bar while your site is loading. Once your site has loaded, the home page title will be displayed. If the site title is blank, then the original site name will be displayed.

     

    Please make sure to fill in your site and page meta data (title and description). If you do not want there to be any change in the browser bar when your site is loading, simply make the site title and home page title identical.

     

    For more information about meta tags click here.

    Here are some tips in regards to search results:

     

    Have you searched for the correct domain?

    Make sure that you have entered the correct domain into the search engine.

     

    Have you selected to allow search engines to crawl your site?

    Make sure that your site is published and that the Allow search engines to find my site toggle in the Settings > SEO (Google) section is enabled.  If this setting is turned off (red), then your site will not be available for search engines to crawl.

     

    Has your site been indexed yet?

    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.

     

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

     

    Remember, if your site 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 your site is indexed, but doesn’t appear for certain keyword searches?

    Once you have established that your site has been crawled and indexed, getting the search results you want is the next big step and something that takes time and consistent effort – even for the most experienced SEO experts.

     

    Remember, the more websites Google has on a certain subject, the more competition there will be to get a higher rank. We have a lot of SEO information available for you to read here and more suggested reading within our blog here.

    We also suggest that you use the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

     

    If your site used to appear in search engines, but no longer seems to be indexed?

    This could be for a myriad of reasons e.g. black hat SEO.

    There are certain techniques that Google will penalize you for using.

    To read more about this click here.

     

    Best, Ritti

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