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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.

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  • christianlindhardt

    Replied by christianlindhardt 3 days ago

    Hi, I have a question.

    I just checked that my website has been indexed with the "cache:" command in front of my URL.

    So it is indexed, but how do I know if it has been crawled? And what is the typical wait for this scenario, for it to turn up in google's search results?

    Thx

    • Gat Wix Team

      Replied by Gat 2 days ago

      Hi christianlindhardt,

      Thank you for contacting Wix support!

       
      If your site's content appear when you use the 'cache:' command it means that it was crawled (it's a synonym for 'indexed').
      It can take between 1 to 3 months for your site to appear in search engine results.
       
      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 here.
       
      Click here for more information about Wix sites and SEO. We also suggest that you use the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.
       
      If you require further assistance, feel free to contact us again. 
       
      Gat Wix Team.
  • gabrielbusso

    Replied by gabrielbusso July 11, 2014

    Hello, I tried googling my website address and I can't find it anywhere. It's been more than 3 months already. What is there to do? 

    Website:

    hlcidiomas.com.ar

    it's kind of frustrating, don't know what to do. Thanks

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah July 12, 2014

      Hello,

       

      I'd recommend using Google+ for businesses and Google Webmaster Tools to ensure that the site is ranked. Furthermore, please be sure to enter the page meta data (Pages -> page name -> Page Settings -> Page Title and Description) as this is quite important. 

       

      Please let us know if the error continues after this step.

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
  • looloosonline

    Replied by looloosonline July 10, 2014

    Hi the web address is not appearing in a search answer.I get the answer:

    Sorry, the website www.looloosonline.co.uk cannot be found.

     

    Regards

    looloosonline

    • Niv Wix Team

      Replied by Niv July 10, 2014

      Hi looloosonline,

      It usually takes around 1-3 months for your site to appear in search engine results. In addition, note that this waiting period is the same for all websites (not just in Wix).

       

      I merged your ticket here so you can receive more information and updates regarding this matter. Please refer to the best reply above.

       

      If you have any further questions, please let us know.

       

      Kind regards, 

      Niv, Wix Support
  • Rapido Wix Team

    Replied by Rapido July 10, 2014

    Hi, 

     

    Thank you for contacting Wix. 

     

    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.

  • looloosonline

    Replied by looloosonline July 10, 2014

    www.looloosonline.co.uk

    Hello, I have added picture...

  • rubup24

    Replied by rubup24 July 8, 2014

    Hi ya,

    I have just upgraded my site and purchased a monthly plan, that being the case that my site will not be available for viewing until three months, that means I will not be able to get any trade? plus I've tried to access and advertise on Facebook but keep getting that I need permission to do so, how can I resolve these issues?. I've used Wix before to some years ago and things where allot easier and straight forward, build your site and then publish, but this is hard work and frustrating plus I've paid now.

     

    Foster 

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or July 8, 2014

      Hi Foster,

       

      Sorry to hear about your frustration. 

       

      The fact that search engines haven't indexed your site yet doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to get good traffic to your site until your site is indexed. You can use social networks and the vouchers you've received to stand out and make a name for your business right off the bat.

       

      Regarding the issue with Facebook - errors related to Facebook ads manager should be sent to Facebook. Please contact them for help on this matter.

       

      Please let us know should you require further assistance from our end.

      All the best, Or - Wix support team.
  • lisamaree777

    Replied by lisamaree777 July 7, 2014

    Site not coming up on search results

    Hi there, my site is not coming up in any searches anywhere. Have I done something wrong? My site is; www.blisscaregeelong.com thanks in advance

    • Nati Wix Team

      Replied by Nati July 7, 2014

      Hi lisamaree777,

       

      Please note that I have merged your post into the relevant thread concerning this matter.

       

      I can see from our records that you published your Wix website on 7/5/14 (2 days ago).
       

      Please be aware that it can take from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database and for your site to be indexed. Finding your site using your relevant keywords may take even more time.

       

      One way to speed up this process is to submit your website directly to search engines.

      You can submit your website directly to Google here.
      You can submit your website directly to Bing here.
       

      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 assign your website a high rank, this part is up to you.

       

      Make sure that your websites content has been optimized in accordance with the advice offered in our SEO Learning Center. We also recommend that you use the SEO Wizard & Monitoring tool for a more in depth analysis of your site’s SEO.

       

      For more information, please refer to the best reply on top of the page.

       

      Should you need any further assistance regarding this or any other topic, please contact us.

      Best Regards, Nati - Wix Support Team
  • jamminec

    Replied by jamminec July 5, 2014

    If you search for my name ("james auburn") on Bing or Yahoo, my Wix site is the first result, looking just as I'd want it to.

    If you search for "james auburn" on Google, it's not until page 3 that you see only one single page I have on my website;  after that, well, I gave up looking after 20 pages.

    If you google "jamesauburn.com", you see all the pages I have on my Wix site individually and immediately.

    Any tips on how I can get the Google result looking more like the Bing and Yahoo results?

    - James Auburn

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean July 5, 2014

      Hey,

       

      Since more people use Google's search engine the competition is tougher.

       

      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.

       

      Let us know if you need anything else.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
  • maliking

    Replied by maliking July 4, 2014

    Hi 

    I created the website ages ago but i still cannot find my website on Google 

    will you please find out when it will be available 

    thanks

    • Kosta Wix Team

      Replied by Kosta July 4, 2014

      Hey,

       

       

      I can see from our records that you published your Wix website on 7/4/14 (today).
       

      Please be aware that it can take from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database and for your site to be indexed. Finding your site using your relevant keywords may take even more time.

       

      One way to speed up this process is to submit your website directly to search engines.

      You can submit your website directly to Google here.
      You can submit your website directly to Bing here.
       

      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 assign your website a high rank, this part is up to you.

       

      Make sure that your websites content has been optimized in accordance with the advice offered in our SEO Learning Center. We also recommend that you use the SEO Wizard & Monitoring tool for a more in depth analysis of your site’s SEO.

       

      Cheers,

      Kosta, Customer Solutions.
  • iglesiaelbetel

    Replied by iglesiaelbetel July 2, 2014

    Hello - my site: http://iglesiaelbetel.wix.com/el-betel 

    Has been live since May 2013; yet I still cannot find it when I search the website in Google or any other search engine.  Can you please let me know what's missing or why this is happening?

    Thanks!

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso July 2, 2014

      Hi, 

      At Wix, you can be sure that we are doing everything we can to make sure that your site is crawled by Google and other search engines.
      We constantly develop Wix to remain on the cutting edge of SEO.
      Once you have updated your SEO settings, it usually takes anywhere from 1 to 3 months for search engines, such as Google, to crawl your site and update their database. However, this just means your website will be indexed. Finding your website using your relevant keywords in an organic search may take even more time.

      SEO requires time and commitment; setting yourself realistic goals and expectations is important.

      One thing you can do to immediately improve your SEO is to connect your own domain name to your Wix site. You can do this via upgrading. Learn more about upgrading your website here.

      While we at Wix are doing our part, there are many elements required from your side.

       

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

       


      New !!! Improve your site SEO with Wix SEO monitoring tool

      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.

       

       

       

       

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