Why doesn’t my Wix site appear in search results (Google, Bing, Yahoo)?
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.
For more information on getting your site to appear in search engine results, see the interactive tutorial below.