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Google is very strange.. I told google to serach my site but it took 2 months to get listed but my other site i never even ask it it get listed in 5 days? What is happening??

Google Search relies on page ranks to decide which pages of a site to include in the search index. One of the criteria in the evaluation of such page ranks is how many other sites refer to that page. The more the page rank of your site's pages, the greater is the chance that they will be included in the search listing. I have had simillar woes and resorted to advertising my pages on forums which are crawled by the google bot quite often. (It wasn't spamming, though) Finally, my pages appeared on google index.

You can also submit a sitemap containing a list of the pages your site contains and submit it to google. That aids google in crawling your page, but doesn't guarantee listing.

Check out https://support.google.com/webmasters/?hl=en for more information.
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I think there's a way to do it using HTML.


No, but you can do it with a plain text file:



That is all ther is to it.


The XML format isn't difficult though! XML is much like HTML in the way you write the files:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><urlset xmlns="https://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84/;  <loc>http://www.domain.com/index.html;  <priority>0.9</priority>  <lastmod>2007-01-01</lastmod>  <changefreq>daily</changefreq></url><url>  <loc>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;'>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;  <priority>0.2</priority>  <lastmod>2006-12-18</lastmod>  <changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url>  <loc>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;'>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;  <priority>0.5</priority>  <lastmod>2007-01-01</lastmod>  <changefreq>daily</changefreq></url><url>  <loc>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;'>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;  <priority>0.5</priority>  <lastmod>2007-01-01</lastmod>  <changefreq>daily</changefreq></url><url>  <loc>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;'>http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/;  <priority>0.5</priority>  <lastmod>2007-01-01</lastmod>  <changefreq>daily</changefreq></url></urlset>
I think it is pretty straight forward but is kind of time consuming at first it you don't have an automated system. For best results, you really should update the sitemap every time you make any change on your website. This will ensure that Google crawls the updated material as quickly as possible.


Now as for getting your site listed in Google, it all depends a a very large number of variables.

What is the content of your site.

What sites is your url placed on and in what context.

What search term were you using to find your website on Google

Consider the following Google searches for my website:







This looks better now that I have added a sitemap and it has been 4 months but in the beginning, I could get anything to show up for these but a search for PHP Reformat Date gave me hits.


I also had to change from using the term "HandyPHP" to "Handy PHP". The first term didn't provide as many hits as the second one since the second one would hit for both "handy" and "PHP". Now if a search for "php array sort" is performed, I get hits! This is because I have content about a special array sorting method and my site has been associated with PHP. It is true that about 90% of people performing this search won't find my content helpful but I get the visitor anyhow!


My point is that a search for "PHP" won't list my website in the first 30+ pages so that keyword is dead to me but when used with other keywords on my website, I get listed and usually a page hit.


My point is that even if you don't see your website by doing a direct search for it on Google, there may be several listings for you based on your sites content and websites that link to it.



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I'm not sure. Maybe you had a dozen other things loading at the same time, and it was too much for your computer to handle. That happens to my computer all the time, it can't really handle heavy workloads (another reason I prefer the laptop).But if Google isn't working for you, try Yahoo, or Excite, or Dogpile, or something like that. Or just forget about it and try again later.

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Google is very strange...but iin a good way.One thing I found was when you search for google backwards by typing: elgoogand click I feel lucky.You get everything backwardsThis search engine is pretty strange and neat in a good way. =)eFX

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