Site indexing is a topic that excites the owners of both established and new sites. For most sites, search engines are the primary source of visitors. Search engine crawlers constantly browse the Internet and index the sites within it, and then those sites have a chance to get into the search results page and be seen by someone.

This is why it is very important to properly index the site for search engines. If you post a link to your site on some other sites already known to the search engines, the crawlers will also go to your site after a while, indexing the pages within it.

However, it is better to immediately inform search engine crawlers about the existence of your site. But anyway, by the time your site is crawled by search engines, it will take some time – usually about a week. If there are many pages on the site, they will be indexed and added to the search engine database gradually. To determine which pages are indexed on the site, you can use the advanced search feature – specify the address of your site in the “Site search only” box, the address of your site.

Sometimes beginner webmasters make mistakes that do not allow indexing of some pages of the site by search engines. When you put your site in the search engine’s index queue, you add the address to the homepage. Therefore, in order for other pages to be indexed on the site, the robot must be able to access them from the main page through direct links. What is a “direct link”?

This is a normal link set with HTML – a tag that looks like this in the page code – link text. However, the link can be made in another way – for example via javascript. This is how visitors are directed to other pages in the drop-down menu. However, unlike a visitor, a search engine cannot go to another page through such a menu, so it must, in addition to the menu, have normal links. In addition, search engine robots do not like automatic redirecting (ie, when one user visits one page and automatically redirects to another) and usually do not go through that redirect.

Finally, we note that your site can not only enter the search engine database but also take off from it. This usually happens if you use prohibited promotion methods, or your site is often unavailable due to server failures (exit – choose reliable hosting).

Code optimization. The basic rule is: the more you need on your page and the less unnecessary things, the better. If you use different visual editors to create a site, they often insert extra code into the page that seriously burdens the page, and not much needed. If you suddenly decide to create a website, such as in Microsoft Word, then the amount of this redundant code can reach fantastic value. Try to lighten the page by removing unnecessary or unnecessary pages by exporting what you can (for example, CSS-style descriptions) from the HTML code of the page to separate files.

How to Ensure Site Indexing by Search Engines
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