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Getting Google to index my website

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Hi,
I have made a personal website for a band that I play in and I have submitted it to google a couple times (several months ago), however google doesn't seem to want to index it. I have tried to make sure that it is search engine frindly but it doesn't seem to help.

The website url is - http://www.thesandcasters.com

Can anyone take a quick look and let me know what I could do to get it indexed.

Thanks in advance.
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PatrickLebon -

Took a quick look and it seems fine and two good tracks :)

The site is search engine friendly and Yahoo has already indexed the important pages.  Google has indexed the home page but not the others that I looked at. You need to be patient but there are two thing you can do to help speed up the process.

Firstly get some more 'inbound links' i.e. other sites linking to you.  Submit to directories and sites that list bands that sort of thing. Dmoz is a good one to start with but make sure you read the guidelines carefully http://dmoz.org/add.html

Secondly get a friend or two with websites that are already well indexed to put up a link to one of your, as yet unindexed, internal pages.

- duz
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I noticed that if I type thesandcasters in google then the url is returned but that isn't to helpful as I doubt anyone will type in the whole domain with a space. I've did notice that the site is in yahoo which is good however being a fan of google (usually gets me what I need fast) I was hoping it was indexed better there. Does google use results it gets from other search engines to update its own index?

Anyway thanks for the links, ill try what you have said and see if it helps.

Btw, im glad you enjoyed the music :P
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PatrickLebon -

>Does google use results it gets from other search engines to update its own index?

No, but what it does do is clone its 'directory' http://www.google.co.uk/dirhp from the Dmoz directory as do a lot of lesser directories. This is why the Dmoz directory is important because an entry in there can end up being an entry in lots of other places as well.

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