can't find my website in yahoo, google...

Posted on 2006-05-14
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Dear expert(s),

I've developed and hosted a webiste, but google or yahoo cannot find it, I've added the following meta tags..
<title>Coco Tamarind Restaurant</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="description" content="One of the best Indian Restaurant in Buckinhamshire.">
<meta name="keywords" content="Coco Tamarind Restaurant, Asket, Buckinhamshire is an ideal location for dining out or a romantic evening away from the city.">
<meta name="allow-search" content="yes">
<meta name="audience" content="all">
<meta name="robots" content="all, index, follow">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="3 days">
<meta name="Rating" content="General">
<meta name="Language" content="en">
<meta name="distribution" content="Global">
<meta name="Classification" content="Your Classification">

what should i do, can anyone help.

Question by:lipu1973
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    Expert Comment

    by:Julian Matz

    Most major search engines will ignore most meta tags....

    I think the best way to get your site listed in Google is by using Google Sitemaps. I don't know the exact URL right now, but Just type Google Sitemaps into the Google search engine and you should find all the resources you need.

    A Google sitemap is an XML file with a list of all pages in your site, along with some other data. The best, but probably most difficult method of using Google Sitemaps is through the use of the google-sitemaps-gen Python script which updates the XML file periodically and notifies Google of changes. The simplest method is to use a software program like to generate the XML file whenever you need to upload a new one...

    But once you've got a sitemap uploaded and the site added to your Google Sitemaps account, you should find that it gives you very useful summarized information about your site...

    Hope this helps...
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    Expert Comment

    I'd go with what julianmatz said.  

    However if it's just a single page you want listed, then try this: .  My sister got her geocities site on google and it's just 1 page and no sitemap.
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    Expert Comment

    To do with that url i posted

    "Only the top-level page from a host is necessary; you do not need to submit each individual page. Our crawler, Googlebot, will be able to find the rest. Google updates its index on a regular basis, so updated or outdated link submissions are not necessary. Dead links will 'fade out' of our index on our next crawl when we update our entire index."
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    Expert Comment

    >>but google or yahoo cannot find it<<
    Metatags are a good thing to have but are in no way necessary for the big search engines to find your site and list it. On a new site I've seen Google know about the site and still not show it on any results. The search engines are looking for more than just existance, they want to know that someone cares about the site.

    Submission to search engines is possible but not necessary. Actually, the big search engines would rather find new sites by themselves. What you need to do is spend a couple of hours registering in directories and asking related sites to link to you. Until search engines find a few good sites linking to you your site won't come up in search queries.

    For more about search engines see this tutorial:

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    Expert Comment


    You can add it at the following urls:


    Most other search engines feed off them, so this should be your main 3 submissions.

    Hope it helps!
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    Expert Comment


    And by searching the full url in google, for example
    It will give you better stats, all the pages indexed etc from there.

    Hope it helps
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    Expert Comment

    Just out of interest....

    Do you have a doctype declaration at the top of your page? Most search engines use this while parsing your content, so make sure it it there or they may ignore your page if they cant read it properly.

    The other thing to remember, Google can take a long time to initially list your website, with this delay sometimes running up to a couple of weeks after submitting it.

    Hope this helps

    Author Comment

    I've submitted my url to them, still couldn't find it on yahoo...
    may be I've to wait as  mc1arke  said.

    I'm currently working to use google sitemaps, see how it works...

    I've developed the site using dreamweaver 4, and the html it generated doesn't have any doctype.

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    Accepted Solution

    If you need any help with Google Sitemaps, let us know...

    I bet once you have the sitemap sorted out, your pages will be listed in Google not long after. I'd be interested in knowing how you get on...
    Google - site:www.
    when you're done.

    A DTD (Doc Type Declaration) isn't vital, but always a good idea. However, if you do use a dtd, you might want to get your source code validated on

    Also, do you have any sites linking to yours?

    Author Comment

    julianmatz ,

    I don't have any sites linked to my page...but I will do it as you said and come back to you shortly when the sitemap work will be done.
    Thanx alot.

    Author Comment


    Thanx julianmatz for the great help,
    and thanx to every1 as well for the expert suggestions.

    My site is, I will highly appreciate suggestions about the site,
    and probably will back again with some more!!!
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    Expert Comment

    by:Julian Matz
    No problem, lipu1973, glad I could help!

    The design of your site looks quite good so far (I presume it's not completely finished yet), but I did notice one potential problem, regarding search engine optimisation - there doesn't seem to be any text. All the text I saw on the site is embedded in images, which search engine spiders cannot read or process...

    Author Comment

    yes, still some more things i need to do, linking with some other websites and email links, and some texts on html ...

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