I published my site 6 weeks ago and it still hasn’t been indexed by google. Is this normal? How long does it usually take?
I did all of the steps mentioned by web flow like signed up for google search console, verified my site with them, submitted a sitemap and requested indexing. Not sure if I missed a step or what’s going on…
That’s not at all unusual.
Look at your GSC reports to see what’s being indexed, and whether there are any problems.
The rest is a waiting and promotion game.
Your site’s not considered relevant just because you register it with GSC, that measure of relevance also includes how long it’s been around, how long the domain is registered for, how many backlinks you have to the site and from what trusted sources, etc.
Thanks for the reply. I do not have any reports at all yet as nothing as been indexed. I am very active on multiple social media platforms and have created many back links. I figured it would take a few weeks but I’m at 6 weeks now with still nothing…
From your experience, how long does it usually take to get indexed for the first time?
@myfinancialpal at this point it’s worth you trying everything. That Bing report was helpful. Try removing the canonical all together and re-running that Bing tool, see if it helps. I doubt it will, but nothing should be ruled out at this point.
Further, from an SEO perspective, nothing stands out:
And the only 302 redirects found (this tells the browser to redirect like Bing reported) are Twitter and Stripe.
Try removing Twitter and Stripe, first. Then go through your DNS setup thinking.
If nothing else is working, time to spend some money with a pro that can fix this quick for you.
Can’t hurt! Blow away your DNS settings with your provider (outside of Webflow) and just go through the whole process again. The painful part is the wait time for DNS to propagate, but if you do a bit of research you can fix that with low TTL times.
Good luck! Please keep me updated, you’ve captured my curiosity with this one
Yep you’re ok then, I was looking at the screenshot you sent and your home page canonical, which seems to naturally append the slash. In the screenshot you sent, try entering your URL without the trailing slash and you should not get a redirection complaint.