Small business owners are stuck in the middle between SEO experts and phone book companies. On one side they are told by the SEO experts that you must spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to get listed on Google. On the other side, the phone book companies say they have a special “in” with the search engines and if you pay them hundreds, if not thousands, they will get you listed. What is a small business owner to do?
First, breath… Next, is your website indexed on Google? It is easy to find out. When doing an SEO review, the very first thing I do is search to see how many pages of your website are indexed by Google. More often than not, the biggest reason why a website is not being found is because it is not being indexed.
Good News! You don’t have to pay me, or anyone else, to see if your website is listed. Below is a video from Google Webmaster Academy that teaches you how to use the site: search parameter to find what pages are indexed by Google.
Is your website indexed on Google?
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