Forum not being indexed by Google


(Ahsan Parwez) #1

Hi all,

I have launched my forum a week ago, the forum has over 11 new threads and only the homepage has indexed by Google. What could be missing?

I have check robots.txt and have also set google search console.

Thanks

  • Ahsan

(Sam Saffron) #2

Google works in mysterious ways… give it time, they have some web master tools perhaps look there.


(Ahsan Parwez) #3

Hi @sam

I did use “Fetch” option in Google Search Console. I will give it time though, already a week has passed :frowning:


(Robby O'Connor) #4

Are you using HTTPS?


(Ahsan Parwez) #5

Yes it is on Https, all my website properties are on https.


(Richard - DiscourseHosting.com) #6

Do you see any crawler access in your statistics?


(Ahsan Parwez) #7

No I am afraid I do not see any crawler access.

Where can I find that by the way?


(Joffrey Jaffeux) #8

Hi @Ahsan_Parwez,

as already pointed your best bet is the google search console (previously known as GWT: google webmaster tools). Make sure there are no errors anywhere.

One week is nothing, especially for a new domain/site. If you have pretty much no content and no backlinks google might consider your page is not worth indexing beyond the home page.

So I would just verify the site is perfectly crawlable with no javascript, and concentrate on the community/content/backlinks and it will come with time.


(Ahsan Parwez) #9

Hi all,

The forum is now indexing, it took three days after Webmaster was configured and manually fetched.


(Sam Saffron) #10