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How Many Pages of Your Website Has Google Been To?

A quick simple exercise to see how many pages the mighty Google has “indexed” or visited on your website.

How much of “you” does the world really see? Well worth keeping a check on.

Some folk think that just because your website is “live” and you’re getting some web traffic that Google have been there. Not necessarily so.

This subject came up again while we were doing a rebuild for a client. I like to do a “status report” before we even touch a thing. I mean, how can rave about how well a site is ranking if I don’t have a starting point?

The first thing I do is check how many pages are “indexed”. How many pages does Google “see”?

Here’s how to find out –

  • Open up your browser window, Firefox, Internet Explorer, whatever.
  • Go to Google.
  • In the search window type in site:www.yourdomainname.com.au

In the case of our client it was this

site:www.annettestanton.com

and guess what? This was the result that came back

– Your search – site:www.annettestanton.com – did not match any documents.

So if someone searches for Annette Stanton on the internet will they find her? Umm, NO! Well, not her website anyway.

How can they? Google don’t even recognise this as a website yet! And get this. The site has been live for nearly a year!

What did I find? Annette’s Facebook profile!

I’ll update you in another post and show you how quickly we get a heap of pages “indexed” by Google. We’re doing an indepth case study of Annette’s site – The “4 Week Website Work Over”.

So do a check now on your own site. Remember, in Google search put in – site:www.yourwebsite.com/au

Let me know what you find and how many pages you have indexed!

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Passionate with serial ‘hobbiest’ tendencies. Love WordPress & software 'toys'. Raving 70's Jap Bike collector. By day we convert dead dormant websites into profitable sites, hence ‘Smarter Websites’ - making them 'work', one at a time if necessary. On target for world domination, albeit our part of the world...

5 thoughts on “How Many Pages of Your Website Has Google Been To?”

  1. freakfromfoodforme

    Thanks Pete – did that – on the 1st page of results we appear 8 times (including a Facebook & Twitter reference) – is this good?

  2. freakfromfoodforme

    PS – this includes 2 pages (home & brekky) from our site + 4 referring sites + 1 x twitter + 1 x facebook

  3. Dear Freak – LOL,

    Ran my check and you guys seem to be pumping – you have 134 pages indexed. But that also depends on how many pages you actually have.

    The point is this – how many pages do you have and how many have Google been to?

    You need to put the code in the search field exactly like this – foodforme.com.au and this is what I got – Results 1 – 10 of about 134 from www.foodforme.com.au. (0.20 seconds)

    So there you go.

  4. Thanks again Pete for another bit of cool information.

    I have 3 website and google has indexed the home page on each. As I have never promoted the sites and get very little traffic I guess I should be grateful!

    Cheers
    Inara

  5. freakfromfoodforme

    Cool! Thanks for that – will keep on with the updates & implenting your fantastic advice!

    Cheers

    The Freak

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