Why does my site not show up on Google?

To appear in search results, a site must meet Google's quality guidelines.

If your site has just been launched or if its content isn't relevant to the keywords visitors are using, it may not show up in search.

Check if Google indexed your site

First, search Google for site: followed by your site's exact URL or domain name with no other words. This tells you if Google has indexed your site.

Custom domain example:


Built-in domain example:


If no pages appear in results

If no pages appear when you check if Google indexed your site, ensure the following:

  1. Ensure you've upgraded. Search engines don't see trial sites. Sign up for one of Jemi's paid plans and set up a custom domain to make it visible to search engines.
  2. Verify your site with Google Search Console, if you haven't already.
  3. Request Google index your site to help your site appear in search results sooner.
  4. You may also want to verify with Bing Webmaster Tools.

If your site doesn't appear for specific keywords

If your site appears in search results for your domain (i.e. what you checked above) but doesn't appear for keywords you expect visitors to use to find you, that means it's not ranking for those keywords.

There are some things you can do to understand your visitors' search patterns and make it easier for Google to find you. Check this simple SEO guide to learn how you can improve your SEO when searching for particular keywords.

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