This is true, but many still study the dark art of SEO. Please check out this slide deck if you having trouble sleeping. It is lengthy but filled with good info. http://www.slideshare.net/randfish/introduction-to-seo-5003433

IMHO, Slide 22 sums it all up. Your first three sites were probably captured via crawling (just guessing). But that is not the only way nor the best way to get your content exposed to a search engine. There are consulting firms who specialize on SEO so please leverage the resources you need/can afford. Lastly the stuff you learn may not always apply. SEO is an evolving science/art form. Be prepared to constantly revise your approach in order to stay in the game.

Regards,

Mike
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From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Wills
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2012 11:04 AM
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Finding my site with Google

How Google works is a specialty area and is not an exact science. It's more of an art. Aka who knows.

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On Sep 2, 2012 10:58 AM, "Dave" <dfx1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks all, but what I'm not understanding is how Google has
referenced my first 3 trial sites. I have noticed something. On the
site I did by hand, I added links to other sites. The WordPress site
still has a link to wordpress.org and the Drupal site has links to the
site of the theme I used. On the unreferenced site, I cleared all the
external links. Could that be why?

2012/9/2 Mike Wills <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Google can't know about the site if it doesn't know about it. Google
will eventually find it, but its better to give it a kick start by
posting non-spam links on related sites (like in signatures).
Twitter is another great place to post.

From there you need to do some SEO (search engine optimization) on
the
site
so Google can properly index and categorize your site. To be honest
it isn't too tough as I didn't do much for my uncle's site (
charliesrepair.com
).

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On Sep 1, 2012 1:19 PM, "Maurice O'Prey" <Maurice.Oprey@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Publishing your URL would help some people find it and also help
them
tell
you what may be wrong?

-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
Behalf Of Dave
Sent: 01 September 2012 17:35
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: [WEB400] Finding my site with Google

Hi,

I wanted to get into the web and have now done 3 basic websites todate.
One
with Wordpress, one with Drupal and one from scratch using php and
mysql. I
can select text on each of the sites and google it no problem. Now,
I
want
to get more serious and I'm working on a small business site using
Drupal.
I
didn't really care or need Google to reference my first 3 sites,
but obviously I do for this new one. So guess what, Google doesn't find it.
Why
would it find the first 3 but not the last? I haven't knowingly
done anything to get noticed by Google.

Thanks
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