Why doesn’t my site show up in search engine results?

There could be several reasons why your online store isn’t showing up in search engine results:

  • Your online store is too new. Search engines regularly index new sites, but if your site is new, then it might not have been indexed yet. You can try to speed the process by submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console.

  • You are still on a trial account. Search engines don’t index trial stores. When you’re ready, publish your store.

  • You recently migrated from another platform and the redirects from your old website haven't been implemented.

You need to continue adding keywords and relevant content to your online store. This is the most common reason why your online store might not rank high in search engine results. Developing a content strategy and finding ways to make your store unique helps over the long term.

How do I find out if my site has been indexed by Google?

You can search for your online store in Google by using a site search to see if your site has been indexed by Google.

In a Google search, enter, replacing with your online store URL. If pages from your online store appear in the search results, then Google is indexing your site.

Note: Google indexes your site automatically within 48 to 72 hours after you add or update information. You can't force Google to re-index your site, but you can prompt them to do so by using Google Search Console. Google doesn't index all of the pages on a site. Learn more about what to expect when your site is indexed from the Google Search Console Help.

How do I know if my site is optimized for search engines?

There are many free and paid tools for analyzing your online store’s search engine optimization.

Where can I learn more about SEO?

There are many online resources available about SEO. Look for the most up-to-date information, because search engine developers are constantly launching new strategies for finding the most relevant content.

Here are a few places to learn about SEO online:

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