Why isn’t my site showing up in a Google (or other search engine) search?

Your new website is initially configured to request that Google and other search engines not index your pages for search while you are still developing your content and site appearance. When you are ready for visitors to find your site, simply click on your admin screen’s ‘Settings’ / ‘Privacy’ submenu link and change this setting to ‘Allow search engines to index this site.’

Note that it may take several weeks to several months for Google to index and assess your site’s relevance, then begin adding it to search results. Be patient, be consistent about adding focused content that is useful to your visitors, and keep building traffic by other means (social media, word of mouth) while you wait for the search traffic to ramp up.

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