To verify that your site is being indexed by Google, type “site:” followed by your website address into the Google search box. For example, “site:mywebsite•com” or “site:mywebsite•simdif•com”. You should see your published pages in the results.
If you have only recently published your site for the first time, wait a couple of days and then try again.
Next, see if you can find your site by searching for something your potential visitors might type to find you. For example, “artisan pizza in Toronto”.
If your site is not ranking as high up on Google as you would like, there are many steps you can take:
• Make sure you have completed all the recommendations of the Optimization Assistant.
• Type “SEO” into the search box above and look for the FAQs titled SEO #0 to SEO #12.
• Visit the links below for more in-depth guidance on the topic:
Search Engines 1
Search Engines 2