Last night I heard a complain that Google isn’t indexing a web-page. That guy even wondered if he had been banned for some reason.
To understand what’s the problem we asked a few questions, got his website name and had a look at it.
What we got from his answers:
- Website is very new: only a few days on the net.
- He had verified it using Google Webmaster Tools
- It’s URL was added to Google: How to add a link to google
- His robot file was
user agent: *
So, for starters: his website was new, did not have inbound links to it, thus, it was untrustworthy from Google point of view. Page will get more trust and get indexed too, it just takes more time. Second and third knowledge point let us understand that Google is aware is this page and will visit it sooner or later.