Part 9 of SEO for Photographers considers if the effort has been worthwhile? Is your site getting indexed on Google?
I can check whate pages are indexed on Google by searching for the following;
but what I really want to know is are the pages about SEO for for Photographers being indexed, so I use the actual keyword phrase or title of the document, such as;
site:dorsetphotoevent.co.uk “SEO for photographers”
You can carry out the search for any phrase against any site.
You can also see how many links there are to my site I can use;
This can again be refined into those relevant to the SEO for Photographers;
link: dorsetphotoevent.co.uk “SEO for Photographers”
and if you want to see Google last cached version of a site it would be like this;
and if you want to see similar pages to your site there is the related search;
My SEO for Photographers
One of the great things about doing a series of articles like this is that it makes you look in depth at what you are doing yourself. Things such as are the plugins I am using really the best?
I have used a couple of plugins to track what search engine spiders actually visit my site and what pages they are visiting. Some changes you make could have a dramatic effect on the amount of visits to your site. More importantly some of the plugins you are using may not have been updated for a long time and therefore you are missing out on information.
Google Analytics does not track the search engine spiders, so a plugin is the only way to do it. I have just started using a new one called NewStatPress and it is far more than a spider tracker, giving you a lot of what is in Google Analytics as well – as it is so new to me I am still learning it but it looks useful. The image following shows the different spiders crawling my site.
However of even more interest is the spy bot page which shows exactly which page of your site has been crawled by the spiders.