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Checking Google's Index

Lesson 9 from: SEO Fundamentals: The Ultimate Framework

Cleo Kirkland

Checking Google's Index

Lesson 9 from: SEO Fundamentals: The Ultimate Framework

Cleo Kirkland

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9. Checking Google's Index

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Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Intro- Course Overview

01:28

Chapter 2: SEO 101

2

What is a Search Engine, and how do they work

05:40
3

What Kind of Work do SEO Practitioners Do

02:01
4

Popular Tools for SEO

05:55
5

The Evolution of Google's Algo

03:24
6

Quiz: Chapter 2: SEO 101

Chapter 3: Technical Analysis

7

Analysis Introduction

03:09
8

Reporting your Findings

02:51
9

Checking Google's Index

04:12
10

Checking Google Search Console

04:46
11

Setting up Crawler Tools

04:47
12

Interpreting Crawler Tool Reports

08:14
13

Interpreting Page Speed Tool Reports

03:35
14

Checking Schema Markup

02:57
15

Quiz: Chapter 3: Technical Analysis

Chapter 4: Content Audit

16

Content Audit - Introduction

01:12
17

Basic Keyword Research

03:34
18

How to Determine What Type of Content You Should Create

03:31
19

Qualitative Content Audit

03:25
20

How to Take Your Content Inventory

07:55
21

Reviewing site Architecture

03:54
22

Keyword Optimization

06:29
23

Keyword Gap Analysis

06:18
24

Keyword Opportunity Sizing

06:24
25

Quiz: Chapter 4: Content Audit

Chapter 5: Link Audit

26

Competitive Link Audit

05:24
27

How to Find Short Term Opportunities

07:15
28

How to Check if a Domain Link is High Quality

02:06
29

The -Oops Something Happened- Audit

08:14
30

Quiz: Chapter 5: Link Audit

Chapter 6: Outreach

31

Finding Great Contributors on Fiverr

03:15
32

Finding Great Contributors with Ahrefs

00:48
33

Finding Contact Info using NinjaOutreach

03:42
34

Sending Emails Through NinjaOutreach

05:24
35

Quiz: Chapter 6: Outreach

Chapter 7: Project Management

36

SEO Project Management - Introduction

00:52
37

Wireframing and Product Specs

03:27
38

Reporting on the progress of your work using Asana

05:38
39

A word on Weekly-Monthly Reporting

08:21
40

Reporting Your SEO Impact

04:01
41

Top Tips for Project Managers

07:18
42

Quiz: Chapter 7: Project Management

Final Quiz

43

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Checking Google's Index

as I mentioned earlier, Google's Technical SEO ranking factors can be broken down into three categories. Crawl index and rank related factors. So here's my process for checking google's index. Go to google type in the brand name, you should see this nice brand of result pop up with site links. If you if your website doesn't pop up and it's been around for a long time, it's possible. You may have gotten a penalty accidentally. No index this site or maybe you just don't have enough brand authority built up to even rank for your own brand name. Next check what else indexes for your brand. Do you see social profiles you own or maybe articles that talk about you in a positive light. Great. This is how you build a brand mode. A brand mode will prevent other companies from swooping in and stealing your branded search traffic. Next you want to check the total number of index. You RLS for your site to make sure you aren't unintentionally indexing a bunch of pages to do this type in sight colon ...

and the website name in this case kids dot kids health dot org Without the www. Part site is an advanced search query operator which allows you to filter your search results in google for just websites from your domain. This particular operator tells you how many total U. R. L. S. Your site is index for and this number. If this number is much higher than expected or much lower than expected, then you have something to analyze. So go through all of the U. R. L. S in google's index and look for patterns that you don't believe belong in the index. Now this site has over €200,000 index. So going through and clicking page by page could take a lot of time. So to help you do this more quickly, I suggest adding another search operator called in Euro. Here we know that we want to index every U. R. L. In the parent folder. So let's just cross that out and ad minus in your L colon and then parent folder. You'll see the results dropped dramatically and you can add other of these kind of operators together. But just be careful not to add too many because google will limit your access temporarily, which will slow you down a bit in your analysis. It can be a lot of work to whittle down all the different folders here that google's index. But it's a really important part of the job. Next you want to find all the sub domains, Google's index for your site and you want to figure out what's the primary sub domain. A sub domain is really a sub site of the main site. And you can tell what's the primary sub domain. Just by typing in the root, typing in the brand name. And you'll see here the primary sub domain is the one without W. W. Because it pops right up. But what you want to do is try to find all of the other sub domains so that you can prevent google from indexing them if needed. And to do that. What you want to do is type in sight colon root domain. And then in our case we want to remove the main root domain from the index. So minus in your L. And then the exact fruit domain which will take away all the root domain. You or else see how many we just took away. Oftentimes you'll see blog dot sub domain or news dot sub domain appear. Sometimes you'll see sub domains that are clear duplicates or should be protected behind a security wall like paid information dot sub domain dot domain. So you want to take away all of these, you want to identify as many of these as possible so that you can properly handle them in google search council which will review in the next section. So that's my take aways for looking at google's index. In the beginning of a campaign in the next section, we'll show you how to use this information to manage your google search council listings.

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