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    Question Why wont google crawl? - Advice Needed

    Hi folks,

    Can anyone explain why urls like the one below arent being indexed by Google:
    http://www.webmastersite.com.au/webm...me-dot-com.php
    http://www.webmastersite.com.au/webm...is-website.php

    They are linked to from an article list page which is linked to from my main page.

    They have been up for many months, my front page is a PR5, the article list page is a PR4.

    And ideas?

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    OK, I am baffled now!

    I found most artciles listed on my site indexed by google by searching for the article title in quoatation marks.

    But when I type in the article urls into the searchbox, its telling me its not indexed?

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    It's not that the article is not indexed, it's not ranking for the non-quoted version of the title. The article itself is also syndicated so it's not original (duplicate content flag?). Considering that, buying and domain name are probably highly competitive keywords - even when searched together, hence not ranking for the keyword search but ranking for an exact string search?
    Cara

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    Hi,

    So searching for our url in google is not done the way I did it?
    What can I do to check if the page has been indexed

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    I think if you want find out what's indexed, try site:yoursite.com. If you can find the article by searching a quoted version of the title, then it is indexed. It may just not be ranking for the search keywords that you might like.
    Cara


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