Can not find a single page listed in live RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings, webmaster tools lists our site www.luaushirts.com yet we can not find a single page listed in the live index, not even the domain. It says: Indexed pages: 3 but it does not appear that any are indexed.


    Google and Yahoo have crawled just about all of the pages but it appears that live has not.


    Is there something wrong with our site? If so what do we need to do to fix the problem?

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 3:33 PM


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    Currently you have only one page in the index due to ranking very low: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=site%3Aluaushirts.com+&form=QBF1


    Possible reasons why you aren't getting more coverage:


    1. Failed xhtml validation

    2. A lot of very low ranking sites are linking to you and of the ones that have a higher ranking, most are directories such as recipricaldirectory.com, etc. They won't hurt your ranking, but won't help either.


    Content looks good though which is a huge plus. I would concentrate on building quality backlinks and maybe taking a look at the errors the W3c validator is showing: http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.luaushirts.com%2F



    Thursday, August 7, 2008 5:59 PM
  • Thanks Brett, it just struck me as being odd because some of our other vertical sites use the same architecture and they do just fine. I don’t think any of them pass any type of validation so I doubt that validation is much of a factor. Its only been online about a month so it may be a issue with Live, but Google bot and slurp have been all over the site. I know that in the same timeframe G indexed 160 pages making me think Live simply has an illness of some sort.


    Webmaster tools certainly is not indicating that there are any problems with the site


    And I agree with you about the low quality links but they were needed to get some linkage to some lower lever pages. once we get farther along with our content creation plan I am sure the link quality will improve, hopefully.

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 6:21 PM