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googlebot doesn't enter my website

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Hi, not really a html question, but...
I've submitted my URL to Google for indexing.
In the logs of my server, I see that googlebot has requested my /robots.txt
and my /index.html, but it stopped there: there was no request for the
other pages of my site.
(It did so twice: after some time I re-submitted my URL, and googlebot still
retrieved only the first page.)
What did I do wrong? Here is a description of my site:

- I didn't put any <meta robots=...> tag.

- I've put an empty /robots.txt file.

- The structure of my index.html page is:

<html><head><title>title</title></head>
<body>
<a title="click to enter" href="next.html">
<IMG src="pics/pic.jpg" border="0" alt="">
<div class=c>
<div class=d>text</div>
<div class=e>text</div>
</div>
</a>
</body>
</html>
Thanks!

Jul 24 '05 #1
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noop wrote:
Hi, not really a html question, but...
I've submitted my URL to Google for indexing.
In the logs of my server, I see that googlebot has requested my
/robots.txt and my /index.html, but it stopped there: there was no request
for the other pages of my site.
(It did so twice: after some time I re-submitted my URL, and googlebot
still retrieved only the first page.)
What did I do wrong? Here is a description of my site:

- I didn't put any <meta robots=...> tag.

- I've put an empty /robots.txt file.

- The structure of my index.html page is:

<html><head><title>title</title></head>
<body>
<a title="click to enter" href="next.html">
<IMG src="pics/pic.jpg" border="0" alt="">
<div class=c>
<div class=d>text</div>
<div class=e>text</div>
</div>
</a>
</body>
</html>
Thanks!


How long has your site existed? How many inbound links does it have if any?
Submission without any links is almost futile. It makes your site an
island, which in turn makes Google reluctant to index. How long has this
submission and monitoring been going on? Google might re-visit and go
deeper in subsequent visits.

Better newsgroup to help you: alt.internet.search-engines

Roy

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http://Schestowitz.com
Jul 24 '05 #2

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noop wrote:
<a title="click to enter" href="next.html">
<IMG src="pics/pic.jpg" border="0" alt="">
<div class=c>
<div class=d>text</div>
<div class=e>text</div>
</div>
</a>


This is invalid code. In attempting to recover from it, GoogleBot may have
decided that there was no text inside the element and that the link was
worthless.

Feed GoogleBot (and, for that matter, all other browsers) valid[1],
accessible[2] webpages and you will probably get better results.

[1] http://validator.w3.org/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html
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Jul 24 '05 #3

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David Dorward wrote:
noop wrote:
<a title="click to enter" href="next.html">
<IMG src="pics/pic.jpg" border="0" alt="">
<div class=c>
<div class=d>text</div>
<div class=e>text</div>
</div>
</a>


This is invalid code. In attempting to recover from it, GoogleBot may have
decided that there was no text inside the element and that the link was
worthless.


Thank you.
I tried the validators and discovered that <div> are not allowed into an <a>
element.
Jul 24 '05 #4

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