no result for KCeL in the search box on the commons
"Would it be possible for you to tell me why this site https://kcel.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ doesn't come up when I put KCeL in the search box on the commons?
Thanks so much!
I looked and the site is set to "Allow search engines to index this site" Started in 2015, if that helps
Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago
The primary Commons search box is powered by Google, and it appears that the kcel.commons site doesn't appear in Google search results: https://www.google.com/search?q=kcel.commons.gc.cuny.edu&source=hp&ei=uCWuYabjOpKeptQP3MKpyA4&iflsig=ALs-wAMAAAAAYa4zyMPAa0BkTyMDHtSbegN3iEXp_8aN&ved=0ahUKEwimn-a4uM_0AhUSj4kEHVxhCukQ4dUDCAk&uact=5&oq=kcel.commons.gc.cuny.edu&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAM6CwguEMcBEK8BEJECOhEILhCABBCxAxCDARDHARCjAjoICC4QgAQQsQM6DgguEIAEELEDEMcBENEDOgUIABCABDoLCC4QsQMQxwEQowI6CwguEIAEELEDEIMBOgsILhCxAxCDARCRAjoFCAAQkQI6CAgAELEDEIMBOgUILhCABDoLCAAQgAQQsQMQgwE6CwguEIAEEMcBEKMCOgQIABBDOggIABCABBCxAzoHCAAQgAQQCjoGCAAQChAeOgQIABAeOgQIABANOgYIABANEAo6BggAEA0QHlAAWNYiYNMraARwAHgAgAFqiAG3DpIBBDI1LjGYAQCgAQE&sclient=gws-wiz
I'm unsure why the URL doesn't show up in Google. Unfortunately, our Google integration is configured in such a way that I can't request Google to index subdomains. I'll talk to our IT staff to see whether it's possible to verify our domain ownership via DNS so that I can do more advanced debugging.
Matt - On a related point, do you own the Google Custom Search Engine configuration? See if you have access to https://cse.google.com/cse/setup/basic?cx=004300494496351942816:vifba_gegbu. If you do, please add my Gmail address as a verified administrator.
Updated by Marilyn Weber almost 2 years ago
Any progress with this? Do you think it would help for them to clone the site? I think they'd want their original UTL, could we clone it temporarily and then have you make https://kcel.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ available again so it can be recreated there?
Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 2 years ago
Could try creating a sitemap and submitting that to Google.
It looks like we have three plugins that can do that:
- Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps
- Jetpack and Yoast SEO have a sitemap feature of some sort, but I haven't looked into how they work