Saturday, September 23, 2023

Google Confirms Google Sites Are "Not Ideal For SEO Purposes" - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Thursday, September 7, 2023 06:02 ET , Source: NewsService

Google's John Mueller reveals the truth about Google Sites and SEO... It's not what some may have expected to hear.

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Google’s John Mueller offered advice about the use of Google Sites for SEO, downplaying the usefulness of Google Sites for SEO.

Google Sites

Google Sites is a website creation service offered at sites.google.com/new with a signed-in Google account.

The site is hosted website builder that’s free and published under a sites.google.com domain although one can opt to use an actual domain name.

Google Sites Pages Not Being Indexed

The person asking the question was concerned because their Google Sites webpages were not getting indexed by Google.

This is the question that was asked and that John Mueller read out loud:

“There was a question submitted in French, which basically asks why the pages of my Google Sites website aren’t being indexed properly.”

Google Sites Pages Can Be Indexed By Google

Google’s John Mueller first confirmed that URLs on Google Sites can be indexed.

Mueller answered:

“It’s great to get questions in other languages.

Taking a step back, websites created on Google Sites can and do get indexed in Google Search.

However, the URLs used in Google Sites are a bit hard to track since the public version can be different from the URL...

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