en WordPress.com Forums › Support Taking wordpress blog live Author Posts Dec 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm #1085575 tlcfijiMember Hi. Still very new at this. Do I need to have a website host to be able to have my blog searchable on Google. I have published the pages I need to, but still can’t locate it on Google – even with very focused keywords. Please help. The blog I need help with is tlcfiji.wordpress.com. Dec 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm #1085745 timethiefMember Hi there, It takes time and the frequent publication of fresh content in posts (not pages) that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet to get search engine attention. http://en.support.wordpress.com/search-engines/ For verification see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/ 10 factors that expedite indexing > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/ Dec 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm #1085748 tlcfijiMember Thanks timethief. So just to put one part of my query to rest, do I need to have a host to launch my blog from, or is the blog automatically live/searchable once the pages/posts are published? thanks Dec 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm #1085749 timethiefMember No you do not need to hire a web host. You already have one ie. WordPress.com is you blog host. WordPress.com pings the major search engines every time you publish and/or delete. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/02/15/new-content-wordpress-com-pings-for-you/ Dec 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm #1085751 tlcfijiMember Thank you thank you. You’ve been a great help. Dec 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm #1085752 timethiefMember You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. Author Posts The topic ‘Taking wordpress blog live’ is closed to new replies.