Does My Home Page Need To Be Listed First In Google's Site Command?

Jan 5, 2015 • 8:18 am | comments (4) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Last week, we reported that John Mueller of Google said the site command is nothing to worry about, this is despite Google's Matt Cutts telling us five years ago that the site command is ordered and ranked in some logic.

That being said, a new follow up question was posted in the Google Webmaster Help thread, asking if the home page should be listed first when you do a site command.

John Mueller said, this also is nothing to worry about. If your home page isn't ranked first in the site command, there is no need to worry he said. That is, as long as your home page is indexed by Google. To tell if your home page is indexed by Google, use an info: command instead, he said.

For example, []:

Google Info Command

John wrote:

As long as the homepage is indexed, I wouldn't worry. You can check the homepage specifically by using an info:-query.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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