What would we do without Google?
Any time, anywhere, no matter what you want to find out, Google is always there ready to help.
When Google Doesn’t Work
Except – when the information is new and hasn’t yet been indexed.
I found out the hard way a few weeks ago.
On February 22 the Ovation of the Seas – the fourth largest cruise ship in the world – docked in Brisbane for the first time.
As I was already driving over the Gateway Bridge that day, I thought I’d take a little detour to see the big ship and get some photos.
So I turned to Google to find out: What would be the best vantage point?
You know what I got?
Google didn’t work!
Following My Nose Instead
I heard on the radio that the best vantage point was Nudgee Beach, but I couldn’t see anything.
So then I drove over the bridge and headed along the Port of Brisbane Motorway, “following my nose”. Yes, I found it!
But it wasn’t the best vantage point for taking a photo, the pic above was the best I could manage because:
- I wasn’t allowed to park; and
- The grain silos were in the way.
If only I’d know then that I really needed to be at Luggage Point – to get that full view shot.
Now, a month later, I easily found this information on the web:
But sadly, it wasn’t available when I needed it 🙁 . Google let me down.
I shouldn’t have been surprised really. After all, I am constantly telling my clients that SEO is a long term strategy – it takes Google a while to grab hold of any new content, index it, and bring it up in search results.
Even once your site has been optimised, it can take 4 to 6 months for it to appear on search results – let alone rank on the front page.
As can be seen from my experience with the Ovation of the Seas, there are indeed times when Google doesn’t work.
Don’t let your website languish, unknown and unloved, in Google search results. Contact me about kickstarting your SEO today. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will see results!