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When I typed site:plantconnectionunlimited.com my site did not show up so I submitted a site map to Google. Now an old deleted homepage is showing up. 

 When I check the coverage the old deleted homepage is the only page that Google said is valid. The rest of my pages include the new home page are excluded in Google coverage. 

 I resubmitted the site map to Google but the same problem still exist. 

Is there anything else I can do? 

Pic is the deleted homepage that's showing up. 


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Hi Nikki - you did the right thing by claiming the domain on Google Search Console and adding the sitemap. If this is a new (or newly refreshed) site, you probably just need to wait now for Google to get around to re-crawling the site and determining what pages to index. 

You could use the "Request Indexing" feature in Search Console to submit a request for them to re-index the homepage. It doesn't guarantee it will happen within any particular timeframe but that's the only tool Google makes available to notify them when a new URL is published or when a URL has changed so much it deserves to be re-crawled.

Outside of Search Console, work on building some quality (not paid) external links to your website from other sites. If Google notices links to your site from other sites that it is already regularly crawling that may help too.

Good luck!

- Ed


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