Which sites will my profile appear on?
When you create a profile on Recovery Warriors’ ConnectED Treatment Directory it will work for you on three levels:
- On recoverywarriors.com/eating-disorder-treatment-and-support. As soon as your listing is approved you appear immediately on the ConnectED website. Since we own and control our own web servers we can (and do) make adjustments on our site to give you the best exposure possible
- Search Engines. Your profile will appear on all search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing as well as many others (there are dozens of them, e.g. Ask, Lycos, HealthSearch etc). We work hard to display all of our listings using the web’s “best practices” to give you the best ranking and placement on search engines that we believe is possible. But we have no control over the positioning of these pages on the search engines.
- On recoverywarriors.com. People can access ConnectED directly from our website.
- In the Rise Up + Recover App. With over 70,000 downloads you have instant access to your target audience.
I can’t find myself on Google!
Generally speaking, search engines use automated programs called “spiders” to gather information about the web which is then used to display search results on their site. These spiders attempt to follow every link and gather information from every page on the internet and bring it back to their respective company for indexing.
When your Detailed Profile page is added to the site it first needs to be discovered by the search engine spiders before it will show up in any search results.
While we are constantly working to optimize our pages so that search engines can find all the profiles on Recovery Warriors’ ConnectED, it is up to the search engines themselves to actually “crawl” the site, index all new and updated pages and then to display the pages when a relevant search is done.
It can take anything from a few hours to up to a month for the search engines to add a new or updated profile to their databases.
The information on these pages is then kept by Google in a “cache” (a temporary short term memory) until it is amended (say when it’s next spidered in 30 days) or until the page is dropped, in which case it may keep the cache for a year or so.