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[FIXED] Why Google Scholar profile not indexed by Google Search?

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In this article, we have explained how to get your Google Scholar profile indexed by Google Search within 6 weeks. It is a common problem where Google Scholar profiles are not indexed.

If left untreated, it can take over 4 years to get your Google Scholar profile indexed on its own.

Table of contents:

  1. Why Google Scholar profile is not indexed by Google Search?
  2. Verified Solutions
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Google Scholar profile is not indexed by Google Search?

The process of getting a Google Scholar profile indexed by Google Search takes time because of the following reasons:

  • The first step is a Manual Review by a Google employee. This is an internal step to prevent spammy account to be indexed. This takes at most 1 day and this makes your account searchable within Google Scholar. This was first releaved in 2017.

    • Most of the time this step is skipped by an automated process.
  • Your name is too common and Google Search is finding it hard to determine if your Google Scholar profile is notable enough. If it is indexed, your profile automatically becomes the first preference so it wants to proceed carefully.

  • As number of low quality research papers have increased since December 2020, Google Search wants to index only notable researchers who did decent work.

It is important to note that Google Search is one of the 250 sites that is considered by Google Search to be of high validation ratio.

Verified Solutions

Check the following:

  • Logout of your Google account and go to Google Search. Search your name and see if your profile appears or not.
  • If it does not appear even after 2 days of account creation, issue is with your account details.
  • If it appears, then your account is fine and proceed further.

Following are proven ways to get your Google Scholar profile indexed by Google Search within 2 weeks:

  • Step 1: Complete your Google Scholar profile with all details and add a verified email
  • Step 2: Create your profile on your University website (if possible) and optionally link to your Google Scholar profile.
  • Step 3: Make PDF of one of your paper available on arXiv or ResearchGate. Make sure this is indexed by Google Search. If you did it now, it can take a week to be indexed.
  • Step 4: Share your Google Scholar profile on social media like Twitter from your official account. This helps Google Search get reminded of the link's presence.
  • Step 5: Create your blogging profile on notable sites like Medium, OpenGenus IQ and others. Write at least 2 technical articles.
  • Step 6: Link your Google Scholar profile from your LinkedIn profile as it will establish more official details from Google Search to link and work with.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Is it necessary to have a Google Scholar profile?

If you are a researcher, you must have a Google Scholar profile as it establishes

  1. How long does it take for the solutions to work?

If done correctly, your Google Scholar profile will be indexed within 6 weeks.

  1. Can I contact Google Support for this issue?

There is no support team for Google Scholar. One can ask questions on the public forum where other contributors can answer but there is no official support.

With this article, you will be able to get your Google Scholar profile indexed.

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[FIXED] Why Google Scholar profile not indexed by Google Search?
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