A few questions here, not all of them entirely related. To get straight to the point, I think you are overestimating the ability of Google search indexing and the "presence" of your website, which is likely ranked very low in terms of priority. How new is your website? I believe your X3 pages are quite new (which makes a huge difference). And how old is the domain/website itself? Did you have the same/similar content before?
however, although I have since a while followed advises and filled titles, still nothing is found. some examples: this portrait
bears the name of the person in the filename, the title and in the description and is still not found.
This is an image. You have what, maybe 1000's of images? It's unlikely Google will index your images as you might expect. Your website has a certain amount of Google "juice", and Google will priortize top level pages instead of watering out all your SEO across 1000s of elements. For starters, it's unrealistic to consider your images as SEO targets.
even worse: about this man
there is a whole page with some images, all with his name in title and description, but if you search for his name you find my images an quite a few places, but not on my own site. what am I still doing wrong? thank you!
This page is how new? I see it was updated only a few days ago. Also, sorry to carry this news, but it's likely your website has zero rank relative to other websites with the same topic.
So a search for "Vilem flusser" shows the below. Why not? That page might have been there a long time, and it's ranked higher, and the page itself contains a lot of info on the subject.
Searching your pages specifically. You can see the result is clearly indexed (#3). You also have other pages with the same topic, and those pages have been there longer, and will likely rank higher. Why you have x3.architekturfoto if you want to consolidate your SEO towards a single target?
So considering the above, clearly pages are indexed. However, it is unlikely they bear much weight unless you include "architekturfoto.de" or your name in the search.
Google is not an "index" that will simply index whatever you want. It will index stuff that it finds useful for people who search, and it will prioritize from RANK of websites which is based on tons of metrics. Finding images is unrealistic, as they won't even normally display in plain google search. Finding pages, all your pages should be there, but NEW pages on low-ranked websites, will likely require that you include the site name or your own name in the search. Also, your pages are NEW and don't really contain a lot of info on the subjects (SEO is mainly based on written content on the page).
So considering your website is new, your domain ranks relativelylow, your pages are recently created, you have some duplicates, then you can't expect to be high in search unless you specifically search for the pages on your website or under your name.
ed_f wrote:"keyword" was just a placeholder, replace it with the word in question, for example Flusser.
Definitely shows results from your website, with many pages competing for the same phrase:
ed_f wrote:what am I still doing wrong? thank you!
Nothing much. Always room for improvement, but even if you maximize SEO from the inside, your SEO will always depend on things you can't control. How new is your website? How new is your pages? How new is your domain? How extensive is the text content you wrote about the searched phrase? How many daily visitors do you have that consume the info on your pages? How much "buzz" have you created by linking to your pages from social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)? How many high-ranking pages link to your website?
These are the most important SEO factors, and unfortunately, like "most" private websites, you will rank quite low. Without including your specific website url, it's unrealistic to expect pages to show up in search, unless there are no other websites that cover the topic.
- Why so many url's that link to the same subject? How is Google supposed to sort them if none of them stand out? Why do you have duplicate x3.architekturfoto.de subdomain?
- Title <title>vilém flusser</title> could easily be longer. What about him?
- Your page /themen/flusser/ contains very little text on the subject. Unless your page has more on-topic info, how would it stand out>
- Not important, but why description contains keywords? <meta name="description" content="vilém flusser symposium symposion fh bielefeld gottfried jäger elfie fröhlich">. It will be ignored by Google, because it's not written for humans.
- To improve your chances of ranking higher amongst other websites, your pages need to remain consistent over a period of time, not compete against pages on the same website, and you need to get visitors from links on other websites and from social media.
Until then, you should expect your pages to get indexed, but perhaps only with very specific searches, narrowing the search down to your own website. Over time, when/if SEO improves, your pages will gain traction.