My GitHub account is public: https://github.com/USER. I can see my name even if not connected (active Sign up, Sign in buttons).

However, I cannot find my projects when searching after it (Google, Bing) even if I add github or even if I use my username on the site or even directly on GitHub. What setting should I change?

  • Not private: "Make this repository private / Please upgrade your plan to make this repository private." But it has an interesting feature checked: "Restrict editing to collaborators only / Public wikis will still be readable by everyone."
    – Liviu
    Sep 2, 2014 at 15:59
  • It just solved ... by itself, now it is the fifth item in the search list ... even if I did nothing for one year. Then I must hurry!
    – Liviu
    Dec 4, 2015 at 16:10

1 Answer 1


According to GitHub's robots.txt, the only section Google is allowed to index is the master branch of a project, so your account will only be indexed if you have one of those in your project (and it isn't private).

If you have a master branch then it could just be that Google hasn't gotten to you yet. You can try submitting your URL which might speed things up.

  • It is the master branch, it's not private since I can see it using the URL in another browser, not connected (the buttons "Sign up", "Sign in" look very active). Google didn't find me in ... 8 months? It was very fast with Linkedin, facebook, etc. I'll try to submit my URL.
    – Liviu
    Sep 2, 2014 at 10:17
  • Solved without submitting, by divine intervention?, but I guess the answer is straight accurate.
    – Liviu
    Dec 4, 2015 at 16:12
  • Liviu - I am having the same problem, that my very public github repo is not visible. Its been almost 2 weeks since I checked in the repo. How did your git project start appearing in google search finally ? Mar 2, 2016 at 5:35
  • @BinitaBharati It took even longer for myself, but I was not in a hurry. Have you tried the advice in the answer, that's it to submit the URL yourself to Google?
    – Liviu
    Mar 28, 2016 at 9:22

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