Thanks so much to one and all who have helped in this query: Rolly, Viv, Per, Jo Ann. Please forgive the delay in my reply, I was out of the office all day yesterday. But this morning everything seems to be working well when I do sample searches for both sites. That was making me crazy thinking no one could find me.
Sitemaps for both sites have been submitted and are pending, but Google is acknowledging all the pages, just in the act
of submitting the maps. I submitted previously for the one site, but I believe there I made an error in that file path somewhere. I have this thread printed so I don't make this mistake again. I get stuck on the quirkiest things.
Thanks again Rolly for helping with that simple item!
I usually do give a name to my files that corresponds with the site name, and date. Like Viv, I have been keeping [my more recent] files, and after 3 or 4 build up I delete the oldest. Because I don't work with the program every day, and because I probably don't understand all the ins and outs of how things work, it makes it easier for me to remember. I do this when I back up on the external hard drive ~ especially then.
One more word that might help someone else. Over the weekend, I submitted information about our physical perennial garden location to 'Google Maps', figuring anyone picking up orders might use it. Google will list your web site and contact information on 'Google Maps' free of charge. If you need to make changes in that info, they call to verify them rather quickly - less than 24 hours in my case.
Within just a few minutes adding my info / web site url, it visibly helped the searches I was testing.
Thank you again!
I am a very happy
shop keeper this morning!