11-10-2003, 10:16 PM
Hi, I'm trying to get my business site listed on Google and Yahoo. I have submitted to each several times since early October but still there are no results.
First comment, a month isn't very long by search engine standards, so don't give up hope yet (but see below). Second comment, although I know this is not your question, is that your page seems rather slow to load (dial-up out in the country here so maybe it's me) and it seems a bit cluttered to me with some formatting issues. When I look at the code, there are some bits that need cleaning up too, like
<alt> tags for all those images would help too. You might find it helpful to post a message in Site Design and Review...
But to your actual question:
<TITLE>Dedalus Consulting Inc.</TITLE>
Add something descriptive here, like "Dedalus Consulting, Inc., market research and consulting for high technology." or words of your choice - give search engines something to find here besides your name.
CONTENT="Dedalus Consulting is a market research and consulting firm publishing high-technology analyses, including market sizing and competitive profiles.">
Seems okay - does it fully describe what you offer?
CONTENT="Dedalus Consulting, market research, competitive intelligence, intelligence, competitive intelligence professional, marketing, sales, technology, opportunity, forecasts, analysis, datapoints, market sizing, market size, consulting, consulting, consulting, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, telecommunications, electronic components, life sciences, biomems, biodefense, frequency control, wireless, oscillators, ceramic resonantors, diamonds, CBN/PCBN, CBN, PCBN, boron nitride,
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Europe, France, Germany, United Kingdom, England, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Middle East, Isreal, Iraq, Iran, North America, United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, quartz crystals, quartz, filters screen printers,
diamond, heat spreaders, homeland security, foreign, Africa, tool steels, thermal management, market research, market research, market research, market research, market research, bluetooth, emerging technology, market analysis, telecom, broadband, CATV, IC, integrated circuit, cellular, PCS, personal communications system, fuel cell, semiconductor, wireless handset, wireless, GPS, global forecasts, security, energy, power, IP, internet protocol, wlan, base station, BTS, BSC, base station controller, coaxial cable, coax, duplexer, wet-cell, valve-regulated, IEEE, 802.11, 802.11B, 802.11A, 802.11G, 802.11*, gigabit ethernet, intelligence, industrie analyse, recherche, semi-conducteur,
t??ommunications, wlan, ?ergie, circuits int?r?
(what are these?)
Wi-Fi, MEMS, microelectromechanical systems, NEMS, nanotech, pick and place, stencil printing, silicon delay lines, defense, government, hospitals, universities, biotechnology, electronic, optoelectronic, gallium arsenide, sapphire, berrylium, quartz, glass, through-hole, materials, telecom, smart materials, smart antennas, buzzers, actuators, biomems, sensors, inserts, dies, grinding wheels, windows, transducers, probes, artificial
transmission equipment, market research, consulting, market research, consulting, market research, consulting, market research, consulting, market research, consulting, market research, consulting, Passive Components, Active Components, Supply Chain Management, Supply and Demand, Electronic Procurement, Electronics Purchasing, electronics manufacturing, optical mems, rf mems, IC mems, mems sensor, mems accelometer, gyro mems, gyro mems, ICS mems, mems foundry, mems fabrication, mems packaging, mems prototyping">
There are MANY problems here, not the least of which is (1) the list is WAYYYYY too long, (2) repeating "market research" a gazillion times, which in some places will get you penalized, and (3) listing all those countries - there's no point to that and it wastes keywords - some bots may never even get to the more imnportant ones because they'll hit the limit before you finish the geography list. Beyond that, some of these keywords are probably not helping at all - For example, people searching for "intelligence" are probably looking for information on IQ, not marketing - too broad and generic. Similarly, words like semi-conductor, nanotubes, fuel cell, batteries, neurology, pathology, surgery, and on and on. You don't do surgery and you don't manufacture components. And if I type in the word "Canada", I'm probably not looking for market research... There are some spelling errors, too, e.g., "dignostics" but I wouldn't worry about that for now since most of them are words that shouldn't be there anyway.
Ask yourself this question: you offer market research and analysis - what words are people who WANT to find you or someone like you going to enter? Well, probably not "surgery", "circuit board", neurology, military. etc., etc. People who enter those keywords or phrases aren't looking for you. And the people who ARE looking for you may not find you because I'm not sure the right keywords are there (I'm not in your industry so I'm not sure what keywords or phrases ARE best for you - I just know that these aren't it.
Trim that list WAY down - eliminate the padding and repetition - and make the keywords and phrases more specific and relevant to your site.