View Full Version : What can I be doing wrong?
12-06-2003, 11:07 AM
Hello all,Well I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the search engines. As of today my pr is 5 but when I try to use some of the key words to search for my site it's no where to be found unless I use the name of the site. I just don't know what I can do that I have not tried all ready. Any idea's?
12-08-2003, 06:33 PM
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
Do you know what the code above refers to?
Most web pages now submit their code to w3.org for testing and I'm not saying it will improve your rating, but it will show if you have anything that search engines or browser may dislike. It's a bit of a grind if you're not familiar with raw page coding. (I think the java before the html tag is not good).
also: your site is just a straight sales pitch for a service. you should offer some testimonials and some informative content. No I'm not guaranteeing that will help, but a quick look at other successful sites offering what you're offering also give something of value to the viewer, i.e: what's a domain name? or what does isp mean? Now I know you have this further on in your site, but perhaps a few lines of text with a continue link would give some value content right on your home page, which human search listing people like to see.
Your graphics are first class. My site turns up in the first three listings in Google, Yahoo and Dmoz. But I've had the site up for two years. I honestly haven't figured out what good stuff I did to get it there, but I understand the more people click on a link from the search engines, the more popular your page becomes. But the only way that can happen is if you give some content there other than a straight sales pitch for business. again, you've done your homework on graphic design, very slick.
You'd think by all these words, I fancy myself as a pro, no I don't, only trying to be helpful on things you may not have tried yet.
12-08-2003, 06:45 PM
You have to remember that there is no direct correlation between SE ranking and pr
pr is determined by popularity.
If high pr meant a high listing then sites with pr 9-10 such as microsoft, Adobe, etc. would always come up first and we little guys would have no hope.
Just try to concentrate on SEO and keeping the structure of your site clean and orderly.
eg) you may want to get rid of the scrolling address bar. it's 'tricks' like these that tend to hinder the bots performance
12-08-2003, 09:55 PM
Okay here's your home page results when run through the w3 html validator.
You don't have the doc type specified at the top of your code.
Like the previous poster indicated: you want to keep your page clean and simple, so get rid of the java script before the html code and put in a valid page identifier and put in a base url in the head area. the validator will spot that later so you might as well get that in there too.
(check the source code on the fx domain page and you will see what they're using for the document type identifier)
Hope that helps you.
12-09-2003, 03:53 AM
Thanks I know I have alot to learn still.