View Full Version : Website is not on any search engines?
10-24-2003, 03:34 PM
It's been a few months when I listed my website through my provider on theie free submission engine. It submits every 30 days , but can't seem to get up on the search engines. Why, help!
Submitting monthly is a waste of time.
You are in Google, but just do not rank very well. I can only find one link to your site. You need more.
10-28-2003, 11:36 AM
Looked at your site and have three suggestions that could/should help you:
(1) Add a descriptive title using your primary key words.
(2) Move the meta tags from the <body> section to the <head> section of your page, immediately following the title tags.
10-28-2003, 12:54 PM
Your has a PR 0 on Google. You need to work on links to your site... Right now your site is linked on 3 websites, and only Altavista notices that.
Work on links and this will pay off!
In addition to what's already been mentioned, I'd like to make a couple of suggestions.
Put your tags at the top, under your title tag - you can remove the tag about the "tag generator" search engines don't need to know that and it's just extra code. (I know the location of tags was mentioned already but this is very important, so the emphasis is on this suggestion!)
In your keywords tag, use keyterms rather than individual words. You aren't looking to be #1 when someone types in "Banff" but you are looking to be there when someone types in "Banff wedding" or "banff photography". For keyword / keyterm suggestions, use a tool like: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/ - it's not the end all be all, but Overture supplies it to people choosing keyterms for their pay-per-click program so it can be quite helpful. It will let you know how many people are searching for a given word and what else they type in.- you can see "banff wedding" had 271 searches last month. (I typed in "banff" in the box) It is a perfect term for you to optimize a page for.
There's another tip - optimize each page for one or two terms only. Don't try to optimize each page for everything a person could type in - it leaves your pages unfocused for both the SEs and your visitors.
Use the header tags <h1> being the most important. The engines will compare the tags to the page title so be sure to pay attention to your single term when writing content for each page.
Use your alt tags and link title tags, too.
Hmm... I could go on but there's a good starting point for you.
Also, I'm working on a photography site for a company in Winnipeg - maybe once it's done, we can have a link exchange - I'll check with the site's owners.
The most important part is to have a good time with your site. There's always a learning curve but if you have fun learning - this is a great spot to do so.
Talk to you soon and good luck!