Question by Here I come: How to get my URL in search engines?
I finally set up and published a website yesterday, with photos and stuff. It’s for my side business. I used Yola.com because it’s free.
I Googled some keywords related to my website, even keyed in the actual URL, but nothing comes up in Google, Yahoo or any other search engines.
I don’t need to have my website come up at the very top of the search returns list, so I’m not looking to pay some marketing company for this service. I simply just want google or yahoo or bing to pick it up.
Is there a switch I need to turn on or something?
Answer by Mike1942f
If you look around, there are some standard rules for making search engines happy, but it still takes a bit of time for stuff to show up. And I am not sure whether you can do some of them on Yola – use View Source in IE or Tools/Web Developer/Page Source (or Ctrl-U) to see your source if you did not build it outside. These are META comments at the beginning of the HTML code that describe what your page is about and supplying some keywords – which need to match you actual stuff.
An important suggestion I saw just recently was to make sure hidden links (behind words) are on words that tell the meaning of the link – thus a link to making sailboats should read “click to see about MAKING SAILBOATS” not “click HERE to see about making sailboats” where CAPS are the link.
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