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Once you have a web site you need to make sure people can find it. Your site should be submitted to the major search engines after any major modification.
Search engines can take months before they visit your site and put it in their index. Once it is there, it may not show up in the top 10-20 results. There are several reasons for this.
There are several common ways your web site can be changed to achieve a higher ranking in search engines.
This section explains:
Pages need to be 'correct' in the eyes of a search engine. That means all HTML and CSS must be syntactically correct. If it is not, the search engine may not index your pages properly.
It is not enough to see if your site 'looks ok' in your browser.
Browsers have a way of making incorrect pages 'look ok' even when they are not ok.
You can check your pages even if you know nothing about HTML.
You can check your site at
Enter your URL and check the box next to
You will probaly see a bunch of errors displayed. It does not matter if you understand the messages or how to fix the errors. What matters is that your web site needs help.
Fixing those errors is the first step to getting ranked higher by search engines.
If your site is perfect you will see
Search engines give higher priority to words near the top of the page. This means the farther down the page your text appears, the less weight a search engine will give it.
The way to avoid this is to place the non-displayed code into separate files. A one line statement is placed in the file instead. The ranking of the displayed text is higher. This practice makes download times faster. The included files are cached and are only downloaded once.
You can check this by viewing the source of your pages.
Your pages need regular links on text and images in order for a search engine to crawl all of your pages.
Titles are very important to search engines. The title is what is displayed in the title bar of the browser, not a label at the top of each page. Proper titles also help people. Titles became the label for 'bookmarks' or 'favorites'.
Titles should be brief and specific.
META tags are another way some, not all, search engines rank your pages. META tags tell the search engines keywords, description, author, whether or not to follow links on the page, how often to revisit your site and many other things.
Every time you make major changes to your website you should resubmit your site to the major search engines.
You can tell search engines to revisit every so often, but there is no guarentee that they will.
It may be months before your site is re-indexed.
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