How can I make a WIX website rank higher in google?
For a WIX expert: I've been told the WIX website I've designed for a client is not responsive and will not be picked up by google. When I designed the site I adjusted the mobile version too. This shows file on my mobile but I've been told by Sensis that they can't see it on their 'program' or 'system'. How can I make this website work better and be picked up by google?
Have you asked google to go over and index the site ?
The responsive part google only hits out at "mobile searches" for that website it does not effect normal desktop searches. So if i look for it on my desktop or laptop i should find it easy.
You can ask google to have a look to see if its mobile friendly.
Another little help if its a business you can add it as business in google bear in mind you do need an address it take 3 to four weeks.
You could as well add page on Facebook so you can build an audience this also helps google as a signal that the site is good.
I hope these basic steps help.
Part of the problem is using WIX for the website design and Google has a problem indexing. See attached blog for details of the issues with WIX from an SEO point of view. http://davidodonnell.com.au/reasons-not-to-use-wix-com
As far as Google is concerned, Kevin's suggestion of the mobile friendly tool will not only tell you if Google sees the site as mobile friendly, but also show what the problem is if they don't.
However as an SEO person I have to agree with Elaine's suggestion to read David O'Donnell's blog post which gives more than enough reasons for avoiding Wix if you are after organic search results, Google, Bing, Yahoo or any search engine.
Contact Wix support directly and pose the problem/question to them. They should be well aware of the issue and working on resolving it.
As many have already told you, this is an issue that needs to be resolved as part of the site plan at the beginning of the project. Just because anyone can create a free site easily doesn't mean everything else that is required to make the site successful just lines up and falls into place. These free sites are free because they don't have the flexibility most serious sites need - so they leave out that flexibility and greatly reduce their customer service and tech support issues.
You might want to reconsider using Wix or any other free service for any site needing to eventually get exposure in the search results - especially for mobile SERPs. those services limit what you can do and edit toward marketing, SEO, and business goals. They are not set up to do much more than let you easily create a basic web site and many of their limitations are there because they don't know, don't care or have security issues to consider.
You'll have to do two things
1 - Submit website to google
2 - Perform SEO
In wix, you will want to go to the page settings and and go to "SEO(Google)" tab and edit the information there
In real life it might take two weeks to get to first page on Google
As has been suggested you should setup your Google Search console, ensure your site is mobile optimized and that you have optimized it for search. I would also recommend setting up Bing Webmaster tools as well. Finally, be sure your business (and your website address) are properly listing on the major local search business listings and search directories. We have a tool you can use to verify your listings at http://www.brilliantlens.com/local-search-listing-visibility-test. The test is free and there is no obligation to use our service, but it will give you a good idea if whether your business is showing up in the various search directories. If not, I'd advise you to correct this.
you dont have access to CSS by wix? i didnt use wix saw only ads of it ,but is there any option to get bootstrap templates? They are responsive
This is small tip to get search result higher: Make more headings like ,i read that google looks for headings and also good relevant orginal content.Do u have place to put search keywords?
Firstly you must make the mobile version on your Wix website, cause Google has makes a changes on It's algorithm to make the website that doesn't mobile friendly not be shown on the first result, so If your website It's not a mobile friendly (responsive) you will lose 50% of your chance to be in the first result.
Then you must work on SEO Google setting on you Wix Editor, you can find it here :
Click on Edit Website => Click on Gear icon (Setting) > SEO (Google) > fill out the information there also make sure to enable the feature of allowing search engines to find your website
My answer: Pay a professional to build you a real website that works. Sorry to be blunt, but I've watched businesses fold because of these types of decisions.
We have website pricing of $399 + $95 per month for a custom professional website that will move you up the search engine rankings. It's not that expensive when you compare the results. You are literally tripping over dollars to pick up nickels.
Hi Justine Malone,
I have over 30 Websites with WIX, every single one ranks page 1 for its Geographical Location/s. Mail me will take a look for free for you
Maybe you'll be able to find the answer here - http://www.webbuildersguide.com/website-builders-reviews/wix-review/ . This review has convinced me personally to use Wix as a platform for my website. I guess it's important to get quality backlinks to your website.
For the higher ranking purpose, wordpress is the best among others. Did you ever try it?
I analyzed your site and can see some glaring issues that are easy to fix but detrimental.
One of THE most important Google ranking factors is Page Load Speed/Speed Index (Ideally you want to be around or below 1,000). Different (CMS) Content Management Solutions or web hosting providers such as "Wix" have different page load times. Improving your page load times will improve your rank. I would go online and test your speed, see if there is a way to optimize it, if not you may have to switch/migrate over to another CMS.
I checked your site. Your Speed Index is: 3427 - Not Good
The Speed Index is the average time at which visible parts of the page are displayed. It is expressed in milliseconds and dependent on the size of the viewport.
You need Authoritative backlinks and you currently have 9, however, the ideal backlink to domain ratio is 1:1. All your backlinks are coming from business.com. If you can fix this yourself I strongly recommend it or email support.
After I submit this answer, it may provide another link to your site making the ratio worse, you need to disavow these links.
You also received 33 warnings for: http://static.squarespace.com/universal/scripts-compressed/common-af65b8fb07a1ac91629d-min.js [1408:23]
[object HTMLImageElement] load mode is "false".
This is how to fix is:
By default, Squarespace is including a js file when the site loads: https://static.squarespace.com/universal/scripts-compressed/common-f20a2b75bd98587fcbf1-min.js
This file is not included by their theme files. It is conflicting with their custom JS and wants to remove it.
Also, your page is very heavy due to images that are NOT optimized. Your weight is 6-8MB (Bad) by optimizing your images you can cut your weight by about 4MB which is CRITICAL.
How to fix:
Images are 67.70% of your page weight, causing a wait of 2.0 seconds for your users. Even a 1-second delay can lead to a 6% decrease in engagement.
By applying basic optimization and resizing images to fit their containers, you can cut 1.3 seconds from that load time and get customers looking at content faster.
This is not an all-around solution, however, these are critical issues that you need to fix before anything else.
I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck!
And what about my website on Opencart? I have just made it with the help of the themes from https://www.templatemonster.com/opencart-templates.php and I would like to get some recommendations on SEO. Thank you in advance for your input!