Why doesn't my website show up when I look for it with key words?
I have had my website running for almost 6 months and I haven't been able to figure out the SEO. I have key words all over the text in my website, but for some reason google is not finding it or showing it.
I have analyzed your website and sent you a PM. Kindly Check it.
I would seek a professional. it is very hard to nail down the specifics with out seeing the backend of your site.
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Keywords are not enough these days to get Google to like your website. Google changes its algorithms about every month. SEO has a methodology behind it that is constantly changing. You need quality content that is industry related, links, local optimization, and social engagement to create an online presence. You need to place your website as a resource for information to potential clients and submit your site to numerous search engines to be found. If you would like information regarding our SEO Services I would be happy to provide you with a quote and further details! Shanna @ scmmarkets. com
Mostly because the main search engines don't want your website to show up. Their business model is selling ads and key word response. Therefore, what they do is essentially everything they can to make your website invisible unless you're spending money with them.
For "natural" search they keep changing the rules to minimize its effectiveness.
This is a major part of why SEO is so complicated. There are literally dozens of aspects, content, format, design that must be addressed to "get found". If your competitors are buying the terms you're searching for you may never show up in a search using those terms.
The other thing to consider is that even if you do win the optimization war, in the short term...the search engine may just take you out of the results, because you aren't paying and because they can.
There are many companies that optimize the ad word buying process by using arbitrage type strategies in bidding for the key ad words in your marketing plan. This is complex, of course, but what they attempt to do is bid on each term, record the number of responses to that specific term, and the sales dollars the responses deliver, then calculate the ROI on buying responses to that particular term.
Hi, you have to to SEO for your website ;ile on-page and off-page after that it takes some time because raking depend on keyword compettion. you have to choose low competetion and high searches keyword...
It is mainly because of two reasons. One is you have not selected the keywords properly and the another one you have not promote it properly. Okay, past is past. Here i gonna give you some tips and ideas to get placed in top result page for your keyword.
1. Analyse and pick up the right and relevant searchable keywords by using google keyword planner.
2. Split your primary and secondary keywords And add your primary keywords in title, H1 tag and in content.
3. First make use of your secondary keywords for promotional activities like directory and bookmarking. rotate your primary and secondary keywords like versa.
4. Use you targeted keywords in the anchor text you are using for promotional work.
Hope these tips will helpful for you, i'll make a comment if any tips strike in my mind and there is lot more to come :) And keep it in mind no software should be used for your promotional activities which doesn't gives you any results.
Hi Christian, there is a lot of information posted here already which may be quite confusing. There are over 200 factors that Google looks at to deicide where your website will rank. There are many on page factors like title and meta description tags and many off page factors like the type of backlinks, anchor text etc.
I have taken a quick look at your website and here are some recommendations.
Change your hosting, you are using SquareSpace, these websites are harder to rank because the ratio of code to text on the page is high. Hosting should only cost $5-10 per month and is a good investment.
Don't stuff a load of keywords in the keyword meta tag. The major search engines take no notice of this but if you stuff too many they will consider it to be spam.
If you are targeting a local market set up a Google business page, this will help with local rankings.
Get your business listed on some quality local and business directories. Your competitors seem to be doing well with yelp listings.
You site does rank for long tail keywords so evaluate the keywords you want to rank for. Competitive keywords can take years to rank for. Look at what your competitors are doing, see what types of backlinks they have to they websites using tools mentioned on this page and see if you can do something similar. I could only find 2 websites linking to your site so you will need to build some quality backlinks to rank your site.
Be careful when building backlinks, don't use spammy tactics, get links from quality related sites and don't stuff keywords in the anchor text.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions.
Hi, it depends on the keyword you are targeting, if it has high search volume It will take months or years, as your main Competitor are there sitting back on top since years, and on recent time no SEO will work on keywords optimization, do local Citation, and work with long tail keywords low searches ones.. Engage in PPC and read Moz articles on recent keywords Searchmetrics Ranking Factors 2014: Why Quality Content Focuses on Topics, not Keywords.. Make your content the best and share your content in web 2.0.. get the most natural anchor you could.
Christian, I would advise using some of the tools cited in other answers posted. Some keywords are seasonal or can simply fluctuate in activity due to online users habits. Depending on your subject matter, the search volumes for your specific keywords could be trending too low for this time of year.
If the competition for these keywords are too high, then your website may not show up until the volume increases again, or your pages become more relevant based on search queries.
Submitting a sitemap is very important after any significant updates, and make sure you're not using any methods that could get your website penalized. Otherwise, it takes a while for a website to begin ranking, especially if you recently launched the domain, even if it was 6 to 12 months ago.
SEO is great for making sure your content is positioned for search and sharing. The next step will be for you to publish more content, and actively promote it to your target market through the abundance of other online channels.
Keep producing relevant and optimized content, keep your pages active (don't delete your content), create a better mix of content (video, white pages, blog articles, etc.), have an active presence on social media, and be consistent in your efforts.
If you need to sell something (which most of us typically need to), invest in Paid Search Advertising, and make sure your keywords and content is optimized.
Keep producing, stay active, and don't settle for what you currently have. Reach for more every day or every week, whichever is more feasible.
Cristian ...I would highly recommend that you sign up for a 30-day trial of Moz.com. There you can put in you keywords for the site and it will tell you where you rank. It will also give you a grade for your site and what needs to be fixed.
You can also run your keywords and site through an SEO audit here. https://www.act-on.com/free-tools/seo-audit/
After a quick look at your site in SEO Quake, I see that you have a lot of stop works (e.g., and) as keywords. Also, I think you threw the kitchen sink in your keywords. I don't believe the use of 'local' in any of your keyword strings is going to gain any SERP traction.
There is a major issue with your media page. Instead of just a hyperlink to the media placement you need to include a title which is hyperlinked along with a short description of the media placement and/or some copy pulled from the article if possible. Also, look at turning the magazine cover in which you are in into a image that you can place on the page.
You may need a plugin in order to put the video from CTV on your site. You can ask your contact at the TV station if you can get a copy of the video, create a YouTube or VImeo channel for your videos then place the video on your site.
You've already received good, expert advice here. So I'm just adding a few minor bits about places you could create links two your site.
One place you could add links about furniture is the Home Wiki (http://home.wikia.com or more specifically, http://home.wikia.com/wiki/Furniture). The policy there limits advertising, but on appropriate pages, you may add links to commercial sites as long as they are clearly identified. You can also create an ID there, and write about your expertise with a link on your user page. Be aware that by posting any pictures, you are granting use of them under a CC-by-SA license. You could also write a blog post or create an article (page) there about repurposing furniture.
I'll pin one or two of your images.
Hey there Cristian,
So here are some great tools that will actually help you with these answers:
1. Start with http://quicksprout.com and run a complete SEO audit of your website. It will likely uncover some issues.
2. Take a look at the tools at http://seocentro.com and do some spying on your competitors or...simply type in the keywords you want to show for and copy the links for the sites showing above the fold. Find the common keywords they are using on their site and make sure you are incorporating these as well.
3. Go over to http://semrush.com and research these same competitors to see where they are ranking for what keywords. This will help you adjust your onsite SEO.
4. Lastly.. go to http://moz.com/researchtools/ose and enter your competitors urls here as well. This shows their domain authority and page authority.
What do you do with all of this.
Make sure you enter your url in all of these tools as well. It will help to set up an google spreadsheet.
Start identifying common keywords on each of your competitors sites and where they are ranking for keywords
Compare this to your site and adjust as necessary
By visiting Open site explorer you are ultimately seeing what sort of authority you would need to achieve to pass your competitors in online rankings. You gain page and domain authority by getting other high pr and domain authority sites to link to yours. In some cases you will get these high pr/domain sites to link by setting you profiles. Keep in mind, the more relevant these sites are to your industry/website, the better.
For example: A site that talks about cooking...say the cooking channel, links to your site because you have a great recipe for banana bread. The link text which directs people to your site from theirs says "A great banana bread recipe". Your rankings for banana bread recipe or "great banana bread recipe" will improve because of this relationship.
last but not least (and I hope I never have to point this out). Make sure that you have not turned bots away from crawling your site. Some of the common mistakes I have seen...as stupid as it sounds, is people clicking the discourage search engines from crawling my site (on WordPress settings), or attempting to set up a robots.txt page that actually tells bots NOT to index pages.
Some great on site tools (if your site is WordPress), are https://wordpress.org/plugins/squirrly-seo/ and of course https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/
Good luck and feel free to message me with any questions at all.
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It all depends on your keywords and how you did SEO for your own site.
Having keywords all over the text in our website may not help and sometimes they even hurt your page ranking. Please give me your URL and your keywords, and we will analyze the real reasons for you.
SEO is not easy to figure out. Otherwise everyone would be ranking on page one. There are so many factors involved such as how fast your site loads, coding, visitors retention, on-page and then off page, which can be quite complicated.
Here's a tool I have on my site that can help you understand your site a little bit better. Go to >> http://www.netstarmediainc.com/seo-audit
Are you blogging? Google looks for fresh, relevant content written for the human reader. The more often you blog, the better your search results will be. Also, engagement on Google+ helps as does being active in social media.
Here are a couple of articles that will help explain how it all works together.
Cristian, it's complicated. Find SEO Creativity and ask for their expertise on everything you need. Mind you, it's not free but will result in what is necessary.
Ranking on Google is way more than just Keyword stuffing your pages. Google Ranks on relevancy, which means that people have to find you credible for that topic area. You can gain relevancy and credibility by using another SEO technique known as back-linking. This is where content creation is key because you have a create material that other people find relevant and then "link" to it, which tells Google that you are credible. What is your website, I can give you more insight. If you are using "black hat"meta keyword tactic Google will penalize your site and won't make your site visible to the masses until you do something called a disavow - this means you have to correct the error and then wait for Google staffers to reevaluate and then re-rank your site. It's easy to do "black hat" penalized tactics but it's hard to do "white hat" if you're looking for fast results. "white hat" tactics take longer but will over all make your site rank better and better as time goes on. Do you have Google Analytics installed on your site?
I took a look at your site and there is definitely some cool stuff on there. I especially like the repurposed furniture section. I have actually done some similar things myself!
Anyhow, back to your question. For starters, it appears that you are trying to rank for very broad terms like "furniture," "reclaimed furniture," and "coffee table." However, these are highly competitive terms and there is virtually no chance for a brand new site to rank for terms like these in a six month period. There is far too much competition -- reclaimed furniture gets 1,000s of searches per month, furniture in the millions, and coffee table searches in the millions.
New sites tend not to rank well for keywords because they have not yet built trust with the search engines. Brands pretty much take the cake here because they have already established a trustworthy track record.
While this may seem like bad news, there is some good news. I'd suggest you refine your keywords so that you target less competitive search terms and realistically, search terms that are more specific to your offerings. For example, rather than trying to rank for "reclaimed furniture," I think you should focus on terms like "custom-made reclaimed furniture in Vancouver." By going after what are called "long-tail keywords," you will be giving yourself a better chance to rank. Furthermore, you will be targeting customers who are more closely looking for the exact services you provide.
So you see, ranking for "reclaimed coffee table Vancouver" it much more likely to get you a customer than "reclaimed furniture" anyway. The first search is by someone whose intent is to get a reclaimed coffee table in your area. The second search (reclaimed furniture) could be for a variety of other things that may or may not be related to purchasing furniture.
User intent is a big thing. Consider this when creating pages around specific keywords or keyword phrases.
Still, this is just one small piece of the puzzle. Your site in all honesty needs a lot of work in terms of local SEO optimization, content marketing, and lead capture. I don't mean to offend, please don't take this the wrong way. Just want to inform you what you're up against so you can better align your expectations.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any more specific questions. I often write blogs outlining the exact strategy for cool companies such as yours.
Check out http://www.seoptimer.com/. It can give you a start of figuring out what needs to be improved/changed/optimized on your site.
But as others have mentioned, there could be 100's of other sites competing for your keywords.