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View Full Version : How can I get my website listed on the search engines?



jerrysp
09-25-2008, 02:43 PM
I posted my website on the Internet several days ago using the following heading:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><title>Leisure Village</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta content="Jerry Spillman" name=Author>
<meta name="keywords" content="retirement homes, senior communities, adult communities, retirement homes on long island ny " />
<meta name="description" content="Leisure Village Senior Community" /></head>


Am I missing something? Are there additional steps to be taken to be listed?

mlseim
09-25-2008, 03:43 PM
Yes ... wait a few weeks ... it takes time.

Also, have other sites link to yours (the more popular the other sites, the better).

Hint ... if you ask us a question about your web site (maybe an HTML question),
then you'll need to post the URL so we can see it. That means your URL will be
on codingforums as a link ... wink, wink.

BabyJack
09-25-2008, 04:30 PM
Time.
Meta tags don't do much.

jerry62704
09-25-2008, 04:52 PM
I posted my website on the Internet several days ago using the following heading:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><title>Leisure Village</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta content="Jerry Spillman" name=Author>
<meta name="keywords" content="retirement homes, senior communities, adult communities, retirement homes on long island ny " />
<meta name="description" content="Leisure Village Senior Community" /></head>


Am I missing something? Are there additional steps to be taken to be listed?

Many search engines have a place you can submit your page to. With the millions of new pages a day that appear, they don't get to them by spiders too fast. And to get to your page they would have to either have you submit it to them or have a link on someone else's page that leads to you and that page is visited by the spider.

Things to consider. Meta tags, especially key words, don't help and can hurt. Your title is 1000 times more important than they are. You have to have content that had the values you put in the keywords and they know all the tricks like small type font, same color fore and background, etc.

Your ISP may have a submission tool and that is free. But getting listed on Joe's Listing (made up) where 10s of people search isn't very productive.

jerrysp
09-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Thanks to all for the advice.

miseim - you are saying it would be beneficial webwise for us to have our advertisers, as you guessed mostly banks, attorneys, health care and funeral homes, to add our website URL to their website. And here too.

The URL is:

http://www.lvrny.net/

mlseim
09-26-2008, 02:42 AM
If you're asking for web site help, you should give the URL so we can help you better.
That's it ... just YOUR URL, not anyone else's. It becomes part of the thread, and the
assistance provided.

It just happens to be a link to your site ... which is a good thing.

Giving a link with no purpose (like to spam or advertise) is not allowed.
But you are asking for help with your site.

EDIT:
Looking at your site now ...
wow, very retro look to it (1995-ish).
Right down to the clock, temp, and site counter.

Define the demographics (who is the web site for)?
Is it for people like me looking for a place, or for the residents?

The clock is wrong (for me), and the temp is meaningless for me.
If your site is for me to find a new home, show me what it can
do for me. If your site is for the residents, aim the content to them.

Don't take my comments the wrong way ...
I'm really trying to help you by pointing these things out.
Someone should tell you that it's really not well designed,
and I guess I'm the one to say that.

I know some on here might scoff at using a free CSS template,
but maybe you could find a nice CSS template that would look
and operate so much better than what you have now.

You could also make a separation between people who are interested
in looking at what the place offers, and a section for residents only.

In a positive note, I think your photos are nice, and the "Honeymooners" are great.


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jerrysp
09-27-2008, 04:50 AM
The website was originally just internal. I recently decided to make some changes and to call attention to our retirement community via the Internet search engines. Most residents here are from within 50 miles of their prior residence.

I did mention that the residents have their separate section. The site is homemade. I'm going to work on making it better. I have not looked for templates.

Thanks again.

abduraooft
09-27-2008, 06:08 AM
Make sure that your website is semantic (http://boagworld.com/technology/semantic_code_what_why_how/)!

CoolTechno
09-27-2008, 09:32 AM
get some links from other websites to your website. in the same way visitors follow the links from that website to yours search engine bots will follow to your site :)
try bookmarking as well

selena
09-29-2008, 06:46 AM
well there are many things you can do. First thing you have to do is submit it in relevant web directories then submit it in various social bookmarking site if you have informative articles in your website. Also write articles for your website



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