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07-09-2004, 11:39 AM
I am new to this forum.
I have a gardening website that ranks well with some of my kw. But for some reason I cannot get newer wepages ranked at all. (possibly not optimized correctly).
My webhosting is with godaddy.com and have heard that they may or may not block google from indexing websites. No sense continuing with optimizing newer webpages if this is true?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
07-09-2004, 12:07 PM
Guzie, welcome to the forums. If they were blocking Google you wouldn't be ranking for anything and they wouldn't have any customers. It's more likely a function of your optimization or linking strategy.
Have the pages been indexed (can you find them with the exact URL?) If not put one in your sig here as it should help. If you'd like to post the URL we could be more specific.
Again welcome to the forums!
07-09-2004, 12:08 PM
GoDaddy had a period where they were a bit sketchy.
as far as optimization goes (especially for google)
a good page title and headers help a bunch, but the bulk of the algorithm centers around the importance of getting many sites to link to you with your keywords in the link text
07-09-2004, 12:19 PM
Nice way of putting it SEObook. I was going to say it probley is not enough backlinks for your site to rank very well especially for competive keywords.
07-09-2004, 12:55 PM
Yes dilligaf many of our original pages are indexed and we actually have decent visitors from google and other search engines using some of our regional keywords.
Here is my URL: http://guzmansgreenhouse.com
Once again thanks for the help.
07-09-2004, 01:12 PM
Well at 1st glance... you need backlinks buddy.
You need to have more links voting for your site.
07-09-2004, 01:21 PM
How do I go about doing this?
What I usually do is surf for sites with revelant content then email the contact person and ask to swap links.
But this is usually a long time consuming process.
I would like to use some of those link building scripts but they all seem "spammy"! :rolleyes:
Is there an easier way to get these backlinks or do I just continue doing what I am doing?
07-09-2004, 01:33 PM
Yeah... getting backlinks sucks... but no choice buddy.
Go to dmoz and look at your cathegorie, contact these dudes... they should help you a bunch. Then do the directories, a lot are good and most don't require a link back.
When you send an email, you should put the link to their site 1st and tell them it's there already. It's harder to say no to a link that is already there.
If you talk about PR and stuff, you can put your foot in your mouth sometimes.
For your SIGNATURE do this : [*url=website url]Anchor text[*/url]
Remove the * in the above example. So you get a link from he in your posts.
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