View Full Version : Critique me please -- be brutal but polite
05-19-2004, 12:47 PM
I need a brutal critique -- my site has dropped off the top pages for most of my keywords on Google. I need to get it back up pronto and have over $10,000 in inventory that as already paid for and I need money.
The site is http://babysunprotection.com .
05-19-2004, 01:01 PM
Hi Summer what keywords are you going for?
05-19-2004, 02:17 PM
any that are in my metas... baby sunglasses, stroller sunshades, baby banz, toddler sunglasses, sunglasses for kids, jogging stroller sunshade, sun protective swimwear, etc.
05-19-2004, 05:02 PM
[QUOTE=Summer]any that are in my metas... baby sunglasses, stroller sunshades, baby banz, toddler sunglasses, sunglasses for kids, jogging stroller sunshade, sun protective swimwear, etc.[/QUOTE]
Put tons of keyword in your Keyword meta... ok
But you Description tag is not a Keyword tag.
This should describe the page not list the keywords used on it.
It has a low weight for rankings but it's used in the rankings as a description for the visitor.
I skip those listings usually since it's like spammy sites... so other may also.
05-19-2004, 07:20 PM
You gotta start working on getting links with those keywords as anchor text.
05-19-2004, 07:52 PM
I agree with eCommando, also i've noticed that the url's of your pages are dynamic, i know its really hard to make them static when you are renting a shopping cart but you should try and someone build an html catalog.
Its good that you have some text on top for each category, maybe you should also try making your keywords for that category bold, italic, h2, h3, h4...
And ohhh yeah lets mension this again backlinks backlinks backlinks :D
hope this helps.
OR and here is a really good suggestion,
Hire seo-guy to do it for you, have a pro behind your work and watch your site rise up to the first page for all keywords :)
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05-20-2004, 09:43 AM
Morgan recommended I post in here, which is why I did.
So, the suggestions thus far :
- LINKS : I have several affiliates and usually when I request a link, people join my affiliate program and those do not seem to be indexed as back links
- DESCRIPTION : I will work on it.
- ASP PAGES : I have had several people say something with regards to the dynamic pages -- what is wrong with them? I know google says:
"If you decide to use dynamic pages (i.e., the URL contains a '?' character), be aware that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as static pages. It helps to keep the parameters short and the number of them small. "
But I have every single page and products indexed on Google, so I don't think that is the problem.
I was trying to look at other things, because my main problems came when I switched hosts. Argh. :(
05-20-2004, 02:51 PM
[QUOTE=Summer]I was trying to look at other things, because my main problems came when I switched hosts. Argh. :([/QUOTE]
When you decided to switch host... did you keep the other account open for a little while. Switching host is usually not a problem and is done often.
As soon as the domain is transfered and the change propagated it should just be like every day soup.
Did you look to see if Googlebot found your new hosted pages ? Look at your logs.
If the other account is still open... did you put a 301 redirect on it. Sending all trafic from the old IP (cached sometimes) to the new hosted site to make sure the opened account is not being used.
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