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    Ive got no clue about website advertising or entering them onto the search engines etc. When i type in my website it doesnt even come up on google lol. Would really appreciate some advice....

    thanks

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    it can (and normally does) take upto 2 months to even show in the ratings of google, yahoo etc etc

    From my 1and 1 servers:

    How long does it take for my site to be listed by a search engine?

    * Many of the search engines can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to list a site. Search engines, on average, receive thousands of submissions every day so this can be a lengthy process. The approximate time for some of the more popular search engines to list sites are:
    * 8-10 weeks: Altavista, Excite, HotBot, Lycos, Webcrawler
    * 8-12 weeks: Yahoo!

    Is ya site complete now, giz a look mate

    Original Poster

    not spoke to fae for a bit....

    im still just working on my other one in the meantime...i made a sister site for our broadband....i made the logo etc myself....ill pm u the addy as im not allowed to post it on here...

    u got any tips on advertisisng websites?

    working on the last bit now ....... getting ready for the show peice lol ......

    seo is pretty hard to get right ........ first thing sign up for google analytics ([url]www.google.com/analytics[/url]) i think......

    they track how many visitors etc to your site

    next set your meta tags ..... which i will do for you .......

    install a robots file ........ which i will do ........ this will entice google and others tp search your pages


    one of my sites was picked up by yahoo within hours :-D

    Original Poster

    excelent fae....so are you wanting to do all my updates? as ive just made a site for our broadband..not finished like as usualy lol but its got the design and logo i done

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    Meta tags is the best way you can influence (if done correctly), though the best ways are:

    Having links to your site from major sites. (eg have you got your homepage set in HUKDs?) The more different sites, the better.

    Change your content as frequently as you can plus use robots in your root dir. That entices search engines to visit!

    Register with google and put your site on there yourself free. (Same for yahoo and msn). Personally i wouldn't bother with any of the others.

    But the best way - is have an interesting site!!!!!

    Original Poster

    if i set my homepage as my work site will it not be seen as advertising??

    what other sites could i have it on? i dont ge tthe robots thing maybe someone will explain or link me?

    the content will always change...was hoping to find a IT news rss feed to put on the site...

    ill have a look into google, msn and yahoo...

    tazandsaz;2993656

    excelent fae....so are you wanting to do all my updates? as ive just made … excelent fae....so are you wanting to do all my updates? as ive just made a site for our broadband..not finished like as usualy lol but its got the design and logo i done



    sure can ....... any work i can get is a bonus lol ....... its another site to add to my portfolio ......

    once i sort this small problem i got (and a pain to fix) then your site is ready )

    it took a while for [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] to get up there, but now (last time i looked), am getting 575 unique visits so far this month.

    I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips but mostly about google adsense from Marketing experts, which I don't think you'll use but if you do decide you want to pay for advertising, let me know and I'll give you some of the tricks of the trade. :thumbsup:

    By the way, Guv and Fae, feel free to help me out with google once my site is up and running, the coder is going to start very soon. :-D

    P.S Apparantly Meta Tags aren't as useful as they used to be but the content is more influential than ever before, so make sure you have lots of useful info and you can even talk about subjects that's not too useful....just so search engines will pick it up without seeming like you're blagging the keywords. :thumbsup:

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    tazandsaz;2993706

    if i set my homepage as my work site will it not be seen as … if i set my homepage as my work site will it not be seen as advertising??what other sites could i have it on? i dont ge tthe robots thing maybe someone will explain or link me?the content will always change...was hoping to find a IT news rss feed to put on the site...ill have a look into google, msn and yahoo...



    Taz, what isnt allowed is self promotion. ie threads. If your homepage is this site, then its fine.

    RSS may be a good way, though having dynamic content is good, not sure how much that will affect your own ratings baring in mind the content is not yours.

    Robots is just a simple text file that tells search engines to do their job (or not if thats what you chose.)

    realfriendlyman;2993754

    I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips … I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips but mostly about google adsense from Marketing experts, which I don't think you'll use but if you do decide you want to pay for advertising, let me know and I'll give you some of the tricks of the trade. :thumbsup:By the way, Guv and Fae, feel free to help me out with google once my site is up and running, the coder is going to start very soon. :-D



    no, please share with us... we wont tell

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    realfriendlyman;2993754

    I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips … I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips but mostly about google adsense from Marketing experts, which I don't think you'll use but if you do decide you want to pay for advertising, let me know and I'll give you some of the tricks of the trade. :thumbsup:By the way, Guv and Fae, feel free to help me out with google once my site is up and running, the coder is going to start very soon. :-D



    About time!!!:w00t:

    I know how to get listed on google within 24 hours!

    realfriendlyman;2993754

    I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips … I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips but mostly about google adsense from Marketing experts, which I don't think you'll use but if you do decide you want to pay for advertising, let me know and I'll give you some of the tricks of the trade. :thumbsup:By the way, Guv and Fae, feel free to help me out with google once my site is up and running, the coder is going to start very soon. :-D



    will do mate ....... msn me, we can have a chat :-D

    will you all PM me ya MSN address, so i can add you

    oh Fae, did you sort them books out for me

    Original Poster

    guv;2993766

    Taz, what isnt allowed is self promotion. ie threads. If your homepage is … Taz, what isnt allowed is self promotion. ie threads. If your homepage is this site, then its fine. RSS may be a good way, though having dynamic content is good, not sure how much that will affect your own ratings baring in mind the content is not yours. Robots is just a simple text file that tells search engines to do their job (or not if thats what you chose.)



    thanks for that mate...will do it now then lol

    Original Poster

    realfriendlyman;2993754

    I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips … I actually went to an SEO seminar today and received a lot of great tips but mostly about google adsense from Marketing experts, which I don't think you'll use but if you do decide you want to pay for advertising, let me know and I'll give you some of the tricks of the trade. :thumbsup:By the way, Guv and Fae, feel free to help me out with google once my site is up and running, the coder is going to start very soon. :-DP.S Apparantly Meta Tags aren't as useful as they used to be but the content is more influential than ever before, so make sure you have lots of useful info and you can even talk about subjects that's not too useful....just so search engines will pick it up without seeming like you're blagging the keywords. :thumbsup:




    yeah lmk the secrets lol....i will be paying for what we have to...soon as we have the budget

    Disco;2993809

    will you all PM me ya MSN address, so i can add you oh Fae, did you sort … will you all PM me ya MSN address, so i can add you oh Fae, did you sort them books out for me



    not yet ...... lol ....... been busy ........ taz had me slaving all day hehe and had a driving lesson

    Original Poster

    Abvance;2993780

    I know how to get listed on google within 24 hours!



    lmk m8.....:thumbsup:

    tazandsaz;2993839

    lmk m8.....:thumbsup:



    taz if ya want on google in 24 hours, you put so much chit on your site e.g. words that don't match your site & google indexes it quickly....... its cheating & google will ban you for it

    Disco;2993809

    will you all PM me ya MSN address, so i can add you



    realfriendlyman,advance, that includes you two guys, as well as Fae, Guv and Taz :whistling:

    Original Poster

    faevilangel;2993845

    taz if ya want on google in 24 hours, you put so much chit on your site … taz if ya want on google in 24 hours, you put so much chit on your site e.g. words that don't match your site & google indexes it quickly....... its cheating & google will ban you for it



    ah..lol...wouldnt do that anyway...

    Banned

    faevilangel;2993845

    taz if ya want on google in 24 hours, you put so much chit on your site … taz if ya want on google in 24 hours, you put so much chit on your site e.g. words that don't match your site & google indexes it quickly....... its cheating & google will ban you for it



    Good advice. Google will remove you or penalise you if caught trying to cheat.

    guv;2993874

    Good advice. Google will remove you or penalise you if caught trying to … Good advice. Google will remove you or penalise you if caught trying to cheat.



    its easy to get on gooogle thru word spamming but they catch you quickly.......... only people who use this method are out to cheat people by getting to top

    Disco;2993846

    realfriendlyman,advance, that includes you two guys, as well as Fae, Guv … realfriendlyman,advance, that includes you two guys, as well as Fae, Guv and Taz :whistling:



    you pm me if ya want it

    Original Poster

    i just want to do it the right way...as its a business im wanting to advertise rather than make money from the website its self...

    anyone know any business forums related to the North East?

    tazandsaz;2993992

    i just want to do it the right way...as its a business im wanting to … i just want to do it the right way...as its a business im wanting to advertise rather than make money from the website its self...anyone know any business forums related to the North East?



    try adding it to yell.co.uk and online directories ........ there are websites that people can rate local services.... add your business to them :-D

    Submit a sitemap to google. (XML)
    Register you site with google.

    google.com/web…rs/

    Takes up to 24 hours with these means.

    Google rank mainly goes up on the popularity of your site (how many other sites have linked to you etc).

    ajay87;2994020

    Submit a sitemap to google. (XML)Register you site with … Submit a sitemap to google. (XML)Register you site with google.http://www.google.com/webmasters/Takes up to 24 hours with these means. Google rank mainly goes up on the popularity of your site (how many other sites have linked to you etc).



    im doing her site map asap .......
    you can add ya self to google but more fun letting them find you :lol:

    yes thats true on google rank ........ thats why i said taz to put the site on local directories etc :-D

    taz's page ctrl-networks.110mb.com/ind…tml

    the left hand css menu is being a jerk..... i have the code but won't show right lol ....... gonna keep trying tho ....... im sure its just a small modification needed :x


    edit : fixed the IE error :lol:

    faevilangel;2994043

    im doing her site map asap .......you can add ya self to google but more … im doing her site map asap .......you can add ya self to google but more fun letting them find you :lol:yes thats true on google rank ........ thats why i said taz to put the site on local directories etc :-D



    Good idea. Also try adding it to social bookmarking sites, such as Stumble, Digg, etc.

    Within a hour of me adding mysite to stumble, a friend stumbled across it! What are the chances!

    ajay87;2994113

    Good idea. Also try adding it to social bookmarking sites, such as … Good idea. Also try adding it to social bookmarking sites, such as Stumble, Digg, etc.Within a hour of me adding mysite to stumble, a friend stumbled across it! What are the chances!



    yeah good point....... add ya self to stumbleupon taz :-D

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    faevilangel;2994089

    taz's page http://ctrl-networks.110mb.com/index.html the left hand css … taz's page http://ctrl-networks.110mb.com/index.html the left hand css menu is being a jerk..... i have the code but won't show right lol ....... gonna keep trying tho ....... im sure its just a small modification needed :xedit : fixed the IE error :lol:



    You had better fix the firefox cockup too!

    guv;2994145

    You had better fix the firefox cockup too!



    which one is that i have used firefox to test the site & shows ok

    tazandsaz;2993992

    i just want to do it the right way...as its a business im wanting to … i just want to do it the right way...as its a business im wanting to advertise rather than make money from the website its self...anyone know any business forums related to the North East?



    if its a new startup, contact Business Link in Seaham. OH just got a grant for £2k for promotional stuff

    Original Poster

    site looks ok but its kinda not central lol

    tazandsaz;2994285

    site looks ok but its kinda not central lol



    i know it needs work im just showing what i got so far ...... it takes time ....... i just need to sort the css out & thats it ....... small tweaks here and there

    faevilangel;2994295

    i know it needs work im just showing what i got so far ...... it takes … i know it needs work im just showing what i got so far ...... it takes time ....... i just need to sort the css out & thats it ....... small tweaks here and there



    why didnt ya use a pre-designed CSS and work from that! you could've done 10 by now! :thumbsup:

    PS; how come two different Hosting Providers are showing gymbuddy.com as sold / for sale

    Disco;2994304

    why didnt ya use a pre-designed CSS and work from that! you could've done … why didnt ya use a pre-designed CSS and work from that! you could've done 10 by now! :thumbsup:PS; how come two different Hosting Providers are showing gymbuddy.com as sold / for sale



    could be many reasons......& i prefer to write my own code ........ its more fun :-D takes longer

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    faevilangel;2994158

    which one is that i have used firefox to test the site & shows ok



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