June 14, 2003

Meta-thingies?

I donta speaka de language. Help. I'm wondering why 1) I get very few search engine visits each day and 2) Google's first listing for "Fragments from Floyd" carries you to my long-defunct host of six months ago.

I submitted the site to all the major search engines in January when I first got my domain name. They seem to have forgotten me.

Is there somewhere in my templates I should put keywords, etc, to become more search engine visible? Are there meta-tag thingies I should add somewhere in MT? Huh?

Posted by fred1st at June 14, 2003 07:25 AM | TrackBack
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http://www.searchenginewatch.com/

is a great resource for all info in this area.

last I looked, google doesn't pay attention to meta tags.

do you have access to your old stuff? take it down, if you can (put a redirect on the index page).

if I search on fragements floyd I do see you at number four on google which isn't bad.

Posted by: Anita Rowland at June 14, 2003 09:32 AM

Being indexed by Google is good. That you get any hits from search engines is good. I've noticed that the search engines tend to find the oldest pages first.

You might want to visit Netmechanic for some tips on site promotion, selection of keywords in your meta tags, etc. It takes a lot of work to get ranked high in the area that you want to be ranked.

In the meantime, you probably get search engines hitting for terms you weren't intending?

I'm not sure how much the meta-tags help, but it does let the search engines know what keywords you want folks to use to find you. There's no magic that I know of.

Posted by: meg at June 14, 2003 08:54 PM

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