My website is not coming up on the first few Google pages
by Andy Soper
(Grahamstown South Africa)
The Title says it all. My website is not coming up on the first few Google pages. I am getting hits but only a few (3-6) per day
I have registered with Google and it has crawled my site but still no significant business.
We make nice stuff (I think) and people who do see our stuff like it.
Perhaps my keywords are not the best?
I just checked your site's page source and these are the keywords your are using for your site:"the home of elegance, on-line Jewelry, "
If I am surfing the internet looking for handcrafted jewelry it would NEVER
occur to me to type in “the home of elegance” and I am pretty sure that no one else will either. Even if people did know that your website existed they would probably type in “everydayelegance.org” to find you.
Choosing the right keywords for a website involves understanding the search habits of the general public. When building a website around a certain topic, it is important to consider how people would search for information about the topic.
Please read these articles to get a better understanding of keywords and how to find and use the right ones.
Just having the right keyword alone will not drive traffic to your site as you will be competing against 1000’s of other handcrafted jewelry sites to get noticed and ranked in the first few pages of Google results.
When someone types in a keyword or search term in Google’s search box, Google searches the entire web (consisting of over 100 million websites) to find the best sites for that keyword, and then ranks them accordingly in the search results.
How do you get the search engine to list your website in the first 10 to 30 results? The answer is simple: CONTENT. The more content or information you provide about a particular topic the better your site will be ranked in the first 10 to 30 search engine results.
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Besides having the right keywords and lots of informative and great content for your site, Google also ranks your site by how many inbound links you have. Having inbound links is also one of the main factors that major search engines take in account to rank your website in the search engine results. So you must also work on “link building”.
Link Building is the process of creating inbound links to ones own website. This can be done by reciprocal links, being listed in e-zines, newsletters, directories, search engines, etc. Link building is one of the best ways to make your site popular. There are few types of linking one of which is reciprocal links.
Reciprocal links or link exchanges is the process where two webmasters agree to show the other's link on their website. After link building when the number of sites which link to a particular site is known as link popularity which helps in the search engine ranking of a website.
There are many advantages of link building.
1. Link building helps in getting quality traffic from relevant sites which increases sales.
2. Also when there will be high quality incoming links the site will also be seen as a valuable resource.
3. Link building helps in creating awareness, visibility and credibility of your site.
4. The site also obtains wider search engine exposure.
It also helps the website get indexed by search engines.
As well as “link exchanges” you can also get links to your site by joining in jewelry discussion forums (like you have done here). Remember that Forums are for sharing and discussing ideas or problems. They are not a place for you to give a “sales pitch”, if your comments sound like you are just trying to sell something then readers will most likely ignore it and probably not click on your link.
Photo Galleries are also a great way to get an inbound link. If anytime you see a “Jewelry Photo Gallery” inviting you to share some of your designs, then DO IT! Its an open invitation for you to get involved and show off your work. Be sure to describe how you made the piece, what materials you used and what inspired you to make it. Also tell a little something about YOU, readers are always interested in getting to know the designer a little better.
Again, DO NOT write a sales pitch! Just interesting info about the piece. Your link will be your sales route. If you describe the piece well and what went into making it, then if people are interested in purchasing any of your work or want to see more of what you have to offer they will follow your link. Be descriptive as possible!
Feel free to add a photo and description (along with your website link) to my Handcrafted Jewelry Photo Gallery
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I hope all this information and articles are helpful to you in understanding how Google ranks your site.
Good luck and please keep me updated on how your Google ranking is doing.