Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
Lots of topics in this forum :
And can't your techie friend help you?
I had already tried reading through most of the forum pages but most of the answers seem to be specific to particular hosts etc.
A number of people talk about downloading a seo from a company called rage, but when I looked on google this software seems to have very negative results and I don't want to pay for something if it is not going to work.
Unfortunately my technie friend didn't know anything about iweb.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
Your techie friend should know that meta tags are not much used nowadays since Google ignores them.
What you do need to add is the Title tag and a meta description for each page...
More about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
You don't have to know anything about iWeb because you cannot add meta code in it.
You have to edit the published pages.
And instead of adding the meta words to the code , type the words on the page for your visitors to see.
Make your page INTERESTING.
And Google wants to know one thing : does your website add value?
Magic word : advertise.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 8:03 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
Negative comments about iWeb SEO Tool are usually from those that can't follow simple instructions.
It saves a lot of time c/w opening each HTML file and adding the tags very time you publish changes to your site.
Thank you Roddy and Wyodor. The instructions, Roddy, do look fairly straight forward and I feel more confident about trying it out now. Wyodor, when I created the page I tried to put all my key words in the first sentences so that they could be searchable so I guess the trick is avertising more.
However, you both say that meta tags aren't that important any more so, so can I ask you both whether you think paying to download the iweb SEO tool is worth it? My business is not my main job and I lost money on it this year (I moved from Scotland to England so payed out a fair amount in local advertising) and I was hoping not to spend any more cash this financial year. Do you think the iweb SEO tool would be a better investment than say paying for a e-advert with the local paper or adding my name to the England-wide directory for my profession? I am a bit clueless when it comes to the internet!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
You said your site doesn't show insearch engines?
It does at Google :
And this is the other way around :
It appears that Upon My Word is not really unique :
Hi again Wyodor,
It does, as you say, show up when you search 'upon my word' or my name 'Anna Fancett', but I am trying to make it show up when you search 'storyteller in Northumberland' or 'storytelling in Northumberland.' These search terms show up the listings I've posted in netmums which have links to my website but not my website itself. I've scrolled about ten pages of google and still not found me! I was hoping that adding meta tags would put me nearer to the top. Another friend told me that setting up a twitter and splashing my web address every where would help more than meta tags but I really don't know what's best! I am the least techie person ever!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Nausicaa_1)
Write some interesting text for your Home page and incorporate the keywords that you want to come up in a search.
The main keywords should also be in the meta description for each page.
You should also consider uploading a sitemap and entering it into Google.
Thank you Roddy and Wyodor. I've read for all the lnks you've sent me and it seems that I should spend more time on trying to get my website linked from the right sort of websites etc rather than get the meta tags sorted. I will look into the sitemap thing too.