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    getting your site on search engines

    1) What are the best ways to make your website search engine friendly?
    2) What are the best ways to get your website on search engines?






    Please and thank you! Also, CODING FORUM IS THE BEST!

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    Have good content.
    Have good content.
    Have good content.

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    That does not help that much.

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    There is no "magic" there. Good content is the best approach. Everything in the Black SEO cookbook can be bested with good content. Sorry to be the one that burst your bubble on this, but it is true.
    Of course, good semantic markup, clean code, External css files, non-table layouts, all this helps, but content is the most important feature the bots are looking for.
    Last edited by jlhaslip; 12-02-2007 at 05:47 AM.

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    Ok thanks! How do I enter my websites to search engines? or do bots just do it.

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    google "submit to search engines" for a start

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    for a start? Which one is the better way?

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    All of them serve their purpose. Google is likely the best, but that will take some time, usually, before they will actually link to your site. They have some pretty strict rules, and time is important to them. They will place you in their Sandbox for a period to make sure your site is worthy.

    Afe,
    you really need to seek your answers via the Search Engines and read a few tutorials. The volunteers that answer questions here are not likely to answer your questions which you should be able to answer via the Search Engines and other, more simply understood Tutorials.
    This is not a beginner's Forum. The people here can get very technical and your questions really do not require the level of expertise found here.
    Sorry if that sounds harsh, but one of the best skills you can develop is the skill to research the answers yourself, but come back here when you are truly stumped by the problem.
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    There are some other things that are important such as validating your pages, using meaningful keywords (but not overloading them), getting backlinks from other sites, getting listed in directories that people might use for your topic, and much more. Its not a simple answer, like was said above content is king. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is huge, but getting visitors and having poor content is pointless. Agreed by above as well, if you provide an example of your content perhaps we can suggest ways to improve your copy or validate your pages.
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    google "submit to search engines" for a start
    Submitting your site to search engines is a waste of time.

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    really? How should I put my meta tags and other things?
    Last edited by afe; 12-02-2007 at 05:05 PM.

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    Well I like to make sure that my meta tags are included in the page I`m trying to index: but thats just me.

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    Forget meta tags, they aren't important at this stage (later, when you have rankings, you will want to consider meta descriptions to improve click through rates)

    You need to...

    1) Get your site indexed (see the link I posted - it's not just underlined text as you seem to have thought).
    2) Ensure your site is relevant to your target search terms (ie, with content).
    3) Have people link to your site.

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    no proper way to Search engine find the site. Only good site with best content, it will index with in a week

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    If you never submit your website to a search engine, and if there are no links to your site from external places, a web crawler is not likely to find the site. Crawlers work by following every link in a site until they find the end of the universe (which sounds like eternity), so submitting it is a good idea, regardless of how pointless some say. Its helpful and guarantees a crawler will find your site. Also, while some have said things like meta tags are pointless, the issue is that nobody actually knows how search engines work because they are always changing their algorithms. So DON'T ignore the small details like meta tags, put them in because they will help (maybe not in all search engines, but at least some!). The best approach is not the one that focuses solely on content, but that also uses these smaller details to supplement the site. Honestly, what can meta tags hurt anyways? Just don't ABUSE things by making your site look like spam. Use them properly.
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