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    Warren7
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    Hi

    I need some advise please. My wife has recently set up her website which is http://www.k9adventures.com.au

    It is a pet sitting/dog walking small business.

    How long does it take for the website to be picked up on the web site search engines?

    The site has been online for 10 days now yet when you do a search the site does not appear and there are not a lot of dog walking/pet sitting businesses in the area.

    Regards
    Warren

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    Chris Bates
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    Hey Warren,

    As a very very simple way to ensure your website gets “looked at” by Google, head to this link – http://www.google.com.au/addurl/

    However, having just posted the link on this forum you have create what is called a ‘back link’. Google will look at this topic, see your link and look at your wifes website. But still add the url, to be sure.

    It can take a little while for Google to index your website, and even when it does it doesn’t mean you will show highly in search results.

    If you have money to invest, you can hire someone like myself to help you on your way to the top of Google. Or there are other ways to promote your business online too.

    Good luck!

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Melinda B
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    Chris Bates, post: 34125 wrote:
    However, having just posted the link on this forum you have create what is called a ‘back link’. Google will look at this topic, see your link and look at your wifes website. But still add the url, to be sure.
    I’m pretty sure all the links on FS are no-follow, so no backlink from here unfortunately.

    Warren, it can take up to 6-8 weeks for a site to be found and indexed. Blog type sites tend to be picked up faster than html sites – not sure why. Adding your url to sites such as google, as Chris recommended, will help but it still takes time.

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    JohnW
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    Hi Warren,

    As Chris says, submiit your site to Google at the location given. For the next two most used SEs go to:

    http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit/ (If memory serves you will need to open a free Yahoo account before you can access its submission form.)
    http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx

    you will get indexed by them in time.

    Melinda is correct about the SEs not being able to read the link to your site on this page.

    Google’s timings may be a bit up in the air at the moment as it is rolling out its latest major upgrade and all sorts of strange things can happen during that process.

    A tip.
    Enter this search string into the SEs: site:k9adventures.com.au

    That asks them to list all pages from your site that have been indexed. This will tell you when they have indexed your other pages.

    Regs,

    John W

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    Craig_Longmuir
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    you should also look at the code on your website – there really is not much for google to see!

    the title and h1 tags are your chance to throw google some keywords…..no mention of dog walking in either for you

    having your site built right is the first step, but most important is to get quality back links with keyword in – so “dog walkers point cook” linking to your site from a popular dog related site…

    this forum has no follow so links here do not help – this stops people posting junk just to get a link)

    it takes time but keep posting links to your site in relevant places….

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    Chris Bates
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    Melinda_B, post: 34140 wrote:
    I’m pretty sure all the links on FS are no-follow, so no backlink from here unfortunately.

    Yes, you are correct. It’s signature links that don’t have “nofollow”.

    So if you want to spam, do it in your signature! haha

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    Craig_Longmuir
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    i think the no-follow in sigs is disabled once you reach a certain membership level/after x amount of posts??

    seems most users sigs have no follow attached to any links, mine included!

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    Craig_Longmuir
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    anyhow, back to the google thing!

    this article http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors shows whats important

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    JohnW
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    craiglongmuir.com, post: 34163 wrote:
    this article http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors shows whats important
    Hi All,
    This is a very interesting, detailed and often technical survey posted by Craig that deserves some more comment.

    This is its stated basis…

    “Each participant was asked to rate more than 100 search ranking factors along with specific questions about hot issues in the SEO field. This document, representing the collective wisdom of expert practitioners…”

    Many SE ranking factors were omitted from the survey. It looks like some may have been included simply because they were contentious at the time.

    When you get into the fine print you find there was a very low level of agreement between the 72 participants about what they thought were the important ranking factors.

    There was only 1 response (0.6% of questions) where there was a high consensus of agreement.

    In only 36% of responses was there a moderate or higher level of agreement on the importance of the parameter.

    Also bear in mind that the opinion poll is over 12 months old now and it’s reported that Google has made over 100 changes to its ranking algorithm in that time.

    I commend the article. It may open some folks’ eyes as to the range of complexities that may be in the SE algorithms but please read it very, very carefully.

    This is NOT to diminish the importance of the opinion poll.

    PS: You may want to compare this to the previous report http://www.seomoz.org/factors/v2.

    There was a higher consensus of agreement among the 37 often different “experts” back then. Does that make the older one more accurate? No.

    Regs,

    John W

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    Melinda B
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    The site has no Meta descriptions nor keywords.

    When I click on the home link on the site it takes me to http://www.k9adventures.com.au/content/home which is the home page under a weird url.

    Also, your sitemap looks unusual. It might be ok and I’ve just never seen one that looks like that (very possible) however I’d have someone else look at it too and see what they say.

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    JohnW
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    Melinda_B, post: 34186 wrote:
    The site has no Meta descriptions nor keywords.
    When I click on the home link on the site it takes me to http://www.k9adventures.com.au/content/home which is the home page under a weird url.

    Also, your sitemap looks unusual. It might be ok and I’ve just never seen one that looks like that (very possible) however I’d have someone else look at it too and see what they say.
    Forget keyword meta tags. This is a superseded piece of HTML code.

    Description meta tag is important but not for ranking purposes.

    Home page URL should not be a problem if canonical is set up correctly.

    Regs,
    John W

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    Samith
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    Warren7, post: 34121 wrote:
    Hi

    I need some advise please. My wife has recently set up her website which is http://www.k9adventures.com.au

    It is a pet sitting/dog walking small business.

    How long does it take for the website to be picked up on the web site search engines?

    The site has been online for 10 days now yet when you do a search the site does not appear and there are not a lot of dog walking/pet sitting businesses in the area.

    Regards
    Warren

    Hi Warren,

    Fastest way to get your website indexed by Google is to let Google know your website is ready for indexing, you can do this by completing three steps, this is the same method main SEO companies follow as well.

    1. Create a Google webmaster account, if you already have a Gmail account this will take a couple minutes.

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

    2. Once account is created you can add your website and you will be asked to verify the ownership of your website.

    3. Once verified you can submit a site map for your website. This will give Google an idea about the pages of your website.

    This is the fastest way to get your website indexed by Google, I’ve seen websites getting index after couple of days of creating a webmaster account. Best of luck!

    Best Regards,
    Samith W.

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    Peter – FS Administrator
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    Hi all,
    Just to clarify, Flying Solo links are no follow for members until they reach 50 posts or more.
    Cheers
    Peter

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    TheWebExpert
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    Ensure you have your site listed in Google, Yahoo and Bing (you can search each for addurl function)

    Think of what your customer/client is going to search for in the search engine.

    They will not put in “K9 Adventure” – they likely will use “dog walking” “dog walkers” “dog walking service” etc. So your title, and heading tags, and also you images on your page, all need to have those key phrases.

    Dont have meta keywords and descriptions as your priority – as Google have clearly said they dont look at the keywords at all in consideration of search, and they more than often wont use your meta description as the “snippet”.

    Set up a Facebook Fan Page – and put your website address – this is a quick and easy backlink to your site.

    V

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