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Can anyone take a look at my site and give me some advice? I'd really appreciate it.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by darkz0rk, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. darkz0rk

    darkz0rk Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a feeling it is against the rules to post links to sites, so I won't. I'm new when it comes to SEO etc. and I've spent hours over the last couple of days trying to learn as much as I can off other members on here. This site has been a Godsend! I registered my domain a year ago, but only started making the site up about 6 months ago. I can say that finally the site (online retailer) is ready, but I absolutely cannot be found on google anywhere. I've tried using meta-tags, I've been posting on popular blogs and forums (like reddit) and have been active on facebook and tumblr, yet I am not ranked at all. A check today confirmed a google page rank of 0 and Alexa rank of 0.

    I'm just looking for some help and advice from you guys as you obviously have a much better understanding than I do. If anyone wouldn't mind sharing their skype with me so we could have a quick text-chat and I could share my site link with them I would be very grateful. (I can't reply to PM's yet, so please be patient!)

    I just need some help.

    Thanks
     
  2. fifithetot25

    fifithetot25 Newbie

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    Why dont you give a quick description of what you have done and what you expect out of it so that people can offer you appropriate advice accordingly.
     
  3. darkz0rk

    darkz0rk Newbie

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    Hi fifithetot25,

    I set up a website based on prestashop. It is an online retailer.

    So far I have tried to generate an interest through: Instagram (hashtags and posts with the website link), Reddit (creation of a topic in my target niche category, with link posted), tumblr (posts with website link and hashtags), twitter (post with website link and hashtags.), facebook (brand page with posts with link). These are not spam posts, but rather detailed posts which have received some form of verification by the target demographic (replies to the topic, retweets, reblogs, instagram likes on posts, etc.).

    On the website I have provided meta-tags for every category, and have named my product images in a manner which search engines should be associating with my site.

    What else would you guys recommend?
     
  4. ShotsFired

    ShotsFired Registered Member

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    Hi darkz0rk!

    I'd be very careful with the usage of tags and meta-tags on your site. From the sounds of it, Big G may have trouble identifying your niche because of all the categories and tags that are attached to your pages - resulting in the identification process getting skewered as you have too many keywords/anchors for G to make a decision (don't get me wrong - it's good to be thorough, but over-optimization can really hinder you).

    Could you give me an idea of how your landing page is structured? Don't worry, no need to include your niche.

    Something like:

    My site:

    Page title: buy online retail stuff!
    Header: online retailer: buy the best online retail stuff online (links/tags/anything else attached to this)
    Page content: Welcome to online retail stuff: we sell 'x', 'y' and 'z' online retail products

    Well...something like that. I just need an idea of whether or not you're over-optimized your pages - so please include everything on your landing page in terms of: this piece of text has a category, 8 tags and gets posted to recent posts.

    Let me know - and good luck!

    :)
     
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  5. darkz0rk

    darkz0rk Newbie

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    Hello ShotsFired!

    Thanks very much for the reply. I really appreciate it.
    My landing page (index) is structured like this:

    PAGE: Index

    PAGE TITLE: ''Name of shop/company name''

    META DESCRIPTION: ''retailer providing.....''

    META KEYWORDS: 7 keywords including target-niche keywords and store name.

    Perhaps, if you wouldn't mind, you could add me on skype, just to go through it very briefly? Id: do0mdivine
     
  6. ShotsFired

    ShotsFired Registered Member

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    Hi :)

    Do you have any categories, tag-clouds, recent posts or anything similar on your main page?

    Do you have text at the top of your page describing your business, what you provide, etc?

    If you don't have text at the top describing your page - get on that straight away; include your main keyword in this description (you could even use it in your title like so: "my keyword | my online brand | buy online today" - try not to stuff the page with keywords though, but do ensure you have a good bit of intro text at the top as this is the first area G will look when identifying your site.

    AFAIK (and If my memory serves me correctly), a certain Mr. C at G has said before that they do not use the keywords meta tag when ranking sites - so that may be your problem right there!

    :)
     
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