bad designed web template?

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Hello Yola,
after having problems with my website ( Linkchecker and cron jobs did not work) I was told
by the company that my template was badly designed.
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Ernst Weinert

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Ernst Weinert

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hello Yola

that was the companies reply:

Hello Mr. Weinert

this is the problem with your page

The HTML-tags are very badly programmed. (look at Quell-Code) of page.

usally it should look like this:

includes title, meta, and Style info.

includes the visible portion of the page

.................................................
Your page looks like this

contents title, meta,

2x Style info should be in the Head not in body.

Your page got 2 body sections and search engines have problems to find the 2nd body section.
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Here the code again

Hello Mr. Weinert

this is the problem with your page

The HTML-tags are very badly programmed. (look at Quell-Code) of page.

usally it should look like this:

</body

Your page got 2 body sections and search engines have problems to find the 2nd body section.
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Hello Ernst,

I'm going to refer your query to our SEO team for an answer and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
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hello Marije, thanks, but I think nobody is interested in my complaint.
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Hello Ernst - I'm going to follow up again, I'm sorry about this.
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Hi Ernst,

I'm sorry that no one responded to you sooner on this thread. Up until this point we have not received other complaints regarding bad programming of HTML tags. What I can tell you is that each Yola website does have an HTML meta tag for title, description and keywords tags and these are successfully picked up by the search engines which you can see by looking at the search engine results pages and noticing the title tag as the link to the website, and the description tag beneath it. If the search engine was not successfully picking these up then we would not be able to see them.

One thing that is important with a template is an easy to follow navigation for the search engines as this is how they make it from page to page to add them to their index. Each Yola template, when you are using our navigation and not a custom one, is clean and extremely easy to navigate for both users and search engines. We also provide an xml sitemap which makes navigation by the search engines easier as well.

I am wondering what errors you received from Linkchecker? A linkchecker will check for broken links. Unfortunately if the program itself did not work with your site, possibly the problem is on the end of the program. I did check your site with http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/link-checker.shtml and got a success message for the first 40 links checked.

All of this said, I cannot say for sure why the company you are working with says there is a bad template design as the HTML meta tags are present and picked up but the search engines and I am able to run a linkchecker on your site.

Is there something about the SEO for your site that you would like to improve? We surely would be happy to answer questions you have and give any suggestions we can.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Hello Emmy, thanks for your reply, as the Webmaster is
currently on holiday I have to wait for more response from him.
But nevertheless I also have noticed when I take the origianl navigation
out and use my own navigation Google starts dropping one by one my pages,
as soon I add my original top navigation Google sees my pages.
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Hi Ernst,
When you say Google starts dropping your pages, do you mean they fall out of the index, or you loose some type of keyword ranking? If you are using your own navigation as long as the links are proper and the search engine can follow them there should not be a problem. If you add in your own custom navigation again I would be happy to take a look at the navigation links and see if they are followable and also if I can give any suggestions.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Hello Emmy, that's why installed my original navigation again because my pages did drop out of the index - I am running now with 2 navigation's at the moment
and I am sure if I would remove the original navigation, google would simply ignore my accordion navigator as before.

Kind Regards
Ernst Weinert
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Ernst,

I think your looking in the wrong place to fix your search engine index problem.

Google wouldn't really care if you 20 menus on the same page.

You need to look at keeping your content fresh and relevant and look
at other SEO tricks (inbound links, using twitter etc., page meta data)
That's the only things that make a difference in search results.
Look at your 3rd page for example 'comments' < it has no description, no keywords and has a short title (comments),, also it has lots of links on the page but no links back to it.
You need to get links into your specific pages - link them here in this forum as a start and also start a twitter account or linked in or something like that and get those links out there.

Lee.
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Hello Duke I am only talking about “Indexing pages” that's all, I got no problems
whatsoever right now...the problem comes in if I use my own navigation (supplied by Yola) as explaint earlier on.

Ernst
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Hello Ernst,

Thought I'd chime in and explain something,

Your page does not have 2 body sections - it actually has 2 body mentions in the CSS (which is strange but not a problem at all) but only has 1 body

What they wrote about search engines not finding the second body is rubbish.

The template is not badly programmed at all. Little things that are not 100% W3C strict like closing image tags or CSS in the body don't make any difference at all in the real world.

If you leave more info on what exactly you could not achieve we can maybe help you get it done.

Lee.
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