Does a site build with Yola have a lesser change to get a Google Pagerank?

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Hi all! My site http://www.southafricangeographic.com/ is already a long time on line
despite new content and other efforts I don't seem to get a Google Page Rank. I like to
build more sites or do I waste my time? What can be the problem apart from no links to my site.
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Ernst Weinert
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Hi Ernst,

What a great looking site; very impressive!

Getting Google Page Rank has nothing to do with the platform you use to build your site. I do see that your site is indexed, which is a great thing.

Page Rank has to do with how important Google finds a site to be on the Internet and this is calculated with metrics such as incoming links, and the importance of the site linking to your site, as well as traffic. When a site links to another site, it is like a "vote" in favor of that site.

The best thing to do is keep adding to your site and making it better as well as building links. You have a great topic and there are many sites out there that would like to link to your site as a reference point. I would suggest contacting other websites that have a topic where your site would be useful to their site visitors and letting them know about your site. One type of site that comes to mind is lodging websites in SA, as well as travel websites.

Hope this helps!

Emmy
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Thanks Emmy
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Hi Ersnt,

You definently have a well built and good looking site, I say just give it time. Maybe you can take some tips from here: www.websitegrader.com.
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Thanks Connor McCarra
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HI Ernst,

I love the look of your site and the content is great - in my opinion (and its my personal opinion - many may disagree) you have to many pages in the main naviagtion bar. I would cut it down to about 6-8 i.e. 1 line of links. The rest of the links could be added another way.

You could check out this site for examples of great custom menus you can use with Yola.
http://yolacodes.yolasite.com

The site Connor gave you is a great tool for spotting SEO mistakes, you could also have a read through these tutorials - this is the first in a set of 4.
http://www.yola.com/tutorials/intro-t...

Lee.
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PS - The 1 thing i notice you dont have on your site which is a real SEO benefit is Google Analytics - you can sign up here http://www.google.com/analytics/
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Great tip, thanks Lee.
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Thanks to all of you, have a nice day
regards, Ernst