Googled, but still can't find my site!

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Help, I've got a synthasite site called charltonhistory.synthasite.com which has definitely been crawled by Google. I have keyworded it but still cannot find anything when I search for it. Where am I going wrong?

Thanks John
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Hello JR,

It takes time for new sites to be picked up by search engines, although I do see that your site has been crawled by Google, but there is no guarantee that you'll show up for the specific keyword searches you want to. There are however, things you can do to increase your chances of ranking for keyword searches.

Search engines like Google show users the sites that they think the users will find useful. The most important things you can do to get your site pages indexed is to update your content frequently and get other related sites to link to your site.

If users like your site enough to post a link to it, search engines begin to trust your site a little more. This also applies to visitors - the more visitors you have, the more likely search engines are to send other visitors to you. While many users have achieved good search engine rankings with a SynthaSite subdomain, using a custom domain name will make it easier for users to remember and revisit your site.

You can submit your site to Google through a program called Google Webmaster Tools. We have posted a tutorial that walks you through the steps to do so here. When you submit your site, it's a matter of sitting back and waiting for Google's crawlers to reach your site. This could take as little as a few days, or as long as a few months. Unfortunately, this is out of our control.

You can also add tags to your pages to tell search engines what your site is about. These are key words which will help search engines identify your site. In the properties sidebar for each page you will see a field labeled "Keywords". Type your keywords in there - your location, your business, what you offer etc. This is the place to put the sorts of things you'd expect people to be typing into search engines to find you.

You should also add a description into the "Description" field - this should be a sentence or two describing your site. An example of a description would be "The Quick & Easy Website Builder that Requires NO Technical Skills and offers free website hosting."

The "Window Title" is what shows up at the top of a browser when viewing your page as well as in the search engine results page. This is an important piece of SEO and should contain a short description of your web page and include things such as your business name and location as well as the main keyword which would represent the page. Here is an example: "Affordable Web Design - XYZ Company - Austin, Texas". Try to keep this under 70 characters. Then be sure to republish your site.

Here is a link to another tutorial that gives you some more tips on attracting visitors; Promoting your Website. We also have a thread in our forum with more info; SEO with SynthaSite.

If you're a small business or affinity group, you may want to have a professional help get traffic to your site. Some businesses on SynthaSite have found it useful to work with an SEO (search engine optimization) company to improve their rankings and reach visitors. If you'd like to do so, we suggest speaking with our partner inLocal.

If you want to see who is visiting your site, we suggest that you install Google Analytics. Here's how to do it:
1. Go to https://www.google.com/analytics/ and sign up for a free account
2. Type in the URL of your site
3. Copy the verification code provided by Google
4. Go to SynthaSite and drag and drop a HTML widget at the bottom of each page you want to track
5. Paste the code from Google into the HTML editor on each page
6. Republish your site

Your site will then be verified and you can log into your Google Analytics account to find out all the information you want to know about the people who have visited your site.

I hope you find this helpful. If you require more assistance please let us know.

Regards,

Emmy
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Nice! very useful tips! by the way, I've done certain things to snap the attention of google but still cant find my site --- use the meta tags, verified it, sitemap submission and local business registration hoping to at least find it on the net. However, even I am typing the whole URL: http://visarun.yolasite.com, I cant find it. I already added some ADSense and even some gadgets/widgets like skype, google calendar and translate, still cant find my site...maybe need to wait more for sometime? or I am just missing something? (It's been up for two weeks now) will greatly appreciate your comments and help...thank you! (I also mistakenly posted this to FAQ, apologize if i violate something..thanks!)
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@Tony - I have responded to you at this other thread: http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/how...