Keywords!

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would you say... the more a keyword is searched that is a keyword of one of your pages, the more your page will be found... pending it's indexed within the first couple of pages on google?
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Hi Donald,
When you are deciding what keywords to target on your pages keep in mind that if the keyword has a large search volume it most likely also has high competition.

If your site is indexed, this means that it has been added to Google's index, it doesn't mean that your pages will come up for specific keyword searches yet.
When an Internet user searches for something the search engine will return whatever pages in it's index are the most relevant. If you have chosen to target specific keywords within your pages, that doesn't specifically mean that those pages will come up when that keyword is searched for, although that is the goal.

Here is a link to one of our Knowledge Book topics which may be helpful: Getting listed for keyword searches.

Emmy
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Also, on websitegrader.com it analyzes your keywords and chooses the first three keywords in the report. It'll show the monthly search volume and your page rank on each page of the three keywords. If your monthly search volume is HIGH but your page rank is low (page 1, page 2, page 3) does this look good on your website grade?
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That makes sense, would asking some website to maybe advertise Donald's site or someone elses, would that help?
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Yes Kylii, it is a very good idea to do this sort of thing. It's important to do link building as the search engines look very favorably on sites that have many incoming links. Good point!
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yes Kylii... it would help :)
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Donald

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how should I ask yola users if they want to link each other? contact them via their contact information on their website? through this forum? how would I find different yola sites some what relevant to mine?
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Hi Donald,
I am not very familiar with websitegrader.com. Did you take a look at that link to our KB topic on keyword searches? There are lots of variables when choosing keywords to target on your pages and it isn't cut and dry. Not only are you looking at search volume and competition, you also need to look at the fact that more niche keywords, although searched for less often, will bring in a more targeted visitor and will be easier to compete for.

One way to do things is to develop a list of keywords (using research tools) that really speak to what you provide and will bring in a targeted visitor, then start to develop content for your site where you can integrate them.

It is understandable that you want to have lots of visitors, but targeting very general keywords such as "audi cars" will bring with it tons of competition and possibly not the right visitors; whereas targeting "used audi cars austin texas" will have far less competition, will bring in a more targeted visitor and will be easier to compete for. Audi cars is just an example!

I hope this helps!

Emmy
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yea, I kind of understand that... but I don't want to make a very specific keyword phrase and get noone because it was too specific
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if I for example use the phrase, humanities you can never be too smart ... the only people that'll find my site are those that already know of my site, just like the above example will only pull up users in or around austin texas.
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Donald also keep in mind a keyword with little competition may also be one that is not used much when people search the web...Being on the first page of a keyword phrase that is hardly used is not going to do you much good....Here is another keyword/phrase tool Google has that I like because you can compare and maybe find a better combination of words...It helped me.....http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
I think also as Emmy is showing in examples and from much I have read, keyword phrases are the way to go....It makes sense...When you search do you use a single word or do you use a phrase to narrow things down a bit ?
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I had 29 pages indexed at one point, now I have 11.. to me this seems like a pretty big drop... does EACH page need to be frequently updated/changed to stay in the index... what can I do to help losing indexed pages?
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Things will fluctuate in the search engines and I cannot say why some pages are no longer indexed. The best thing to do is to keep adding new content to your site which you are doing; I see that you have a blog, this is a great way to accomplish consistent new content.