Search engines could regard our Yola sites as a spamming attempt!

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My site has two META Content-type tags and two tags. Search engines could regard it as a spamming attempt and might decide not index my web site. I think all yola sites have two meta content-type tags and title tags. How can I fix the problem? Thanks.
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It isn't a problem and your site will not be regarded as a spam site unless you make it one....Yola sites index very well on all search engines if you spend the time it takes to promote your site.
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It hasn't been a problem with my site. Mine has been indexed and ranked pretty well by Google considering it hasn't been up very long, and what you mention (OP) hasn't been an issue.
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Hello Garen

There are many Yola sites that perform well in the search engines, but this has to do with time and effort that is put into search engine optimization (SEO); and not the site builder itself. The Yola Site Builder provides areas for adding Google Webmaster verification code, title description and keywords meta tags; as well as ways to optimize your text and images.

Yola has also put together a great deal of documentation to help you with SEO, here is what we have for you:

1. We have a series of short SEO Tutorials which will bring you through the various aspects of planning, building and promoting your site with SEO in mind. Here is a link: SEO Tutorials.

2. Verify your site with Google Webmaster and submit a sitemap: Google Webmaster Tutorial.

3. Each time you make a change to your site, you can Tweet the changes to your Twitter account. This is a great way to encourage more traffic to your site. Here is a link: Tweet your new site or your recent changes.

4. Watch a webinar on Introduction to SEO where we will bring you through the various ways to optimize your site in the Yola Site Builder. Here is a link:

5. Analyze your site traffic and how your visitors behave while on your site with Google Analytics. Here is a link: Google Analytics Tutorial.

Search engine optimization is something that takes time and effort, and is not a quick process; it's something that you will want to work on before, during and after you publish your website. Take your time going through these resources; we hope you find them helpful.
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Thank you very much for all replies.

My site is ranking high but the trustworthiness shows low. For the keyword notebooks and desktops I am on 14 position competing with 14.700.000 on Google, but trustworthiness is low, and I think it is because my site has two meta tags for title. Anyway thank you very much.
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Hey Garen

The meta tags on your site all look great.

The 'content-type' tag lets Google (and anyone else looking at your page) know that it's a web page written in a very standard character set. Your title tag, keywords meta-tag and description meta-tag all have different content with similar keywords, which is ideal. Your description tag is also written as a natural description, which is something we think (nobody is 100% sure) Google looks for.

I don't believe any of these tags contribute to your site being regarded as relatively less trustworthy.

My best estimation is that the high number of outbound affiliate links, coupled with the low number of inbound links to your site is what's causing the problem.

I would recommend creating unique pages per product and category, with unique content, and a lower density of outbound affiliate links per page.

You could also try and get other people with similar websites to link to yours, as Google favors incoming links above all other factors (assuming reasonable content is in place).

Good Luck :)
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Just to clarify: Yola sites do not have duplicate tags in the source code. There is one for keywords and one for description, which is correct. There is nothing about the way we generate the source code of your site that would cause Google to automatically flag it as spam. However, the way you use the metatag features, or the content you add to your page could get you into trouble if best practices are not followed. (See Pete's advice above in this regard)