Why doesn ́t my website rank at all?

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Hi: I kinda finished my website short time ago and the thing ranks like nothing. I still need to get the links, but please i need you guys to tell me technically what do you think about it. All suggestions and ideas are welcome. As i ́m very ignorant in all this, please explain your
suggestions very simply. I need help!!! I bought my domain from yola and the website is:

e-mail: reikispiritualpath@gmail.com
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Dill S

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Hello Reki!
The reason your site is not being listed on Google is because you may not have added tags to EVERY page. You can do this in the editor by clicking 'Properties'. When you have clicked the 'Properties' tab on the right click the text box with the caption naming 'Tags' or 'Keywords' then type in your keywords, eg. Spiritual, God, Healing.

Hope this works!
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Hi Dill: I ́m afraidb that ́s not the point. I put tags to every page. I need someone from yola who can check the website from inside and tell me what ́s wrong.
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Hello reikispritualpath,

It can take some time for your site to be indexed by the search engines, it is like this for all new websites.

The best thing to do right now is to continue to add fresh content to your site often, and continue to build backlinks. A great way to add fresh content to your site is with a blog.

A blog makes it easy for you to quickly add new content to your site to update your site visitors who have subscribed to your blog, and the search engines like to see new content being added to a site as well. For more information on creating a blog, or adding one to your site, please click on this link to our tutorial: Blogging with Yola.

Here is a list of the other SEO resources Yola has available if you haven't had a chance to look at any of them. Each of the tutorials will step you through various aspects of SEO and how to build and promote your site with search engine optimization in mind:

Google Webmaster Tutorial: Google Webmaster is a tool that assists you in managing Google's indexing of your site, and improving the traffic to your website. Here is a link to our tutorial which will step you through the process of verifying your site with Google Webmaster and submitting a sitemap:

SEO Tutorial 1: Introduction to the search engines
An introduction to search engine optimization and how the search engines index and rank websites.

SEO Tutorial 2: Planning your site with SEO in mind
All about keyword and keyword research, planning your site and choosing a good domain name.

SEO Tutorial 3: Building your site with SEO in mind
Learn how to create search engine friendly website content as well as write title, description and keywords tags and give images alt attributes.

SEO Tutorial 4: Promoting your site
Various tools for promoting your site such as Google Webmaster, submitting a sitemap, link building and blogging.

Introduction to SEO Webcast
Learn all about what a search engine is and how it does its job, what is pleasing to search engines and Internet users, keyword research and incorporating keywords into your pages, link building, and more!

I hope this information is helpful to you.
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Dear Laura:
Thanks for your reply. I know about almost all you mentioned. i really need someone to take a look at my website, tags and so forth and tell me which mistakes and problems are found. The site was already indexed in google as i can see the pages in cache and all that, but when i search for the keywords and all that, the web site just doesn ́t come up in the listing (till the pages i have checked anyway). Please kindly help me with this. Check the website with the tags and all that and tell me what you think. Thanks.
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I do understand your frustration, but SEO is not an easy or quick process. I wrote those tutorials that Laura posted the links to, and my best suggestion is that you spend some time going through the information in them.

We cannot guarantee any search engine results, but these tutorials will show you best practices for many SEO related things including meta tags etc.

I did take a look at your meta tags on your home page, and it seems you are on the right path. Please take a look at Tutorial 3 for more information on how to write these to reach the audience you are looking for. I would also suggest you submit your site to Google Local Business Center, you will find instructions for this in Tutorial 4. Good luck and let us know how this goes for you :)

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It isn't as simple as adding tags, it requires time and effort on your part....Sites take time move up in search results and Page Rank.I have spent more time on SEO than I ever have on the actual building of my site.....I really recommend reading the tutorials Laura posted.