Can Newbies Repair Their Search Engine Listing?

Written by Francisco Aloy

So, you got a big surprise last night, didn't you? You went to search for your Website and it wasn't there anymore! Where did it go? Did you have to use double quotes just to find it? Not a pleasant feeling, I bet!

Let's face it: having your website de-listed or sent allrepparttar way back torepparttar 128254 start ofrepparttar 128255 line isn't a joking matter! All those months of hard work just gone downrepparttar 128256 drain! Poof !!

Is there a way out of this seemingly mortal blow to your website; can you repair your Search Engine Listing? Yes there is! If your mistake was one ofrepparttar 128257 dumb mistakes we all make on account of lack of experience, there is a solution.

Don't thinkrepparttar 128258 Search Engines are stone monoliths; you can talk to them! However,repparttar 128259 first thing you have to do is be calm and deliberate your next moves as you repairrepparttar 128260 damage to your Search Engine listing.

Here are some pointers to look forrepparttar 128261 source of your Search Engine troubles:

(a) Go back torepparttar 128262 nearest specific date your website was doing well withrepparttar 128263 Search Engines.

(b) Think of any changes you've done to your Website since then and make a list.

(c) Have you created any other websites/blogs/message boards with a very close or identical name?

(d) Have you done any tweaking to your Meta tags or website content?

(e) Have you used any artificial web page or content enhancement technology?

Once you revise your list and eliminate any obvious reasons for trouble, keep on going looking for any others sources of problems. By all means, do a thorough inspection and don't leave a stone unturned. Repair and revise isrepparttar 128264 thing!

Go back torepparttar 128265 basics and do your homework; don't put too much stake on much ofrepparttar 128266 (mis)information you find floating aroundrepparttar 128267 Web. You also have to consider that Search Engine technology is an evolving thing and what worked two years ago, won't necessarily work today. Make sure your sources of information are fresh and relevant.

Here are published guidelines on what some ofrepparttar 128268 big Search Engines take into consideration for a good listing:


Work With The Search Engines - Don't try to Outsmart the Search Engines

Written by Kusuma Widjaja

Contrary torepparttar claims of high-priced SEO firms, optimizing your web site for search engines is not brain surgery. But you must first acceptrepparttar 128253 fact that "spiders" -repparttar 128254 search engine programs that read web pages - run away from non-HTML code. This is whyrepparttar 128255 first thing any SEO expert does - before researching keywords or rewriting your copy - is look at your web site code.

If your web pages are full of Javascript, graphical navigation buttons, Flash animation, and other glitzy stuff, your odds of ranking high inrepparttar 128256 search engines sink like a stone. The spiders may never even find your site, let alone start adding your pages to their search results.

You say you just can't give up those cool Javascript menus or that glitzy Flash intro? Then be prepared to get shunned byrepparttar 128257 search engines. Spiders are good at only two things: reading basic HTML and finding text. If your sites throw obstacles in their path, resign yourself to obscurity - and poverty!

The most important SEO secret you will ever grasp is incredibly simple. Your web site must be built so spiders can read your text. The text is whererepparttar 128258 gold is. This means no Flash animations. Your HTML must be plain and clean. Your graphics must be kept to a minimum. And links should always be text - not Javascript buttons or drop-down menus.

Millions of dollars are wasted trying to outfoxrepparttar 128259 search engines. People everywhere scramble from gimmick to gimmick to be #1 for a general search term like "weight loss." Sometimes they even manage to do it - for about 10 minutes. Then one little tweak by Google ... and they're back to #8,734.

The lesson? Neither you, nor any analytical tool, nor any automatic site submission service, nor any SEO guru, can manipulate Google for long! Google employs too many brilliant engineers. Their minds collectively focus on one task - to make Google results as relevant as possible. These people invent Google's algorithm - a mathematical formula that decides your rank.

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