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Re: my site won't work on search engines
From Paul Duffield at ITS Magic on 21 March '00
replying to Re: my site won't work on search engines posted by Deb

Firstly, bear in mind that it may take up to six or seven weeks for an engine to pick up your site after submission. The engines are getting better but they can take an awful long time to get around to spidering your site.

Once you are on there make sure you get on to one of the first two pages up or you won't stand a chance.

Secondly, if it doesn't appear at all on a domain search after a while then you, or rather your site has a problem.

This is often something simple like forgetting to put spaces between your keywords eg. try,this,out,for,paper,bags is wrong but; try, this, out, for, paper, bags is correct. Try to mention a relavent keyword or two in your title for the home page and also get a mention of the same words in the body text of your home page too. Don't over do the home page words though or the engine will penalise you !

Hope this is useful ( we design websites for a living so we have to get it right )

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