|Is your web site still not listed on
search engines although you submitted it weeks ago? There are several
reasons why search engines might ignore your web pages.
1. Check if search engines can read your web page content
Search engines use very simply software programs to index your web
pages. A web page that looks great to the human eye can be totally
meaningless to search engines, and completely ignored.
If you have a great looking web site that is meaningless to search
engines, you won't be able to achieve high search engine rankings with
that web site - no matter how good and interesting your web site content
In general, search engines cannot see content that is presented in
languages or other multimedia file formats.
To find out how search engines see your web page, use a search engine
spider simulator. The
trial has a fully functional
simulator that allows you to see your web pages through the eyes of a
2. Check if search engines can find your web pages
that search engines cannot find your web pages. Most search engines don't
To search engines, your web site can look like a one page site with
that search engines can find all pages of your web site then use simple
text links. Avoid being ignored!
3. Check if your web server causes problems
It is very important that you choose a reliable hosting company. If
your web server is down when search engines index your web pages then
search engines cannot index your pages.
Some web hosts even change the web pages of their clients. They insert
links to other web sites on the web pages of their clients and they only
show these pages to search engine spiders.
Some web servers return an error message when a search engine spider
wants to access a web page. The engine will ignore your site.
Again, the search engine spider simulator in the
trial can help you to find out if your pages are returned correctly
when search engines visit your web site.
4. Check if your web page content makes sense to search engines
It's important that you make the content of your web pages search
engine ready. Search engines must be able to find out what your web pages
If you put lots of keywords in your web page title, the meta tags and
the body text of a web page then the web page will be somewhat relevant to
If you want to get high rankings on search engines, then the web page
must be very relevant to a search term. Use
10 Web Page Optimizer to optimize the content of your web pages so
that they are highly relevant to your important search terms.
Only highly relevant web pages can get high search engine rankings.
5. Check if your web site has the right inbound links
Some webmasters still believe that search engines will list their web
sites if they just submit it. That's not the case. Many search engines
require at least one inbound link before they list a web site. Otherwise,
they just ignore the whole site.
In addition, the big search engines also rank web pages based on the
number and quality of the inbound links. Use
10 Inbound Link Optimizer to find out how inbound links influence the
position of the top 10 pages on Google.
6. Check if your web pages contain spam elements
A single spam element can destroy all of your SEO work. If you use
hidden text or other spam elements on your web page then many search
engines won't list your web site, no matter how great its content might
If you use white text on a white background, text in invisible CSS
elements or similar elements that might be interpreted as spam then you
should remove these elements as soon as possible. It will be difficult to
get high rankings if your web pages contain spam elements.
Submitting your web site to search engines is not enough. If you want
high rankings you must make sure that search engine spiders can access
your web pages without problems.
In addition, search engine spiders must find the right content on your
web pages and your site must have enough inbound links.
Hint: use the IBP program to help make your website
more prominent on the search engines.
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