search engines

Supercharge your site’s SEO: doomby V4

Power your site search engine resultsOne of the most requested features we receive here at doomby is a website search function. Site searching is particularly useful, it must be said, if you make a website that extends beyond the homepage; you can add tag clouds and menus, but sometimes your visitors like digging around all by themselves to find exactly what they’re looking for.

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to help visitors find your sites on search engines, and on ensuring they can easily access your site content, to make doomby even better for your website. Here’s a preview of the result of our hard work, coming up in the next version of your favorite free website builder: supercharged site SEO, with search!

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Get your site found on the web: optimizing page META tags

Search engine submissionsA website's pages provide browsers and search engines with valuable information about your site, and what it contains. This information is contained within the hidden code of the pages you’ll add when you create a website, and it’s important to pay particular attention it to improve the visibility of your site on the web.

Adjusting this kind of information is part of search engine optimization (SEO) for a website, which simply means improving search results by thinking about and changing the way a website presents information to search engines. If it’s done correctly, optimizing a website for search engines also means making it a better site for your visitors. Site optimization involves careful placement of key words in page text, adding or fine-tuning relevant site META tags, and providing appropriate on-page links between the various parts of your site content, and between your site and other - related - external websites.

Amongst the free website builder tools in your manager are a few that will help you with your site SEO work, and it’s important to put them to good use.

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Get your site found on the web: editing site META tags

Search engine submissionsWhen you make a website, your pages contain both visible and hidden information. Behind the scenes, browsers and search engines use your site’s hidden page code to find out important information about it.

Understanding the basic META tags will help you create a website successfully, by optimizing the way its hidden code is presented to search engines.

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Test your site keyword ranking on search engines

5 search engine rank checkersStarting out with a new website can be a lot of fun. Getting hands-on with tools to make a website is a little like finger-painting: your hands get dirty (ok, not really), and you get instant results with fairly minimal effort (plus it can be a whole lot of fun). Though you can create a website to share photos online or publish a personal blog for close friends and family, a lot of beginner webmasters are looking for a way to start their own online business, or to communicate with a wider audience. And for that to happen, you’ll want to get your site found in search engines with appropriate keywords.

Keeping tabs on your site’s key word ranking on search engine results pages will give you an insight into its potential for attracting visitors, and you’ve probably already using external tools like Google Analytics to follow your search engine traffic. Using a rank checking tool complements Analytics, by helping you find out just how easy it is for visitors to find your site on search engines.

Here are a few free key word ranking tools you can use to do just that.

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SEO basics: Meta matters to make a website successful

Getting found on the webWe’ve recently taken a look at the basic principals of giving your website a good start in life. Much of the work of ensuring your site is visible on the web takes place on your pages, or through link building.

But there’s more to your website than meets the eye; your site code contains invisible meta information that defines key aspects of your site. Search engines often use this information as a way to classify and rank your pages for relevant search terms. It’s therefore just as vital to pay particular attention to this meta information when you make a website, as it is to choose the right keywords.

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