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    as titeled I have a website thats just gone live But how to get it findable here's the address https://www.askriggcottage.co.uk/?fb...xfuEThOjW3D3qo

    Is there anything I can do to make it more findable on google etc I have no idea at all as to [father ted mode)how to do any of that kind of thing[FAther ted \off] any help gratefully received

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    Default Re: how to be a hit on the web search engines

    I know nurthing about why, but this works: https://www.askriggcottage.co.uk/so you don't have to include all the extra text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    I know nurthing about why, but this works: https://www.askriggcottage.co.uk/so you don't have to include all the extra text.
    No it dont. Try without the so

    https://www.askriggcottage.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    No it dont. Try without the so

    https://www.askriggcottage.co.uk/
    F*cough* I'm, sorry I have a cold

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    Default Re: how to be a hit on the web search engines

    There's masses you could do.
    Firstly I'd start by putting "Holiday Cottage" somewhere in the text. .... Theres lots of info about the building, but not what it is. Thats part of SEO... Putting words into the website content that people are going to search for: holiday, cottage, rent, rental, lease, etcetc.

    Then there's putting links in to other websites for attractions in the area. .. Weirdly that's helpful for you.

    Then there's registering with various geek things like Googles Webmaster Tools which can help.

    But you really want a marketer/SEO expert to give you advice, I'm a dev, so I only know so much.

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    thnks for the help all, very useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    There's masses you could do.
    Firstly I'd start by putting "Holiday Cottage" somewhere in the text. .... Theres lots of info about the building, but not what it is. Thats part of SEO... Putting words into the website content that people are going to search for: holiday, cottage, rent, rental, lease, etcetc.

    Then there's putting links in to other websites for attractions in the area. .. Weirdly that's helpful for you.

    Then there's registering with various geek things like Googles Webmaster Tools which can help.

    But you really want a marketer/SEO expert to give you advice, I'm a dev, so I only know so much.
    Use the Google AdWords tool to find out what potential customers actually search for. Think like a customer to know which terms to lard into the site.

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    It's a lot of years since I've done this sort of thing, but hidden text used to work wonders. If there's a local competitor who scores highly we used to hide "not local competitor" in the page code. Stick "Askrigg Cottage" in the code at every opportunity, misspell it and stick that in too. I think search robots have got a bit wise to this sort of thing but there's ways around it. Different robots like different things, what rates high on Google might well need different stuff to rate highly on Bing or Yahoo. We used to slag competitors off as well. If the bloke down the road is a wanker, we used to stick that in the page code.

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    Good effort on advertising somewhere in Askrigg and not mentioning Janes Herriot though.

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    Default Re: how to be a hit on the web search engines

    james Herriot or more correctly ALF Wight was in ThirsK Twas the BBC who used Askrigg as the exterior cos its pretty innit

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    Good effort on advertising somewhere in Askrigg and not mentioning Janes Herriot though.
    james Herriot or more correctly ALF Wight was in ThirsK Twas the BBC who used Askrigg as the exterior cos its pretty innit the pubs got all the memorabilia

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    I don't mean to be critical, but you could have turned the lights on when taking your photos.

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    photos.
    Does the 'alt tag' trick for photos still help with keywords search?

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    Does the 'alt tag' trick for photos still help with keywords search?
    Yes, it's mandatory because it helps with 'accessibility', which in turn aids SEO.

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