Add to Search EnginesAdding a website to the major search engines

There are two ways to find a website: firstly putting the web address in the address bar in your browser or by finding it using a search engine.

To do the latter you need to ensure your website has been "introduced" or added to the search engine.

Firstly, go to the members area of your website, select the option "Submit your pages to popular search engines", then click on each of the links, starting with Google.  Each link will take you to the appropriate page within the search engine and then you just need to follow their own particular instructions.

The search engines will send out crawlers or "bots" (short for robot....) over the coming days and weeks indexing your website.  Frustratingly it will be a couple of weeks before you will find that you have been indexed.  After that your site will be crawled over reasonably regularly as the search engines stay up-to-date with the content.

 

 

Improving your visibility

 

To improve your visibility it is a good idea to create meta tags.  (This job needs to be carried out by your webmaster.) To do this go to the member's area and select the option "Manage control file".  The fourth box down "Search engine terms" has 3 fields:

Meta tagsTitle - this is a very very brief description of your website.  For instance a Lions/Rotary/Round Table club might write "Serving the local community", an amateur dramatic society might write "Amateur dramatic society" and a dog training class might say "Dog and puppy training".

Meta Description - this will describe the purpose of your club. For instance a Lions/Rotary/Round Table club might write "Local events raising funds for charity", an amateur dramatic society might write "Performing plays" and a dog training class might say "dog and puppy training, and dog agility classes".

Meta Keywords -  these just re-inforce descriptions found in your website.  For instance a Lions/Rotary/Round Table club might write "fireworks display, Christmas collections, fundraising events", an amateur dramatic society might write "plays, actors, performance" and a dog training class might say "dogs, puppies, dog agility, puppy training, dog training".

 

Most of all...

Always write with your reader in mind - the search engines are looking for user-friendly content.

 

 

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