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    Hi all,
    I was wondering why my site couldn't be found on google without full URL?
    I was told my site was ****e, & needed metatags 'n all sorts of stuff that I don't know a lot about.
    I don't really need to be top of the polls on google or anything but I made lots of changes since & still no change.
    My site is a local biz job so all I need is that when I give some one my biz card they can put in my site www.legato.org.uk & they get to it.

    Have a look at my site & tell me what I need to do. Any advice appreciated. While I don't need to be top of the charts, I don't object to featuring well.!!
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    You should create a sitemap and submit it to google as demonstrated in this VodaHost tutorial: http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/blu...generator.html

    After you do all this, it can still take a couple of weeks before the search engines pay attention to you.
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    Default Re: Where is it???

    This question was answered for you already http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/dom...-full-url.html
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    Default Re: Where is it???

    It wasn't answered already. The suggestions from the earlier answers have been applied to the best of my ability. That's why I've put up a new thread in this area - so I can get people to take a look and see if the changes I have made have improved my possibility of allowing people get through to my site using the web address www.legato.org.uk or maybe even through a keyword.
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    If that is the case you should have continued with the same thread. Opening a new thread for the same issue is not advised.
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    Default Re: Where is it???

    Its not the same thread. I am putting my newly revised site in the area suggested where people can take a look at it and get an opinion. I made lots of mistakes with the first one, and my results reflected that. I am now asking people to look at my site with a view to finding out if it is an improvement and better meets the criteria that will likely bring me better results.
    Why don't you check it out and give me an opinion? That would be far more useful to me than us getting bogged down as to whether or not I should have started this thread.
    I'm just looking for a site review, and never considered it to be the same thread.

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    ....good-looking site......a bit "wordy" for me but maybe necessary?
    Only checked the first page & you seem to have a small problem with"its/it's"!! Extremely common error, by the way........its with an ' (it's) is used when the writer wishes to say "it is" eg here:
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    When used as a possessive pronoun eg: I sat on a chair & its leg broke, there is no '
    Go through the page & check all your "its" :)


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    Default Re: Where is it???

    Thanks - I hadn't spotted that. I'll check it over, and maybe I'll look into the wordy bit too.
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    Hello Eoinmc,

    Ok I have looked through your website and have some sugestions. These are just what I see that could use some help and I think it would help you too.

    1. page-course online, needs to be centered. It's sitting far left.
    2.Most all your paragraphs are on left column, you should have them in block or center column. it makes a difference when there is a lot of writing.
    3. Create some kind of border that seperates your work from the background. It can be as simple as a black line border or as creative as you want it to be. this will help show structure.
    4.Your sentence structure needs help. You have GREAT! content but your need help on how you work things for better flow purposes.
    5.The spaces on your home page and any page that follows suite, between blocks of information that have seperate color backgrounds. You should tighten those up a little bit, meaning just bring them closer so its not so spread out.
    6.also the background is white which is ok only for some website and all depends on the content and it's atrabutes. White backgrounds often are to sensetive for the eyes because it is so bright. You would be better off useing a different color that would help all the other colors POP out on the page. But that is up to you.

    Other than that I think it looks good and it can look even better when you put your mind and creative side in it.

    I hope this heps.

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    Default Re: Where is it???

    Thanks Kevin,
    It does help, bigtime.
    I'll get to it, and gradually work in some or all of those ideas.
    Hadn't thought about the white background. What you say makes a lot of sense.
    Muchos apprecciatos

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    The first impression is the lasting impression.

    You present yoursite as a pro consultancy site.

    But there is nothing professional about your site!

    The presentation of the messages you want to put through to your
    visitors has none or very little impact.

    Your colour selection is poor.

    The moment I landed on your site, I want to fly away!

    There is no retention power to make visitors stay and read all those words
    that you are trying to impart.
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    Zuriatman,

    That was a little rude don't you think? I mean at least show a little care in the words you use when helping someone.

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    If 10 persons look at it, they will have at least 8 if not 10 different opinions.

    There is no set methodology or process that you can go by and
    develop your site. The tradition being a menu-driven website. But it's
    not truly essential.

    Nevertheless
    Some folks would suggest that index page is a gateway to the
    rest of your website. The objective must be clear and concise
    and the words [read keywords] should flow with the theme and
    the basic concept of what you want to relate to others.

    I believe who[m]ever does it will be looked upon favorably by the
    search engines.

    Look at your website as if you are another visitor. Would it
    attract you enough that you would read the whole index page?
    It should be somewhat in the middle of too short and too long.

    Does it convey your concept and idea as a message to the user
    in a simple and concise manner? Remember this is the index page.

    Is it engaging and interesting enough?

    The presentation is as important as the content. The reverse is
    also true.

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    Default Re: Where is it???

    Thanks for all the input guys,
    There's so much of it that I don't know what to do with it at this stage.
    I'll work on it. The parts that I understand anyway!
    Eoinmc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mind Game Creations.com View Post
    Zuriatman,

    That was a little rude don't you think? I mean at least show a little care in the words you use when helping someone.

    Say it from your heart.

    You can comment on the post in any which way you want to as long as you are truthful.

    But you do not have the perogative or the right to pass judgement on fellow Members.

    Who do you think you are to say I am rude when I am giving my opinion on what I personally think of his website presentation.
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    Each page on the top menu opens in a new window.
    Most folks prefer to open a page in the same window when
    it's a menu-driven website.

    You could have a separate menu (a vertical one) for the
    different "functions" of your site. That way you can explain
    and enhance your content for each item on the menu.

    Presently, the index page is quite long. You cannot expand on it
    more even if you want to. That would be too crowded. It is
    quite crowded even now. I wonder if the reader will read the whole page.

    If you divide the pages into functions and drive them
    with a menu, the user will pick up more from each function.

    Like stated before, divide and conquer.

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    Hi all,
    and thanks for your input. I am currently reviewing and re-building my site and will probably be putting it in for review again so I hope you are as helpful next time.

    Just on another issue, that I'm almost afraid to add, but feel it would be better said.
    I am referring to some of the replies and comments. I don't know whether or not the people who reply are assigned moderators (some) or fellow members, but it is obvious that they are very helpful.
    That said, some of the comments can be quite harsh, and sarcasm seems to be in plenty of supply too.
    There are times when I wonder if novices like me are 'annoying' you guys with our 'stupidity', to the extent that I sometimes refrain from bringing a problem to this forum, as I might be treated like an 'idiot who has not looked at the tutorial', which I invariably have looked at. (Usually several times - I do stupid pretty good).
    Guy's - part of my life involves 'evaluating' others, and there is no such thing as constructive criticism. Criticism is Criticism. When you evaluate someone you must put yourself in their *****, encourage them, and indicate areas where they can improve. It is always constructive.
    My area of expertise is not computers or building websites. It is people, interpersonal communication, and helping to bring out the best in people.
    I certainly appreciate and take on board your expert advice on websites. I think you might consider taking mine. So the next time I, or a fellow member ask a stupid question, grit your teeth, and be gentle.

    A favourite song of mine (Celebrate by An Emotional Fish) has the line 'The Problem with Reality is that we take it far too Seriously'. So how's about smiles all round and lets get on with it.

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    Everyday is a learning day for me.

    Good and bad information coming in all the time.

    At the end of the day, I try to reject the bad
    and accept the good and even then
    what I think is good and bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuriatman View Post
    Say it from your heart.

    You can comment on the post in any which way you want to as long as you are truthful.

    But you do not have the perogative or the right to pass judgement on fellow Members.

    Who do you think you are to say I am rude when I am giving my opinion on what I personally think of his website presentation.
    im just like everyone else on here who has feelings, but i guess some of us are robots. everyone interprets written words different and it all depends on the mode at the time. I have had my expierence with some of you moderators and I was not impressed at all with how some of you would talk to people.

    But hey to each his own and in how they do things. "it's the words in how we use them" not the words by themself.

    have a great week

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