i have recently started using Vodahost and since that time our website does not come up in many Google searches. I realize that some of that could be because the web page names and so forth have changed, but much of the content and text within the website are the same, so those keywords should still bring forth results. I've done a lot of reading on the forums and can't seem to find a solution. Below I'll list some of the information i've accumulated and changes i've implimented and maybe someone can clarify or correct me of on some of this...
I've added these to each page (words or phrases for each page). This is a function that my old web builder did not do, so if anything this should improve search results...but doesn't. I've read that you should have 20 or less metatags per page. I had more, so i've corrected that.
I believe that how many people were finding my site before was by searching for images, and then clicking on one of those that led to my site. Yet even if i search for a keyword or phrase that exists on my site, AND is a metatag, Google will not find the image. And even if i put my company name in quotes AND the image name in quotes, it still will not find the page on my site.
I read somewhere that Google will not find the images unless you also have "alt text" for them. So I added the alt text and still no better results.
I read a post about how these work and it sounded more complex than rocket science and unneeded.
Now, if i do a search for my company name in quotes, it will be found. And there are a few other pages in an add-on domain i have that will come up in searches, but the stuff that people will most likely be looking for can't be found. Remember that I started this website laid out much the same way as my old website (which was not Vodahost). So if it worked for my previous ****py web builder through my previous ****py web hosting service, why am I am having problems now that i'm going the extra mile to improve search engine visibility???
Since changing to Vodahost, my web traffic has dropped considerably and my sales have dropped to ZERO. This is not to lay blame on Vodahost, just a call for much needed help. I've had a bunch of friends search for different keywords and phrases related to stuff i have on my site, and no one can find anything. HELP!!!
my website is www.holeinthegroundpro.com