I tried this: https://www.google.com/search?q=site:concordmass.com It just comes up as a regular Google search and the site did come up. Does this just mean that Google is aware of the site? I did all the stuff suggested by the Google starter guide over a year ago on this site. Should they use a URL with their inn name in it? Does that matter? Right now hawthorneinnconcord.com redirects to concordmass.com. But thehawthorneinn.com is available, maybe that is better? Thanks, Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Sarah Adams Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:41 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] SEO optimization > The B and B is The Hawthorne Inn, but their URL is > http://www.concordmass.com Of course another inn owns > hawthorneinn.com, but I keep telling them that hawthorneinn > (hawthorneinnconcord.com, concordhawthorneinn.com) needs to be in > their URL, that concordmass.com is very confusing. > > The second one is > http://www.mopssuperiormaids.com > which needs more content, I know that. > They are there: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aconcordmass.com&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq= t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Amopssuperiormaids.com&ie=utf-8&oe=utf -8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a You can get this by searching: site:yourdomain.com So it is more a question of where they are showing up (if at all) for the key words you type in. The best thing you can do for SEO is have good content which uses the appropriate key words and/or phrases frequently, but without stuffing them in there unnaturally. The second best thing you can do is have good quality links from other sites that are easily found using Google. There are lots of great SEO resources out there, such as Google's SEO Starter Guide: http://bit.ly/10zkQKa Be wary of the unscrupulous SEO sites and consultants, there are tons of them. I highly recommend subscribing to the High Rankings newsletter if SEO is or will become a significant part of your job: http://www.highrankings.com/newsletter/ Sarah -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !