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I just set up my new website for my WAHM business - I was wondering how to get into search engins so that my name comes up???Does it cost money?
 

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You can pay someone to do it for you. I didn't. I just joined the WAHMExchange and a few days later I was on Google. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Once you get on Google, the other search engines will pick you up QUICK!
 

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What is WAHMExchange??? How do you become a part of it??? My site is already set up on a server.....I don't want to move....Thanks!
 

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I just bought some software to help me get my site customized for search engines. I must admit, I was pretty clueless so this is helping me to walk through it<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I dont' know if it's working yet...it may take a bit more time, but beyond just submitting to search engines, you're supposed to have keywords, meta tags, content rich with your keywords etc.<br><br><br>
I am no expert...still learning, but I can see why people pay for the service!<br>
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I don't know if I can post a link here or not, the main company is called WAHMServices, I'm sure you can guess what their address is. I think you have to host your website with them to do the WAHMExchange, but maybe not. You should look into it.
 

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I went to AddMe.com<br><br>
It's a free submission to several search engines, including Google. I haven't had a problem with them yet, and no spam so far. Hope that helps. The WAHMEchange is good from what I hear, but I haven't tried it yet.
 

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Search Engines like Google automatically spider websites I believe every 24 hours. However, you have to be listed as a link on other sites for them to "find you." The spiders follow links all over the web.<br><br>
To increase your search engine ranking you should do the following:<br><br>
1. Use title tags and meta tags.<br>
2. Use keywords in the content of at least your home page.<br>
3. Don't rely on graphics with keywords on them, they cannot be indexed by the spiders.<br>
4. Name your file names something with keywords. For example a page on my site would be <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com/raising-vegan-children/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.vegfamily.com/raising-veg...dren/index.php</a> so that the words "raising vegan children" are indexed. Note the use of the hyphen. Very very important!!<br>
5. Increase your popularity by getting linked as many places as you can.<br>
6. The more pages your site has, the higher the ranking.<br><br>
You can optimize your site for search engine rankings. I would advise you not to pay anyone to increase your rankings. Most of what needs to be done should be done directly by you, not someone else.<br><br>
If you want more info, let me know. I'm a plethora of information on this subject!
 

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I know how to do meta tags and such, but I was still not getting great hits from search engines once I change my business name. I hired Dovesdesign.com (another wahm) to do a site optimization and search engine submission. Within two days I was getting google and altavista hits. I sound like an ad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
She also helps you find free advertising for your targeted audience. I highly recommend working with her, she was great.
 

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Our website has been online almost two months, and still no search engine listings, despite the fact that I've submitted everywhere and have links on other pages...hmmm?<br><br>
I just bought a book yesterday to help with this, hopefully! It's at <a href="http://www.seoplus.com" target="_blank">http://www.seoplus.com</a> not too pricey, and sounds good too. Hoping it works, will let you know! It has a 90 day money back guarantee so....can't lose with that!
 

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Webgold software has really been helping me figure this all out!<br><br>
I had nothing before and now am in the top 3 pages with many of my chosen keywords, so it is working!<br><br>
I haven't gotten it all mastered yet, but I will keep at it!
 
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