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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] My site not showing in google search (4 posts)

  1. sruddy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So after installing the plugin I put this meta description in the SEO plugin meta description feild for the home page.

    Steve Ruddy Photography in Guerneville CA Sonoma county. We do portrait, and commercial photography as well as web design and photoshop training.

    I have added my site - http://steveruddyphotography.com - to my google webmaster tools. I always do a fetch google bot whenever I add or edit a page. The home page fetch was done on 4-12.

    When I do a google search for photography in guerneville ca My site doesn't come up. What am I doing wrong? My site only comes up if I search steve ruddy photography.

    edited your URL to fix anchor tag problem

  2. This is actually not a WordPress question, but an SEO question.

    SEO is a complex subject and is better served in a specialized forum. Here are some SEO resources I've put together:

    http://www.zoonini.com/resources.php?p=seo

    Very, very briefly - you simply do not have enough relevant text on your site for Google to be able to rank it for keywords beyond your business name. Doing some basic SEO research will help you immensely - best of luck.

  3. sruddy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks but I think I'm a little beyond basic. Apparently meta Keywords are not really being utilized any more see video.
    http://yoast.com/meta-description-seo-social

    My meta description has all the keywords I'm using to do the google search and my site is not coming up. Unfortunately for the style of the site there can be no text in the body of my homepage. I'm know wondering if I create an accordion to hide the text which would include all the related keywords that are in my meta tag would this do the trick?

    edited your URL to fix anchor tag problem

  4. Google no longer uses meta descriptions as a major ranking factor. Meta descriptions today should be written for humans, not search engines.

    I'm know wondering if I create an accordion to hide the text which would include all the related keywords that are in my meta tag would this do the trick?

    No. Intentionally obfuscating text risks getting your site banned from search engines. You should never show one version of your site to search engines and another to visitors - that's considered spamming.

    As I mentioned, this forum is really designed for WordPress questions, and not for SEO advice, so I strongly recommend you pursue one of the specialized SEO resources I pointed you to earlier.

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