Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble here.
Basically, I have tried everything to get the website at http://www.in-a-flash.uk.com/ in Google's listings (description, keywords, site map, etc etc), but I am having no luck.
Although the site does show when you type 'site:in-a-flash.uk.com', it doesn't appear for searches such as 'in-a-flash' or 'in-a-flash courier company', which is strange seeing as though 'in-a-flash' is part of the domain.
I am by no means an expert with SEO but I was wondering if there may be a reason why I am having no luck? Maybe Google penalised me for something? Maybe there is something wrong with the HTML code of the website?
I know that there is a lot of competition (in-a-flash courier company brought up more than 1,000,000 results), but because my domain features 'in-a-flash', it should surely rank quite high when searching for 'in-a-flash'?
Failing all this, what is the best way to try and get the site noticed?
All advice welcome. Thank you.
Google's SEO Starter Guide
SEOMoz.org - Beginner's Guide to SEO (1-page html)
Thanks for the information and links. The site has only been live since late September, and the only reputable link is from a Facebook page.
Other than that, I have done pretty much everything mentioned in the beginner's guide.
Is there anything else I can do? Will creating a Google Maps Business page help in any way?
"Have you changed company names and/or moved to a new domain name recently?"
No, 'In-A-Flash' is a new company name, and this is the xompany's first domain name. Out of curiosity, why would this matter?
If by chance you had identical content at the old domain, for instance, Google could possibly punish you. I had a client whose new site would not appear until I established a 301 redirect because his new site at his new domain contained duplicate content, so the old site always retained precedence over the new one in the SERPs...
You should open a Google webmasters account and ask Google to crawl your site. There you will found diagnostics tools and whatnot to help figure out what the heck is going on... If I can't find your site after 10 pages while entering-- "in-a-flash" "uk" courier" -- in the search box, then something is definitely wrong.
Yeah, I actually opened a Webmasters account earlier. Other than the sitemap I uploaded, pretty much everything says, 'no data available'.. I'd imagine this will change once Google crawls my site?
Back to the SEO, it's all rather worrying. I feel as if there is no chance of the site reaching the first five pages for the search 'in-a-flash courier company', which pretty much renders the site useless. I really don't know what to do.
I am surprised no one has mentioned this but your sites coding will not help the SEO, e.g.
<h1 id="titles"><i>In-A-Flash:</i><br /> The Courier and Transport Service</h1>
<h1>In-A-Flash are a family run, independent courier and light transport company. We offer a nationwide service to domestic and/or business customers. </p>
Our service is fast, friendly, reliable and, most importantly, affordable.</p>
<p>Deliveries are 7am - 7pm. We will contact you the night before delivery and give you the driver's telephone number. </h1>
The second h1 is enclosing a closing </p> and then has an opening <p> before the closing </h1>.
You should also fix other validation errors, see - http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.in-a-flas h.uk.com%2F.
Thanks for the feedback.
I've just discovered something interesting. When I do a Google search for 'www.in-a-flash.uk.com', my website appears at the top.
But when I remove the 'www.' and do a search for 'in-a-flash.uk.com', my website doesn't appear, yet this thread appears fourth in the list.
Does anyone know what's going on here?
Yes, you are using a typical SEO selling trick in that they 'optimize' your page, (for a fee of course) then type in the full www.... address and it appears 1st in the listings. If it did not then someone else would be using your web address.
As for this thread, this is indexed by google on a regular basis, so you now have another link from a well known site, which will add to your ratings, congratulations .
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