9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2013 7:23 PM by Web Magi

    Dreamweaver CS6 meta data

    rebeccatlw

      How do I change the google search engine results from TEMPLATE (I used a template to create site) to the actual name of my site? Help please...

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
          Web Magi Level 4

          What is your title and description?

           

          <title></title>

          <meta name="description" content="">

           

          Ideally, both would be found within your page content.

          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
            rebeccatlw Level 1

            Thanks - however the only text similar on the page is <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />/  There is no other reference to <meta name>.

             

            Should I add?

            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
              Web Magi Level 4

              Right. Below the charset meta tag you would add the above title and description tags, and then fill them as needed.

               

              Regarding my statement about content, you might check out Google's SEO starter guide

              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                MurraySummers Level 8

                Show us the code on your page. Something here sounds very very fishy.

                 

                Google should never see the word "Template" in any template child page....

                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                  rebeccatlw Level 1

                  Hi Murray - here is the entire code.  thanks

                   

                  <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
                  <!--
                  Design by http://www.dreamtemplate.com
                  -->
                  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
                  <head>
                  <title>Home</title>
                  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
                  <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
                  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="coin-slider.css" />
                  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/cufon-yui.js"></script>
                  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/cufon-libsans-700.js"></script>
                  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
                  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/script.js"></script>
                  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/coin-slider.min.js"></script>
                  <!-- CuFon ends -->
                  </head>
                  <body>
                  <div class="main">

                    <div class="header">
                      <div class="header_resize">
                        <div class="logo">
                          <h1><a href="index.html"><img src="images/TLWS main logo[R-BLK].png" width="292" height="94" /></a></h1>
                          <p> </p>
                          <p> </p>
                        </div>
                        <div class="searchform">
                          <form id="formsearch" name="formsearch" method="post" action="">
                            <span><input name="editbox_search" class="editbox_search" id="editbox_search" maxlength="80" value="Search our site:" type="text" /></span>
                            <input name="button_search" src="images/search.png" class="button_search" type="image" />
                          </form>
                        </div>
                         <div class="clr"></div>
                        <div class="social">
                          <p>
                            <img src="images/soc1.png" width="24" height="24" alt="social" /><img src="images/soc3.png" width="24" height="24" alt="social" />
                          </p>
                        </div>
                        <div class="menu_nav">
                          <ul>
                            <li class="active"><a href="index.html"><span>Home</span></a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwaboutus.html"><span>About Us</span></a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwscope.html"><span>Scope</span></a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwLLN.html"><span>Funding</span></a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwresources.html"><span>Resources</span></a></li>
                            <li><a href="otherservices.html"><span>Other Services</span></a></li>
                          </ul>
                        </div>
                                    <div align="center"><a href="#"><span><big> </big></span><span><img src="images/AAAA_People.png" alt="slide3" width="936" height="219" align="left" /><br />


                  <br />
                       
                       
                         </span></a></div>
                      </div>
                           <div class="clr"></div>
                           <div class="clr"></div>
                      </div>
                       <div class="content">
                      <div class="content_resize">
                        <p> </p>
                        <p> </p>
                      </div>
                          <div class="clr"></div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="clr"></div>
                      </div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="content">
                      <div class="content_resize">
                        <div class="mainbar">
                                <div class="article">
                            <h2> </h2>
                            <h2><span>News</span></h2>
                            <p class="infopost"> </p>
                            <div class="img"><img src="images/brian_punch.png" width="204" height="144" alt="image" class="fl" /></div>
                            <div class="post_content">
                              <h3>Natural Born Fighter resource released</h3>
                              <p>This resource has been designed to assist Indigenous  people establish and manage a small business.   The resource is divided into five sections and contains a documentary,  3D animation and interactive literacy, language and numeracy activities.</p>
                              <p>The resource introduces and follows an Indigenous man (Brian) as he establishes his boxing/fitness business, Natural Born Fighters.</p>
                              <p>Contains original soundtrack by Jess Harlen.</p>
                  <p class="spec"><a href="tlwresources.html#" class="rm">Read More</a></p>
                            </div>
                            <div class="clr"></div>
                          </div>
                          <div class="article">
                            <p class="infopost"> </p>
                            <div class="img"><img src="images/First Aid Resource.jpg" width="171" height="163" alt="image" class="fl" /></div>
                            <div class="post_content">
                              <h3>First Aid - Learnin the lingo in development</h3>
                              <p>An interactive resource that uses film, graphics, 3D modelling, interactive practices and humour to introduce Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people to the language of First Aid.</p>
                              <p>Jimmy Jack (Leon Burchill) and his sidekick Curtis (Marley Sharpe) take viewers through the right and wrong way to go about First Aid. </p>
                              <p>The resource introduces users to the commonly used lingo of First Aid.</p>
                              <p><a href="tlwresources.html" class="rm">Read More</a></p>
                            </div>
                            <div class="clr"></div>
                          </div>
                                  <div class="article">

                            <div class="clr"></div>
                          </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="sidebar">
                         
                          <div class="gadget">
                            <h2 class="star"> </h2><div class="clr">
                              <p> </p>
                              <p> </p>
                            </div>
                            <ul class="sb_menu">
                              <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
                              <li><a href="tlwaboutus.html">about us</a><a href="#"></a></li>
                              <li><a href="tlwscope.html">scope</a></li>
                              <li><a href="tlwLLN.html">funding</a><a href="#"></a></li>
                              <li><a href="tlwresources.html">Resources</a><a href="#"></a></li>
                              <li><a href="otherservices.html">Other services</a></li>
                              <li><a href="jobs.html">JOBS</a></li>
                              <li><a href="contactus.html">Contact Us</a></li>
                            </ul>
                          </div>
                          <div class="gadget"></div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="clr"></div>
                      </div>
                    </div>

                    <div class="fbg">
                      <div class="fbg_resize">
                        <div class="col c1">
                          <h2><span>Image</span> Gallery</h2>
                          <a href="tlwgallery.html"><img src="images/DSC01201.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /></a><a href="tlwgallery.html"><a href="tlwgallery.html"><img src="images/DSC00294.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /></a><img src="images/DSC00739.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /><a href="tlwgallery.html"><img src="images/IMG_0062.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /></a>
                          <a href="tlwgallery.html"><img src="images/P1020463.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /></a>
                          <a href="tlwgallery.html"><img src="images/IMG_92451.JPG" width="69" height="69" alt="pix" class="gal" /></a>
                        </div>
                        <div class="col c2">
                          <h2><span>Services</span> Overview</h2>
                         
                          <ul class="fbg_ul">
                            <li><a href="tlwscope.html">Nationally Accredited Training</a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwscope.html">Short courses and workshops</a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwresources.html">Resource development (including film)</a></li>
                            <li><a href="tlwLLN.html">Funding</a></li>
                            <li><a href="otherservices.html">Policy and Procedure development</a></li>
                            <li><a href="otherservices.html">Capacity Building Projects</a></li>
                            <li><a href="otherservices.html">Event and Social Media Management</a></li>
                          </ul>
                        </div>
                        <div class="col c3">
                          <h2><span>Contact</span> Us</h2>
                          <p>Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:00</p>
                          <p><span>Address:</span>92a Abbott St Cairns QLD 4870<br />
                            <span>Postal:</span>PO Box 8045 Cairns QLD 4870<br />
                            <span>Telephone:</span> (07) 4041 0299<br />
                            <span>Facsimile:</span> (07) 4041 6820<br />
                            <span>E-mail:</span> <a href="learning@thelearningworkshop.com.aumailto:learning@thelearningworkshop.com.au">learning@th elearningworkshop.com.au</a>        </p>
                        </div>
                        <div class="clr"></div>
                      </div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="footer">
                      <div class="footer_resize">
                        <p class="lf">&copy; Copyright <a href="#"><meta name="Learning Workshop" content="http://www.thelearningworkshop.com.au/index.html" /></a>.</p>
                        <div class="clr"></div>
                      </div>
                    </div>
                  </div>
                  </body>
                  </html>

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                    MurraySummers Level 8

                    Can you explain what you mean when you write -

                    google search engine results from TEMPLATE (I used a template to create site) to the actual name of my site?

                     

                    ? I don't follow what you are getting in your google search.

                     

                    The code you have posted is unremarkable HTML taken from some third part template file (NOT a DW Template). It is not well structured for Search Engine exposure - for example the title tag is virtually useless containing only the word "Home" (this is one of your most valuable page elements for SEO). There is no meta description tag (although not so important for SEO, it is helpful for those who are scanning a page of results). And there is this curious construct at the bottom of the page -

                     

                    <p class="lf">&copy; Copyright <a href="#"><meta name="Learning Workshop" content="http://www.thelearningworkshop.com.au/index.html" /></a>.</p>

                     

                    I have no idea what that is supposed to do for you.

                     

                    There is a single <h1> tag on the page, but it contains information that is not usable for SEO (a hyperlinked image).

                     

                    <h1><a href="index.html"><img src="images/TLWS main logo[R-BLK].png" width="292" height="94" /></a></h1>

                     

                    If you want to get good page ranking you will need to do better than this.

                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                      Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      What Murray said.  The links below will help you optimize your site for better search engine results.

                       

                      Google's SEO Starter Guide

                      http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/09/seo-starter-guide-updated.html

                       

                      High  Rankings Advisor

                      http://www.highrankings.com/newsletter/

                       

                      SEOMoz.org - Beginner's Guide to SEO (1-page html)

                      http://www.seomoz.org/article/beginners-1-page

                       

                      SEO Chat

                      http://www.seochat.com/

                       

                       

                      Nancy O.

                      • 8. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                        Web Magi Level 4

                        First, get rid of the following code in your head section:

                         

                        <!--

                        Design by http://www.dreamtemplate.com

                        -->

                         

                        As mentioned previously, Google's SEO starter guide is a good place to start. Google will often pull your title and description from your page head section, and use that in search results. This is not guaranteed, but if you study the guide and follow their recommendations, you will have a better chance.

                         

                        Make your title reflect the name of your company, or something you want to be found for:

                        <title>The Learning Workshop</title>

                         

                        And add a description meta tag, something like:

                        <meta name="description" content="The Learning Workshop is a private Registered Training Organization (RTO) located in Cairns in Far North Queensland.">

                        • 9. Re: Dreamweaver CS6 meta data
                          Web Magi Level 4

                          Something else you might want to do at some point - properly optimize/resize your photos. The photo on your about page is 2,592px × 3,888px (scaled to 160px × 250px). If you don't have Photoshop or Fireworks, there are plenty of free photo resizers out there.