I just published a new website for my furniture business with individual project pages for each product and they don’t show on Google? The home page is quaggadesigns.com but for some reason when I google “quagga designs tic tac toe” (tic tac toe is our bestseller) it does not appear. I just updated meta descriptions and titles. Can anyone tell me what the problem may be?
Would really appreciate it - sales have been low due to this and this is horrible for Christmas.
The URL you shared is another business. Expecting Google to rank pages of a new site is not realistic. You can follow the guidance Google provides in Search Central. Google has indexed pages on your site. The link below will show which ones.
Homepage should have rich personalized content with keywords.
Unfortunately, your homepage is not very inviting for crawlers.
Basic Page SEO Check List
All pages, including Homepage should have the following:
One H1 tag 30-70 characters
One H2 tag 30-130 characters
META Tag 60-155 Character
Title Tag: 30-90 characters (Title should be similar or same to H1 Tag)
All Images need to be alt tagged 10-30 characters
Define Follow and No Follow links accordingly. Put NO follow attribute to all external affiliate links.
Google likes SSL, Webflow provides this so youre goog there.
Google Search Console
Set up a comparison SERPs report in Google Search Console. Observe gains and improvements for your top keywords.
Use NoIndex No Follow Disallow on utility pages and ‘Under Construction’ pages.
Google likes LIve Website content, not ‘Coming Soon’ content. So make sure you are serving content that is unique to you.
A common mistake some new online stores make is ripping content word-for-word directly from Amazon or a MFGR website. Utilize a website plagerism checker tool to ensure youre only serving original content. If google deems your site plagerism content, it will severly strike your rankings. If you have Amazon or MFGR type listing content, apply creative editing.
@miekwave - That’s a nice and very helpful post I am sure the owner of the website would benefit from reading, unfortunately @janinedesigns provided the wrong URL of the published site with their question.
Now that’s really handy to know, I wondered how to exclude things such as a style page. That’s a TOP tip.
So to canonical its just a pointer to the real website in case you have others such as a temporary domains like webflow.io published?
I am not sure why you would point to a specific page, can you add lots of canonical links?
Also you mention tingpng, is the spelling correct as edge marks its as a known bad site
I have tested 3 squishers and although some provide smaller sizes the quality is very bad.
So I now stick to Online Image Сompressor (imagecompressor.com)
Canonical tag points to the one true source of content. When properly used, it can future proof some (but not all) duplicate penalty protection. Canonical should equal the page containing the Original content. Only the homepage should have a homepage canonical tap. I would not advise setting other pages canonical reference to the homepage.
Image compression - you can use whatever image compression software you’d like. Its a preference. I like tinypng because I have used it for years and have an CDN/API project that uses them. The best image compression tool is the one youre comfortable using.
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘known bad site’. Just to be siure wer’re on the same page, this is what i’m talking aoubt
There’s a lot of great advice in this article (@miekwave especially) but from your original question it sounds like your problem is that you ‘just’ published the site. Search engines can take a little while to get to your site and index it, although this does seem to be happening pretty quickly these days, you can speed the process along by submitting your sitemap to google webmaster tools - search.google.com. That should get you INDEXED pretty quickly, which means you’ll show up in the results. Then follow the advice here to improve WHERE you appear on those results.
Miek, your original post says tinGpng and that is a bad site.
I knew you meant tinYpng.
I was just checking and informing you to edit your post with the correct link.
I will try tinypng and compare and see if its better for me as I forgot about it.
Again thank you for your time with the post and answering my questions.
Hi I saw your advice about how to do nofollow links in webflow, and when I tried it looked slightly different to your screenshot. If you don’t mind could you just have a look and let me know if I have done this correctly?
On my homepage (https://www.howaboutbingo.com/) there are two big ad positions which have a yellow ‘VISIT SITE’ button. I have put the nofollow on these but in Webflow I had to give the attribute a name, which then appears in the code.
So instead of it showing in the code as a rel="nofollow" as your example does, mine shows as a nofollow="rel="nofollow"" which I am not sure is the correct way to do it.
Well I didn’t know either, I had to work it out, no videos or real help out there on this topic. Brilliant that Miek put the effort in this post and I am sure he is getting a kick from people reading and trying to work things out for themselves.
I know I do when people use my help.
I have now for example added title to all my images.
Its a give a take and a choice of where your website is aimed.
I don’t use 2x and use lightbox so people can view a larger sized image.
Have you tried imagecompressor?
With imagecompressor you can increase or decrease the number of colours