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First off, Who is the best iPage hosting service providers? Thanks for any answer or 2. My other question... My.

Http://smokingplaza.com.

Functions for about three months already and still isn't indexed by Google even though I submitted it, there are links to it on several forums, and even on couple sites already indexed by google..

What's worse, google even says that it doesn't know any page, that refers to smokingplaza.com (.

Http://www.google.co...com&btnG=Search.

).

I examined couple of other sites and noticed that at least for some Google shows links only to www.domainname.com, not to domainname.com..

Does anybody know whether it is better to use.

Http://www.smokingplaza.com.

Instead of.

Http://smokingplaza.com.

?.

What aboout your own sites? Which form are you using?.

P.S..

Thia topic doesn't seem to fit into General Support, but all the other forums seemed even less relevant.

This post has been edited by.

_doctor.

: 26 August 2004, 11:41..

Comments (78)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

A couple of things I saw is the meta tags, you are repeating way too many times cigarettes and that can work against you. there is no need for cheap cigarettes, free cigarettes, cigarettes, menthol cigarettes, ....

The search engines will see cheap free menthol cigarettes easily enough if someone types that in..

I use on all the sites I put together, the FQDN which is the www.domain.com.

How did you submit your iPage site to google, etc?.

Also, not pertaining to the search engines, the pictures dont look very good when going to the front page of your site...

Comment #2

Thanx for input guys..

I submitted my iPage site to dmoz.org, but they say that it can take up to 6months to get included there..

I've submitted my iPage site to Google using there own form (something like.

Http://www.google.com/addurl.html).

About meta-tags - this can be an issue to optimize, but can it relate to the fact that my iPage site isn't indexed at all (not just badly indexed)?..

Comment #3

Is your iPage site being searched by google? Maybe you have it blocked in your robots.txt file?.

Jack..

Comment #4

It is not indexed by Google and I want to find the reason..

Meaningful part of my robots.txt is:.

Just in case I missed something full robots.txt can be seen at.

Http://smokingplaza.com/robots.txt..

Comment #5

Your robots.txt file may be invalid, depending on who you ask. You aren't supposed to have a space between the User-agent: * and what follows it from what I understand. You can insert a blank line if you start it with # though..

Also, try adding the following after the above:.

User-agent: Googlebot.

Disallow:.

The code you show tells the bots not to look at those files. The implication being that they can look everywhere else. I found a few mentions on the web that says you still have to tell the bots to look at the rest of the site. Now, google is a little different and you may want to try their way. See.

Here.

For how they handle it. I would suspect your problem is in this file though..

HTH,.

Jack..

Comment #6

You may also want to look.

Here..

It explains that google may not list you without any backlinks. I looked at your iPage site and didn't see a links page so this may be part of the problem too..

Jack..

Comment #7

My.

Http://smokingplaza.com.

Functions for about three months already and still isn't indexed by Google even though I submitted it, there are links to it on several forums, and even on couple sites already indexed by google..

What's worse, google even says that it doesn't know any page, that refers to smokingplaza.com (.

Http://www.google.co...com&btnG=Search.

).

I examined couple of other sites and noticed that at least for some Google shows links only to www.domainname.com, not to domainname.com..

Does anybody know whether it is better to use.

Http://www.smokingplaza.com.

Instead of.

Http://smokingplaza.com.

?.

What aboout your own sites? Which form are you using?.

P.S..

Thia topic doesn't seem to fit into General Support, but all the other forums seemed even less relevant.

This post has been edited by.

_doctor.

: 26 August 2004, 11:41..

Comment #8

I found a good thread on this topic a while back you can find it.

Here.

..

Aside fromt that, have you submitted your url to.

Dmoz.org.

, that is the one place you should submit before anything as google, yahoo and most of the major search engines pull stuff from there. It is human edited so be certain all your pages are complete and you only submit once..

Another suggestion is make your iPage site Title a little more descriptive, right now it only says "Smoking Plaza-Cheap cigarettes online", maybe add the brands you carry, etc..

Your iPage site is Page Rank: 0 (Very poor) so you must get sites with higher PR than you to link to your site, sure you already knew that one though..

Joe..

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.