Can anyone help with website visibility?

Co1

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Hi all. I’ve just launched a new website for my furniture business using the SquareSpace platform. I don’t know the first thing about web design but the platform is really simple. I’ve read up on SEO and how to get my site to feature on a google search, but for some reason unless I specifically google it, I cant actually fine it on a google search when searching for the tyoe of product I make.

Can anybody help? If someone knows how to get me into the front page of a google search, I’m happy to build you and table or desk with no labour cost!!

website is http://www.richmondcustom.co.uk
 

jcampbellsmith

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Given the common name you are using I think you need to pay Google to promote your site. There are businesses that will advise you on how to game the Google Analytics, but it's probably quicker and cheaper to just pay Google.

Secondly, unless you keep clearing out your browser, Google will remember what you have been searching for. Much better to get friends to do test searches for you. User Acceptance Testing of your own work isn't a good strategy. Getting some favourite customers to check out your site and give you feedback is an option.

Regards

JCS
 
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JTO

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Used to be able to hide key words on the Index page by setting the text colour the same as the background, but I don't think you can get away with that now.
 

Oh6

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Used to be able to hide key words on the Index page by setting the text colour the same as the background, but I don't think you can get away with that now.

If you try that these days your site would plummet to the bottom of the search results. So as you say don't try that.
 

NoIDeer

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The "learn more" button has a broken link to the "what we do page" won't be helping either.
 

devon deer stalker

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I think the word 'just' is a big reason why, it took a few months for my website to appear on page one of Google, I only used Adwords briefly as it was a free offer and it didn't benefit my website as far as I could tell.
It will appear, just give it time or pay out for SEO, which won't be cheap.
Cheers
Richard
 

bobjs

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i think web sites that lack pictures of

this is what we start with,
this is what we do to get it to you like this,

cost are discussed as per the task and what is required,

blah blah.

bob.
 

Co1

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i think web sites that lack pictures of

this is what we start with,
this is what we do to get it to you like this,

cost are discussed as per the task and what is required,

blah blah.

bob.

Thanks Bob, but not sure what you mean?
 

bobjs

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Thanks Bob, but not sure what you mean?

i followed your links and they led to nothing,i think you may have to place photos of items you have made etc, i recall a meeting for a company that i used t9 work for and it was true that the lack of info including images of what we did just ment people just logged on and then off,

once the images with info info about what that image was etc, the log on’s went a lot higher than we had ever had, this was in the 90’s so i still think it matters to this day, if i log onto a site that has no images it is off putting as i want to see what they have do and supply etc,

just a thought,

bob.
 

Richie092

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We found more or less instant success with using "pay per click" we spent 4 years trying to raise the profile of our website and PPC more or less did it overnight. We used a company called AddPeople to create our campaign, tried it ourselves first but was pretty hopeless at it. Do it properly and it "should" give you a good return on investment. It isn't cheap to get started but is (in my opinion) the best way of doing it.
 

Co1

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We found more or less instant success with using "pay per click" we spent 4 years trying to raise the profile of our website and PPC more or less did it overnight. We used a company called AddPeople to create our campaign, tried it ourselves first but was pretty hopeless at it. Do it properly and it "should" give you a good return on investment. It isn't cheap to get started but is (in my opinion) the best way of doing it.

Thanks Richie.
 

Rasputin

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I can't offer any advice how to do it as I'm not techie and the space is constantly evolving. However my business we just commissioned a company to do it for us which is great as they out kpi on it and you pay directly to their success. I use Dreamt in Manchester for all of it and pay roughly £2k a month plus website maintenance. Worth having a conversation with some professionsl people in my opinion.
 

pheasant sniper 1

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Well worth investing in a professional website with a specialist SEO package integrated or a specialist SEO looking out for you seperately.

Id suggest doing the maths on investment and expected turnover generated from a website and seo campaign and set a monthly budget.

Website building & SEO is a specialist field which from my own experience having spent a couple of years having a go and performing ok left me not too suprised when handing over to a pro the difference was chalk n cheese.

So much so that i was top three page one google and the pay per click had a 30 mile radious as my business targeted local customers only. The radious and target audience area are very important as theres no point somebody clicking and costing you money if its outside a service area or delivery radius. Ive now turned my adwords and pay per click campaign off as come up within my area on page 1 google search organically at no cost for my chosen keywords. I hasten to add i would be considerably busier with the campaign switched on. However were more than busy enough and im not wanting to build an empire.

You could always ask an SEO expert who you supply 10 key words to for a cost as the experts can see what other people are currently paying for the said keywords and their google position and how they are performing.

SEO has to be an ongoing investment as google are constantly changing the playing field.

good luck and all the best.
 
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