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Q: Registering my company URL with Google ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Registering my company URL with Google
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: groovybeans-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 04 Sep 2002 06:00 PDT
Expires: 04 Oct 2002 06:00 PDT
Question ID: 61598
I registered a url ( with
google about 2 months ago but still it is not being returned when I
search for it through Google, no matter what keywords I type. How can
I get google to recognise its existance without paying?
Subject: Re: Registering my company URL with Google
Answered By: xemion-ga on 04 Sep 2002 09:02 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Very simple.  First off, you have to have text on your website.  You
have ZERO text.  Google cannot read flash files.  It only looks at the
text of your website.  If it does not see any text, it just assumes
your website not about anything (makes sense).  Put some text
underneath the flash.

Secondly, you must have links.  Google looks for websites through
links.  It finds a link and follows it.  Currently, you don't have any
links to your website in any major search engine ( ).

For more detailed information on how to improve your search engine
optimzation, I suggest using the below Google Answers search box and
search for "search engine optimization" (without quotes).  They'll
have lots of great advice and more tips on improving your rankings. 
The first two steps are to add text and get links though.  You can't
get a search engine to list your website without those.

Thanks for the question!


Request for Answer Clarification by groovybeans-ga on 04 Sep 2002 16:17 PDT
Thanks for the help. With regards to your point that there is no text,
you will find if you look at the source code that I do infact have
keywords for the web crawlers to pick up on, even though the site is
in flash. Is this not correct?
And then with regards to links, how do you mean get links with major
search engines?
Many thanks!

Clarification of Answer by xemion-ga on 04 Sep 2002 18:06 PDT
I mean actual text that is viewable without looking at the source
code.  Google does not actually look at metatags and keywords when
indexing a website.  It takes more than keywords for a site to be

Links in search engines are other websites that are linking to you. 
In the link I gave you, enter in "" and you will see
the number of websites linking to  Your website doesn't have
anyone linking to you.  That's how search engines find your website. 
They go around the web following links.  If there's no links to your
website, then they never find you.  Does that make sense?  Feel free
to ask me clarify further if that didn't make sense.  It can be
confusing sometimes.

I strongly recommend you search the rest of Google Answers for "search
engine optimization".  It will help you a lot.  Thanks!

groovybeans-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Many thanks! I appreciate your thoroughness.... - I shal try what you
have suggested...

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