I’ve done a lot of work to my site in the past few weeks.
But if you search for “nooozeguy” on Google, you wouldn’t know it.
Google has not updated its cache of my site since September 21. That’s more than two weeks from the time I am writing this post.
How do I know that? By doing a search for “site:www.nooozeguy.com” on Google and then looking at the cached result.
Now, I realize that this is not the most dynamic site on the WWW, nor is it as packed with as much information as the New York Times’ site.
But, I have taken several steps to show Google that I am doing my part to improve my site.
- Title tags: I write specific <TITLE> tags for each page of my site and use the All in One SEO Pack to create search-engine friendly tags and META data.
- XML sitemap: I have updated and uploaded revised versions of my sitemap to Google, Yahoo, MSN and others using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress.
- User-facing sitemap: I have a dynamically drawn sitemap using the Dagon Design Sitemap Generator plugin.
- Google Webmaster Tools: I regularly login to this Google site to see how the search engine is interacting with my site. I can see when the Googlebot last crawled my site and whether it encountered any problems.
Google is indexing my blog entries much more closely. I can see by looking at Google Analytics data that I am attracting visitors searching for terms for which my site shows up in the search-engine results pages (SERPs, for the insiders).
So what more can I do?
I could just be patient, but that’s not something I am especially good at. 😉
Could I create better <TITLE> tags? Probably, but I don’t think my tags are that bad right now.
Could I create more content? Yes, that’s probably the best solution.
Could I get more (and better) sites to link to my site? Again, probably, but that takes time and I am admittedly impatient.
What do you suggest?
Drop me a line and let me know your tips.