Bert & Roland
Thank you so much for your feedback. You`ve both confirmed in different ways that the company that did my websites, which I like, still doesn`t seem to be SEO optimized. Their service was to include their Maketing abilities over and above web design. True I have professional copy writing, but not written for the web--and that`s what I`m dealing with. I`ve asked them for keywords, based on their work and I haven`t gotten an answer--more of trying to divert me..
I was very enthusiatic at the beginning, even wanted to associate my business with theirs because they said they had a knowledge of the small business owner`s need to have encompassing services---that I`m very disappointed with from this company.
I`ve talked to them about pay-per-click and I still haven`t gotten a reply.
I`m not a techno person by any means--so should I tell them what you`ve said or what`s my course now?
I agree with Craig and Roland. They both approach this from different angles but they do a much better job of making the points I was struggling to make. (Maybe it is because I create sentences like the last one?) Once again I would like to say META tags are only a small part of the big picture...
Your suggestions were very good as it got my "mental juices" going. I do have STATS which they provided for June to date--my sites are up since 5/11
Links from Internet search engine--google 25 hits-9 pages
Direct address/bookmarks--328 hits--312 pages
Robots/spiders--6 different robots
yahoo slurp--28 hits
I certainly see what you mean by too many keywords--I looked at the sentences.
My question is this--Am I being unreasonable to expect that when they did the copy writing that SEO friendly words would be in their focus---ESPECIALLY since they advertise SEO to make your website more search friendly--as their #1 item under How---can help me promote my site? ( I left out their name), It seems to me to me they did the opposite.Isn`t that false advertising?
I respect your opinions.
Unreasonable? Maybe not... it is hard to answer without knowing what the agreement/arrangement/contract you had with the web developer.
If they were to incorporate targeted keywords in their copywriting then they should have asked for or determined with you what keywords/phrases you should target. Did you go through that process with them or at some point identify your targeted keywords?
Technically, your site is search engine friendly to some extent - in that is does not employ code/technique that block search bots. It is not search engine optimized - in that is could be more effective in presenting targeted keywords to bots AND your viewers.