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    why the search engines don't want to show my site ?

    Hello !!!
    I've had a website for about one and a half year, and what i don't understand, is that even after google and yahoo referencing, and even with the metas, my website is always lagging behing other websites who talks about MY website ?
    This is really annoying, because If I type "Enfants de l'" in google, I'll get two pages of people talking about my website, and even webdevelopers entries where I mention my website, and my poor little website ( http://enfantsdelo.free.fr, title : Les Enfants de l' ) is lagging behind everything else...
    Even my test server gets better rankings...
    Why is that so ???

    Here is my metas :
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    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
    <meta name="author" Content="Vanessa du Frat">
    <meta name="description" Content="Les Enfants de l'&Ocirc; est un roman d'anticipation, diffus&eacute; en ligne">
    <meta name="Keywords" content="enfants, Tio, Tia, anticipation, g&eacute;n&eacute;tique, futur, Enfants de l'&Ocirc;, art, dessins, fiction, psychophage, jumeaux, roman, psychom&ocirc;a, Psychomoa, enfants de l'o, ness, vanessa du frat, ness du frat">
    I have the same problem with my other website, Le Sang des Miroirs, which isn't displayed at all.

    I don't have any forbidden content, my website is cross-browser compatible, I don't have any "under construction" pages, I have valid css and html, I don't have things that are not accessible, so... why is my site avoided by this stupid google search engine ?????

    If you have any advice, I would be eternally gratefull, as I'm currently trying to get better known, and it's really annoying when people type in the name of your book ( it's a website about my book ) and recieve like 10 posts for webdevelopers.com, 10 entries from friends talking about my book, at least two or three entries from my test server ( which doesn't have any meta, and whose name is psychomoa.free.fr, no real link, I guess,,, ), and finally, my poor website among the last entries...

    Thanks !!!
    Ness

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    only had a quick look but...
    search engines do not like frames / iframes.

    i would use change your site to use css instead.
    this will greatly improve your rankings.

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    yeah, but what I'm wondering, is that my test server has frames, too, and it still has a better ranking than my website.
    Is there anything I can add to make the search engines and robots come to my website ?
    ( a new version without any frames is in preparation... )

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    meta tags will not help your ranking with google ( google doesnt use them apart from the description meta).
    the only other thing i can suggest is getting sites of similar content to link to your site.
    and sort out the css.

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    sort out the css ?
    What do you mean ?
    ( oh, I think I know... The new site is very different, really cool css, no frames ( except an iframe but I'm working on it to provide a javascript-free, cookie-free, iframe-free alternate site ), but it's still in the test phase. )
    But, on my index page, what keeps google from coming and checking it ?

    My website is about my book, which I'm publishing online. I have some people who have linked my site, but it's difficult, because you don't have a lot of people publishing books online...
    So google doesn't even use the meta ? And I was so carefully doing all of them, in each of my sites...

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    these other websites that you are lagging behind.. do they use frames.
    im not an expert on search engines but a site that uses frames would always lag behind one that doesnt.
    i honestly think that is where your problem lies.

    meta tag can be useful for other search engines but not google

    sorry i cant be more help. but change your site to use css not frames and im sure youll see abig difference.

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    thanks.. I'm actually in the process of doing that...
    The other websites ? Hmmm... most of them are webdev entries I made about my site...
    Some are Livejournal entries...
    My test server is ranked before my actual website, and it's full of frames, too... ( but iframe, and not frames... could it be that ? )
    Anyway, you're right about the frames, and I'm actually finding alternate solutions for that...
    thanks a lot for your help !!!

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    not sure how different google treats iframes and frames... :/

    welcome to the wonderful world of search engines..

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    thanks a lot ! I learnt of lot of things from your page and your replies !!! I didn't even know Google didn't care about the metas, but only about the description... I think with all that new information, I can get a higher ranking !!!!
    Thanks a lot !!!
    ( BTW, I had a look at your website, and I must say.. I like it a lot ! Very professional looking, and a really nice deign to look at ! )

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    Oh, I search the web, and... google doesn't index content in iframes...
    Not much of a problem, as I decided to redo my stuff without iframes, but I still have one question :
    My new website will have an iframe/javascript/cookie and all that crappy things page, and an frameless, javascript-free, cookie-free ( the poor browser will starve... ) and crappy things-free, and full of php page...
    The two pages will be loaded according to the user's settings.
    My question is : as I will have one iframe version, and one iframe-free version, will google index the site, or will it get stuck on the iframe version ?

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    the section of your site with the iframes/frames should not effect the ranking of the other pages.

    thank for your comments on my site. i completed it 3 months ago. went through about 5 different designs before i settled for that one.

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    SE's don't like splash pages, for one.

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    You site need SEO(Search Engine Optimization)

    See: Search Engine Optimization Services

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    I never had search engine problems with frames, but most people omit to make use of the <noframes> tag to have links to other parts of the site's content so that spiders had a path out of the frame.

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