Thoughts on my new site

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andy Resident 729 posts
www.andyrobertsbjj.com

Thoughts please
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Robsco 1319 posts
Your main page font isn't very clear, use Arial or Verdana instead of Times.

Apart from that, very good, prefer the new colour scheme.
The Admin Guy
Alansmurf Spectator 21 posts
Andy good site ...

Say hi to Nick Brooks from Smurf

regards

Alan
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andy Resident 729 posts
it is in arial
"no weapon formed against me shall prosper"
Robsco 1319 posts
It's not in Arial or Verdana, it's hard/annoying to read the content.

UJJ is based in Verdana, surely you can see the difference?
The Admin Guy
andy Resident 729 posts
it is arial. at least thats what it says in the font menu that i selected.
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monkeynuts Spectator 15 posts
Hi Andy,

Site looks ok visually. When I click on the hyper linked words at the left of the screen they obviously bring up relevant information but the address in the http/ at the top remains the same. Has the site got several pages or is something else going on? Also if you want the site to rank high with our friends 'Google' then there are a few other things that you can do. I can give you a few tips that I learnt when doing my own website that I managed to rank on page 1, 4 from the top.
andy Resident 729 posts
site has several pages.

any tips to improve google ranking are greatly appreciated.
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monkeynuts Spectator 15 posts
1. Have you submitted the url to google? If not go to google.co.uk and type 'in submit my url to google' and there are step by step instructions on how to do this.

2. You need to have more relevent text that is associated with what you expect possible customers to be searching for i.e BJJ, Brazillian jiu jitsu, your area and so on. Google is looking for well written text of minimum 500 words that, in your case should contain BJJ, all about BJJ, Gracie and so on. Without over doing it of course because you will be penalised for spamming. Also creating a couple of hyperlinks on keywords that take visitors to other parts of the site.

3. The title of each of your pages is Andy Roberts BJJ, this is too short. This title is crucial because if you have noticed when you type a search into the google search box it usually finds those keywords in someones title of their page. Example - go to google, type in 'monkey tennis' the number 1 on google has 'monkey tennis' in its title as the first 2 words. So your home page needs something like this 'Gracie Brazilian jiu jitsu by Andy Roberts' (it needs to make sense too)

4. Each page needs a different title but keep the keywords just re arrange them, example - on the 'about Andy' page use 'BJJ in Farnborough by Andy Roberts' Every page needs to have a different title.

5. Keywords. At the moment your keywords are as follows - "andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie andy roberts brazilian jiu jitsu ADCC submission wrestling bjj gracie"

This is not good and the google bot that will crawl your site will see repeated words and throw you very low on any related searches. Use words and phrases like this 'BJJ, brazilian jiujitsu, ju jitsu, gracie acadamy farnborough, grappling, and so on. Remember some people(like me) can't spell.

6. Lastly, once your site is submitted to google and the needed changes have been made it can take 3 months for the position to change. My site (a conservatory based site) was uploaded to google it ranked on page 12 until I made the changes. Once the changes were made it took 2-3 months to get to page 4 then another 2 months to get to page 1 where it has stayed and all the ranking work I did myself and it cost me nothing, good luck Andy
andy Resident 729 posts
cool thanks for that.

If you search bjj farnborough i don't do too bad on the google rankings
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monkeynuts Spectator 15 posts
Yes you are up there but look at the top of the list efnsports.com has bjj farnborough in its title
andy Resident 729 posts
because that is a link to a thread on efnsport's forum about my club
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monkeynuts Spectator 15 posts
I know what you are saying but your site should top. Go to the espn page at the top of google right click it select 'view source' The title clearly proves my point, anyway just trying to help, good luck
Macaroon Spectator 2 posts
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monkeynuts Spectator 15 posts
Who/what is purdy?
Robsco 1319 posts
Andy, email me for SEO (search engine optimisation) tips, obviously I have plenty since I work in the business, not too keen on sending this out to the whole forum tho since this is how I make my own money.

Make sure you've got Google Analytics on your pages first (simply means putting some tags at the bottom of each page) so you can see how your changes affect your ranking.
The Admin Guy
andy Resident 729 posts
i have analytics installed already
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Rickson Gracie Newbie 36 posts
Andy, your webshite leettle bit sheet. You might want take Robsco advice. He know what he doing in web. I know what I doing in ring. You not know what you doing anywhere. Be good, take advice.
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ejharte Spectator 23 posts
i like it
Smile, it makes your teeth feel special.

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