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Hi, I have launched my first website and its not showing at all in Google. As I am a newbie, I could do with some hints, tips and or advice as to what to do to my HTML to get a (better) ranking. I ran the code validator in dreamweaver and it came up with tons of errors... I will post code - I hope this is okay??? <!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>Your Story in a Book</title> <meta name="Your Story in a Book" content="Story Book, Retirement Book, Wedding Book, Norman MacDonald, Photo Book,Christening Book, Corporate Book " /> <meta name="StoryBook, Wedding, Your Story, Christening Book, Corporate Book " content="We�re sure you�ll agree that memories of special times are priceless and worth saving forever. Here, at Your Story In A Book, we�re giving you the chance to keep those treasured memories alive forever, by having your story told in a stylish, hardback coffee table book." /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" /> <!--[if lt IE 9]><script src="http://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script><![endif]--><meta charset="UTF-8" /> <style type="text/css"> #apDiv1 {position:absolute;width:200px;height:115px;z-index:1;} #apDiv2 {position:absolute;width:205px;height:156px;z-index:1;float: right;top: 7px;}#apDiv3 {position:absolute;width:708px;height:52px;z-index:2;} #heeder {width: 960px;margin-right: auto;margin-left: auto;} #content {background-color: #FFFFFF;width: 960px;margin-right: auto;margin-left: auto;position: relative;height: 330px;float: left;top: -4px;} #contenttext h1 {font-size: 15px;font-style: normal;margin-bottom: 1px;font-family: "Century Gothic", "ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book", "Avant Garde", "Trebuchet MS", Tahoma, Verdana, "Gill Sans", Geneva, sans-serif;font-weight: normal;line-height: 17px;}#contenttext h2 {font-family: "Century Gothic", "ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book", "Avant Garde", "Trebuchet MS", Tahoma, Verdana, "Gill Sans", Geneva, sans-serif;font-size: 117%;font-weight: normal;line-height: 130%;}.bodymainp {font-family: "Century Gothic", "ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book", "Avant Garde", "Trebuchet MS", Tahoma, Verdana, "Gill Sans", Geneva, sans-serif;font-size: 105%;line-height: 140%;font-weight: normal;color: #000000;}.Pageheader {font-family: Garamond, Times, "Times New Roman", Palatino, "Palatino Bold", "MS serif", serif;font-size: 250%;line-height: 125%;color: #990000;overflow: hidden;text-indent: -3333px;background-image: url(IMAGES/turnyourstory.jpg);background-repeat: no-repeat;height: 67px;width: 905px;background-position: 139px;margin-bottom: 1px;} #footer .footer p a {text-decoration: none;color: #FFFFFF;cursor: auto;filter: Xray;} </style> <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <!-- Start WOWSlider.com HEAD section --><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="engine1/style.css" media="screen" /><style type="text/css">a#vlb{display:none}</style><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/jquery.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/wowslider.js"></script><!-- End WOWSlider.com HEAD section --> <!-- Start WOWSlider.com HEAD section --><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="engine1/style.css" media="screen" /><style type="text/css">a#vlb{display:none}body,td,th {font-family: "Century Gothic", "ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book", "Avant Garde", "Trebuchet MS", Tahoma, Verdana, "Gill Sans", Geneva, sans-serif;} .contentextH2 {font-family: "Century Gothic", "ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book", "Avant Garde", "Trebuchet MS", Tahoma, Verdana, "Gill Sans", Geneva, sans-serif;font-size: 132%;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;} #contenttext img {padding-left: 6px;margin-right: -10px;float: right;right: -3px;position: relative;top: -10px;} </style><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/jquery.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/wowslider.js"></script><!-- End WOWSlider.com HEAD section --> </head><body bgcolor="#CCCCCC"><div id="wrapper"> <div id="heeder"> <header> <div id="apDiv2"><img src="IMAGES/ysiabLogo.png" width="245" height="138" alt="your story logo"></div> <div id="apDiv3"><img src="IMAGES/MameMems.png" width="738" height="45" alt="Memories text"></div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul id="menu"> <li><a href="home.html" class="home-icon"><span>Home</span></a></li><li></li><li><a href="HowYourBook.html">Order your book</a></li><li><a href="browseflash3.html">Browse our books</a></li><li><a href="whichBookYou.html">Which book for you?</a></li> </ul> </header> </div><div id="contentarea"> <p/> <h1 class="Pageheader">Turn Your Story into a Book</h1> <p/> <!-- Start Slider BODY section id=wowslider-container1 --><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/script.js"></script><!-- End Slider BODY section --> <div id="content"><!-- Start Slider BODY section id=wowslider-container1 --><div id="wowslider-container1"><div class="ws_images"><span><img src="data1/images/titleok.jpg" alt="TitleOk" title="TitleOk" id="wows0"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/lovestoryok.jpg" alt="lovestoryOk" title="lovestoryOk" id="wows1"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/famhistok.jpg" alt="FamHistOk" title="FamHistOk" id="wows2"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/birthdayok.jpg" alt="BirthdayOk" title="BirthdayOk" id="wows3"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/specialannivok.jpg" alt="specialAnnivOk" title="specialAnnivOk" id="wows4"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/personalachok.jpg" alt="personalAchOk" title="personalAchOk" id="wows5"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/retireok.jpg" alt="retireOk" title="retireOk" id="wows6"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/kidsok.jpg" alt="kidsOk" title="kidsOk" id="wows7"/></span><span><img src="data1/images/busok.jpg" alt="busOk" title="busOk" id="wows8"/></span></div><a style="display:none" href="http://wowslider.com">Background Image Slideshow jQuery by WOWSlider.com v2.0m</a><div id="wowslider-frame"></div><div id="wowslider-shadow"></div></div><script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/script.js"></script><!-- End Slider BODY section --></div> <div id="contenttext"> <img src="IMAGES/booksTitle3.jpg" alt="sample books" width="283" height="289" align="right"><span class="contentextH2">We’re sure you’ll agree that memories of special times are priceless and worth saving forever.</span><p> <span class="bodymainp">Here, at Your Story In A Book, we’re giving you the chance to keep those treasured memories alive forever, by having your story told in a stylish, hardback coffee table book.</span></p> <p> <span class="bodymainp">Our team of professional writers and designers lead by award-winning journalist and author, Norman Macdonald will turn your own story into a large-sized luxury book of words and pictures.</span> </p> <p> <span class="bodymainp">And that means you, your family, friends and future generations can read about your life, your special times and your achievements.</span></p> <p> <span class="bodymainp"> We also give companies and organisations a unique way of promoting their business by impressing clients and customers with the story of their company in our large format books.</span></p> <p><span class="bodymainp">We will interview you in the comfort of your own home or office and you can then order a single coffee table book to as many books as you want, featuring any aspect of your life. </span> </p> <p><span class="bodymainp"> ‘And if you give one of our books as a gift, just imagine the delight you would see on the face of a loved one, a friend, or colleague when you present them with a book featuring their own story.’</span> </p> </div> <div id="sidebar"> <h2>YOUR BOOK COULD BE ABOUT</h2> <p class="sidebarlist">A couple’s own love story from the day they met to their wedding day<br> <br> <strong>Family history<br> <br> </strong>A Landmark birthday<br> <br> <strong>A special anniversary<br> <br> </strong>Personal achievement <br> <br> <strong>A lifetime’s work on retirement<br> <br> </strong>Your child’s early years<br> <br> <strong>Promoting your business</strong></p><p><img src="IMAGES/ysblogo160.png" alt="yourstorylogo 160px" width="160" height="75" class="cntrelogo"></p> </div> <div id="footer"> <div class="footer"> <p><strong>Copyright</strong> © Yourstoryinabook.co.uk 2012 <strong>Contact:</strong><a href="mailto:norman@yourstoryinabook.co.uk">norman@yourstoryinabook.co.uk</a><a href="mailto:info@macdonald-media.co.uk"> <strong>Telephone:</strong></a>01505 816980<a href="mailto:info@macdonald-media.co.uk"><strong> </strong> </a></p> <p><strong>Design by me</strong></p> </div> </div> </div></div></body></html>

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I think most everyone will generally tell you that your site ranking is improved by having a lot of good content people want to come read, and getting other sites with good ranking to want to link back to you. I think it will help to clear up those errors also. I found this SEO thread in the general forum that will be good for you to look over: http://w3schools.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=41170

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The first validation error is that your <meta> tags have wrong values for the name attributes.The second problem is that you're trying to close <p> elements with /> while they are only allowed to close with a separate tag. You shouldn't have empty <p> elements, you should be using CSS to give separation between elements on the page. Other errors are with obsolete attributes like bgcolor and align. Use CSS instead.

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Follow Davidb52's links and especially the first one. Google doesn't automatically add websites to the search engine. You have to add it manually.

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