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 2:44 pm on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys and Gals,

Hope you're all having a warm October like I'm living down here in the deepest South of France. However, it's business as usual chez moi...and that means another headscratcher!

It's like this...I'm looking for a good Google placing on the first page of natural listings for a particular search. Lets say the search phrase is "Eating chinese food"

My site shows up on Google at the bottom of the page as:
Index 1 at Home at Eating chinese food

So I'm on Page One, but could do better. How do I get rid of the "Index 1 at Home" reference and get the 'Eating chinese food' to come first on the description and so move up the listing?

This is frustrating as my HTML title tag simply says:
Eating chinese food/Home

Best wishes,




 6:17 pm on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I was going to say sounds like a title tag problem, unless by accident you have two title tags. The other possibilities are your description tag or G is using a cached version. Check the tag and resubmit your site. At the very least, make some change to the page even if it is deleting a character then adding it back in so the page shows a newer updated date.



 4:21 pm on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Marshall,

Sorry! I didn't realise anyone had replied to this query till today!

You are right. It must be a cache problem because I have clicked on the cache after a Google search and got a picture of the Home Page as it was before, cached by Google on 13 Sep 2007!

I need them to re-cache it. How do I do this? Surely not by re-submitting the site?

Best wishes,



 5:09 pm on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)


If you know G regularly indexes your site, just do what I suggested before. Make some minor change to the page as they look at update dates. One of my sites have pages where the content is dynamically generated through an XML file. So what I do is manually enter a "Page Last Updated" date on the page so there indication of some change. If you are using a site map, it does not hurt to resubmit it.



 5:41 pm on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Get more incoming links.


 6:18 pm on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Ogletree,

That's an interesting comment. Any tips on how an unranked Google website gets ranked sites to link to it one-way only?




 11:03 pm on Oct 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

no need to submit to search engines they will come to you instead just have some good one-way links pointng to your site and if google has visited it before they will come index your newly changed website again, check out your logs for that.


 2:05 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have something interesting on your site. Then start asking people to link to it. Getting links is a lot of hard work. Don't spam people. Use social networks, directories, and press releases. The key to getting links is having something worth linking to.


 2:35 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys.

Asking for one-way links is quite sensitive I suppose, but maybe one way is to ask for this on one's own site. Would you recoemmend paying to be in any directories? Yahoo's, Google's or maybe Specialist?

Best wishes,


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