My website has just gone live but I can't find it on Google, why?
I can take up to a couple of weeks for Google to index your site so that it starts to appear in the search engine results. In the meantime your site can be accessed directly by typing its address into the address bar of your browser.
How can I get on page 1 of Google?
The position of your site on Google depends on the search term used in the user's search. If the search term contains non-competitive or unique key words, then you are assured of a high position. The more competitive the search words are that are relevant to your business, the more competition there will be, and the more work would need to be done to get you a higher position. For an initial site build, we will optimise the site for any relevant key words and review the results once the site has been indexed, and advise accordingly.
Will a keyword-rich domain get me higher on Google?
Not necessarily. If the keywords are competitive, then it will not be enough on its own and a lot of specialised search engine marketing would be necessary to get the desired result. We would usually advise against registering a domain that contains ONLY competitve keywords, or you may risk not appearing on the search engines for your actual domain name.