Google’s Mobile Requirements

Head’s Up! Websites will now be required to have a mobile site as well to retain and improve their Google Rankings. It has to be set up according to Google’s new standards. It is now a new part of your SEO (Search Engine Optimization).- so the sooner you can make your site mobile compliant, the better!

You can test your website here to see if it is mobile complaint:

If it is not mobile compliant, contact SayItOnTheWeb today for the quickest and most cost-effective solution available.

You can reach us today at (540)353-5241 to get your mobile site up and going quickly or contact us here!

The Meta Tag Formula

Meta Tags remain important if you want the attention you deserve in your industry.
The importance of meta tags can be found at:

I am commonly asked (as a webmaster in Roanoke, Virginia): how do I create good Meta Tags?” In short, here is the procedure and formula you will need to know.

First, go to Google Keyword Adwords Keyword Planner at: If you do not have an AdWords account, establish one for free.

Follow the prompts to get a download of all the keywords that Google states matters to the success of your business. These search terms must be located within your website text and Meta Tags as much as possible.

Then use the following formula to create them:

Meta Title: The most important Meta Tag is the Title. A maximum amount of 70 characters will display in the search results. This shows at the top of your pages and in the search results and in the bookmarks a person saves.

Meta Description: Meta descriptions can be any length, but search engines generally truncate snippets longer than 155 characters. It is best to keep meta descriptions between 150 and 160 characters. (About 2 short sentences.)

Use real sentences – this is what will be seen in search results by people seraching. Place the most important keywords (or keywords phrases) at the beginning of the Title meta tag. Google WILL index more than what is shown.

Meta Keywords: Keywords died out in Google in 2009, but have now started using them again. The first 5 are the most important. All words should be all lower case separated by comas and no spaces after the comas. Add up to 20 keywords or phrases from your Google Keyword Data – “Google Keyword Planner”.

Example: web designer in roanoke,roanoke va web company,web development company in va,website designer roanoke va,web designer,web site programmer,etc

Ask yourself, what would you click on if you saw the title and description in Google and other search engines?

Here is one more tip – a big one – make SURE all Meta Tags are very different page to page. Make sure of this for the best results!

SayItOnTheWeb’s content management systems allow for the inclusion of proper Meta Tags on every page of your web site — and every page you produce on the fly in the future. If you need help – feel free to contact us!

10 Steps to Obtain Top Placement on Google

Ok. Google is the powerhouse that can drive the attention you need to your website and thus to your company. Your attention to Google can make or break your return on investment. Many webmasters are hired to develop a website, but few go the extra mile to enhance how you can appear in search results from Google and other search engines.

Here are some logical, cost effective steps you will need to consider when looking for ways into Google search results:

1) Have your webmaster fully complete your Meta Tag information for each web site page. This is imperative if you want any traffic at all.

2) Have your webmaster create and upload a sitemap.xml file into the root of your web site. There are tools for this located at:
You will also need your webmaster to create a logical robot.txt file and upload it to the root of your website. A resource for this can be found at:

You will need both of these files for the next steps (if you do them by youself), so ask your web firm to email you these files if you proceed to number 3 below yourself.

3) Sign up for a Google Webmaster Tools account at: and submit your sitemap. Fill in all data.

4) Go to Google Places and set your location:
Follow through and make sure to Verify your business address with Google.

5) Sign Up For Adwords Express and place the main keywords that will drive the proper business to your door. You will need a budget for this Google service. Google data will help you determine what monthly budget and keywords to use right from this utility (They show you the data.)

6) Make sure you socialize your site. Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN, and Twitter should be at the front-line of your social media progress. Google gives BIG weight to your web site being included in these social networks. Always have these 4 Sharing Icons on your web site if not more (like Pintrest). This way visitors can share your web pages and increase the traffic and popularity of your web site. Also, place icons on your web site that will allow visitors to go directly into any of your social atmospheres.

This does not necessarily mean that you will need accounts in each of these social areas (although we recommend that you do); it simply means that people have a way to share your web site pages with the world, which is the goal!

7) Your webmaster needs to install a WordPress Blog onto your web site. Establishing articles in your blog (no matter if it is a quick sentence, photo, full news article or announcement – every post in WordPress is worth it’s weight in gold as far as Google and other search engines are concerned.

8) Share your website links with others. Exchanging links can be tedious, but the popularity of your website is affected in a very positive way. When the opportunity arrises, always ask if you can exchange links. There is one company I have tried to “spread my link” and have found that it works wonderfully:

9) Create a company video… no matter how short it may be, videos posted to YouTube, Google, Facebook and other sites will allow your video and website link to be thrust into the eyes of people… and it’s free.

10) Finally, sign up for a Bing Webmaster Tool account and fill in all the data for your business. You can use the same data you used for Google. Having links here is a major factor for all search engines.

Yes, there is very much more you can do to get the traffic you deserve, but these 10 solid steps should be the very first in your attack to online success for your business.

If you would like a consultation to review your website, please contact us at or talk to a real person at: (540) 353-5241.

We are here to help!