My site is not ranked RRS feed

  • Question

  • Sirs:

    My site, ridetoeat.com, has been crawled and indexed.  If you search for "ride to eat" It shows up number 1 on the other 2 main search engines, but on live.com, it is not there at all.  Totally missing.

    In the "Webmaster Center", my domain and my home page are rated with only one bar.

    I have no idea why I am rated so low. There is no spam, not even 1 ad.  And this is very specific, quality, targeted content.  It ought to be at the top of the list.

    This isn't a business, so please don't tell me to go hire an SEO consultant.

    Any practical advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated
    Sunday, May 3, 2009 4:41 AM


  • Hi,

    I agree, it should be ranked higher for those keywords. I submitted this issue for review, but it could take up to a month for any major changes (if at all). As far as SEO goes, you may want to add some more textual content, use discriptive page titles, and use H1 tags (one per page) for the main heading. Instead of providing a google link for the destinations, why not provide a user review that is served from your site? You can still provide the map by embeding it into the page. The idea is to keep visitors on your site. I also noticed that some of the columns are cut short. If you want more SEO help, I suggest posting a request in our SEO forum.

    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Monday, May 4, 2009 3:03 PM
    Monday, May 4, 2009 3:01 PM