Question: Our web site is through homestead and so I do not program I html it is just a click and insert etc, will we still be able to do well on Google if we are going through this type of software?
Answer: Google does not care about how you build your website. Google cares only about the HTML output. So regardless of the software used to create your site – Homestead, Go Daddy’s Website Tonight, Adobe’s Dreamweaver, Coffeecup, or a zillion others – all that matters it the HTML output.
That said, go to your website, do a VIEW SOURCE and see if the best page tags are in use with keywords nested inside them – the TITLE, H1, A HREF are very important. Then go back to HOMESTEAD or your WYSIWYG editor and play around with the help files and other files and find out how to input these variables into your HTML. I know for a fact that you can get the TITLE correct in HOMESTEAD. You unfortunately have to look for it.
Finally, after you make your changes, upload your website, go back to the Web, do VIEW SOURCE and check your output. Is it correct? If so, you are done. If not, go back and figure out how to get your editor to allow you to manipulate your HTML.
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