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Having a new custom website built specifically for your dealership can be a very exciting thing. There's only one problem - it isn't showing up in search engines. You dissapointedly pick up the phone and contact your website provider or search optimization partner and say, "I find my site for [this], but what about [this], [this], and [this]?"
It all comes down to content. Search engines read the
content (including) keywords of your site and then determine where to include your website in search results. Content can make or break your search engine ranking. There are also a couple different types of content that contribute to your website visibility - visible (what can be seen on your site), and invisible (things that take place in the code of your site).
Googles Primary Objective
Let me divert your attention for a moment to a quick overview of Googles purpose which is to 1.) deliver search results that are most relevant to what searchers are looking for and 2.) as close to their physical location as possible. Googles algorithms are constantly scouring the web to find content that resembles what people are searching for and then deliver it.
Back to Content
If your website doesn't physically contain relevant content containing the keywords (on the visible and non-visible parts of your site) that people are searching for, then it only makes sense that your site isn't showing up how you expect.
What Can Be Done?
As a best practice, I would encourage you to get in touch with your web developer or search optimization partner and outline what your expectations are for your site, afterall; noone knows your business like you. By providing your website developer or SEO firm with as much insight as possible will help them cure the "[this], [this], and [this]" disease and help your site begin to perform in-line with your expectations.