I've spent the past six months building a site for my business with Rapidweaver 5. I'm really pleased with how the site turned out, but my problem now (which is a BIG problem for a new business!) is that nobody can find it.
I read a lot of the threads on this forum about SEO and have done my best to implement the things that were suggested, but when I search by important keywords in Google, my site doesn't come up at all. (Well, I clicked through the first 25 pages of results--I guess I come up eventually, but if I'm not on the first few pages I'll never be found! Even things that have nothing to do with the keywords seem to come up, but not my site.) I know that Google is crawling my site because when I put in the exact name of the business I come up second. That's okay, but new customers aren't going to KNOW the name of my business--I need to come up in a keyword search.
I understand that some of this just takes time, but are there any additional things I can do to my RW site to help speed things along? I already have the Sitemap plugin, which I heard is supposed to help. Are there any others?
From what I understand "backlinks" are an important part of Google ranking, too, although I'm not sure exactly how this works. I thought it just meant links to my site from other places, but I have quite a few of those--friends' pages, social networking sites, sites like Yelp and Merchant Circle, etc.--and yet when I try a backlink checker it says zero backlinks found.
If it's helpful, the url for my site is: www.seeknewyorkllc.com.