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Search Engine Visibility uses a series of questions about your business to help it identify keywords that will improve your site's rank in search results. It then uses those keywords to guide you through rewriting your site's headings and summary sentences.

Note: If you want to use Search Engine Visibility on a domain hosted by another company, we recommend completing the steps in this article first.

To Optimize Your Website With Search Engine Visibility

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Click Search Engine Visibility.
  3. Next to the Search Engine Visibility account you want to use, click Manage..
  4. The first few screens explain the overall process. Click > after reading each one.
  5. In the next screen, either click Select below one of your website domain names or Add a different domain and enter the Website Domain or URL of the site you want to optimize. Double-check that it's correct, and click Validate.

    Note: The address must be in this format: www.coolexample.com.

  6. When the Validate button says Validated, click Next.
    Enter the Website Domain or URLof the site you want to optimize and click Validate
  7. Enter your Business name, the Category of business you're in, and select Local Region or Nation/Worldwide, then click Next.
  8. Enter into the first field a one- or two-word description of your business' primary service or product. Enter a one- or two-word description in the second field of a secondary service or product. Click Next.
    Enter in both fields a one- or two-word description of your business' main service or product.
  9. Based on your entries, Search Engine Visibility displays choices it considers most likely to improve your site's ranking in search results. Roll your cursor over the choices to see how they appear in the adjacent mockups of Google's desktop and mobile search fields. (If you want more choices, click Show more search phrases.) Click the two or three that most accurately describe your site, and click Next.
    Click the two or three that most accurately describe your site,  and  click Next.

    Note: You cannot manually enter keywords. Instead Search Engine Visibility automatically supplies the most effective keywords based on searches for businesses similar to yours. This ensures the highest possible search rank for your site.

  10. This step displays your site's home page and asks you to click the one choice that most accurately describes that page. After doing so, click Next.
  11. Click to pick a title for your home page. The adjacent mockup shows how that title would display in search results. (If you want more choices, click Show more titles.) After making your choice, click Next.
    click to pick a title for your home page,  and  click Next.
  12. If necessary, rewrite the description of your business to include your key phrase and location using no more than 160 characters. When done, click Next.
  13. Click Edit page headline in the bottom orange section to rewrite your home page title.
  14. Search Engine Visibility displays (in orange) your key search phrase as a suggested replacement for the home page's existing headline. You can:
    • Click in the box containing your existing headline, enter the suggested phrase and, when a green checkmark confirms your change, click Next.
      Click in the box containing your existing headline to rewrite it to include the suggested title.
    • Click Discard Changes to keep your previous headline, then click Yes, Skip in the alert window.

      Note: If the new headline doesn't fit the layout because of the font size, you can use your site's formatting tools to reduce its size once you finish all these steps.

  15. Click Edit page content to rewrite your home page text to include the two key phrases you chose in Step 8.
  16. Search Engine Visibility then asks you to rewrite your home page text to include those two phrases.
    Use the orange key phrases to rewrite your home page text.
  17. Checkmarks confirm when you add the key phrases. Click Next.
    Checkmarks confirm when you added the key phrases

    Note: These are guidelines, not absolute rules. If you cannot find a way to smoothly incorporate the key phrases into your headline or text, it's OK to click Next and Yes, Skip in the alert window.

  18. If you want to add social media buttons, which boost your site's search rank, click Click to begin and follow the steps. If your site already has such buttons, click I have social media buttons.
  19. You're almost done. Review the changes to your site by clicking the Before and After buttons and reviewing the Summary section. (To see a larger view, roll your cursor over the page and click Preview. Click the x to close the preview.)

    Note: If you're manually updating your site, or just want to keep a text file of the before/after changes, click Download changes.

  20. When you're satisfied with your changes, click Done. Search Engine Visibility confirms that you've optimized your home page.
    A progress bar confirms that you've optimized your home page.

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