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Hello out there,

I am working on a K-12 schools website and I am using Google's "Public Service Search". The problem is that when you attempt a keyword search, you get our "Employment" page at the top (of most searches), with the intended link is a few links down. I have been attempting to use the Keywords meta tag, but now I am realizing, through online research, that Google ignores this tag. An instance might be that a keyword search for "Secondary" returns the secondary page 6 links from the top, while displaying the employment page at the top.

Does anyone know what I can do to make searching on our site return more accurate results?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Site: http://www.fsus.fsu.edu

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Hi thatsgame1,
The first thing I would do is put "Secondary" in a H1 tag instead of a table.
Then talking of tables I would try and remove the tables used for positioning and layout.
Keep tables for tabular data.
Without tables it's easier to control the flow of the page for text only browser such as google.

Then I'd move the H1 with secondary up so it comes before the search and menu in the page flow.
There's a lot of thens happening here.
Then I would ensure the content comes before the menu via css positioning or floating.

I would also put the cursor back to default.

Have a look at the source or even better look at the page in lynxs to see how it looks to a text only browser.
Lastly try Poodle predictor and have a look at the diagnostics view.

That should keep you busy for a while Shock

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Looks up:

Yep.

Wink Laughing out loud Just kidding...just kidding. Wink

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Arrrrh, Do as I say not as I do. Wink

Actually although it is far from prefect csscreator and the css-forum come out quite ok.