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All You Need to Know About SEO

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Dan Schulz, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Dan Schulz

    Dan Schulz Peon

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    #41
    I'll try to have some more this weekend - playing catch up right now with work (and Mentoring on SitePoint).
    SEMrush
     
    Dan Schulz, Jul 30, 2007 IP
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    dynn Notable Member

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    #42
    i enjoy read your post...thank you for your effort made.
     
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    #43
    Actually, I have seen that if you break up your article into smaller headings and then enclose those headings in the h1 and h2 tags you stand a very good chance of prompting goolge to rank that page in the top 20 for your selected keyword. Write keyword dense headings in the article. Just something I have noticed. May not be semantically correct, but gets results.
     
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  4. Dan Schulz

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    #44
    Which is just gaming the search engines at the expense of HTML semantics. If you're going to toss semantics out of the window you might as well use DHTML menus, Java craplets, IE hacks, tables for layout, and require everyone to use IE 7 with a screen resolution of 1024x768 on Windows Vista Ultimate just to view your site.

    Sorry, but no dice.
     
    Dan Schulz, Jul 30, 2007 IP
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    christinabob Banned

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    #45
    can you explain how to get free links specially edu links.

    I think link building is most important part of SEO and you have not mantion anything about it in details.

    please guide
     
    christinabob, Jul 31, 2007 IP
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    #46
    Dan,

    You've helped me with another post, but unfortunately I will not be able to provide you the information you needed right away. However, with your post here, it helped me with some of my questions. However, I do have one for the keyword stuffing section. In the second post where you entered the sample code of the page, you had an alt tag alt="Web Site Title". If the title tag was like you displayed:

    <title>Chicago Cubs Win 2007 World Series - Skewed View of the News</title>

    in your alt tag, if the header was a logo of the cubs for example...and you used alt ="Chicago Cubs World Series - Cubs Logo" or just alt="Chicago Cubs World Series"

    or another keyword (baseball world series), and your alt tag was alt="baseball world series - cubs logo"........

    would any of these be considered keyword stuffing?
     
    egjeff4, Jul 31, 2007 IP
  7. Dan Schulz

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    #47
    christinabob, the best way to get links from .edu sites is to write content they want to write to. Obviously, since you'll want to get them to link to your page, and the people who maintain those sites are probably too busy to look for new content (IIRC they rely on suggestions from people they know), why not write some killer content, then send them an email asking them to link to your page? Bear in mind these are educational sites, so you're going to want your page to be educational in nature and relevant to what the .edu site is doing (for example, a college that offers courses on Web copywriting may link to the Web copywriting articles on A List Apart that were published recently); otherwise your attempts to get them to link to you will most likely be unsuccessful.

    egjeff4, the image in the header is the site's logo, not the page title. The H1 would be the page title. (Check the three column layout to see what I mean.)

    So in this case, the alt attribute's value would be used to identify what the logo is (Web site title/logo), which has nothing to do with the page in question. It's an accessibility issue, not an SEO one (the SEO would be handled by the page title further down, which is the H1 heading).

    And yes, your example would be considered keyword stuffing.
     
    Dan Schulz, Jul 31, 2007 IP
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    #48
    Great post man. Excellent tips and ideas
     
    sharkyx, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    harvester Well-Known Member

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    #49
    Good stuff Dan, thanks. Speaking of clean uncluttered code, I'm currently obsessed with whether to create my next site as a regular html\css site or in a Wordpress blog format.
    Do you have any thoughts or preferences about this?
     
    harvester, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    #51
    It won't matter either way. All the search engines see is what you see when you select "View Source" in your browser.

    If you go for a WordPress format, make sure you write the template yourself so that you can ensure the HTML produced is as lean as possible.
     
    Dan Schulz, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    #52
    Wow, what a resource! Thanks so much for this Dan!
     
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    #53
    Bookmarked, please keep this thread updated, perhaps sticky it?
     
    Area88, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    #54
    Excellent post! A must read post for SEO.
     
    markov, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    #55
    Thanks for sharing so much valuable information i did know many of the things you wrote but it yet helped a lot in getting know more treasure for optimization .
     
    annera, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    #56
    This is great advice. I appreciate it!
     
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    #57
    Yep! It's solid advice.

    I'm sure Dan runs a very HIGH PR site that ranks well, but I'm new to this forum.

    ...and...

    You know, I've witnessed so many SEO types that can't get their owe sites to rank... so, I was wondering what site you operate?

    Care to share, Dan?
     
    Webray, Aug 12, 2007 IP
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    #58
    My own sites are in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up (they date back about five years and are related to tabletop warfare miniatures gaming). As for my personal site, that's under construction because I put it off for over a year and half helping people here and on SitePoint.

    So I'm taking a break to get that taken care of. Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! :)
     
    Dan Schulz, Aug 12, 2007 IP
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    #59
    thanks a nice post
    gives good search engine optimization tips
     
    jyotitis, Aug 12, 2007 IP
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    #60
    sounds like seo is overkill i mean it could be more of a phobia if you asked me:eek: truly blogging keeps me up on seo and content I guess im still learning the web for know:rolleyes:
     
    Aaron111, Aug 12, 2007 IP
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