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Name Tag

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by nadlay, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. #1
    Does the use of the NAME tag on a page help towards increasing the Page Rank?

    <H1>The main heading including KeyWord</H1>
    <P>
    ...the document body...
    <H2><A name="KeyWord Introductton">Introduction to KeyWord</A></H2>
    ...introduction text...
    <H2><A name="KeyWord Background">KeyWord background</A></H2>
    ...background text...
    <H3><A name="More KeyWord Background">More detailed background</A></H3>
    ...more background text...

    Would using NAME to split the document into sections like above help me? Or, is the NAME tag ignored by the engines?
     
    nadlay, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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    That's two different questions.

    NO it won't help for Page Rank since that is determined solely by incoming links and what the PR is from the linking site plus the number of links etc.

    I don't know but doubt that it will affect on page SEO and relevancy weight towards the SERP's since I can't see why it would be useful for the end user, thus for google.
     
    T0PS3O, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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    I'm sure I read somewhere that using H1, H2 etc added to the Page Rank of a page, by indicating a well-structured page, and so thought that maybe using the NAME tag would help to show that the page was well structured.
     
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    I reckon it would definitely help the pagerank by keeping your page to the standards of w3. Check your page on the validator at validator.w3.org

    I don't think using name would help page rank though.
     
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    Not true.

    Theoretically you can have an empty / blank page with PR10.

    Reason:

    PR is only based on back links.

    How:

    Just get millions of high PR pages to link to you.

    So as long as the spider can still get to your page, it doesn't give a rats derriere whether you write it in w3 validated html or your own fantasy mark up language when it comes to PR.
     
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    Ahhh

    so name might help with the SERP's? Page rank only helps the SERP's when you and another page have the same keywords, page content etc?
     
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    Might help; you could test if google pays any attention to it by adding name="someuniquenonsensewordlikeshfslfnsdfsjaf" on your page, wait till it gets indexed and do a search on that exact word. If it finds you, than it will probably help towards your SERP's though prolly only a tinsy bit.

    I don't think PR will help your SERP's directly, the links that aim to your page will because of the anchor text for that word. Anchor text on its turn doesn't affect PR as far as I'm aware so what affects your SERP's is:

    - G's algo
    - competition
    - number of incoming links with anchor text for your keywords
    - on page SEO

    Might have missed something but these are the most important ones and certainly not PR.

    PR doesn't matter, it's like your Hot or Not rating. As long as the people YOU are after find your site and like your site, that IS important. Because then you will get ROI. PR10 won't directly.
     
    T0PS3O, Jun 18, 2004 IP