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ANy tips for search engine optimization?

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does meta data matter for search results in search engines?
where is the best place to put meta data?

What the best structure for metadata?

ANy tips for search engine optimization?

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  1. MARK MARTIN Says:

    that is the question of the decade. here are my recommendations but before I offer them, I want to tell you this is something I researched long and hard and there is a lot of wrong answers that people are giving and thus is making your job harder so be careful key words are very important and linkbacks it used to meta keywords and descriptions were the key but not so much anymore I ran across a link that has some AWESOME information in it. there is 2 videos you can watch that will educate you on this (they are free) and you can also sign up for a newsletter (highly recommended, I recieve it) I also recommend to subscribe to my blog or my newsletter I am constantly writing fresh articles and ideas for people such as yoursself and you can test my theories and articles. I have a passion to help peole not sent them down the wrong path. If I can be of any further assistance feel free to contact me. My links are the starturfuture. I have article all throughout the web so you will be seeing me. also the last link at the bottom is a meta tag generator in case you feel you need to go that route.

  2. [email protected] Says:

    Meta data is only used by search engine spiders. It appears above the HTML code that forms the underpinnings of your site’s presentation layer.

    Meta data includes such things as your site’s name, URL and key word tag. Once the most important factor in search engine results, keyword tags in meta data don’t have the weight they once did.

    SEO tips:

    1. submit your site map to Google and Yahoo. This provides spiders with a set of directions and “personal” invitation.

    2. Add HTML title tags to each page. Each tag becomes a Google listing, thus providing many more site access points. That’s why, if I search “Harry Potter” on Google, one listing on the first search engine results page (SERPs) will be for Amazon. If I click on it, I’m taken directly to the Harry Potter page rather than coming through Amazon’s front door.

    3. Even though meta data stays the same from site page to site page, add it to every page. SE bots are none-too-bright.

    4. Avoid keyword stuffing. 2-3% is good. Anything over 5% starts to sound like gibberish.

    5. Use embedded text links in the main texts of your site. Search engine spiders follow links, so if you give them a lot of links within your site, spiders stay longer, index more and provide a more accurate picture of your site.

    6. Use your HTML description tag to appeal to humans, not spiders. The description tag content appears directly under the blue link for your site on SERPs.

    7. Avoid anything that even hints at black hat tactics, i.e. no invisible text, title tags match page data, keyword density of less than 5% in main text; 50% in headers.

    8. Place keywords in headlines, underlined, bolded or italic text.

    9. Focus on your top five keywords and phrases at first. Then, gradually expand your list.

    10. Finally, visit Google’s webmaster central. This search engine runs the web world so you might as well do exactly what the Googlistas want, and they tell you what’s legal (and good) and what isn’t regarding SEO.

    Good luck with your site,
    Paul Lalley

  3. vicseo Says:

    The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
    to first set up a website and publish its domain name
    on major search directories such as, [at?…… and since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
    search directories to provide them with goods and
    services. In a sense, these search directories are a
    very large Internet Yellow Pages.

    Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
    fail to contain “generic” keywords, then anyone using
    such “generic” queries will not be able to discover
    your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
    in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

    You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
    when observed and committed in designing of a website
    with placement of various critical metatags that can
    surely achieve a high search engine presence and
    increase Internet traffic to your website. These
    metatag strategies work well with published webpages
    at Google and Yahoo.

    Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
    website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
    such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
    to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
    be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
    Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
    example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
    take too long to load up and therefore analog users
    will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
    Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
    lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
    before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
    question, “Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or
    DSL?” And if you had to choose between these two users
    for maximum marketability, then select analog users
    since 80% of most resident users are still analog
    Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
    is best for them.

    A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
    is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
    the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
    graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

    Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
    are unable to properly classify textual material.

    Placement of Metatags:

    A ranking or search order does take place with Google
    and Yahoo and it begins with the “Title” metag which
    should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
    by commas. The “Title” should describe in generic
    terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
    from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
    The placement of a domain name which is not generic
    within the “Title” is not appropriate, unless your
    domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

    The second metatag is the “Description” which is
    usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which
    best describes one’s goods and services.

    And the very last category – “Keywords” are also
    somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural
    and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
    which could be mistaken as “spamdexed entries” which
    is defined as the loading, and submission of
    repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
    “Spamdexing” when discovered on a webpage and reported
    to Google’s can result in the
    elimination of your website from their search

    Here’s an example of a very highly-placed website on Begin with the very “generic” search query
    “sandwiches downtown los angeles,” taking note to not
    abbreviate Los Angeles to “LA” and of course, leave
    out the parentheses (“). It will bring up some 2.4
    million+ search results. Check out where “”
    is ranked. It’s ranked No. 1!
    Again,’s high web presence was achieved by
    proper web design and placement of relevant metatags
    according to Google’s publication guidelines.

    Good luck!

  4. Peace Says:

    Here are my picks for the Top Ten Web site optimization forums on the Web. Most of these are ones that I read on at least a daily basis, just because there’s so much good, practical advice and discussion. You’ll find information on anything and everything to do with Web site optimization on these boards – and all levels of search engine optimization are welcomed, from inexperienced beginner to advanced expert.

    1. Web Site Optimization Forum #1: High Rankings is a forum put together by Jill Whalen, one of the shining stars in the Web site optimization world. I like this forum because of the variety of people that contribute, the discussions are informative and friendly, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
    2. Web Site Optimization Forum #2: Search Engine Watch is one of the best places on the Web to get information about search, search engine technology, search engine news, search engine optimization, etc., and their forums are much the same. Danny Sullivan is one of the moderators of these forums, and I always learn something new every time I drop in. Lots of great discussions about anything from algorithms to Yahoo.
    3. Web Site Optimization Forum #3: Webmaster World is a great Web site optimization forum. Lots of intense design discussions here, as well as topics such as search engines, search engine marketing, paid inclusion, and more. This is a very active forum and topics change fast. I personally enjoy the Marketing World sub-forum the most.
    4. Web Site Optimization Forum #4: Cre8asite Forums
    Cre8asite Forums are great for learning about anything from website usability to blogs and RSS to Web site optimization and more. I especially enjoy the Tutorials section, there’s always something good here.
    5. Web Site Optimization Forum #5: SEO Chat
    SEOchat forums are good forums for getting fast answers to somewhat difficult or complicated questions. The topics are all about different aspects of Web site optimization – anything from Alexa ranking to link popularity to Google AdWords. This is a forum that I tend to visit quite often; there’s just so much good info here.
    6. Web Site Optimization Forum #6: Digital Point Forums
    Digital Point’s forums are another good place on the Web to get information about anything to do with Web site optimization. You can also find support for the Digital Point Keyword Tracker here.
    7. Web Site Optimization Forum #7: SEO Forums at JimWorld
    SEO at JimWorld is one of the best places on the Web to get frank and useful information about anything to do with Web site optimization. My favorite sub-forum is Keyword Research & SEO CopyWriting.
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    SEO Forums are a good, solid source of reliable Web site optimization. I especially appreciate the Jokes sub-forum, just because it’s a nice break from all the complicated technical information.
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    Best Practices Search Engine Forums is a low-key, casual, very unintimidating ongoing discussion on all aspects of SEO. Their text on the welcome page says it all about these forums: “Feel free to post and reply. NO questions are ignored. ALL questions are answered. Every question is a Good one!”


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