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RI_Ohio
01-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Are there any websites that will let you know where you are lacking for seo optimization

JDUtah
01-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Just came across this (while searching for completely unrelated investment info). It shows SEO score although I have not taken time to read what the score represents...

http://whois.domaintools.com/

Searching one of my sites it shows a 100% SEO score. Is that site on the top of searches? ...it does well enough. But take it with a grain of salt.

RI OHIO
01-14-2009, 05:52 PM
Thanks JD:drinkup:

JDUtah
01-14-2009, 06:44 PM
YW :)

What's with the two login names?

RI OHIO
01-14-2009, 07:12 PM
two workers from the same company, I logged on with the wrong one

Lawn-Scapes
01-14-2009, 08:23 PM
I scored an 83.

It says I don't have a meta description. I also noticed I don't have meta keywords.

Is this a problem?

And it says large images don't have alt text..?

JDUtah
01-15-2009, 02:35 AM
When you do a search and read teh results... meta descriptions are usually the text you read under the title/link. If you do not have it, you are not telling the search engines what to put there to lure people into your site.

Meta Keywords are key words and phrases that will probably be searched for. A search engine will give your page a better score if someone searches for something that includes your keywords.

Alt text is the text that explains a picture. Some people do not automatically download/view pictures so it is good to have a description. Also, search engines like sites that have pictures and want to give good credit for those pictures. If they do not know what the picture is, they cannot give you credit for it. Add an appropriate description of each picture and you can get a better page rank. To do this just put...

<img alt="Freshly Mowed Green Lawn" src="mysite.com/pics/image.jpg">

Any more questions feel free to ask.

Turboguy
01-15-2009, 08:31 AM
Keywords used to be very important. They are not nearly as important now as they were but you should still have them. The meta tags for the Description and Title are very important and you should definately have them and they should be carefully worded.

For a free site for search engine optimization try

www.SelfPromotion.com

I have not used the site lately but I have used it a lot in the past. There is a lot of good info on optimization and you can submit your site to hundreds of Search Engines automatically. The key ones need to be hand submitted but there are links for doing that.

The site is free but they do accept donations and if you spend something like $ 15.00 or $ 20.00 you get a lot of extras.

Kiril
01-15-2009, 11:30 PM
<img alt="Freshly Mowed Green Lawn" src="mysite.com/pics/image.jpg">

Not quite JD, but close.

HTML 4.01: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/

XHTML 1.0 Differences: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#diffs

HTML 5: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/


If you want to satisfy the validator and accessibility (title), it should be written at a minimum like this.

<img src="mysite.com/pics/image.jpg" alt="short description" title="for your tooltip and other useful stuff" />

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html#h-13.2

JDUtah
01-15-2009, 11:52 PM
Thanks Kiril.

Question... how long do you think 4.01 transitional will be able to validate?

Kiril
01-16-2009, 12:26 AM
Thanks Kiril.

Question... how long do you think 4.01 transitional will be able to validate?

It is not going anywhere soon, but IMHO it is dead and very limiting.

JDUtah
01-16-2009, 12:39 AM
i see. thanks

TPnTX
01-17-2009, 09:33 AM
So regarding css compliance, do the crawlers such as googlebot avoid or pass up sites that aren't compliant?

Take mine for example. Its created with sitebuilder and simple and clean as possible, yet as most of you know this kind of website is anything but compliant.

Kiril
01-17-2009, 10:34 AM
I think it depends largely on how the bot parses the code. My gut feeling is they won't skip over a site if the CSS is not compliant, but I can't say that with 100% certainty.

Turboguy
01-17-2009, 10:40 AM
I have to agree with Krill. I doubt that any of my sites are css complaint and I still get very good results on the search engines.

Team-Green L&L
01-29-2009, 08:26 AM
I will third that statement. Although I support valid code in every way (just to keep things neat and tidy), compliance does not currently seem to play a HUGE role in things. I have tested the theory of valid code optimization and there has been certain results that suggest Google pays attention to W3C standards, but does not penalize for non-compliance.