Any effective free seo sites to evaluate your website

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by RI_Ohio, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. RI_Ohio

    RI_Ohio LawnSite Member
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    Are there any websites that will let you know where you are lacking for seo optimization
     
  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  3. RI OHIO

    RI OHIO LawnSite Member
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    Thanks JD:drinkup:
     
  4. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    YW :)

    What's with the two login names?
     
  5. RI OHIO

    RI OHIO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    two workers from the same company, I logged on with the wrong one
     
  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    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..?
     
  7. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    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.
     
  8. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,966

    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.
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    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.

    Code:
    <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
     
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    Thanks Kiril.

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

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