Search Engine Optimization and Submission Posts
Webmaster T participates
in a few places regularly. You may see his posts on various public forums, SeoPros Members forums, or in
industry discussion lists. Not all posts to these are published or his answer may be too long for a forum so he
decided to keep track of the responses here. Webmaster T plans to aggregate
these into a book of some sort at some point in time. He may also just see a
question somewhere that inspires him to write something.
............... see ya at the top!
Da' Tmeister, Editor
More best practices discussion: Grey bar doesn't necessarily mean banned but does indicate a heavy penalty which may account for no links being found.
Some inapproprite best practices discussion: I thought I had a bit of a grip on how Google (and others) worked out who should be in the top ten. Good quality content, lots of inbound links, no sneaky keyword stuffing tactics
More discussion on indexing: Will Google index just an IP address without a domain name attached to it.
Discussion on Rank Checkers: A second would be they basically spit out **useless** position information that only tells you what you should already know.
Discussion of reciprocal linking: Google IMO, is returning PR to what it used to be, a measure of
a page or sites importance.
Discussion of indexing or spidering issues: A crash course in some basics regarding how to know if my site is indexed well (and if not, how to figure out why) would be wonderful if you all have the time.
Discussion of alt tags and best practices: I welcome any insights regarding tag size parameters, or particular views on image tagging and when alt tags become spider spam!
Discussion of Copyright and Meta Tags: What would you advise me to do? Is a brand name protected in meta tags? The domain name is perfectly recognizable as a brand, even if it is not exactly the brand. Is it protected?
Cloaking discussion: Google recently asked SEOs to help by reporting spam, but no,
most only complain about spam but do not lift a finger to help
even if it is adversely affecting their abilities to perform.
Link Discussion: T discusses reciprocal linking and the affects of the changes to the Google algo
Buying keywords for browser search: Discussion of Overture, scumware and buying keywords for browser search
Updating pages to appear fresher: Discussion and strategy for indexing pages and discussion of boosts for fresh content.
Found on Google but not others.: Webmaster T discusses evaluating SERPs and what can be learned from them.
Question on the Yahoo! Inktomi purchase : Inclusion strategy will be changing due to the recent consolidation of search engines. It would be wise to make some adjustments not just to Yahoo/Inktomi but all the programs.
Tracking using clear gifs: Question on using clear gifs for tracking. Not how I'd do it but............
The "mini site" strategy: Recipe for SEO disisater: The "mini site" strategy is a recipe for disaster. T makes some comments on them and the MarketPosition Newsletter which is once again propogating spam as legitimate SEO "best practices".
Role of Search Engine Marketing in promotion: The role of search engine marketing in website promotion
Webmaster T discusses the Overture purchases: Discussion of the recent purchase of Fast And AltaVista by Overture.
Advice for Seo's about using Google toolbar: The file extension debate continues and Webmaster T throws in a little advice for SEO's using the Google Toolbar
Are .PASP pages not indexed by Google: A question on file extensions and search engine visibility
Directories vs. Root: A question on whether it is best to keep files in root or directories for better search engine visibility
Webmaster T leaves SeoPros.org : February 21, 2003, Toronto, Canada,
Today Webmaster T announced his resignation as administrator of SeoPros.
ASP Workarounds for querystrings in URLs: T discusses some programming techniques for improving usability and removing querystrings from URLs.
"Recently Reviewed by Webmaster T": I recently read a report about Google Adwords by Andrew Goodman. It was a great read and contained many valuable tips on creating and managing Adwords marketing campaigns.
Re-submission and submission frequency: T discusses the myth about scheduled submission and tips for when to re-submit and get new content indexed.