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Stirile copiate de pe un site sau altul, bune sau nu?

Amatorii de ştiri online ştiu la ce mă refer: căutaţi o informaţie anume şi o găsiţi împrăştiată pe o duzină de site-uri (sau chiar mai mult atunci cînd este ceva ce merge perfect cu şocant!incredibil!n-ai să crezi că…!, etc…). N-am de gînd să abordez acum cuvintele şi expresiile folosite de unii atît de des ca să atragă atenţia prostimii încît s-au uzat şi nu mai dai nici un scuipat pe ştirile de rahat care se ascund în spatele lor… dar sînt două aspecte pe care vreau să le abordez cînd vine vorba de ştiri şi de copierea lor de pe un site pe altul.

1. Din cîte ştiu (juriştii s-ar putea să mă contrazică), conform legislaţiei româneşti drepturile de autor care rezultă de pe urma compunerii unui text nu se aplică în cazul ştirilor care anunţă sau relatează evenimente, părerile unor terţe persoane şi alte chestii care intră în aceeaşi categorie de informare a publicului.

Ca o paranteză, sau un corolar (dacă vreţi să-i spuneţi aşa), această acţiune de informare mă pune în aceeaşi categorie larg cunoscută ca mass-media în care se află televiziunile, ziarele, fiţuicile (gen Spinul bihorean şi eBihoreanul pentru cunoscători) şi bloggerii.

Mai multe aici: articol Stirile copiate de pe un site sau altul, bune sau nu / Felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Etichetele:stiri, online, texte, imagini, seo, optimizare pentru motoarele de cautare, search engine optimization, legislatie, continut, 

SEO and the content writing services

I often noticed that a lot of web pages (especially the Romanian ones, the area we have the most activity) have a poor content or almont none content. Their search engine optimization on site and off site may be good or even excelent, but the lack of content is a step backward, especially when search engines like Google put accent on the uniqueness of the content.

It’s not a new practice to improve your page with unique content, but a lot of people still don’t know about that: they consider that creating a web page is enough, and with little maintenance and updating information on it they will be the first on Google, Yahoo and Bing in the results list. That’s wrong, and the maintenance/updating the site and it’s content must be continuous in order to be and to remain on the first page of the results list.

We are offering content writing services to improve the quality of your web site. The articles are dedicated to your activity and the products/services you are offering. Contact us to make you a good offer.

The original article and the company providing those services are here.

Search Engine Optimization pentru magazinele online osCommerce

Instalarea unui magazin virtual osCommerce pe serverul vostru nu e greu deloc: poate fi făcut în numai cîteva minute dacă știi ce să faci. Configurarea magazinului este un pic mai greu (mai ales dacă vrei să fie configurat bine), dar se poate face. Unul dintre cele mai importante lucruri pe care trebuie să le iei în considerare cînd faci asta este optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare a magazinului tău virtual, doar vrei ca să apară pe prima pagina a rezultatelor obținute cu Google/Yahoo/Bing atunci cînd cineva caută produsele pe care le vinzi. Nu-i așa?

 

Seo pentru osCommerce

Optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare pentru osCommerce nu este o sarcină dificilă dacă ai la dispoziție uneltele bune (modulele seo) și ai unele cunoștințe despre cum trebuie optimizate site-urile osCommerce. Optimizarea nu este chiar atît de diferită de articolele pe care deja le-am scrisaici (în limba engleză), dar este ceva mai specific pentru a se aplica particularităților website-urilor pentru ecommerce (comerț electronic).

1. Instalarea modulelor seo pentru osCommerce

Primul pas după instalarea pachetului original (pachetul osCommerce descărcat și nemodificat) care ar trebui făcut este instalarea cîtorva module seo populare. Nu este nevoie să le instalați pe toate, este de ajuns să fie cîte unul din fiecare categorie, oricare la alegre. Și nici măcar nu este ceva foarte strict: următoarele module sînt cele mai populare, dar dacă consideri că altul este mai bun sau dacă îți place mai mult instalează-l pe acela. Cîteva dintre cele mai utilizate module pentru meta tag-uri sînt cDynamic Meta TagsHeader Tags SEO și Easy Meta Tags, modulele populare care generează URL-uri “prietenoase” pentru motoarele căutare (care să conțină cuvinte cheie și care să fie parcurse ușor de către oameni ȘI de către motarele de căutare) sînt SEO-G (furnizează URL-uri generate automat) și Ultimate SEO URLs.

2. Studiază bine cuvintele cheie (“keywords”)

Ca întodeauna, alegerea cuvintelor cheie potrivite este cea mai importantă parte a procesului de optimizare pentru motoarele de căutare. Cînd faci optimizarea asta ar trebui să iei în considerare următoarele elemente:

Relevanța cuvintelor cheie: magazinul tău virtual este dedicat cîtorva produse și servicii și audienței lor (oamenii care le caută pe internet). Modulele seo avansate folosesc numele produsului, producătorul și/sau cuvintele cheie alese de tine pentru a genera URL-uri optimizate. Folosirea cuvintelor cheie potrivite vă vor aduce mai mulți vizitatori și potențiali clienți, alegerea unor cuvinte cheie aiurea (ca să nu spun proaste) vor face motoarele de căutare să vă evite la afișarea rezultatelor.

Volumul cuvintelor cheie: nu selecta prea multe cuvinte cheie, singurul rezultat este că le va micșora valoarea. Așa cum am mai scris, trebuie să-ți menții pagina web cît mai simplă se poate, iar umplerea ei cu o mulțime de produse diferite și o mulțime de cuvinte cheie diferite va reuși doar să micșoreze densitatea unor cuvinte cheie cu țintă specifică (acelea care au cele mai mari șanse să îți aducă magazinul virtual pe prima pagină a rezultatelor obținute cu motoarele de căutare).

3. Evită conținut duplicat

URL-urile dinamice pot avea ca efect indexarea mai multor versiuni a unei pagini sau produs de către programele motoarelor de căutare (denumite crawlers sau spiders) pentru că coșul de cumpărături permite mai multe căi de a ajunge la același produs: prin intermediul ierarhiei categoriilor, listelor de produse ale producătorilor, lista prețurilor aranjate crescător sau descrescător, etc.

De asemenea, evită să repeți descrierea și titlul pentru produse diferite care au proprietăți similare. Evită să ai aceleași descriere și cuvinte cheie la meta tag-uri pentru pagini diferite, chiar și atunci cînd aceste pagini tratează subiecte similare.

Toate acestea pot cauza penalități la paginile voastre din partea motoarelor de căutare.

4. Optimizarea Meta Tag-urilor și a conținutului

Folosește modulele pentru meta tag-uri pentru a optimiza etichetele pentru titlu, descriere și cuvintele cheie, iar cuvintele alese de tine pentru o pagină/un produs specific ar trebui să apară cel puțin o dată în aceste etichete și ar trebui să fie plasate cît mai aproape de început.

De exemplu: titlul din rădăcina paginii ar trebui să apară pe fiecare pagină a site-ului web, dar numai după numele categoriei sau al producătorului și după titlul produsului atunci cînd navighezi prin site prin ierarhia categoriilor, listele produselor ale unui anume producător și descrierea produsului (de exemplu).

Nici titlul și nici descrierea din meta tag-uri n-ar trebui să conțin cuvinte precum un, de, al, pentru, și, dar… etc pentru că ele micșorează relevanța cuvintelor cheie. Dacă chiar sînt necesare, folosește cît mai puține.

5. Conținut adițional

Unul dintre cele mai mari greșeli pe care le-am observat în cadrul unor magazine virtuale și pagini web este aceea că ele conțin doar lista de produse, o descriere sumară (un rezumat) și nimic mai mult. Au existat anumite cazuri, de exemplu produsele cosmetice feminine, unde eram aproape pierdut (ca bărbat nu știu decît cîteva lucruri despre produsele feminine) și a trebuit să folosesc motoarele de căutare pentru a găsi alte pagini care să-mi spună cum se folosește un anume produs și de ce ar trebui să fie folosit în locul altora. Evident, nu folosesc produse cosmetice feminine, dar este un foarte bun exemplu (și mai ales, real: mi-au fost clienți, le-am realizat pagina web).

OsCommerce îți oferă un foarte bun sistem de a-ți vinde produsele online, dar nu îți oferă foarte mult conținut. Pentru a fi găsit cît mai ușor de alții (străini care n-au auzit pînă acum de tine), trebuie să creezi conținut adițional (suplimentar), ceva care să explice de și cum acești străini să vă folosească produsele.

6. Crearea de redirecționări (“Link Building”) și popularitarea paginii

Pînă acum am scris numai despre optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare din interiorul paginii. Seo din afara paginii (crearea de redirecțiinări pe alte pagini) este o parte importantă a acțiunii și are ca efect mărirea popularității magazinului virtual și, de asemenea, îți poate aduce trafic pe site.

Ține minte întotdeauna să folosești aceleași cuvinte cheie atunci cînd faci optilmizarea pe pagină și cînd faci trimiteri pe alte site-uri la pagina ta (ca parte a locației, dar și ca parte a descrierii). Categoriile de pe pagină și redirectările externe spre ele trebuie să se potrivească întotdeauna.

Versiunea în limba engleză se găsește aici.

 

Articol preluat de aici.

Web design and seo services

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Do you want a web page or a web application? Excelent. Do you have a webdesigner or a web company to create your application? Good. Use them. What about the promotions of your product on the internet after delivery? Usually, the page is realease and that’s all, the webdesigner’s job is done and it is your bussiness to get somebody to promote your page or application and to get it well-known.

It’s the year 2011 Christian era and I started creating pages (professionaly speaking) about 7 years ago. I’ve picked up some stuff about search engine optimization in the last several years, but only lately, since the beginning of the last year, I have started to give it the necessary attention. Several weeks ago I had to make some minor improvements in one older page and I was a little ashamed… it was very poorly optimized for the search engines.

We are offering these services, but I am not going to convince you in any way to come to us… all I want is to give you some piece of advice: the web designing and the seo always work great together. The best pages are the ones that promote theirselves, in the matter of their content, how they looks (the design) and, the most important, their structure. The content and the design will make the people talk about the web page or the web application, but it will not bring it in the first 10 results of the search engines.

There still are companies and webdesigners that offer web development services and seo services, I know at least a few of them. It’s a good way to make some extra money from some clients that have no idea about what is a web page and how the search engines works: to create a web page with a minimum optimization on site and to offer that optimization as an auxiliary service. This works more often than you might think, but the client will always lose something: time, money or both.

So, when you decide to get a web site or a web application put the condition when picking up somebody to work on it: that the product must contain the basics or extended optimization for the search engines on site (integrated in the application).

The article is here and here.

WordPress and the HeadSpace2 plugin

Lately, in the past few weeks, I had to configure some wordpress blogs and to design some themes for them, they were a requirement for some clients as a easy-to-use script to complete the content of their page and to improve it’s ranking on the internet.

I don’t want to tell you about what powerful tool is wordpress, I believe the most of already know that… and if you don’t know it then find out now: some people say that wordpress rules and the are right. If you know what you want and you don’t need complicated stuff (like online stores with lots and lots of products and online payment or some good looking moving or flying things in flash) than wordpress is one of the best options for you. It’s great for blogging (that’s why it’s so well known – everybody can create a blog and start writing now) and for pages that has to present several things and that don’t something very expensive. If you know what you want when the designer starts to work on your wordpress blog you can have a good result in less than a day: the installation of the script, it’s configuration and the installation of the plugins, even the theme if you use one of the several existing tools on the market.

For the moment I want to stop and dedicate this entry to a specific plugin that’s a great tool for the search engine optimization part of the blog. The wordpress scripts come with some seo facilities but their beauty is that they can always be improved by using plugins, and everyone can create his/her own plugin and to install in on his/her blog (unless it’s on wordpress domain – it’s their domain, they make the rules, you can’t just any kind of plugins).

They say here about the HeadSpace (the subject of this article) that:

HeadSpace is a powerful all-in-one plugin to manage meta-data and to handle a wide range of SEO tasks. With it you can tag your posts, create custom titles and descriptions that improve your page ranking, change the theme or run disabled plugins on specific pages, and a whole lot more.

I am not going copy to from them the informations they are offering about the plugin or to repeat the most important parts of the text, they explain everything you need to know about it and how to start using it.

Consider my recommendation about this excellent script and use it. It’s a tool that you (almost) need and if you configure it in the right way it will improve the seo and the rank of your blog for sure.

The article is here and here.

Supravirtual SRL – webdesign, custom software, seo and consultancy

Supravirtual SRL – cream pagini web (webdesign), realizam programe de calculator la comanda, optimizam paginile web (site-uri) pentru motoarele de cautare (search engine optimization) si oferim consultanta in domeniul tehnologiei informatiei.

Pagina noastra este http://www.supravirtual.ro si furnizam servicii in
Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Braila, Brasov, Bucuresti, Buzau, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Dolj, Galati, Giurgiu, Gorj, Harghita, Hunedoara, Ialomita, Iasi, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu-Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Valcea, Vaslui, Vrancea

The company name is Supravirtual SRL and we create web pages, custom software, optimize pages for search engines and provide consultancy in IT field.

Our page is http://www.supravirtual.ro and we offer our services in Afghanistan, Akrotiri, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Austria,, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bassas da India, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dhekelia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, The, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Glorioso Islands, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Juan de Nova Island, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Navassa Island, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tromelin Island, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Search engine optimization (seo)

We offer consultance for search engine optimization and we implement this optimization where it does not exists. The web pages we design have the seo integrated, but not all the designers do this and the pages must be optimized later. The sites designed in flash, for instance, are almost not existent for seo. even with the fast improvements from the search engines point of view and these sites have to be helped (further designed in ways that are not always seen by the visitors) to be found easier by the internet users. We offer alternative solutions for this, but you have to contact us to analize your site and to offer you the best options.

The details depend for each project, a list of the clients (and the web pages) to whom we offered consultance or we redesigned to match seo criterias is here. One of our projects for the consulting when web design, software developing and search engine optimization are involved is at http://www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com. We invite you to read more about the subjects and call us.

We are located in Oradea, Bihor county, Romania.

Optimizare pentru motoarele de cautare (seo)

Oferim consultanţă pentru optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare și implementăm practic această optimizare acolo unde ea nu există. Paginile web pe care le realizăm sînt optimizate de la bun început, din construcţie, dar nu toţi dezvoltatorii oferă aşa ceva. Site-urile realizate în flash, de exemplu, sînt cvasiinexistente din punctul de vedere a seo (search engine optimization), cu toate îmbunătăţirile rapide din partea motoarelor de căutare, şi trebuie ajutate (dezvoltate mai departe prin metode care nu sînt întotdeauna vizibile vizitatorilor) pentru a fi găsite mai uşor de către utilizatorii de internet.  Noi oferim soluţii alternative pentru asta, dar trebuie să ne contactaţi pentru a vă analiza site-ul şi a vă oferi cele mai bune opţiuni.

Detaliile depind de fiecare proiect în parte, o listă a clienţilor (şi a paginilor web) pentru care am oferit consultanţă sau chiar le-am refăcut pentru a se potrivi criteriilor motoarelor de căutare se găseşte aici. Unul dintre proiectele noastre pentru consultanţă cînd vine vorba despre web design, dezvoltare de software şi optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare se găseşte la http://www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com. Vă invităm să citiţi mai multe despre subiect (pagina este în engleză) şi să ne căutaţi.

Ne aflăm în Oradea, judeţul Bihor, România.

SEO and Webdesign: hyphens versus underscore inside URLs

For some time the seo specialists (and a lot of other guys that have some idea about search engine optimization) has recommended that URLs on the page should contain hyphens instead underscore because the some search engines were considering hyphens as word separators but the underscores were just letters inside words. But lately, at least since 2007 for Google, all main search engines are considering both as word separators. Some of them considered underscores as separators from the beginning. There are people that still don’t know that: I’ve seen recent articles (written at the end of last year) that still treats underscores as letter inside words.

As a web developer I started to use underscores to separate words from the beginning because of the language: I am generating the URL from the title or the article (whatever the content – no matter if it’s a blog, a news portal or an online store) and there are a lot of words that uses hyphens as the grammar requires in the Romanian language (I could give you some examples, but it would be meaningless for the most of you) and even some names contains hyphens.

As I told you in the earlier articles, the best URL is the one that’s readable by both the humans and the search engines and it’s the clearest and easiest to understand. From my point of view, these conditions are accomplished using underscores as word separators and the hyphens only where they are needed.

WordPress, for example, started from the beginning with the hyphens as word deliminator and they are stick with it. That’s a good thing, even sometimes I am not sure if the names in the titles are of two individuals or one name created from two other names put together.

 

The source is here.

SEO and Webdesign: the URLs and internal linking for a site

 

There are a few things about the internal linking for a site after talking about the friendly URLs. The first is about canonical URLs. Canonical essentially means standard or authoritative, so a canonical URL for search engine marketing purposes is the URL you want people to see. Canonicalization is the process of picking the best URL when there are several choices and it usually refers to home pages. For example, most people would consider these the same urls:

They look very similar, but technically all of these urls are different. A web server could return completely different content for all the urls above. When Google “canonicalizes” a URL it tries to pick the URL that seems like the best representative from that set. Depending on how your web site was programmed or how your tracking URLs are setup for marketing campaign, there may be more than one URL for a particular web page.

The problem most search engine marketers run into deals with domains when they are not setup properly. In these cases the domain URL without the www prefix (e.g. webdesign-software-code-seo) and the domain URL with the www prefix (e.g. www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com) are considered individual web pages. Since both pages may be indexed by the search engines you could get hit for duplicate content and at the very least you would be splitting your link popularity.

The easiest way to protect your site is to redirect all forms of URL your domain to one standard URL – a canonical URL. For example to force the use of www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com instead webdesign-software-code-seo.com or http://webdesign-software-code-seo.com you must have this lines in the .htaccess file (this is Apache specific, if you use IIS the lines should be the same using ISAPI filter).

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^webdesign-software-code-seo.com$ [NC]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com/$1 [R=301,L]

This response to the problem is resolved on the server side, just before the script is accessed. One other way to consider the problem is for the web designer to define inside the page a variable that, in our case, is http://www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com and to use is to construct all the URLs inside the page.

 

The previous part of this article says about one way to create duplicate URLs. Another way to obtain such URLs is to when they are generated dynamically and there are flaws in the script. For example, when you generate the URLs from only the title and you put the same (or very similar) titles to your articles you can get the same URLs. I am thinking the words separators (hyphens and underscores, but this is another subject and I will write about it later).

There are websites (like the ones create with the wordpress blogging scripts) that can generate multiple URLs for the same article. Some examples are the following ones:

Although it makes sense to enforce unique URLs for all your web pages inside any site as Google imposes a penalty on suspected duplicate content, it’s not always possible to do so. Google have been introduced a way to specify the unique URL (the canonical URL) of any web page by using a meta link tag. Setting this tag is simple: you first decide which URL you wish to use, and then add this link tag to the <head> section of your HTML page something like the next example.

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.webdesign-software-code-seo.com/my-blog-post-number1" />

Google claims that this would not be treated as a directive, but a hint that would be honored strongly. Additional URL properties, like PageRank, would be transferred as well.

 

The next important thing are the bad URLs, I mean the URLs on the sites that can not be found, clicked, visited or submitted to social media. It may be a technical problem (server is down, the internet access with problems, etc.) but it also may be a design/maintenance problem: indexed links may disappear from time to time (temporary or for ever).

The technical problems can be solved (and the most of them are solved in time), but the other problem depends entirely by you. When you are designing a page make sure that the URLs in the site does not have flaws and all them are working ok before putting the site online. It’s no fun for a human to have a list of articles on the page and a lot of content in that articles and when he/she tries to access them find a 404 error page because the URL was not created all right, especially when from other part of the site the article can be accessed ok. The search engines acts in the similar ways: if there are bad URLS (404 error pages) the will not index it.

When an article is deleted (from some reasons, depending of the owner of the site), there are 2 ways to react to that from the designer’s point of view: the URL will completely disappear (and the search engines will not find an already indexed URL) or the URL will remain the same and the content will be replace with a message similar with “this article has been erased”. From the search engines neither way is perfect, but URLs appearing and disappearing periodic with no message is not something good.

From the seo point of view, bad URLs are also the one that contains special characters (spaces, apostrophes and other characters like %e2%80%93), but that can be corrected by generating or redirecting to friendly URLs.

 

The internal link structure of a website works in the same way that external links does: in order to build a quality internal link structure a site has to add links on it’s sub-pages and these links need to contain the keyword or search term that is being targeted. There is no limit on how many links from internal sub-pages can be created… there can be 10 pages or 10 billion pages. When the search bot sees these links all pointing to a specific page (no duplicate URLs and no bad URLs) it is going to read the provided anchor text in those links. It will then assume that the page being linked to is important for the anchored keywords.

Deep link building is a good way to separate great websites from the mediocre ones: linking to sub-pages of a website is one of the best ways to grow long tail search traffic. It also is a great way to built up the site authority.

The first step when building deep links is to define the target (or the targets) of the site and them keep them focused all the time. For example, this site is dedicated to web design, software code and seo and you will not find here anything other than that. Usually the web sites are custom to their owner needs, and they have only a few targets (a limited number of subjects for the content and keywords). The bloggers can write about they want, but even they have to customize the subject and the contents of their articles accordingly to what people is searching.

The second step in the process requires the identification of sub-pages that can be used to gain more search traffic and can help boost top level keyword rankings. Top level keywords are very competitive and they usually require substantial link building campaigns to move up in the rankings. A great way to boost the authority of pages that are targeting these competitive search terms is to increase the internal authority of those pages. One way to do this is by adding a contextual link to the sub-page that links to the competitive top level page. Adding deep links that point at these pages will boost their authority. The authority of you site will increase together with the the authority of the pages inside your site.

In one sentence, make the important pages on your site as visible as possible (inside the site and on other pages). For the first part the web designer is the person that can help you (a smart one, with seo knowledge, can even give you some suggestions) and for the second one you should aks the persons that do marketing (or seo marketing) to do this job.

 

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Despre webdesign-software-code-seo.com

Scopul paginii este simplu: de a împărtăşi experienţa (mea sau a oricărei persoane interesată să scrie acolo) despre web design, dezvoltarea de programe de calculator (software) şi optimizarea pentru motoarele de căutare. Dacă veţi fi încîntaţi de pagină şi de soluţiile oferite ne veţi putea contacta pentru a vă creat programe la comandă sau pentru a vă îmbunătăţi pagina web (ca şi aspect, sau design dacă vă plac englezismele, sau sfaturi pentru seo).

Veţi putea alege oricare dintre feelancerii din echipă pentru proiectul vostru, dar toate comenzile se vor face prin Supravirtual SRL.

Limba paginii este, cel puţin pentru moment, engleza. Poate că în viitor vom scrie şi în alte limbi.

Pagina este aici.

About webdesign-software-code-seo.com

The purpose of this page is simple: to share our experience (mine and whoever is interested to join me here) about the web design, the software developing and the search engine optimization. If you are pleased with this page and the solutions offered here you may contact us to create custom software for you or to improve your web page (as design or as seo advice).

You may select any of the freelancers in the team for your project, but all the orders will be through a company called Supravirtual SRL. That’s a Romanian company if you need to know that (I know that some will not like that, it will be entirely your problem), but we offer only the best quality to our customers. Just try us.

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SEO and Webdesign: The content of the webpage

One of the most important parts of the search engine optimization is the content. From the human point of view, if you do not have relevant content nobody will stay too long on the page. From the search engines point of view the keywords and the heading tags that are organizing the text are most relevant.

Once you have your meta tags setup correctly you will want to move on to the page content; here you will have to understand the H1 to H5 title tags and the value of these tags on the page. Additionally your content will need to be rich and unique to some point where it is friendly for humans as much for the search engines, being rich and unique is the reason all of them will remember your web site. What’s the point of lots of people accessing your site if all they see is a number of words that mean great things to the search engines but almost nothing to them because they are very common and they’ve met the same sentences and phrases in 10 other places?

The easiest and most basic SEO rule is that the search engine spiders can be relied upon to read basic body text 100% of the time. By providing a spider with basic text content, you offer the search engines information in the easiest format for them to process. Some search engines can strip text and link content from flash files, but nothing can compare with the basic body text when it comes to providing information. You can always find at least one way to add text into a site without compromising it’s functionality, looks and feel.

The content itself should be thematically focused, it means you should keep it simple and clear. When you want to approach multiple topics try to put them on different pages inside the site, it will be clearer for the humans as for the spiders. Keep always in mind that unique topic-focused content for the pages inside your site is a basic seo techniques to make everything simpler but also to improve the quality of your content.

The ways (and some suggestions) how to write the content is another subject, I will approach it some other time. But one thing is for sure: not all of us are gifted to such thing, some are better than other. If you are not satisfied with the content of you site or you don’t know how to write it ask somebody that knows. There are a lot of bloggers and copywriters (people that are writing web content for money) in this big world that can help you.

Heading Tags

The heading tags used to be only the responsibility of the web designer, but since the development of the wysiwyg editors (what you see is what you get editors) you can format you own content a lot better than before. You’ve seen them in wordpress, blogger, blogspot, in any blogging system by the way.

I’ve written already about the choosing of the keywords. Use the heading tags to underline the keywords: many search engines place more emphasis on the text within heading tags, so make sure they use keywords. Use one <h1> tag per page with the most important keywords and use the other head tags (<h2>, <h3>, etc) to provide variations and support the main heading.

 

<h1>Books</h1>

<h2>Romantic books</h2>

<p>… some list about the romantic books and their love stories…</p>

<h2>Adventure books</h2>

<p>… Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, The lord of the rings…</p>

<h2>Horror books</h2>

<p>… Stephen King and all the others writers…</p>

Page text and the rest of the content

 

The relevance of your pages is given in some way by the keywords and common phrases the people might find inside them so be sure your pages contain that. Write accordingly to the thematic of the site, but write about what interest others. Be careful about the frequency of your keywords… you want to have them occur at least a few times if possible, but don’t repeat them so much that the copy becomes unnatural. It is important to discretely spread keywords around without making it obvious. Neither keyword should take up more than 12-24% of the entire body text, it is often considered as spam.

Also remember that text contained within images will not be picked up by the search engines, they still can not read that. Only actual text on the page will be indexed.

Do not use too much content right on the front page: the loading time of the page and the redundancy of additional words used will reduce the chance of showing up in relevant searches.

HTML Code Page

In case your website uses a language different than the default of the search engine which your target audience prefers (for example: someone for America or Asia finds something on the web page from Romania) or your website uses special characters unique to that language, make sure to implement the proper HTML codepage tag. The Unicode versions of special characters (HTML encoded characters) are more or less impossible to look up for now in most search engines.

 

Lately, I mean the last few years, when I design pages for my clients I am always telling them to write as much and as good as they can. Mainly my job finishes when the page is fully functionally and the maintenance I do in time is limited to the scripts, and almost nothing about the content of the page. That depends of the project, of course, but I had the chances to see clients adding products to the sites with only few words as description, nothing special. That pages did not have many visitors, only a few people found them using the search engines and the most part of them visited the pages because the advertisement in the “real” life.

Remember this: the content of your page is the best advertiser and the search engines through the structure of the site are it’s tools.

 

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SEO and Webdesign: HTML HEAD Content

Every search engine has it’s own rules to process the html tags inside the head tag. Following next are some some general rules.

The <Title> Tag

First, the title of the html page should be relatively short and describe the page content accurately. Wherever possible, try to include keywords but without distorting the true purpose of the title.

It is one of the most important elements of SEO when it is used properly. A website can increase organic search traffic for each page by using an appropriate keyword within this tag, but this is only effective though when the actual content of a page is about that specific keyword. Search engines are indexing the content of the page as the meta tags and they can easily figure out whether or not the title tag is appropriate for the content contained on a specific page. In order to get full benefit of this tag, the keyword used within it should appear in its exact form within the content of the page. This is the best way to relay to the search engines exactly what a page is about and what keywords it should rank for within the search engine result pages.

The domain name shouldn’t be repeated in the title, it is often considered as spam. Also, it should not be used the same filename as the title tag or the same filename as the domain name, it is often considered as spam.

The title should not be any longer than 70-100 characters including spaces. (Google – DMOZ)

The title should bot be any longer than 60 characters. (scrubtheweb.com)

The title should not begin with the domain name, it is often considered as spam.

The <Meta Keywords> Tag

The meta keywords tag is the least important metatags because the majority of current search engines no longer support these tags and they place little to no importance on them, but it is good to have them filled in on each page. Use the description and keywords metatags in the head of each web page and make these tags different on each web page. The search engines does not like duplicate metatags.

First of all, keep the keywords as descriptive as posibile. It should not used words that are not present in the body of the page (for example: do not enter movies in the keywords tag when the page is only about books). Redundant characters will not hurt overall results, however words after the first 300 characters rarely help in any way.

The first keyword should be the main keyword that the content is based around, this keyword generally appears within the title of the article or page content. The second keyword should be the second most important keyword that the content is based around. Then you should list the next four important keywords or variants of the main two keywords. This has the potential to help a search bot to understand what the content of each page is about.

The tag should not be any longer than 378 characters (searchenginewatch.com referring to Google).

The tag should not be any longer than 268 characters (AltaVista).

Start all keywords with capital letters. (Relevant only on alphabetical listings)

Separate keywords with the “, ” (comma, space) character combination. (Most search engines use either character as the separator ).

You may use phrases as well, but it should not be used any word, not even within phrases, more than 3 times. It is often considered as spam.

The <Meta Description> Tag

This is a very important element of SEO, it allow a unique opportunity for websites to convince searchers to visit their sites and a particular page on the site. First of all, keep the description as descriptive as posibile, but the descriptions on some web pages are often a snippets of content that appear below the clickable titles of a search listing. Creating high quality meta descriptions can improve click through rates in the search results, also creating a poor description can be one of the quickest ways to get passed over by searchers within the search results.

It should not be any longer than 100 characters (Google).

It should not be any longer than 25-30 words (DMOZ).

It should not be any longer than 150 characters (scrubtheweb.com).

It should not be any longer than 200 characters (searchenginewatch.com referring to Google).

 

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