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Graphic 3

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Need assistance in SEO
« on: July 18, 2008, 05:59:21 am »
Hi guys,
I've been trying to optimize my site for about 2 months now... having problems getting it ranked w/ the wanted keyterms
view my site in my signature, i post in forums.. do directory submissions and submit to SE's.. but still not much success, i've also created pages in social networks. i have a lot of backlinks but they don't seem to pull many visitors
if anyone thinks they can help, please message me or post here
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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 06:24:05 am »
Graphic3, two months isn't that long especially in your field.  First off you need to re write your meta descriptions (they are duplicated too often).  Home page meta title is way too long.

Just a couple of initial thoughts seems like you are trying to SEO every page for every term.  That's way too broad.

Cheers,

Rich

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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 08:02:10 am »
so narrow my meta data down and specify more?
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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 15:15:32 pm »
Your site needs on-page optimization.  Link building is only as good as its optimized pages.  You can send as much traffic or build as many links as you want, but if your website pages are not unique, easily crawable, navigational, or good quality then you can forget about impressing the search engines.

Here is what I suggest:

* Research and analyze keywords (up to 5 keywords per page)
* Create unique page titles for every page on your website.  Keep the text up to 70 characters.
* Create unique page descriptions for every page on your website.  Keep the text up to 150 characters.
* Optional -- create unique page meta keywords for every page on your website
* Create more website content and optimize content by adding target keywords while focusing on a human audience and readership
* Optimize your image text and alternate text (screen tips) to include target keywords
* Create an internal link schema which use target keywords in the anchor text and link points to an internal page on your website
* Create an sitemap.xml file which includes all your website pages
* Validate your robots.txt in Google Webmaster Tools to be sure you are not blocking any pages you need indexed
* Validate your website pages SEO in a text browser such as Lynx to be sure your most important content is at the top of the text page and that it is easy to navigate using a text browser (this is how the search bots see your website)

Best of luck!  If you have questions let me know.


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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 21:20:54 pm »
creating a site.xml file does xml-sitemap extension do this automatically?

and your list no more than 5 keywords per page or you saying list atleast 5 keywords in my content?


when you say "up to" are you meaning no more that or at least that amount?

thank you so much for the tips
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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 13:09:01 pm »
creating a site.xml file does xml-sitemap extension do this automatically?
and your list no more than 5 keywords per page or you saying list atleast 5 keywords in my content?
when you say "up to" are you meaning no more that or at least that amount?
thank you so much for the tips

- There is many software that will generate a sitemap for your website, xml-sitemaps.com is one of them
- Focus on no more than 5 keywords per page.  Anywhere from 1 to 5 keywords per page.  A different keyword set for each page is recommended
- When I say "up to" ...I mean no more than

I hope that helps.  Thanks.

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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 19:29:38 pm »
after creating a .xml sitemap and uploading to my root directory, do i link it to my index.php file ?

i've submitted sitemap w/ google webmaster tools and also added the link in my robots.txt  file - but still curious if i am suppose to link in my index file
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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 22:22:37 pm »
Good job!  You simply just link to the sitemap file:  http://www.graphic3.net/sitemap.xml

You do not need to anything with the index file.  You should however modify your robots.txt file and point the sitemap to http://www.graphic3.net/sitemap.xml (not scriptol.com)

You may want to submit your sitemap to Yahoo and MSN also, its optional and up to you

Yahoo:  http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/
MSN:  http://webmaster.live.com/

Best of luck!

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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 04:09:49 am »
Thanks for info

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Re: Need assistance in SEO
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 09:39:42 am »
Can also use x-map which is a joomla add on it will also do your regular site map. Although not sure if the VM Plugin works with 1.1. 

I agree with Korbs suggestions as well.  That's why I said from a quick look it seems like you're trying to optimize the entire site for every phrase. You need to keep each page / category and section focused.