Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: SEO Q's

  1. #1
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts

    SEO Q's

    How can I get the search engines to put me higher up in there results.
    I searched my domain name and found that codingforums were above me,
    Code:
    Blog
    Day Off. 29th February 2008. Here we are, first day of blogging. This is my first day off this week so I decided to get on with this site. ...
    www.jamiewest.org.uk/blog.php - 4k - Cached - Similar pages
    What is the best way to get up in the list?

  • #2
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    Look into Google Analytics. Also make sure your content is changing daily.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • Users who have thanked _Aerospace_Eng_ for this post:

    rafiki (03-04-2008)

  • #3
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Posts
    9,472
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1,085 Times in 1,076 Posts
    Here's one of your biggest mistakes:

    <title>Home</title>

    Make your title descriptive and concise.
    "Home" is not a good title.


    This would be much better:

    <title>Jamie West Web Design - Development - Coding - PHP Scripting - Blog</title>

  • Users who have thanked mlseim for this post:

    rafiki (03-04-2008)

  • #4
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
    Thanks to you both I will change the titles, also look into Google Analytics.

  • #5
    Senior Coder gnomeontherun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,846
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 238 Times in 229 Posts
    You should also use your keywords in the page, for instance if you want your name to be a huge keyword put it in a <h1> tag for the title, even if you style it to look different. Get links to your site on other peoples site, and with those links try to use your keywords in the link. ie <a>Jamie West.com</a> instead of <a>My Website</a>.

    Your links on the PHP page don't link properly, they still keep the subdomain of php.jamiewest.org.uk.

    Your site isn't valid either, but you can easily fix that. It would also help your ranking.
    jeremy - gnomeontherun
    Educated questions often get educated answers, and simple questions often get simple answers.

  • #6
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
    it was 100&#37; valid till i added Google code i know about the php i was thinking of the best way to get that working with relative URLS on the way home

  • #7
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    I've already told you NOT to use XHTML1.1 if you don't know how to use it properly. The iframe doesn't exist in XHTML1.1.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • #8
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
    iframe?

  • #9
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    My bad. I remember their adsense using iframes before. You can easily adjust the code for the form. Either way I still don't think you should be using XHTML1.1 as you have no idea how to pass the proper headers.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • #10
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
    what do you recommend html 4.01?

  • #11
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    Well the target attribute isn't valid in any strict doctype. XHTML 1.0 or HTML 4.01 would be okay.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • #12
    Senior Coder rafiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Floating around somewhere...
    Posts
    2,046
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
    I was getting over 100 errors after changing doc-type
    i checked the tidy html option it gave me this validating code... what do you think?
    also what is the c data it added?
    Code:
        <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
        "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
    <meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy for Linux (vers 1 September 2005), see www.w3.org" />
    <script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    //<![CDATA[
    google_ad_client = "pub-3229063184535766";
    /* first_ads_120*240 */
    google_ad_slot = "2833261763";
    google_ad_width = 120;
    google_ad_height = 240;
    
    //]]>
    </script>
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=utf-8" />
    <meta name="description" content="Jay, Coding, code, php, blog, cooking, desserts, recipes " />
    <meta name="keywords" content="Jay, Jamie, Jay West, Jamie west, blog, php coding, desserts" />
    <meta name="author" content="Jamie west" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="default.css" media="screen" />
    <title>Home</title>
    
    <style type="text/css">
    /*<![CDATA[*/
     span.c2 {color: #000000; font-size: 80&#37;}
     label.c1 {display: none}
    /*]]>*/
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div class="container">
    <div class="header">
    <div class="title">
    <h1>JamieWestDotOrgDotUK</h1>
    </div>
    <div class="navigation"><a href="index.php">Home</a> <a href="blog.php">Blog</a> <a href="contact.php">Contact Me</a> <a href="cooking.php">Food</a> <a href="http://php.jamiewest.org.uk/index.php">PHP Projects</a>
    <div class="clearer"></div>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class="main">
    <div class="content">
    <h1>First Update</h1>
    <div class="descr">29<sup>th</sup> February 2008</div>
    <p>Well here we are, the official start of my site. Here you can find out about what I get upto on a <a href="blog.php">daily basis</a>, follow my <a href="http://php.jamiewest.org.uk">coding hobby</a>, and anything else that fits in.</p>
    <cite>"The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim." (Edsger W. Dijkstra).</cite>
    <h1>Advertising</h1>
    <div class="descr">29<sup>th</sup> February 2008</div>
    <p>Advertising is important on the web, why not advertise on my site. Contact me to discuss.<br /></p>
    <ul>
    <li>Pricing</li>
    <li>Advert type</li>
    <li>Length of advertisment.</li>
    </ul>
    .
    <p>To contact me please click <a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">here</a></p>
    </div>
    <div class="sidenav">
    <h1>Search</h1>
    <!-- SiteSearch Google -->
    <form method="get" action="http://www.google.co.uk/custom" target="google_window">
    <table border="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
    <tr>
    <td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top" align="left" height="32"></td>
    <td nowrap="nowrap"><input type="hidden" name="domains" value="jamiewest.org.uk" /> <label for="sbi" class="c1">Enter your search terms</label> <input type="text" name="q" size="30" maxlength="255" value="" id="sbi" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td> </td>
    <td nowrap="nowrap">
    <table>
    <tr>
    <td><input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value="" checked="checked" id="ss0" /> <label for="ss0" title="Search the Web"><span class="c2">Web</span></label></td>
    <td><input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value="jamiewest.org.uk" id="ss1" /> <label for="ss1" title="Search jamiewest.org.uk"><span class="c2">jamiewest.org.uk</span></label></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <label for="sbb" class="c1">Submit search form</label> <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Google Search" id="sbb" /> <input type="hidden" name="client" value="pub-3229063184535766" /> <input type="hidden" name="forid" value="1" /> <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="ISO-8859-1" /> <input type="hidden" name="oe" value="ISO-8859-1" /> <input type="hidden" name="cof" value="GALT:#0066CC;GL:1;DIV:#336699;VLC:0066CC;AH:center;BGC:FFFFFF;LBGC:336699;ALC:0000FF;LC:0000FF;T:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:1" /> <input type="hidden" name="hl" value="en" /></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </form>
    <!-- SiteSearch Google -->
    <h1>Your Link?</h1>
    <ul>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    </ul>
    <h1>Your Link?</h1>
    <ul>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    <li><a href="contact.php?subject=advertising">yourlinkhere</a></li>
    </ul>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script><br />
    <br />
    <h1>Site best viewed in Firefox 2<br />
    <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node&amp;id=185827&amp;t=210"><img border="0" alt="Firefox 2" title="Firefox 2" src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png" /></a></h1>
    <div class="clearer">
    <h1></h1>
    <div class="footer">
    <h1>� 2008 <a href="index.php">Jamiewest.org.uk</a>. Valid <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer">CSS</a> &amp; <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">XHTML</a>. Template design by <a href="http://arcsin.se">Arcsin</a> <script type="text/javascript">
    //<![CDATA[
    var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");
    document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
    //]]>
    </script> <script type="text/javascript">
    //<![CDATA[
    var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-1555298-2");
    pageTracker._initData();
    pageTracker._trackPageview();
    //]]>
    </script> <script type="text/javascript">
    //<![CDATA[
    _uacct = "UA-1555298-2";
    urchinTracker();
    //]]>
    </script></h1>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
    Last edited by rafiki; 03-12-2008 at 11:48 PM.

  • #13
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    You should probably search for stuff on cdata. Its a common thing in XHTML and there are many places that explain it on the net.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • #14
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,682
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 890 Times in 879 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    also what is the c data it added?
    is used to avoid using &amp; &lt;, &gt;, &apos; &quot; instead of &, <. >, ', "
    most frecvent inside of script element

    best regards


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •