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Forum: The Padded Room 12-04-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By sherwood
A terrible loss - our hearts go out to you, Anne.

A terrible loss - our hearts go out to you, Anne.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-13-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2,256
Posted By sherwood
The 301 redirect is not a bad idea. In general,...

The 301 redirect is not a bad idea.

In general, the biggest pitfall to avoid is having content that is published to both regionalnews.tv and {cityname}.tv, because that leads to duplicate content...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-13-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By sherwood
A couple options

If you want to "hide" it in the sense that you don't want all that wording to water-down your keyphrase density, you could put the dropdown code into a inline frame. The dropdown will get spidered,...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 11-09-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 10,654
Posted By sherwood
cogbox, you're not the only one to have problems...

cogbox, you're not the only one to have problems with Ask:
http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=12942&page=1&pp=20

Of course, now that they supply Lycos a few people will be tempted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-01-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By sherwood
wikis let you build content

Welcome to the forums, Carly :)

Wikis relate to SEO in that a wiki makes it easy for users to post new content. 1) More content, 2) more original content, and 3) new content posted frequently are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-01-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 3,833
Posted By sherwood
Drupal specifics...

The last version I played with was Drupal 4.5, which had customizable static URLs right out of the box. But there's a catch, and it's easy to miss: the URLs are static for cookie-enabled users....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-01-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 3,833
Posted By sherwood
Drupal is a bear...

I've tried Drupal, and was willing to invest serious time in it because I wanted to push it as the standard platform for all my clients. But you're right, flam: it is a stubborn platform, and you...
Forum: Link Building 11-01-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By sherwood
If links are matched to pages...

I don't think they translate keyphrases, and they might never do it - on the basis that an audience speaking one language won't find other-language content useful.

But... I would think your 2...
Forum: Search Engine Marketing 10-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 5,592
Posted By sherwood
Food-related site, eh? I'd find out what Rachel...

Food-related site, eh? I'd find out what Rachel Ray is cooking on her next 10 episodes, and see if there's any overlap with your SKU's ;)
Forum: Google Web Search 10-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 7,482
Posted By sherwood
Negative ads vis SEO

The killer app here is the potential for negative propaganda: instead of optimizing for articles promoting you, optimize for articles slamming your opponent.

Throw some crowdsourcing into the mix,...
Forum: Dynamic Website and Technical Issues 10-25-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By sherwood
Exactly...

Exactly - learn enough about coding to be able to make use of the code. For some (like me) that's novice-level: enough to understand what the code does, how it should be set-up on the server, and...
Forum: The Padded Room 10-24-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By sherwood
Saving face

Reality check on Incisive's part - a smart move to recover some of the credibility that SES would otherwise have lost.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10-24-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 23,775
Posted By sherwood
Competition drives both SEO and SEM

There are many reasons why SEO is not a one-time task. But the one that should be most obvious to a paid search vendor is competition. Competitor activity requires bid adjustments on the paid side to...
Forum: Blogs, RSS & XML Feeds 10-24-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By sherwood
It's doable

All blog platforms let you set the page titles, and most allow for meta tag writing. With Drupal, an extra module is available to add tagging (both meta, and flickr-style social tagging) to any page...
Forum: Dynamic Website and Technical Issues 10-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By sherwood
I think Skype has a video chat - not sure if it's...

I think Skype has a video chat - not sure if it's 2-way or multi-user.

Writing forum or poll software from scratch is not easy, because your PHP code has to feed, draw from, and maintain a database...
Forum: Blogs, RSS & XML Feeds 10-23-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By sherwood
Drupal might work

Drupal is an open-source package that might fit your needs. It'd be your own blogging platform, so there's be no terms-of-service restrictions - but you'd also be solely responsible for keeping it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10-23-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By sherwood
Stats look decent

It really does depend on your own perceptions, but feel free to provide specifics on your traffic levels, sales from SEO (if you're tracking that), etc - these are the best way to measure results...
Forum: Dynamic Website and Technical Issues 10-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By sherwood
Fantastico is a great shortcut

It depends on what you mean by "create." Coding from scratch takes a long, long time in PHP - both to build the skills and to build the actual product. I hear that Ruby on Rails shortens both those...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,573
Posted By sherwood
Way back when...

There once was a time when search engine pages from other engines would show-up.

Also, some engines provide related searches, which is similar in concept to what you're suggesting (from a user...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10-17-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 16,139
Posted By sherwood
Subdomains

If you're building a social news site, then your biggest concern is how well your URLs will travel through the crowd. From a marketing and usability standpoint, I'd say that business.site.com shows...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10-02-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 38,963
Posted By sherwood
SEO's have lost their level playing field

I think Discovery brings-up a good point about diminishing returns.

New sites no longer start on a level playing field, not in an SEO world where 8-year old domain names and thousand-link histories...
Forum: Link Building 09-02-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By sherwood
Google "link:" applies to the page, not the whole site

Google's incoming link check thinks in terms of pages, not whole domains. So when you check link:domain.com, you are asking Google for all the pages that link to that page - including...
Forum: Link Building 08-31-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By sherwood
We've been building a workflow extranet to handle...

We've been building a workflow extranet to handle a substantial quantity of link research. We have a few dozen subcontractors (mostly U.S. based) that we farm-out work to through the system. This...
Forum: Link Building 08-31-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,736
Posted By sherwood
Text Link Ads provides a link calculator which I...

Text Link Ads provides a link calculator which I find to be a bit optimistic, but they provide a dollars-per-month value you can hang your hat on.
Forum: Link Building 08-31-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 22,536
Posted By sherwood
We're using an extranet

We faced the problems Malaga is dealing with - link work is too boring, and the quantity of research required to find quality links is daunting (both from a cost and endurance standpoint.)

We've...
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