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Thread began 9/14/2010 5:01 am by michaelf0199272 | Last modified 7/04/2011 2:08 am by love.forall8427785 | 1650 views | 4 replies |

michaelf0199272

Seo

I effected SEO on a couple of sites1) www.aformampi.com and 2) www.immunizationcenter.org for my customers -- it did not seem to make any difference. One of them (www.immunizationcenter.org) was even harder to find after the SEO implementation than before applying SEO.

Q: Did I apply it wrongly?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the first address you supplied:
www.aformampi.com/

goes to a Server not found error message.




On the second page you linked to you have the meta tags in place properly, but there is no other optimization done on the page.

SEO is effected by more than just placing meta tags on your page. You also need to optimize the page content by using alt tags on your images and using a good <h1> title tag.

you also need to carefully consider the keywords you are using in the meta tags, other sites that may be using the same keywords, and how high their rankings are.

for more info, go through the seo starter kit videos again. also see the SEO Road map article:
roadmap_02.php

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michaelf0199272

it is www.afomampi.com/ -- I now see it showing as number 6 or so when "Afoma Mpi" is used as a search key. SEO seem to be working here.


*** I will work on the "alt" and the "<h1>" tags on the second website.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that oaage has an empty h1 tag:
<h1><a href="#"></a></h1>



you should add some content to the H1 to improve the sites ranking further.

Also, this site is formatted much better.

on the www.immunizationcenter.org/ site, there is a lot of commenting that may effect the search engines, for example:
<!--$sitebuilder version="2.6" extra="Java(1.6.0_17)" md5="d7b291b08a21c034dbf15751a6a2bed1"$-->
<!--$templateKey Generic|Abstract Flowers - Cream|1.0$-->
<html>



there is also no proper doctype declaration, for example:
<!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">


all of these things can effect the seo rankings.

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love.forall8427785

Seo

I do believe if you have taken the time to comment on a post in a way that significantly adds to the discussion or provides the reader with further information, it is not unethical to post a backlink to your site.
We still utilize this process in our SEO efforts,but it is certainly not the only method we use.Commenting on posts is a valid SEO strategy. What is unethical and self-serving is simply spamming posts by placing your link without adding to the dialogue at all.

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