Blogs/Articles for 2009-10-06

Blogs/Articles for 2009-10-06

SEO for Static Websites: Creating/Editing Static Pages for SEO

SEO Search EngineDue to the time needed to create and edit them, static pages are often the bane of web developers and designers alike. To an SEO professional, however, they provide for an easy way to tailor SEO efforts to specific keywords. Here is a guideline for creating new or editing existing static pages for maximum SEO effect. As you go through these, keep in mind that the end goal is to provide useful content to your visitors, so none of these steps should be carried to the point of making your website less useful to your visitors (ie keyword stuffing, giving your URLs ridiculously long file names, etc).

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SEO for Dynamic Pages and Content

Dynamic websites have their obvious advantages. The ability to automate, create, edit, and delete content through a database and server side scripting is a must when dealing with large and constantly updated websites.

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Canonical Link Rel vs 301 Redirects: Using Canonical Link Rel tag for SEO purposes

Back in February, Google announced their support of the Canonical Link Rel element, and it was also announced that Yahoo! and MSN would soon follow suit.  If you’re not familiar with it, think of the Canonical Link Rel element in terms of a 301 redirect–you can tell the search engines to ‘focus’ (though in this case, there’s no redirect) on a page you specify.  It is placed within the head tags of a web page, and is a great remedy for the duplicate content stigma.

Essentially it looks like this:

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