Trust Rank

Q. How do I find who the trusted sites are?

A. This is a great resource: http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/ – you can punch in a URL and view both page and domain rank – the higher the number the better.

Keyword Research

Q. I’m not sure what a bookmark is? 

A. This is when you add a favourite web page to your browser’s bookmark facility or use a social bookmark tool like https://del.icio.us/ 

Q. What is the formula for the KEI (Keyword Effectiveness Index)

A. Monthly Searches (S) squared divided by 1,000 – the total is divided by your directly competing websites (C). Can be shown like this: (S^2/1000)/C 

Q. Could you give me a brief description of The Long Tail again please.

A. The Longtail illutrates the principal of more keywords used within a search query will have an increased chance of conversion. For example, the key phrease "Best price for Nikon D90 UK" (6 key words) is more likely to achive a conversion than a key phrase consisting of fewer keywords i.e. "Nikon Cameras". 

On-page optimisation

Q. What is robots.txt?

A text file which provides instructions to web bots (the programs that crawl and index your website) about your website. See here for more info http://www.robotstxt.org/

Q. What is the Webmaster Tools Account? I wrote in my notes that I need it but I’m not 100% sure what it is!!! 

A. It’s a freely available tool from Google (www.google.com/webmasters/tools/) which is a great for measuring the effectiveness of your SEO and general health of your website.

 

 

 

 

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  • Leonardo Wood

    Hi,
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    \nI just wondered how your CMS handles duplicate content, I know other systems produce session ID’s etc. which causes lots of duplicate pages on Google.
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    \nHow do you combat that please?

  • Hi Leandro,
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    nOur CMS store session ID’s in cookies and dont produce the session string URLs that can sometimes cause duplicate content.