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scootertopia

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Msg#: 520 posted 4:42 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am trying to learn and do my own SEO. in the process of looking at my competition i notice that the #1 site in google for <snip> has the majority of its keywords in "alt" tags. Is this kosher and would you recomend following this model?
Thanks for any advice,
Mike

[edited by: WebGuerrilla at 7:11 pm (utc) on Oct. 6, 2003]
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storevalley

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Msg#: 520 posted 4:55 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld scootertopia ...

Cloaking ... this is generally used to describe showing one set of content to search engine bots, and another to human visitors. Not generally recommended.

i notice that the #1 site in google for <snip> has the majority of its keywords in "alt" tags

alt tags are pretty useful for visually impaired visitors ... they are used describe an image. There is nothing wrong with dropping a few keywords in here if you are not abusing the tag's purpose.

Many things are considered more important by Google. Read through this post ... it'll give you a few ideas ...

Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone
[webmasterworld.com]

[edited by: WebGuerrilla at 7:12 pm (utc) on Oct. 6, 2003]
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brotherhood of LAN

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Msg#: 520 posted 4:57 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Scooter, welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Are they actually "cloaking"? words in alt tags are not cloaking in itself, they can be used legitimately.

There are a good few people who have and can tell you more about cloaking. I recommend checking out the forum library [webmasterworld.com] for some of the main topics that have been posted to date.

Yidaki

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Msg#: 520 posted 5:47 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Learning about cloaking starts with accepting the fact that dropping specifics can ruin one's business! You'd want this happen to you!?

jatar_k

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Msg#: 520 posted 5:50 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld scootertopia

Newbie Cloaking Primer [webmasterworld.com]

is a great thread to get your head around cloaking.

Use of the alt tag is definitely not cloaking.

scootertopia

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Msg#: 520 posted 10:02 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I appreciate the info and thank you for the insight Yidaki, I had'nt considered the adverse effect. I will get to reading.
Thanks again,
Mike

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