> dupe content on your own site.
There is ZERO difference between dupe content on your site and on another site. They are treated 100% identicle.
> Myth - Interlinking your own sites will get you banned
I'd go stronger and say there is no such thing as an interlinking ban at all.
> Myth - Google never indexes links in Flash
Has nothing to do with it being flash. Google will follow links buried in any content. Even comment sections of gfx files.
> You forgot that using more than one <H#> tag
Not true or proven in real world. We have many pages with dozenzs of H tags and all are ranking top 3 in their pet keywords.
> Google is quite clear
Clear as mud with docs written to scare instead of inform.
> Hidden links and texts
Link Flash? Or would that be PDF's? How about .doc files? Buried a link in a JPEG lately?
Fact: there are over 20 ways to hide links that Google will gladly index.
What do CNN, AT&T, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Weather.com, Alexa, and AOL all have in common?
Answer: they all cloak pages in one form or another.
Cloak appropriatly, and cloak at will.
> Automatic searche queries
Doesn't have much to do with seo'ing your pages.
> duplicate content
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
aka: what *is* duplicate content? Where is the thresshold?
> doorway pages
Define it, before you kill it. As far as I define it, doorway or landing pages are still tops with the major se's.
> it's all stabbing in the dark.
For newbies that is true - but for people that do this stuff for a living - it is all definable.
note: if you have q's on specific topics - start a new thread. We will keep this thread a bit cleaner than normal - so lets try to stay on topic to the original message.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 10:12 pm (utc) on Jan. 30, 2005]