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I see a company doing this..
They have a main domain, with about 100 keywords in the body like this:
this is on the main splash, with over 100 keywords.
then on each html page, in the body they do this:
the search URL for every keyword for all the engines.
they do have some sites that dominate ridiculous obscure search terms, and try to sell their service that way, showing #1 ranks for these obscure keywords.
Is there any relevance in using that keyword search URL in your pages? And all those keyword subpages?
Any answer? I would like to know too, I'm curious.
I'll second that - I'd love to know why. Also seen this with links to KW related searches on other SE's.
<stab in the dark>Is it something to do with establishing an authority site? </stab in the dark>
I saw a site once that had listed on a single page, the top 20 results (title, url, description and all) for a Google search for 15 different keywords.
Yes, 300 listings on one page.
Presumeably they thought that having it there would result in them doing well on those keywords (the titles/descriptions were all KW dense).
It was a SEO company BTW. ;)
Im sure it made some difference, but it was ultimately a pointless effort.
Saw this with pest controllers using /town names.htm
Had a look at local towns for their service & they were at #1 across the state.
Probably not related, but I provide some clients with what I call a "position grid". It looks like a spreadsheet. With a single click on each search term they can check their position on major search engines by themselves whenever they feel like.
I recommend never to put those online and use them only from a local host.
>>Probably not related, but I provide some clients with what I call a "position grid". It looks like a spreadsheet. With a single click on each search term they can check their position on major search engines by themselves whenever they feel like.<<
I'll continue Macguru's disgression for just a moment here. I do the same thing... have an html page that links to search terms and engines in a grid... but I use them for myself, not for clients, and yes, the page is never hosted online.
I've wondered whether these could conceivably be seen as rank checking "software" by some engines, thus violating their TOS.
I think these send out the same string as a browser, but maybe not always... Maybe the engine varies its string from time to time to check. I've reasoned that these are slow enough that the engines might not mind... but again, the objections to rank checking software may be more about skewing the database than about server load.
To get back on topic, I have no idea what the effect of putting such a page online would be. I occasionally run into backlinks for a site that are "search results from so and so," and I've wondered whether someone's posted a search query url somewhere.
I have a site where I used to be an "ABC consultant and a DEF consultant". I found that ABC was common as mud compared to DEF, so now I call myself a "DEF consultant and ABC consultant Melbourne, Australia". While that does not help if people look for an ABC consultant (unless they try "ABC consultant Australia"), it has moved me to #1 and #2 for DEF consultant (regardless of any country name after it).
In the same vein, when I found some strange hits for "ABC consultant Australia", I discovered a good technique - use a sign-up form with a full list of countries in it. No, I haven't tried it because I don't collect names as yet.