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How to setup a regional directory

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Msg#: 3132205 posted 8:42 pm on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am in the process of setting up a regional directory for an industry I am working on. I want to list groups within this industry by the state which they are in. I am wondering if it would be dangerous to follow each state with the keyword. For example:

Alabama Widget Group
Alaska Widget Group
Arkansas Widget Group

etc. Or, should I just leave it at the state name?



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Msg#: 3132205 posted 9:22 pm on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Probably just the state name in a list, you could put it under the heading of "Widget Group" if you like.

I think using the full thing would be keyword spamming in google's eyes.

Just my two cents, you might want an answer from a more experienced member here.


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Msg#: 3132205 posted 11:28 pm on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'd like to know about this as well. If you have a site about the History of Toys, and there's a section for Widgets, Wadgets, Whoozits, etc., and on each of those pages are links to pages about for instance, Widget Model #26, with links going to separate pages on Blue Widget Model #26 Large, Green Widget #26 Small, etc., is it enough to just put Blue Large, Green Small, Orange Medium, etc., in your anchor text? Is the fact that the page the links are on is about Widget Model #26 good enough to infer that those links are all for that specific model?

What if you have to repeat the info for Widget Models #1-39? With separate pages for each model, and then separate links and pages for Blue, Green, Orange, etc.?


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Msg#: 3132205 posted 1:52 am on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a site that ranks number 1 showing the extra links of my menu beneath. I have the same keyword in each menu item. Interestingly Google drops the keyword from the extra links.

I don't think it matters all that much. With good content you can get away with it.

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