homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.247.203
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / General Search Engine Marketing Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: mademetop

General Search Engine Marketing Issues Forum

    
Do these effect seo efforts?
seo2007123




msg:3173613
 3:45 pm on Nov 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I would like to know what effect do the following actions have on my seo efforts-
A. if there is an <base href="http://www.domainname.com"/> tag in the site's pages- how does that effect search engines? if at all? is it better to remove this tag from the html code?

B. Can having my link program in a subdomain of the main domain cause any problems?

Thx

 

Matt Probert




msg:3173671
 4:18 pm on Nov 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Whom are you creating web pages for? Search engine robots - who simply suck your bandwidth, or human beings who appreciate what you are providing, buy your products or those of your advertisers, and in so doing provide potential revenue to you.

Everyhting about your site should be first and foremost provided for the benefit of your readers. If it benefits them, it's good. If it doesn't it's bad. After that, and within that you can make tweaks to encourage the search engine spiders to recognise the nature of the page and rate it accodingly.

Matt

caveman




msg:3173771
 5:22 pm on Nov 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

seo2007123,

The base href element simply lets the search engines know the absolute URL for resolving any relative links. It does no harm whatsoever, and is generally good practice when relative URL's are used.

As for Point B, as soon as you say "link program" I wince, since reciprocal links are increasingly discounted by the SE's. I suppose having it on a subdomain might throw off the SE's in case they were inclined to discount all these links, but since a subdomain is still clearly affiliated to the base URL, I doubt there's much benefit in doing things this way. In fact, it looks sneaky to an extent, and might be an additional mark against you in the event of a hand check.

Whoever you link to, just do it from your own site, and try to avoid excessive reciprocal linking. More and more, you gotta get quality one way inbound links to rank well.

My 2 cents anyway.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / General Search Engine Marketing Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved