I have been meaning to share these for a while
- An warning from a previous developer that a site might lose its ranking in the SERPS because meta keywords and description elements had been removed. I removed them because they were excessively long and identical on every single page of the site.
- From a supposed SEO touting for business: "move your site to Wordpress, so you can use Wordpress SEO plugins". Never mind that the platform it was on was better suited to it that Wordpress from every other point of view, or that he could provide any particular examples of what would be fixed by the plugins, or that it would be a lot easier to tweak the existing platform to fix any SEO deficiencies than to move.
- "Do not ever use tables". At least that is what I think a designer I worked with had been told. What he needed was a two column table. What he did was:
and within that each row was:
<p><b>Column one text:</b> Column two text</p>
and then set "#details p b" to fixed width in the CSS
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