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a. Is it the promotion technique you're paying for when using an outside source, or is there a relationship between some of these companies and the search engines themselves, giving them a "leg up" so to speak, and;
b. Is it worth it? Has anyone found a good "legit" company that does a good job placing their site in the search engines?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. We also wanted to thank everyone who responded to us previously about log analysis tools.
I know this is the wrong topic area but we just noticed that our biggest competitor is kicking our a** on MSN. Any suggestions on getting good listings there? I know they're pulling from LookSmart, Ink and DH, but don't they have their own index too?
Thanks once again to WMW! The beginners couldn't do it without you.
Mike, I know this is a stupid question and we've gone over it before but when you say "clean code" do you mean they go in and make sure everything's SE kosher before submission? Is there any "hidden" meaning to 'clean code' or is it just face value?
Thanks in advance.
nathan_ali, Mike is so right to tell you this and itís a very special key to optimization today. You can not under value the importance of cleaning up the code of your site, all the way down to redundant tags and duplicate font tags. Use what you need and leave the rest. How many nested tables do you need and are all your links working? We get so busy figuring out how many times to repeat the keywords in a keyword meta tag that doesnít matter that much these days, and not enough time looking at how clean our code is. Clean house first and this is one of the first things a truly excellent SEO firm will do for someone today. If not the foundation then what?