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A "frontpage'' high rankings page templet?

Can anyone advive/help me a with"frontpage"page templet for high rankings?



6:31 am on Feb 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone advise/help me with a "FrontPage" page template?
I need a very very basic template for text only that is multi browser and very very spider friendly?
As you can see by the question, I am novice designer but I do know the value in what I ask, I hope you guys can have some fun kicking this around.
Hopefully Iíll be able to report back with good news after I test your/a recommendation, Thankyou ...woodchuck.
6:42 am on Feb 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, woodchuck. Sounds like you're looking for a template for a doorway page, I'm not sure people will give away their secret formula if they have one.

Also, remember that it's more than just what's on the page with Google, and you also have to stay away from too much similarity to avoid appearance of duplicate pages. Inktomi is more like what's right on the page itself.

If you want to *pay* for such a page, check out the charter for posting conventions, and post in the Commercial Forum [webmasterworld.com].

While you may get something that's basic and friendly in format, I'm not sure how likely it would be to guarantee anything, since it depends a lot on how and where keywords are used on any page and how competitive.

Do a site search for Front Page (top of page here to the left) - you'll find plenty of previous posts on the subject telling what to avoid with the proprietary features that are the biggest hindrance. That should be a big help.

BTW, this post will probably be moved to a more topical forum, in case you look back here and don't find it it'll still be around.

7:26 pm on Feb 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WmW! I am going to move this post into the "WebSite Technology Issues" forum. I think you will get some more answers.


1:58 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've been using FP for nearly three years. However this requires some clarification.

Many html purists will tell you that FP is bad.

The method in which I use it not exclusively FP ( I don't "PUBLISH" nor do I use any of the FP BOT options.
Instead FP is used primarily with design templates that I have created and tailored for my own sites.
On occasion I might CONSIDER one of the standard FP templates.

The use of FP does not relieve you of some understanding of html.

Spider friendly is an html issue and that is NOT done within FP. Although it is not out of the question.
Spider friendly is content, content and more content.
Good Titles and Title descriptions which are reflective of the content of the pages. EACH and EVERY page individually.
My main site just over 300 pages. Each page has it own meta tags. This was not done within FP.

Frames are NOT spider friendly. However you can use frames and make them spider friendly if you design duplicate pages soley with spiders in mind.

Flash and that other stuff is not spider friendly.

The pre-testing of my pages (especially with new implentations) is verified by mutilpe browsers from within subscribers of two mail lists that I have. The mail lists and the websites are about the same subject. They two work together.
Webtv, AOL, MAC, MS and even a few other user types can be found within my subscribers. Even some Windows 3.xx users.
Pages are designed to be viewed by all in 640 x 480. This is hardly reflective of the times.

Use most any search engine for either;
Standardbred Breeding Farms
harness breeding farms
and you will find my pages 1 and 2 and in some instances the first top FIVE.
Some of my pages six and seven folders deep in my directory structure are indexed because of their exclusive content.
All of these are FP pages :-)
Or at least Ĺ FP and Ĺ html purist.
NONE are validated. And yet they are adequate when I ask the aformentioned group for test views.

Hope this helps.

4:14 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just to add to wilderness's experience with FP, I believe their is a patch for it on the microsoft site that cleans up your code making it more friendly