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12:18 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have read your article on the 26 steps to good rankings in Google,(for the 4th time now), and a couple of things still confuse me. By the way, "GREAT ARTICLE"

I have built my site 5 navigations deep with FP2000, with 1 primary theme and 4 major topics. If you would like to view it to better help, it can be accessed at:

Is the ROOT the index/home page? Is this the overall root? Do sub roots exists for particular topics.

What did you mean when you stated: linking not more than 2 levels from root? Is that defining a sub root for the topic you are describing?

In regard to text vs. html are you talking about text as written topical words and html as links and href's?

The type of html you were describing that spiders like to see was stated as 3.2. I use FP2000. How do I determine the type mine is? I see in the HEAD of the html that is states FP 4.0, does this mean my html is 4.0?

Thanks again for the previous help on page ranking.

12:30 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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First, welcome to the site.

roots: yes, overall root is just domain.com/ and subroots are the roots of directories domain.com/foo/.

Text vs Html.

Text as you can copy it out of the browser window (highlight, copy, paste in a text editor). And html, the over complete size of the page. If the text is 5k, then try to keep the overall page size under 10k so that the text outweights the html code portion of the page.

>html version

Study the W3C [w3c.org] manuals on HTML. 3.2 was very popular, and is far easier for spiders to extract information from.