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this is on the main splash, with over 100 keywords.
then on each html page, in the body they do this:
the search URL for every keyword for all the engines.
they do have some sites that dominate ridiculous obscure search terms, and try to sell their service that way, showing #1 ranks for these obscure keywords.
Is there any relevance in using that keyword search URL in your pages? And all those keyword subpages?
Yes, 300 listings on one page.
Presumeably they thought that having it there would result in them doing well on those keywords (the titles/descriptions were all KW dense).
It was a SEO company BTW. ;)
Im sure it made some difference, but it was ultimately a pointless effort.
I recommend never to put those online and use them only from a local host.
joined:Nov 11, 2000
I'll continue Macguru's disgression for just a moment here. I do the same thing... have an html page that links to search terms and engines in a grid... but I use them for myself, not for clients, and yes, the page is never hosted online.
I've wondered whether these could conceivably be seen as rank checking "software" by some engines, thus violating their TOS.
I think these send out the same string as a browser, but maybe not always... Maybe the engine varies its string from time to time to check. I've reasoned that these are slow enough that the engines might not mind... but again, the objections to rank checking software may be more about skewing the database than about server load.
To get back on topic, I have no idea what the effect of putting such a page online would be. I occasionally run into backlinks for a site that are "search results from so and so," and I've wondered whether someone's posted a search query url somewhere.
joined:Mar 3, 2003
In the same vein, when I found some strange hits for "ABC consultant Australia", I discovered a good technique - use a sign-up form with a full list of countries in it. No, I haven't tried it because I don't collect names as yet.