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can someone take a look at my websites source and tell me if its SEO'd properly?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gurkoboy, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    http://www.increaseyourverticalhq.com/

    if you look at the source is all the meta stuff correct?

    thanks :)
     
  2. lanta99

    lanta99 Junior Member

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    Depends. What keyword are you trying to rank for?
     
  3. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    increase your vertical and jump higher
     
  4. lanta99

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    Looks OK for "increase your vertical", although no search engine cares about meta tags these days.
     
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  5. Given

    Given Regular Member

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    I don't quite agree with this. I don't think they care as much as they used to but I still think it has some importance. Obviously your page content is more important.
     
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    personally i dont feel it is... however its probably more optimized than most other peoples stuff despite it not being right...

    your duplicating your meta tags - remove the first instance of them....

    i would make your description more call to action orientated and ensure its no more than 150 characters

    your not making good use of your h1, h2 header tags, etc

    i dont see any emphasis on your keywords within your content, or any relevant keyword orientated images with content related alt text...

    remember using an seo plugin doesnt necessarily mean its actually optimized your website for you...

    theres some good info on bhw that will help you - but congrats for taking the initiative and giving it a shot :)

    good luck to you and merry christmas
     
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  7. lanta99

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    Code:
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/keywords-meta-tag-in-web-search/
    :)
     
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  8. billygood

    billygood Senior Member

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    Hi, I am the worst SEO of this entire group ( well I am pretty sure of that ) so all I can advise you is the following:

    a) run it against IBP ( internet business promoter ) and do all the steps. this will get your code to what I call " a clean white hat foundation "
    b) use your H1 to H4 tags carefully and structure your text into 7 line paragraphs
    c) make sure that what you write is consistent with the site
    d) don't try to trick google, it will only cost you.
    e) font size should be 11 or bigger

    beyond that I follow google's best practice as they state. works for me and I have alot of sites that are above the fold.
     
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    nice quote, confirms many things and sheds light on the description tag.

    but I happen to be a firm believer that it's used on certain search engines ( since I don't target google only )

    and it's nice to know that google uses 200 signals, now we can focus on those
     
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  10. Asterixpro

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    Your title tag needs some serious work.

    I recommend some thoughtful keyword research. Right now you only have:

    Increase your Vertical

    That one by no means will bring you traffic and anyways you already have it in your domain.

    What would a person that wants to read your site might be looking for? what words would they use?

    A quick shot would be "Learn to jump higher" "How to vertical jumping"

    In case these keywords yield some actual traffic and are good (just made them up, do your research)

    Then I would write a title tag like this one:

    Learn how to jump higher - Increase your Vertical Jump | IncreaseYourVerticalHQ

    Then you need a better description, remember that this works to entice potential users on the SERPS to click on yours instead of others. So write a description that shows that your site has what they are looking for.


    The first thing on <head> should be your title and meta tags not the Google verification.

    Clean up your code, your <head> has too much crap, go Install some analytics software like Google Analytics, you need to know where your traffic is coming from.

    This is my initial thoughts on it.
     
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  11. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    okay i thanked everyone for helping :)

    i changed some things, i am about to restructure everything with H1 - H4 tags properly, i took google website verification out of the header, i changed my titled tags to

    How to Increase your vertical | How to jump higher - IncreaseYourVerticalHQ

    as i want this website to rank for "increase your vertical" and "jump higher"

    and i fixed up my meta keywords and meta description, i played with the header.php in wordpress and i think its okay and working, it didnt break my website and i think its fine??

    thanks for all the help :) i dont know how to write php or html, only abit of c and java so its difficult making a website :p