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Discussion in 'HTML & JavaScript' started by Seankearns, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Seankearns

    Seankearns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure there isn't a way to do this, but there are some huge gaps in my HTML knowledge so thought I'd ask....

    I'm about to target a large number of street address on a single page and wondering the best way to do this. The only thing I can come up with is targeting the street name in the title/meta descriptions and then adding the numerous ###'s somewhere in the page... probably at the bottom. Is there a better way to go about this? A way to use wildcards in the title or something. I don't imagine '1-1000 fake street, city' will do anything but help me rank for '1 and 1000 fake street, city'

    'fake street, city' should be easy to rank for doing this, but wasn't sure how hard it will be to rank them for '### fake street, city'
     
  2. Vyper

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    Seankearns, You can rotate text in any part of an HTML page by adding scripting. If it's a static .html page, then you'd turn it into a .php page, if using PHP, for example. Or, if it's a CMS, like WordPress, then something like PHP scripting might be supported in the template system.

    So, within the title tag, you put the scripting, like this, and you can make the title text rotate...

    Code:
    <title><?php rotation PHP scripting code goes here ?></title>
    
    But, the problem would be how search engines like Google see and cache the page. Each time they visit, they would only see 1 unique version of a street address in the title tag. No real way around that.

    However, if you have all of the addresses in the page content and build some links around the internet for each unique street address with the anchor tag text as each different one, then you might rank the page for many of the individual addresses.

    Code:
    <a href="pageurl">111 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA</a>
    <a href="pageurl">222 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA</a>
    <a href="pageurl">333 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA</a>
    
    But, in the search engine result page, the user would see 1 version of the title tag, so you'd probably want to not rotate it but use a generic one for the whole street.
     
  3. Vyper

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    Seankearns, Don't know what your exact purpose is, but another possible option to think about could be creating a unique page for each unique street address. This might help with ranking for each unique address search phrase, as search engines may potentially not rank you for all addresses, if combined into 1 page. This would be a way to get specific street addresses into the title tags AND the SERPs as well. Just another thought.