Is my website search optimized?

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Hi

I do not mean to spam, so I wont put my url here. It is in my signature. I am seeking honest opinions on the quality of my meta tags and any advice on what I can do to improve them.

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Just a quick look, and I didn't see a <h1> tag... that sure could help.
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You really need to find out what your trying to optimize for. What keyword/market are you going after?

I would use the Overture Suggestion Tool to help find the best keywords for your site and build around that.

You can optimize all you want, but if you don't have a few targeted keywords to go after, your really not going to see a huge improvement.
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onebillionviews wrote:
I do not mean to spam, so I wont put my url here. It is in my signature. I am seeking honest opinions on the quality of my meta tags and any advice on what I can do to improve them.

Thanx in advice

That Aussie Bloke


(1) Routine check

Site onebillionviews.com is indexed by Google:

"Results 1 - 1 of 1"
http://www.google.com/search?&q=site%3Aonebillionviews.com&num=100

PageRank (PR) is 0/10 for http://www.onebillionviews.com/ (PR is updated once in about 1-3 months. You can see PR with Google Toolbar, http://toolbar.google.com/). Low PageRank usually means low amount of incoming links from high PageRank web pages.

You have keywords in title, description tag, keywords tag and in body of document. You don't have keywords in heading tags (H1, H2, etc.).

Site onebillionviews.com seems to be accessible to search engine bots, because it is indexed by Google and it can be viewed with Lynx (text-only web browser, http://lynx.browser.org/).

I can also view your site with Internet Explorer 6, Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7, and Opera 8.5, which is good, because if your site can be viewed with more than one popular browser, the more probable it is for people to see your web pages and tell about it to others.

(2) SEO suggestions

To get more traffic, try to rank high in search engine results for various searches. One way to improve your ranking is to get *direct* links from web sites that already are indexed by Google:

"The best way to ensure that Google finds your site is to have pages on other relevant sites to link to yours. Google's robots jump from page to page on the web via hyperlinks, so the more sites that link to your pages, the more likely it is that we'll find them quickly."
http://www.google.com/webmasters/1.html

With direct links I mean simple HTML links pointing directly to your web site with no redirections to other pages/sites before people see your site. It is too easy to spam using JavaScript or other methods used to create redirects, so search engines probably don't count redirection links as links.

Also, create good content with relevant keywords. If your site has interesting content, people will link to your site.

Advertise your web site for example via email by telling to relevant sites about your site. If you are ready to pay for advertisements, see the help pages of the search engines or web sites where you want to advertise.

You can find more suggestions in search engine guidelines and for example searching for SEO checklist:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/basics/basics-18.html
http://search.msn.com/docs/siteowner.aspx?t=SEARCH_WEBMASTER_REF_GuidelinesforOptimizingSite.htm&FORM=WGDD
http://www.google.com/search?&q=SEO+checklist&num=100

Following suggestions mentioned above and in this article doesn't mean you will rank in top search results in search engines, see "Warning about competition" below.

(3) Warning about competition

It is difficult to get a lot of traffic and you usually get more traffic the better you rank is in search engine results. No-one can guarantee top positions in search results, so don't believe everything SEO people will tell you:

"No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google."
"Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or through the Google Sitemaps (Beta) program, and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever."
http://www.google.com/webmasters/seo.html

The more competition there is for a search query, the less probable it is for an individual web site to get ranked in top 10 search results for that search query. People usually don't look at more than about the 10 first search results.

For example, there are about 157 million web pages for search one billion:

"Results 1 - 100 of about 157,000,000"
http://www.google.com/search?&q=one+billion&num=100

Simple probability calculation for the top 1 ranking for that search shows how low the probability is, much less than 1 percent:

1 / 157000000 * 100 % = 0.00000064 %

The above search isn't the only search where you might try to rank high in search results, it is only an example demonstrating how much competition there can be for search terms and how low the probability can be to rank high in search results.

Google changes its ranking algorithms between Google Updates, so some sites rank higher and some lower from one update to another. Perhaps Google might change its algorithms even because not so many web sites would always be ranked in the first places year after year when there would be other approximately equal web sites according to the content. That would be fair to some other approximately equal web sites so they also would get more income because of ranking higher in search results.
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For example, there are about 157 million web pages for search one billion:

"Results 1 - 100 of about 157,000,000"
http://www.google.com/search?&q=one+billion&num=100


When looking at the competition of a keyword phrase, I would always put in quotes. You want to look at sites that are possibly optimized for "one billion", not sites that are optimized for "one" and a "billion". I also see that quoted numbers are more accuate on a difficulty level. This is from optimizing 50-60 sites over the last 5 years.
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vetofunk wrote:
When looking at the competition of a keyword phrase, I would always put in quotes. You want to look at sites that are possibly optimized for "one billion", not sites that are optimized for "one" and a "billion". I also see that quoted numbers are more accuate on a difficulty level. This is from optimizing 50-60 sites over the last 5 years.


Page http://www.onebillionviews.com/ mentions:

"The idea is simple really. I wanted to make a webpage with only a counter and a bunch of links, that will reach the magical one billion page views mark. My mates thought it was impossible. What's more, since they were cowardly and greedy :) - I hope you are reading this fellas, Robbo in particular :) - they bet me 20 cartons of Heineken Lager Stubbies (the most expensive grog they could think of in their intoxicated state), that the page will not even reach the five million page views mark within five months of its commencement. "

So there might not be much of keywords a SE user would type to find that page, so I think this guy needs to count on that the page is mentioned (and linked to) on all kinds of humor/joke pages.
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onebillionviews wrote:
Hi

I do not mean to spam, so I wont put my url here. It is in my signature. I am seeking honest opinions on the quality of my meta tags and any advice on what I can do to improve them.

Thanx in advice

That Aussie Bloke



Yeah, you are right. As example: my site ( http://tecnixindo.com ) has lower visitors than other sites ( http://jogjatoday.com ; http://idwebhost.com ; http://widitajawa.org )
But,,, I have popularity more better. You can try to check your site here:
http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/default.htm

I had the way, put my banner to other site which have huge visitors. Their keywords will be yours too

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