I know SEO companies can bring up searches performed by yahoo.com, etc. and see how many people are searching a particular term or phrase. How is this done? It would really help me sell websites. Thanks.

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Written by James Peggie In the early days of the Internet, web enthusiasts were enamored with the technological marvels that the new age put before them. It almost seemed as though the written content in web sites was put in as an afterthought. Today however, users and developers alike have rediscovered the importance of the written word. Content plays a large role in keeping visitors on a web site. And search engines and their spiders just love good quality, regularly updated content. When a search engine spider indexes your web site it automatically searches your meta tags and web site …

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I have pretty good rankings in google for my keywords. I have a lot of pages spidered by google and a good number of backlinks using my keywords of choice as anchor text. However, I'm still having a problem getting good rankings in Yahoo!, MSN, and Overture. I was always under the impression that the same general criteria (backlinks, etc.) played a similar role in all of the engines. What can be done to raise my rankings in the non-google engines? TIA!

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Hi all, My programmer & I need to get rid of the .phtml pages another programmer had me create & make new .php pages. He wants to: "use the 404 SCRIPT (PHP file) that will do following.. based on REQUEST to non existing PHTML file it should get corresponding PHP file.. for example.. if requested was recommended_links.phtml then it'll get into recommended_links.php .. and so on.. for any PHTML file.. so SEs will think that PHTML files still exist" Does anyone understand this & will I be penalized by the SEs? Thanks & I hope everyone had a great Christmas …

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It looks like at last there is a Google PR update ... the first in I don't know how many months. DaniWeb went from a 5 to a 6 ... a decent change. I was still hoping for a PR7 though, but oh well :( I'll take what I can get ;)

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Hi all, I was just told by a SEO that if I want to partner up with another company where they recommend my product/services & I refer them & they aren't my competition (clearly LOL) & their biz is opposite to what I do, yet they complement my company, (let's say they run a limo service), that if they put my link on their site or in their ezine, that Google docks me b/c they are not in my industry. I think she is equaiting this to link farming which I don't see this being the same. I wouldn't be …

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All of my pages are rendered from a perl script, will search engine bots still be able to grab the HTML rendered by the script? For example: Index.pl grabs Header.html Main.html and Footer.html If a bot is scanning my index site will it read the HTML all at once, after the script has been executed?

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Hi Everyone! I just want a little bit more info about Yahoo's new spider Slurp. Thank you!

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Welp since they undid the past recent update - the moment has come! Google has updated their backlinks. Our site jumped up by about 110 links:) Data centers that are showing the changes so far include the following: 216.239.57.105 216.239.57.104 216.239.57.99 216.239.57.98 Hope everyone made out ok :)

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Have we all just gotten to a point where we are abandoning the idea of google PR? Isn't that what google wants of us? They knew they were in hot water when they went public and the foundation of their company - PR - was owned by Standford U. and they were just leasing it. (That was fine and dandy when they were a private company but not what shareholders want to hear). So should we just agree that google is turning away from PR and go with it? This is more of a rant than a post. Please ignore …

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Hi all, I hope this is the right forum for this question. What are the rules again on registering? What are the max amount of characters one should have in a domain name, should it be one long string of words or is it better for the SEs to use _ underscores? Thanks so much & have a great Monday Michelle :)

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Hi all, I own a vbulletin forum, from what i hear the archive that comes withvbulletin isn't great when it comes to SEO. What i have done is created a second archive for my forum that follows SEO procedures. I could have created the whole thing dynamically but i decided to make it as pure HTML insted. I also tried to let it comply with XHTML standards as well. Here is the code: [code] <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html> <head><title>Young Computer Programmers Forum</title> <meta name="keywords" content="forum, programming, visual basic, c++, php, mysql, kids, young" /> <meta …

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Hi anyone, Can you please explain to me what PR5 means. Thanks Michelle

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read in the forum a Q about link swapper url: [url]www.linkswapper.com[/url]. my view is that it is a very cool tool for anyone who wants to echange links. saves a lot of time and effort and is completly Free, what more would you want. have been using it for a couple of month and so far so good. :p

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Hi everybody, im new to this forum, and to web design in general. i recently built a website and it has been online for about a month now. my site has a terrible rank in google and thats probably because i didnt have a clue about SEO until a few days ago. now i am working on the optimization and even though i have only just began i already have a few questions: 1. how do i check when google's spider last visited my site? 2. ill be done with the modifications in a few days after which i will …

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[url="http://beta.search.msn.com/"]http://beta.search.msn.com/[/url] versus [url="http://search.msn.com/"]http://search.msn.com/[/url] :?:

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In an earlier post I stated that I did not wish to recieve PM's regarding questions of what company I work for. Here is a snippet of what I recieved for sticking to my guns and NOT giving out my company name. *shrug* Take it for what you will but I think that's a bunch of crap. What part of NO don't people understand? [QUOTE=PM to me] NO darling, you are the one that is playing games. I PMed you b/c I wanted service. It's up to me to decide if I want to hire your company or not. It's …

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i was told by my teacher, there is no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid person. lol dun know why i said that, but i just did. what is the deal with all this link stuff. this PR7 and things the link. what does it all mean, and how does it affect your website. whats up with the different types of links. ive heard of several different ways to refer to them, and i need some clarifacation. this is all a very big new thing to me, so any help or guidance anyone could offer would be …

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Is there a need to enable the forum archive on vBulletin forums? I am using mod_rewrite to rewrite all of the threads to have .html extensions anyways, so I am worried about duplicate content.

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i have started validating the pages on my site (i know i should have done this first, but give me a break, its my first website.. :lol: ) im using [url]http://validator.w3.org/[/url] to do the validating and i have 2 issues i need help with. ok, this is what the begining of my first page looks like: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>Male Pattern Baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia</title> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Hair loss, Male pattern baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia"> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Elaborate and up-to-date information about Hair loss and its possible treatment options."> <link rel="stylesheet" …

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I have been hearing talk that we've finally been seeing a google PR update. Some sites have actually seen their PR go up. Unfortunately not DaniWeb :( In addition, some pages that I deleted off of here ages and ages ago, and removed all references to, still have a PR5. So I thought maybe someone had more insight than I?

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hmm, seems we've had a backlink update today. At least my sites have more showing. It does seem rather dated though, I know I have more indexed backlinks than they are showing. Maybe they only show backlinks that have been on a site for an extended period of time? Chris

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The backlink update has begun. I don't yet see any PR update happening, but that may coming soon.

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For those interested there's been another BL update by Google. And no, there's been no PR update for all the PR junkies out there.

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There's been another G backlink update. Still weirdness with the sites showing. Some people are showing PR changes but I've seen nothing on my sites. Something has definitely changed at Googleville.

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If Page A has multiple links to Page B, does that show any more weight than a single link? Is Page A's PR spread thinner to every page it links to? Does Page B receive any more PR than it would have with only one link? Thanks!

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Does anyone know what's going on with this July PR update? In the past, backlinks and PR were updated together. That doesn't seem to be the case this time. Not only that, I've heard some mention of a few sites fluctuating in PR lately in addition to some previously PR0 and new sites gaining PR. Anyone care to guess when the PR update will come? Or has the dreaded G decided to skip out on us this month!

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I just noticed that forums.devshed.com name their forums as keyword phrases. For example, instead of forums such as C++, PHP, or Java they will use C Programming, PHP Development, and Java Help. All three of these phrases are really hot keywords on the search engines. Is it beneficial to do this? Does using PHP alone have more possibilities to grow SEO-wise? (PHP help, PHP development, etc.)

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There has been word around the neighborhood that G is trying to prevent the selling of PR - but what exactly are they doing about the matter, or are they going to do in the future? Currently, some high PR pages which sell text links have their PR transferring power blocked. (example: PR9/10 page [url="http://www.phpbb.com"]www.phpbb.com[/url] which doesn't show up as a backlink for any of the sponsors on the homepage) How drastically is this going to change the off-site SEO scene?

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We all know that mac developers have always been left high and dry when it comes to having to live without the Google toolbar, and therefore without the convenience of a PR bar while web browsing. However, I stumbled upon this tool: [url="http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/pagerank-mac/"]http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/pagerank-mac/[/url] I'm a windows and mac user and I've yet to try it yet, but it does look quite promising. Don't ya think? I know a lot of mac people who have been begging for something like this.

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The End.