View Full Version : various info-sites

04-10-2006, 09:10 AM

I currently have a couple of info-sites online, but they aren't getting much love from SE's, namely: google. (I submitted sitemaps!)

Tell me what you think: (They all use my custom-made CMS, and I haven't bothered changing the theme files)

http://www.lawn-treatment.info/ < disregard the impossible-to-read articles, it was just an SEO test, and I failed. :bawling:

Please review their SEO-optimized-ness.



04-10-2006, 11:25 AM
You need custom title tags for sure; custom meta tags might not help with Google, but they should help with other engines. Those EurekaAlert links are sending a lot of pagerank away from your site. Although the value of displayed pagerank is questionable, having tons of outgoing links is probably not helping you.

Everything else looks pretty good. How many incoming links do these sites have?

04-10-2006, 11:31 AM
1 for tuberculosis from wikipedia, i have it submitted in a lot of directories.. google still wont index.

04-10-2006, 08:08 PM
Forget the directories, with the exception of Dmoz they just won't do that much for you. You have to get solid incoming links from sites that are regularly crawled, ideally in the same or a near market to your own site. Direct link building rarely works, so there has to be a good reason for someone to link to you.

For example, I interviewd the guy who runs PlentyOfFish.com on my blog, I told three other bloggers about it, two of them posted the story and bam, I've got at least 30 incoming links from other blogs and sites, plus thousands of unique visitors from that one post. Granted, a content site is different from a blog, but that doesn't mean link building is impossible.