Re: advice on Search Engine Optimization

If you don't want to mangle your domain name you can always use keywords to help drive people to your site when they search for certain terms.

On 9/5/2011 8:03 PM, Michael Taboada wrote:
I would say that since your site has to do with access for the blind to technology, access cop might bea a good name, although tech access cop may be an even better one. Since your blog is about tech, that may work. Putting blind somewhere in the name may help as well, as people looking for blind tech info will most likely have blind somewhere in their search results. As for why the main blog page comes up, that is probably because you have more backlinks to that particular page than anywhere else. If you looked in google webmaster tools or another backlink counting service, I’m sure you would find that your main page has the most backlinks.
Hth,
-Michael.
*From:* Katherine Moss <mailto:Katherine.Moss@xxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Monday, September 05, 2011 6:52 PM
*To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* RE: advice on Search Engine Optimization

That’s why I asked Inthane to put a link up there. And I have certainly asked other folks to link to me from their site. And not to mention, my site is in all of my profiles, as well as in my signatures most of the time as well. And also what tends to happen is that when I look for one of my blog entries, it will come up, but most of the time, the main blog page will come up and not just that entry. So instead of the entry, you’ll get Blog-Raeder24. (for right now, that is the only way I come up at all is via the use of my community name). I intend to change it because of that as soon as my domain registration runs out to the more catchy, and hopefully less obscure, AccessCop. How do you think that will do in search results? Would you say that is a good name to be recognized by? Or will I have to just simply use a very generic technology related domain name and then only use my community name on my site itself rather than in the domain?

*From:*programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Michael Taboada
*Sent:* Monday, September 05, 2011 7:42 PM
*To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Subject:* Re: advice on Search Engine Optimization

In this particular example when I said outbound links I meant links pointing to external sites from other sites. Obviously the ones that would concern you would be the links pointing to your site from others.

Hth,

-Michael.

*From:*Katherine Moss <mailto:Katherine.Moss@xxxxxxxxxx>

*Sent:*Monday, September 05, 2011 6:20 PM

*To:*programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

*Subject:*RE: advice on Search Engine Optimization

When you say outbound links, you mean the linked content on the page, right? Or do you mean how many other sites link to me?

*From:*programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] <mailto:[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]> *On Behalf Of *Michael Taboada
*Sent:* Monday, September 05, 2011 7:18 PM
*To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* Re: advice on Search Engine Optimization

Hi,

Well basically page with high enough page rank (say 3 or 4 to start with) and few outbound links. As you may or may not know, google (and other search engines too) divide page rank between the outbound links on the page. For example if a page had a pagerank of 5, and had 5 outbound links, it would send 1 unit of support to each page. If it, however, had only one outbound link, then the full pr 5 would be sent to that link. Therefore, you should look for pages with high enough page rank, and few links.

Cheers,

-Michael.

*From:*Katherine Moss <mailto:Katherine.Moss@xxxxxxxxxx>

*Sent:*Monday, September 05, 2011 6:04 PM

*To:*programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

*Subject:*RE: advice on Search Engine Optimization

What do you mean by quality backlinks? This concept is very new to me, and I’m trying to get good search engine optimization without paying thousands and thousands of dollars for it. I know that there are ways to manually do it, and so that is what I am trying to do.

*From:*programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] <mailto:[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]> *On Behalf Of *Michael Taboada
*Sent:* Monday, September 05, 2011 6:57 PM
*To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* Re: advice on Search Engine Optimization

Hi,

I don’t know what you mean by “webmaster tools is not accessible".” I have used them to track links to my sites, etc for a while now and they’re quite accessible (unless something has changed recently). The only things that are (obviously) not accessible are things like graphs. There are just a few querks that can be worked around for example to add a site you have to route the jaws cursor to the pc cursor (assuming you’re using jaws) and then click on it, but that’s not hard to deal with, at least for me. And on the topic of being indexed by the search engines, you could add your site, but any good site with quality backlinks should get indexed without having to manually add it.

Hth,

-Michael.

*From:*Katherine Moss <mailto:Katherine.Moss@xxxxxxxxxx>

*Sent:*Monday, September 05, 2011 12:00 PM

*To:*programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

*Subject:*advice on Search Engine Optimization

Hello all,

I realize now that I should take back what I said about Google and their web master tools being accessible. They’re not. I’ll tell you that right now. So what I am wondering is does anyone have any advice on how I can get my site indexed by the search engines if I cannot add it to them? (I know that using sighted assistance is always an option, but I would rather avoid that since I need someone who knows what they are doing). Thanks.


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