First off, the search term "SEO" is too short to search the forums with
Can you give me any tips on what to change (my guess it will be under Admin | Site Preferences | General)
so that my site comes up for certain search terms
and also how to increase my ranking.
I just recovered from a hack 3 months ago, and completely changed my site structure, so that is something that will have to age out - I can't do anything about the past, and IMHO, changing the site structure is a good security move, if I was hacked using a specific directory structure and I change it, it just makes it a bit harder for those darn bots out there to compromise me again. I also follow all hardening e107 suggestions.
But the topic is SEO for e107 and how to get my site to come up in google using the e107 settings/files.
Dear cernst77, would you please be so kind to use the following words into the top right search field : search engine (forum listing)
This question is so widely discussed, with a lot of answers too, it would be inappropiate to not list all ideas and points given (too much too answer in short). Again, please use search with those words and you will find a whole lot (meta tags and keywords with good content are the primary words).
Yes that is the place, adding there relevant words (in meta AND keywords) (try to make them combine to the content of site) and you are on the go. The correct (update regularly) content according to the site itself is the main routine. If relevance isn't found, bots (search) give up after some time. Another alternate thing to do is using the sitemap (core plug). This has an influence too.
Aslong as you do not pay search engines, those words will help, but it will take time. (News page php has higher hits than index.php btw. being starting page )
Content is king. Quality, relevant content. If your site has no content, the bots will not visit you, because your site is not relevant.
Here is what I suggest: 1. Register a domain name! Register your name, as your site exists to promote you. 2. Put your Resume on your resume page. Don't just link to your resume. 3. Add descriptions to your downloads. Nobody can tell what they are with out opening them. Neither can Google or any other search engine. 4. Start using the News page as a blog. No fresh content. No reason for Google or any other reputable search engine to crawl your site.
Bottom line, give Google a reason to crawl your site, and to crawl it frequently. Quality, relevant content. Content is king.
Google also have a new tool called +1 which adds a button on your site so "people who love your content recommend it on Google search"
The first part of the code for the 'head' of every page simply foes into your additional metatags in admin metatags
The other single line you can put in your templates for forum_viewtopic, content, faq etc.
Does +1 affect my site’s performance in search?
Content recommended by friends and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1’s from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user’s query. This is just one of many signals Google may use to determine a page’s relevance and ranking, and we’re constantly tweaking and improving our algorithm to improve overall search quality. For +1's, as with any new ranking signal, we'll be starting carefully and learning how those signals affect search quality.
How will the +1 button affect my traffic?
Personalized annotations next to your page in search results may increase your site’s visibility and make your site’s snippet more compelling, which may in turn increase the odds that users will click through to your page.
You have nothing to lose by adding it, Full details [-link-] (you need a Google Tools account)
Example of it in action (2 sizes, top and bottom of the page) here: [-link-]
Hey guys, Ive now add this to my download_template.php and want to add it to my forum as well. Which templete would i need to edit for this?There is just so many! I was also wondering if it would be of any use in the forum? Thanks again!
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