Trying to make a corporate case for SEO...
Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:19 PM
We run a series of members-only sites (that I'm trying to convince other to open up to the public in an SEO effort), but as a test, I'm trying to suggest how we can do this using our existing, home-grown CMS and just removing the log-in process.
IS has set up a mirrored page from within our site outside our firewall at http://search.huntingclub.com, so I can throw some test spiders at it and see if they can indeed spider the content.
Unfortunately, the test spiders (this one, http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spid...-simulator.php) can read the links, but not the CMS-served content on the page... and I'm at a lose as to why.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated so I can pass on to IS and continue on my SEO evangelizing.
Note: I know about the other glaring "poor SEO" practices on our pages... I just want to tackle this first problem first.
Again - thanks in advance.
Posted 10 February 2005 - 01:26 PM
The first line of code in the source should be a DTD (Doc-Type Declaration) that tells any device accessing the file what kind of file it is.
The second should be the opening HTML tag that must surround all other HTML elements
Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:00 PM
Well... in-between my whiney post this morning and your answer - we figured out why spiders were getting stopped on our page immediately after the <title> tag... and fixed it.
Needless to say, we have a long way to go to properly optimize the site, but at least we're heading somewhere.
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