View Full Version : My First Site Review
05-19-2004, 08:20 PM
hehe I think this is the first topic i created since i joined the forum :D
Please review my site and let me know what you think.
I hope i get seo guy and seo bob to review my site :D w00t lol
05-19-2004, 11:07 PM
Hey Cyber SEO,
Good job on keeping your code clean - I'm looking at your index page right now, and I like how you've done a good job keeping your meta keywords clean and your description consise. I see that you have TWO head tags (the second one is lines 21 - 23 in the outputted source) - I'm thinking you might want to move the content from that one up into the real head. Or better yet, the only thing in there is your meta http-equiv tag which isn't necessary for SEO purposes, so you could just delete it completely instead.
The first thing that glares out at me is your linking. The categories in your primary nav bar on the left links to a different pages than the ones on the footer navigation. An example is if I was to click on "multi function" knives on both spots, I'd get this page http://www.knivefactory.com/multi-function-knives/ from the left nav, and this page http://www.knivefactory.com/cats/multifunctionknives/ from the footer. All the products on these pages are EXATLY the same, and I believe the writeups are the same as well. I would suggest just deciding which one you want to use, and use that page from now on.
Other than that, though, your linking architecture is quite good.
You should look into declaring your font changes externally in your css and then calling the classes that you want to use for manipulating your Hx tags that way instead of declaring them in line on the fly. I would also look in to using only one H1 tag per page - the H1 is supposed to be the subject for the entire page, and overuse of it isn't going to help at all. In your instance, you could actually combine them and then use a <span class=""> to change the font on the fly for the second line. I'm honestly not sure how this would be interpreted by the se's though, but I don't think it would hurt.
Back to some good stuff:
You're doing a good job with getting your keywords to the top of the text. The first on-page text that is read after the footer is "Wholesale Knives Factory" - definitely can't go wrong there.
Back to the other stuff:
I noticed that your internal pages don't really have a link back to the index except for your logo image (and the alt text varies from page to page). There's no need to focus on too much with one page - it's much easier and more effective to target one group of keywords per page. For example - on your hunting knives page, the alt text for the link back home says "hunting knives". What that's doing is giving a point for hunting knives back to the index page - which is a keyword I don't think you're targeting on that page. If you want to rank for "wholesale knives" (which is what I think you're going for) with your home page, then make the alt text SAY "wholesale knives". When you want to rank for "hunting knives" or the other keywords, just ask some of your link partners to link to the internal folder for hunting knives with that in the anchor text. Besides giving the credit for the link right to where you need it, in reality linking to internal pages is the way that natural linking occurs.
Anyways, there's my novel for the night.
05-19-2004, 11:29 PM
An amazing review, I can't thank you enough SEO Bob :D. I have already started incorporating the suggestions you gave me.
I have a question for you in regards to the bottom categories, I did that so that google would spider more of my pages but now see that it is a mistake and will get rid of them right away. Now do you think i should leave the bottom links and just have then go to the same url as the links on the left or should i place my main keyword for that page in bold or in a h2 or something right on the bottom?
05-20-2004, 09:09 AM
I would just leave them and have them go to the same url.
Np on the site review, though. I tend to avoid them though as I like to go overboard and look at EVERYTHING.
Good luck and I hope you see an increase in the serps
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