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I've been developing http://www.xmltraining.com for the past month, and would like a professional opinion of the site and its specific optimizations.
I'm trying to target "xml training", "xml training courses", "xml books", "xml tutorials", "xml tutorial" and variants of these.
Somehow I was able to get my site from PR 0 to PR 6 within less than a month (I couldn't believe my luck, or how I had achieved this :confused:).
My only way of publicising this site is by using my other sites http://www.xmlmania.com and http://www.xmlnews.net, DMOZ and the usual suspects.
Any feedback or help would be much appreciated.
Almost forgot the techniques I used:
H(x) tags. Output compression. XHTML 1.1 validated pages. Limited use of tables (not that I personally believe this helps, I mainly did it to reduce file sizes). Named titles accordingly, used separate and compress CSS files and JS files. Used VERY little JS. Clean coded. Few images. Images highly optimized.
My impression is that I have over optimized, especially on keyword density.
06-05-2004, 08:27 AM
I took a look at your site. First thing I would do is change the first word of your title from your domain name to one of the words you are optimizing for. The title tag is very important and having your domain there is not helping at all. Your title is also WAY too long. You can not optimize for all keywords on one page and that's what your title is trying to do. By having so many words in it you have taken away from the words you are optimizing for. Overall it looks good. Density looks good. Hope that helps.
Thanks, I've looked into the title issues and started modifying them. Any more feedback would be much appreciated.
06-05-2004, 01:17 PM
Hi XML, congrats on the PR 6. Linda is right on the title issue, Hi Linda! I would suggest something like "XML training, courses, books and tutorials" and split up the keywords onto different pages if the site allows it. So if you have a page that is only about xml course, use only "XML Courses" as the title for that subpage.
If you use the title theme I have suggested and then work on getting lots of backlinks from other sites with the anchor text as xml traing then get different ones with xml course and then xml books... you get the point, it will then make your site an authority on the entire xml subject giving good credit to your subpages as well. Just make sure you get relevant links only. Anything to do with your subjet. Also try to get into DMOZ.org if you're not already, dmoz also accepts submissions to different categories so you can have multiple backlinks from them. This will add a major credit to your site and you will be on your way to dominating the xml scene. Good Luck
Wow my title tags need some major optimizing, and I thought I had got them perfect before!
I've heard that by putting the keywords closer to the beginning of the title they get more weight?
My search results are listed in the top searches and are indexed well by Google, I was wondering whether changing:
XML Documents Articles Search: xml - Page 1
xml - XML Documents Articles Search - Page 1
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