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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Making a site robot friendly


    Heard that its possible to easily make a website 'robot friendly' re search engines etc by simply adding in a piece of text

    Is this true & if so does anyone know the text to include

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    San Diego
    Here is an example (note the bold text);

    <TITLE>2004 Ford Thunderbird 2005 Ford Thunderbird 2003 Ford Thunderbird pictures videos photos reviews tbird tbird thunderbirds repair tires</TITLE>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="en-us">
    <META name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6.0">
    <META name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
    <meta name="audience" content="all">
    <meta name="author" content="Website World">
    <meta name="copyright" content="1999 Website World">
    <meta name="page-topic" content="automobiles">
    <meta name="page-type" content="information">
    <meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
    <meta name="description" content="2004 Ford Thunderbird 2005 Ford Thunderbird 2003 Ford Thunderbird pictures videos photos reviews tbird tbird thunderbirds repair tires2002 Ford Thunderbird 2003 Ford Thunderbird pictures">
    <meta name="keywords" content="2003 ford thunderbird,2004 thunderbird,2003 tbird,thunderbird,2002 ford thunderbird,Ford Thunderbird,forum,BON,blue oval,factory invoice,invoice,free,quote,prices,buyers guide,pictures,brochure,dealer incentives,all new,redesigned,for sale,in stock,bid,warranty,features,free,2001,dealer,options,price quote,insurance costs">
    <script language="JavaScript"><!--

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Waardamme, Belgium
    Actually the only useful text is
    <meta name=description ...
    <meta name=keywords ...

    <meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
    you can omit it, since robots will search your site by default.
    For the language thing, use
    <html lang=en-us> ...
    ... and remove the other meta tags.

    Check your keywords. It doesn't help to use "free", "all new", ... Use keywords that are specific to each page. You will end on page 999,568 with those keywords. Better don't provide any keywords than use the wrong ones!

    Check your title. It's not for stuffing keywords but to get visitors to your site. Just create a short title (maximum 65 characters). The title is the first line that will appear in the SERP and it's your task to increase the click-through ratio. BTW, a site with a good CTR in the SERP will also get a positive boost in PR!
    Last edited by mdoigny; 11-25-2005 at 11:49 AM.
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  4. #4
    also try this too

    make a robots.txt file and upload it to your host


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    What is the "robot friendly"?
    I don't know any thing about it..
    What is the advantages and the uses of this thing?!!


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Connecticut, USA
    The main reason for the robots txt file is to exclude pages that have nothing to do with your sites theme. Example contact pages or privacy documents, etc. They dilute the theme of your site. see http://www.searchengineworld.com/rob...s_tutorial.htm for an explanation

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I understood,
    you mean that If I make robot txt>> I can hide some of my pages from search engines?


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