Shari Thurow Answers SEO Questions

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Reader Questions Answered:

The Search Engine Marketing Cycle – Part 1
Search Engines and Font Tags
Attributes, Variables, and Search Engine Visibility
Frames, JavaScript And Search Engines
Australian / New Zealand Google
Making A Good Google Ranking Even Better
Writing Title Tags for the Home Page
Submitting All Pages vs. The Main Page
Submitting To Non-US Search Engines
What Can I Do To Optimize My Web Site For Search Engines?
Meta keywords
Manual Submissions Vs. Automated Submissions

Articles By Shari:

Breadcrumb (contextual) Links and Search Engine Optimization
Contextual Advertising: Facts, Myths and Misconceptions – Part 3
Contextual Advertising: Facts, Myths, And Misconceptions – Part 2
Contextual Advertising: Facts, Myths, And Misconceptions – Part 1
Getting Flash Sites Ranked In Search Engines
Absolute Vs. Relative Links: Which Is Better For The Search Engines?
Optimize Your Entire Site For The Search Engines
Web Site Architecture And Search Engines – Part 1
Web Site Architecture And Search Engines – Part 2
Web Site Architecture And Search Engines – Part 3
Disabling Google And Other Search Engines From Crawling A Site
The Myth Of Permanent Search Engine Positions
URL Structure And Search Engine Optimization
Location Of Global Navigation For Optimal Search Engine IndexingKeyword Research For Search Engine Visibility
Dissecting Search Engine Result Pages
Understanding Search Engine Results Pages
Registering A Web Site With Keyword Phrases
Getting Your Web Site Listed In The Google Index
Duplicate Content In The Search Engines
HTML Tag Order And Search Engine Positioning
Navigation Schemes in Web Site Design

Shari Thurow is Marketing Director at Grantastic Designs, Inc., a full-service search engine marketing, web and graphic design firm. This article is excerpted from her book, Search Engine Visibility (http://www.searchenginesbook.com) published in January 2003 by New Riders Publishing Co. Shari can be reached at shari@grantasticdesigns.com.

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    I read your article on web site directory design. It looks sound to me. 

    I read this article is a part of a book that you had written.

    To understand more clear web site directory design, I am thinking to buy your book.

    Could you tell me did you explain this step in detail in your book?

    I need to use that info in designing Retail Business ecommerce site. 

    I have to show category  and sub category  wise products listing then I have to show each product under a category with product description, price, image and product info page.

    Do you think that your book can help me to design and implement the directory with ASP scripting?

    Rizwan Shansi     



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    I always appreciate people who take time to add a useful resource like this page of link to interesting articles. Not that i need all of them but I have learned some great stuff from this little directory of SEO articles. 

    It is appreciated.


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    Five years ago.

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    Dear Shari,
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    Want to pose a statement and would appreciate yr comment.
    I have seen terrible sites ignoring all the recommended tips on SEO, with only a few external links and little relevance but participating in Google AdWords with page ranking 5.
    Other sites, like my own http://www.orangedwarf.com have taken into account the SEO recommendations, have quite a few external links and relevance but are not participating in AdWords and have pagerank 0.
    Starting to believe that whatever you do, to a certain extend, in the architecture of the site (in line with SEO recommendations), if y’re not participating in AdWords, you will not get a higher ranking!?
    What is yr experience?

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