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davidj
04-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Ok

i have now launched my site ( see signature )

How important are <meta key words and content tags?

I have been searching on phrases and analysing the results. Some of these results have no keywords at all! yet some have loads. What's the crack?

Any pointers regarding SEO and the site of course would be appreciated

Oh... I nearly forgot

If i choose Google UK and search on PHP lessons i am 3rd from the top. Is this cool or as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike?

Obviously this means im awesome in the UK ( goes without saying really )!!!

edbr
04-17-2009, 01:08 AM
mata keywords are pretty useless, search engines will use the description you add however. 1st page google is gold providing it is a search keyword that is practical or in other words words , phrases punters will use.
look for back links from some directories or sites relevant to your subject, the higher their google pr the better it will be for you.
site map and register it with google .
i ll send you some links that might help later

Rob_Che
04-17-2009, 06:19 AM
I'd be interested in that too edbr ;)

domedia
04-19-2009, 08:14 PM
search engines will use the description you add however. If they cannot find text on the page that can be used.

If your site is being displayed in the SERP's with the meta description, it can be a symptom that Google is not able to fully understand your document structure.

Corrosive
04-20-2009, 06:10 AM
If they cannot find text on the page that can be used.

If your site is being displayed in the SERP's with the meta description, it can be a symptom that Google is not able to fully understand your document structure.

Or simply that you have typed the name of the site into Google. If I type 'codezenith' into Google I'd expect to see your description. If I typed 'free 121 php lessons' into Google I'd expect to see the text in the page that contains that phrase.

davidj
04-20-2009, 09:19 AM
cheers for the comments guys

can I ask that the next time we discuss my site in a post can you use links in your post referring to different aspects of my site so i know what your talking about! :mrgreen:

pete
04-20-2009, 09:36 AM
Is this your new full time business David or are you still working at Benfield?

davidj
04-20-2009, 10:18 AM
nope

working at eaga (http://www.eaga.com)now

More Lager Tokens! and a better job all together

pete
04-20-2009, 10:24 AM
What do you do there, web dev or project manager, (or cleaner?!) :)

davidj
04-20-2009, 10:26 AM
Web Dev
Cleaner
Good looking bench marker
Lady Killer [<< not serial killer]

Doing a C#.NET course next month and trying to get on a Drupal devs course

pete
04-20-2009, 11:01 AM
Drupal is just PHP and they have the docs and API on the site, there is also a book on Drupal Dev from Apress http://www.apress.com/book/view/9781590597552 so it is easy enough to learn 'home alone'
Never done .NET, I've done some Java and C++ though, Java is quite easy and would be very familiar for you with knowing PHP/OOP.

Have you done any of the Stanford courses?

davidj
04-20-2009, 11:03 AM
never have

have you covered these?

pete
04-20-2009, 11:09 AM
Ref: http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx
I've done CS106A (Java based) and will be finishing CS106B (C++ based) very soon. Then I'll do CS107 which is OOP using C++ and Python although the idea is the language isn't the important part it is understanding the concepts so the language is just the tool used to solve whatever problem you are trying to achieve.
Although you don't get any credits or certs or anything at least you get access to the same education as those who are more privileged.
There is an iPhone app course as well but I haven't done that yet, that one uses Apples weird Objective C and it helps to have an iPhone although I believe there is a simulator available.

Corrosive
04-20-2009, 11:33 AM
can I ask that the next time we discuss my site in a post can you use links in your post referring to different aspects of my site so i know what your talking about! :mrgreen:

Oh yes, how silly of me to forget... The page I am referring to is http://www.codezenith.co.uk ...Your one-stop-shop for guitar lessons online. That's right isn't it? :wink:

davidj
04-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Oh yes, how silly of me to forget... The page I am referring to is http://www.codezenith.co.uk (http://www.codezenith.co.uk/) ...Your one-stop-shop for guitar lessons online. That's right isn't it? :wink:

Errr... almost

davidj
04-20-2009, 12:49 PM
Ref: http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx
I've done CS106A (Java based) and will be finishing CS106B (C++ based) very soon. Then I'll do CS107 which is OOP using C++ and Python although the idea is the language isn't the important part it is understanding the concepts so the language is just the tool used to solve whatever problem you are trying to achieve.
Although you don't get any credits or certs or anything at least you get access to the same education as those who are more privileged.
There is an iPhone app course as well but I haven't done that yet, that one uses Apples weird Objective C and it helps to have an iPhone although I believe there is a simulator available.

bloody hell pete

i dont have enough time in the day for all that malarky

Ill stick to my day job doing the same ol stuff

Beer tends to get in the way of self development. I have self developed man boobs! Does that count?

pete
04-20-2009, 01:43 PM
bloody hell pete

i dont have enough time in the day for all that malarky

Ill stick to my day job doing the same ol stuff

Beer tends to get in the way of self development. I have self developed man boobs! Does that count?

It counts yes,


$age = 90;
while($beer){
$age--;
}
:lol:

davidj
04-20-2009, 01:56 PM
$woman = "chickopotamus";

$pints = 8;

for($currentIntake=0;$currentIntake<$pints; $currentIntake++){

$woman = substr($woman,0,-1);

}

echo $woman;

pete
04-20-2009, 02:07 PM
You should add that to your resume :)

edbr
04-21-2009, 12:41 AM
or his alimony cheques