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08-19-2010, 01:29 AM   #16
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I work as an SEO specialist for an SEO company (incl. social media of course), anything I can do to help... let me know.

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- if a blogger links to the site, PF can have a separate forum to link to the blog post as well... PF has a page rank of 4, which is quite high. So, if a link from PF points to a person's blog, that blog instantly gets good rep in the eyes of Google. Good for the blog. Also, cross linking from legit blogs and legit sites (like PF) creates a network of sites which will result in more traffic for both parties. Add to that cross linking from social media sites, and you got yourself a winner!
PR 4!! Nice. That's clout, Adam.

Leadbelly, thanks for these helpful comments.

P.S. I recent switched my site from a .php?#### notation to a /title-here notation and sank from 3 to 2. Traffic plummeted of course. 8^(

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(the page name and a keyword should suffice)
This sounds right to me. I've always wondered whether the "standard advice" could really be right, as it was always "use a lot of keywords" or "don't worry about keywords".

To get back to my original suggestion, the PR of 4 for this site is indeed good news. But what I had in mind was a single place for people to post links to important articles, reviews, blog posts, etc. But can this site's PR be diluted if too many prominent outbound links appear in a single thread/page? Should each linked-to article perhaps appear on its own page (e.g. you can't see the link from the subforum list of threads)? So you find one linked-to article per thread (perhaps with an abstract of the reported-on linked article).

I've noticed, also, that plenty of the links back to my site are 'nofollow', which I understand prevents those sites from helping my site's PR. Is there any way around this? What's the optimal way of reciprocal linking between our own blogs and pentaxforums?

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The optimal link would be one that's found on every page of the site, or on the homepage, I think. I'll be checking out the camera review keywords shortly!

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QuoteOriginally posted by uccemebug Quote
PR 4!! Nice. That's clout, Adam.

Leadbelly, thanks for these helpful comments.

P.S. I recent switched my site from a .php?#### notation to a /title-here notation and sank from 3 to 2. Traffic plummeted of course. 8^(
I use /title-here notation too, but only for newer pages. The old ones with .php?etc., I leave them alone since they are already indexed by Google. It's a good idea not to alter old pages' notation


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This sounds right to me. I've always wondered whether the "standard advice" could really be right, as it was always "use a lot of keywords" or "don't worry about keywords".
In the old days, it used to work, using lots of keywords. But now google is smarter

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To get back to my original suggestion, the PR of 4 for this site is indeed good news. But what I had in mind was a single place for people to post links to important articles, reviews, blog posts, etc. But can this site's PR be diluted if too many prominent outbound links appear in a single thread/page? Should each linked-to article perhaps appear on its own page (e.g. you can't see the link from the subforum list of threads)? So you find one linked-to article per thread (perhaps with an abstract of the reported-on linked article).

I've noticed, also, that plenty of the links back to my site are 'nofollow', which I understand prevents those sites from helping my site's PR. Is there any way around this? What's the optimal way of reciprocal linking between our own blogs and pentaxforums?
Too many links won't cause a problem. Unless you all point to a single outbound site, only then would google think that something is up and may mark it all as spam. But if there are lots of outbound links, to different sites/blogs with different IP addresses, etc., google won't mind. If there was a problem with that, then sites like CNN.com, wikipedia, and even yahoo would get into trouble with google since they always link to many different sites.

As for 'nofollow' links, we used to think about that, but then eventually don't do anything about it since it really doesn't make a difference. From now on we always say to clients and our other SEO people to not think too much about those 'no follow' links. You see, as long as sites point to your site, Google notices that and it all add to your site's reputation.

Think of it this way, I can say I'm cool but who would believe me? But if a lot of people says I'm cool, then people would think maybe I really am cool. Makes sense? Google sees a lot of different sites pointing back to yours, and it thinks that "hey, uccmebug's site is cool since a lot of sites point to it!" and if a site with a high PR rank points to your site, it's like Brad Pitt saying I'm cool. It has more clout. Google would then have no choice but to make your site one of the "cool" ones

Do I make sense? hehe
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The optimal link would be one that's found on every page of the site, or on the homepage, I think. I'll be checking out the camera review keywords shortly!
Look for keywords that have a lot of searches a day, yet not too much competition Unless you're feeling bold! haha...

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I've optimized our lens reviews with content relevant descriptions instead of generic ones, and also simplified some of the keywords.

I'll check Analytics and see what keywords are doing well. If we need a boost on others, I can get an SEO company to position the site for those keywords.

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I've optimized our lens reviews with content relevant descriptions instead of generic ones, and also simplified some of the keywords.

I'll check Analytics and see what keywords are doing well. If we need a boost on others, I can get an SEO company to position the site for those keywords.
Before you spend money, there are plenty of free tools around that can help. I use this one, in which PF scores a 96%. It points out a few oddities like there being no RSS feed or blog:

pentaxforums.com | Website Grader Report

Using that tool's suggestions, I've so far raised the ranking for my business's site from 59% to 82%. My personal site is at 99.3%.

Alexa.com has a lot of really useful stuff, too, especially for comparing your site to others. And there are toolbars like the one from SEObook that are quite helpful.

Pulling this back to the original topic, maybe nothing more than an RSS feed pointing to a blog written by you and/or some editors would do the job. Your team could point to relevant news/articles and participating site members could do the submissions to the s/n sites at all. Then you could hook up your RSS feed to facebook and twitter directly (on facebook I use RSSGraffiti). No manual duplication of effort to get your content on twitter/facebook.
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QuoteOriginally posted by uccemebug Quote
Before you spend money, there are plenty of free tools around that can help. I use this one, in which PF scores a 96%. It points out a few oddities like there being no RSS feed or blog:

pentaxforums.com | Website Grader Report

Using that tool's suggestions, I've so far raised the ranking for my business's site from 59% to 82%. My personal site is at 99.3%.

Alexa.com has a lot of really useful stuff, too, especially for comparing your site to others. And there are toolbars like the one from SEObook that are quite helpful.

Pulling this back to the original topic, maybe nothing more than an RSS feed pointing to a blog written by you and/or some editors would do the job. Your team could point to relevant news/articles and participating site members could do the submissions to the s/n sites at all. Then you could hook up your RSS feed to facebook and twitter directly (on facebook I use RSSGraffiti). No manual duplication of effort to get your content on twitter/facebook.
I work at an SEO company

Neat tool- I'll take a 96. Interestingly, however, it didn't detect the RSS feed. Perhaps I should add a feed link to the homepage's meta info (currently it's only injected on forum pages).

A blog that's disintegrated with the rest of the forum is a great idea for the future, as is improved homepage news (perhaps the homepage should server this purpose?), bit the main bottleneck is time right now. If I could find some people to write homepage posts or blog entries, I'd be able to implement the idea much faster.

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Adam, I've been watching the home page evolve.. you've done a fine job there. Are you still pursuing independent contributors for articles and links?

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Thanks! Sure am- shoot me a PM if interested!

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