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Making Search Keywords Easy

I was recently contacted by SortFix who introduced their offering to me and thought maybe I’d be interested in writing a blog post about SortFix. (full disclosure: I have received nothing from SortFix other than their e-mail request).

SortFix is basically a value added search provider who wraps Google search results. Their […]

By |February 21st, 2010|General|1 Comment

Make Google Ignore JSESSIONID

Search engines like Google will often index content with params like JSESSIONID and other session or conversation scope params. This causes two problems: first the links returned in the Google search results can have these parameters in them, resulting in “session not found” or other incompatible session state issues. Secondly it can cause […]

By |February 16th, 2010|ATG, JBoss, Seam|4 Comments

ATG SEO – Tools and Traffic

SEO Tools

Other than using lynx to test your site, there are several other tools I would recommend utilizing in your quest for better SEO. One great tool is the SEO Analysis Tool from SEOWorkers.com. This tool quickly analyzes the page, and provides excellent reports on the size and relevancy of your meta […]

By |May 4th, 2009|Linux|2 Comments

ATG SEO – URL Formats and Crawler Limits

URL Formats and Structures

By making your URLs expressive and relevant to the content and structure of the site, you help not only your search engine ranking but also your users, since they can easily tell what a given link will take them to.

This is a bad URL:

This is a good URL:

It is chock […]

By |May 1st, 2009|General|2 Comments

ATG SEO – Accessibility and GoogleBot

Semantic Tags

Use the right tags for the job. For high importance headings use <h1>, for lists use <li>, and so on. Don’t JUST use CSS classes for styling, make sure you’re also using the appropriate HTML markup for your content. By using semantic markup you can identify the importance and structure […]

By |April 29th, 2009|General|3 Comments