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What are you not doing on your website? - Twitter Question of the Week

July 8, 2009

The other day I was dismayed to notice that Google was indexing search results pages from our High Rankings website's internal site search. It's not that big of a deal, but it is something I've been warning against to clients and within our SEO classes lately. While it was an easy fix to simply exclude the /search/ directory via my robots.txt file, it always makes me feel like a hypocrite when I don't practice what I preach. Plus, I was surprised I hadn't noticed it before because I'm always tweaking things on our website.

It got me thinking about the old "cobbler's children" adage – how many people never have time to fix things within their own sites, even though they know what needs to be done.

So I asked my Twitter peeps,

"What are you not doing on your own website that you often
recommend your clients should do?"
Here are some of the more interesting responses:

      @calvin141170 was with me on the cobbler's shoes thing and said, "Pretty much EVERYTHING :-(. It's the ol' cobbler's shoes conundrum...."

      @carolynprice basically can't find the time to do much of anything with her own site, and said, "You name it, I fail to do it! Link building, updates, add new clients to portfolio, how long have you got ;-)"

      @hollybuchanan had a specific task list that you just know she's been dying to do: "Clean up my blog categories, weed out the old unused ones, add new keyword rich categories (like mom bloggers)"

      @pcproffitt and @netmeg have problems with "Keeping it current and updating the look."

You can see most of the responses by using the #tqw hashtag (Twitter Question of the Week) which I asked people to use when replying.


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