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High Rankings Advisor 212

September 26, 2007
Hey everyone! I've got another packed issue for you today. A few Q&A posts, plus our review of the Google Analytics training series that I promised you last time. There's also a great forum thread of the week, so be sure to scroll all the way down. Let's get straight to the good stuff! -Jill

Is a FrontPage Website Search Engine Unfriendly?

September 26, 2007

I am a small business owner with a circa 2003 website that needs an overhaul both in terms of SEO optimization and visual appeal. I have no time or talent to do this and want to hire a company.


I have received a reply from one company that said the problem with my website is that it was written in FrontPage. They implied that that was a problem both from a design perspective and for SEO. Do you agree? And if so, does my website need to be recreated in HTML?


Submitting to Google or a Sitemap?

September 25, 2007
I submitted our website sitemap to Google a while back, but I was reading a forum this morning where somebody was saying you have to submit every page to Google. What is the real procedure and are sitemaps important? Read More >>

Will Site Drop Out of Engines if Not Paying for SEO?

September 25, 2007
I have a really quick question I hope you can help with. There is a small business in town that is paying $200 a month to have another company make sure it stays at the top of the ranking lists in search engines. Now if there is no new competition, except maybe a new office every few years, is it necessary to pay them, or could they do it themselves with the guidance you offer on your website? Read More >>

Is SEO an Extra Skill or a Prerequisite When Designing a Website?

September 26, 2007
Forum member "rolf" told the community of a website design company that created a brand-new site completely in Flash for a client, even though the client expressed an interest in having the website found in the search engines. Read More >>