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Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:09 AM
I've been looking at the coding of a particular competitor's website that always seems to be in first position in Google for one of my main keywords. I've noticed that the keywords tag is filled with keywords that appear nowhere on the page. I've read that this is a bad idea but it doesn't seem to affect this particular site in the least. Even through Florida and what has occurred so far in Gladys the site remains in the number one position. This particular site does have a good number of incoming links which could help to explain the position.
Here's something I came across in the coding. It is placed between the head and body and the words do not apear on the page. Can someone tell me what this is?
<!--Restoration photo, editing, retouching, restore.-->
<!--Photograph Colorizing, photo edit, photograph retouch, and restoration.-->
<!--Photograph Colorization, photo editing, retouching, and photo restore.-->
<!--Restoration photo, photo edit, photography retouch, and restoration photos.-->
<!--Photograph Colorize, editing, photo retouching, and photos restore.-->
<body bgcolor="#666666" text="#000000" link="#FFFFCC" vlink="#999966" alink="#FFFFFF"
Something similar is repeated between two tables near the bottom of the page. Here it is:
<div id="Layer1" style="position:absolute; width:209px; height:233px; z-index:1; left: 134px; top: 152px; visibility: visible"><a href="#"><img src="/images/cp.gif" width="205" height="232" border="0" onMouseDown="MM_openBrWindow('/specials_pop.htm','','scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=400,height=200')"></a></div>
<!-- Photography retouching, professional photographers, portrait, photograph retouching, headshot -->
<!-- Professional Photographer, photo retoucher, headshots, portraits, old photograph restoration -->
<!-- glamour, fashion, print model, modeling, pageant, pageants, casting, acting, actor, actress, headshot -->
<table width="77%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center">
Could this have anything to do with the high position the site holds?
This is probably something very normal, but I'm not that keen on coding yet. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:15 AM
"Professional Photographer, photo retoucher, headshots"
I'd expect that to bring back at least one result if the search engines were indexing the comments listed above but it doesn't.
I bet the incoming links and true on-site copy have more to do with the site's competitive rankings.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:17 AM
AFAIK, comments are ignored by the search engines. Whatever rankings they've got, it isn't because of keyword stuffed comment tags.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:08 AM
He was quickly banned then I got the motivation to start studying SEO, which is something I wanted to do but never found the time. Well, NOW I had some motivation. I checked out his site and he did that comment keyword thing. I did not do that, but studied and worked for a few days.
Within a month I was ahead of him (by a lot) on the couple most used queries that we compete for and have done nothing but gain ground since. And I did it WITHOUT the silly comment/keyword "trick" that really isn't one.
Sorry if off topic, I just had to share that little anticdote.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 10:32 AM
(Or maybe it still is?)
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