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#1 groundfresh

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:02 AM

Hello all,
Im really new to the search game, and need some help. So far on other forums I've only gotten vague answers to the following very specific question.

If I am trying to optimize the URL only for two keywords:
- electrician miami
- electrician dade

Ignoring ALL other factors (link building, PR, page content, etc etc..)

?? Will "electrician-dade" be recognized as a keyword in this URL ....

domain/electrician-miami-dade.html

thanks, James


#2 Jill

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:50 AM

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If I am trying to optimize the URL only for two keywords:


What do you mean by "optimize the URL"?

Do you literally mean the URL or the page?

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Will "electrician-dade" be recognized as a keyword in this URL


It will be recognized as two words: electrician and dade

#3 groundfresh

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ May 26 2009, 09:50 AM) View Post
What do you mean by "optimize the URL"?

Do you literally mean the URL or the page?
It will be recognized as two words: electrician and dade


Well, Im just talking about the URL in this question.

I have read, and been told by a company that does SEO, to try to put the keywords into the URL itself.

So this page is targeting TWO specific keywords:
electrician miami
electrician dade

but I dont want to repeat the word "electrician" in the URL just to get the TWO keywords in. i.e. > domain/electrician-miami-electrician-dade.html

Should I just pick the top keyword and use that and forget about the other? > i.e. - domain/electrician-miami.html

When you say it will be recognized as two words "electrician and dade".. do you mean Search engines will pick that up as a keyword, even though the word "miami" is between them?

thanks, James

#4 Jill

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

You'll want to read the numerous other threads here regarding  keywords in file names[/hr].

In short, it's not a big weighting factor for search engines.

#5 groundfresh

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:07 AM

thanks much! Ill concentrate on what matters.

#6 jon-d

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE(groundfresh @ May 26 2009, 12:07 PM) View Post
thanks much! Ill concentrate on what matters.


IMO- every little helps! and to answer the question- yes the two keywords will be seen in the url you stated. smile.gif


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

although, as an extra bit, proximity will come into effect and in the case of /electrician-miami-dade.html , 'electrician dade' will not be as prominent as the full term 'electrician miami dade'. or 'electrician miami'. But, as the others said, it wont really make a difference as such as the page url doesnt really count for much at all.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:34 AM

keyword rich URLs only carry alot of weight when the URL is used as the anchor text, then it carries as much weight as any anchor text does wink1.gif

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(1dmf @ Jun 22 2009, 04:34 PM) View Post
keyword rich URLs only carry alot of weight when the URL is used as the anchor text, then it carries as much weight as any anchor text does wink1.gif
That is very interesting about the URL text - thanks for the tip.

Woo Hoo that should be 100 posts for me now wink1.gif





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