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High Rankings Advisor 173

August 2, 2006
Hey everyone! Hope you're staying cool.  It's like 100+ degrees here in
Boston, and I can't quite ever remember it feeling so hot.  It will be nice
to get away to cooler climates next week in San Jose for the Search Engine
Strategies conference.  I'm speaking in the Writing for Search Engines
session on Tuesday, so if you're there, please stop by and say hello!

I've got a bunch of quickie Q&As for you today that I pulled out of the old
mailbag.  My hope is that at least one of them will be something you've been
wondering about lately.

Enjoy! - Jill
 
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Two Companies Merging

August 2, 2006
I'm looking for some advice on the impact of natural search on two companies that have merged so I can advise on how best to proceed. They currently have two sites that perform well in the SERPS and have different content but are obviously competing on the same keyphrases and are now one company. Read More >>

Extra Characters in Title Tags

August 2, 2006
Do the search engines see the addition of this character: | in the title tag as words/characters, thus reducing the amount of words you should put in the title tag? Read More >>

Domain Extensions

August 2, 2006
I have a question for you. Do extensions have any bearing on search engine return? For example, are sites with .com extensions returned at a higher ranking than a site with .net or .org? Read More >>

What To Do with 3 Domains

August 2, 2006
I have found some great information on 301 redirects, but nothing which exactly answers my two questions. Read More >>

Keywords in URLs

August 2, 2006
Do you know if repeating keywords in the URL will help increase rankings within search engine results? If so does it have a big impact? Read More >>

Project Collaboration Using BaseCamp

August 2, 2006
Thanks for the tip on using Basecamp. I've tried it and love it! I've uploaded all of my projects into it now. Read More >>

Home Page Redirect

August 2, 2006
You were talking about robots.txt files and how you want to use them to prevent the search engines from indexing duplicating information. I use a Miva cart and custom Miva pages. Read More >>

SEO Disclaimer

August 2, 2006
New forum member "norty911" asks fellow members if anybody knows of a place where he/she can find a copy of an SEO disclaimer that says he/she cannot be held responsible if there is not a significant increase in rankings for his/her clients' sites. Read More >>

HRA Wrap-up 173

August 2, 2006
And speaking of the forum, it was its third birthday this week. In many ways it seems way longer than 3 years since we started it. I really can't remember a time without it as it's been such a huge part of my life for so long. Read More >>