should I prefer to create sub domain to with old website or develop new site to target market in USA..?
I need advise from seo guru with god experience on this issue.
I want to target market in USA and want to appear on first page on Google with Geo graphical location to USA. The keywrods are very high competitive to achieve. I am little confused with website selection to target market in USA..
Consider the two sites
This site has PR 5 but the language is Germany and geo graphical market is set to Germany.The major audience is also from germany.
the above site is new one and has 0 PR. this domain is new one.
I have two different view for this two sites.
first I thought that I will create sub domain on the first website something like this us.example1.com to target market in USA. I will set geo graphical location to USA with help of meta tags and webmaster tool.
secondly , I have second domain with country specific domain name( example2.us) . this domain is new one.
so which website I should select to target market in USA and to get appear on first page for the selected keywords which are high competitive.
should I create sub domain on the first site with native language of Germany Or should I focus on new site with 0 Pr and country specific domain name. the keywords are very high competitive.
Please advise me which one Should I prefer..?
It is hard to say depending on the actual name of the pr5 compared to a more targeted name..
It is really more of an opinion for this although a pr5 is always better than nothing.
I would just buy a new domain and pay a little money to optimize it. Pleasing visitors is more important than the search bots. If you need some low cost seo my site has resources for it, and a content feed.
Do xml sitemaps need to be installed in Yahoo Site Explorer and Bing as well as Google Webmaster Tools?
I always register and validate my website in Google webmaster tools and submit my sitemap however I never do it for Yahoo and Bing.
Does this only impact on my rankings and indexing for Yahoo and Bing? Or do Google pick up on it as well? I notice if I look my website in Yahoo and Bing I see different meta descriptions than I do in Google.
Obviously Google is the main search engine so I’m not as bothered about the rankings in Yahoo and Bing but If registering and submitting a sitemap with them help increase my rankings I will do…..especially if it affects my Google rankings.
So in a nutshell….does not having a sitemap submitted to Yahoo and Bing affect my overall SEO or just to those search engines?
You are seeing different metas because the way SEs compile meta snippets may differ. Best way out is to write a custom meta description and kind of take control of what SEs display in SERPs this way you are in control and you can write a pitch type of description compelling users to click through and find out more about your site or whatever it is you offer on there.
Regarding Sitemaps, people will tell you that Sitemaps are great, and another group will tell you that they are worthless. Both are kind of untrue – they do help, in certain conditions.:
- Your site has dynamic content.
- Your site has pages that aren’t easily discovered by Googlebot during the crawl process—for example, pages featuring rich AJAX or images.
- Your site is new and has few links to it. (Googlebot crawls the web by following links from one page to another, so if your site isn’t well linked, it may be hard for us to discover it.)
- Your site has a large archive of content pages that are not well linked to each other, or are not linked at all.
So if you fit into those cases, then why not create a Sitemap for all the search engines that you are targeting.
If you aren’t to techie or if you have a big and dynamically changing site, you may want to take advantage of special tools that create sitemaps and automatically submit them to search engines – Google Yahoo Bing and Ask.com
Does having .php or /index.html affect your SEO?
I have a couple of websites. They all have sitemaps and are registered with webmaster tools.
A couple of my website domains have .php at the end or .index.html
IE – www.domain.com/index.php
Does this affect my SEO ranking?? or does it not matter? I don’t know if it will affect the Google spider crawling my site.
If it does affect my SEO – how can I rectify this?
Google doesn’t seem to care about these but for users’ sake, for the sake of conformity and as a good practice, it is best to do a redirect
In other words, select one URL and stick with it, redirect all others.
Video Marketing SEO……………?
I keep hearing about Video marketing and how it is becoming increasingly important for SEO
Can anyone give me more info
How can I start this? What tools are recommended?
Any good website where I can get more info
Make sure users can comment, rate and provide feedback on your videos. Allowing users to provide feedback results in greater views for your video. Users who provide comments are also those who usually take action – these are good people to be engaging in conversations.
Create a video sitemap for all your video content. Search engines can read these well and will easily and quickly index all of your video content.When people use search engines to find videos on particular topics they commonly use the word ‘video’. Make sure you use the words ‘video’ and ‘videos’ in your meta data, description, text and title
Recommendations for a great SEO program?
I’m trying to find a highly efficient and reputable SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) for my website. I’d like to improve traffic flow and customers. I’m tired of the marketing schemes that purposely mislead buyers. Are there any software programs that have proven results for increasing web traffic? If so, what are they?
I know the tools provided by Google are effective, but I need a program that goes in-depth and tells me which pages need fixing, which keywords are effective, etc. I’ve researched SEO Suite and IBP, but those also came with negative views.
Software with a consensus on its reliability would be greatly appreciated. If it works, then cost isn’t a factor.
Getting SEO Software? Get ready to learn SEO a-to-z!
If you have already made up your mind about doing SEO yourself with SEO tools, then get ready to learn SEO the way that you’d never have to if you hired an SEO consultant. Note that I am not pitching for consultants here – unless you have a solid referral for an SEO service provider – stay away from them as the risk of being misled (and ripped off) is so much greater than with any SEO tools, even most expensive ones.
Think of it this way: now I am an SEO consultant, now it’s ME who is in charge of my site’s SEO and I need some tools to help me with that. I also need to learn about SEO principles to take full advantage of these tools and make some sort of site promotion strategy (as SEO tools are merely tools, they don’t decide for me – I do).
Getting SEO software? – Make sure you set your expectations right!
Next, if you are already shopping around for SEO software, you will notice that nearly all providers tell you that it will be easy to do SEO with their products and that you will have top rankings very soon.
When you read such stuff, please understand that it is no more than marketing speak. Of course software providers won’t go out and tell you “pal, our tools take time to get used to and you have to spend quite some time learning about SEO”. But that’s the reality – any SEO program that has lots of features demands lots of mental effort on the user’s part – otherwise you end up spending money on a program, miss out on more than half of its features simply because you don’t know how to put them to use. Soon enough you become disillusioned with the program because you aren’t seeing your site ranking #1 for your target search term as the marketing copy promised.
Getting SEO software? – Get ready to invest!
And my last word of advice: good SEO tools are not cheap – get ready to spend if you want results. The key thing to understand is that SEO software is tied to search engine algo’s. And search engines are one of the most complex mechanisms ever created.
The more search engines the tools support, the harder it is to maintain them. Why? Because it’s been tested and documented that search engines change their algorithms approximately 400 times per year. On average, that’s more than one search algo change per day. Multiply by all the search engines that the software supports – and software providers have quite a bit of work to do to keep the software working, and working accurately at that.
So yes, accuracy is the key when it comes to SEO tools, and accurate tools that support various search engines cost quite a bit. Now, they are cheaper than consultant fees but they are far from free.
Also, as you will learn, there are online and desktop SEO programs. There are pros and cons to using either of these but while all online tools have monthly online subscription fees, many desktop tools have them too. Why? Because both cloud and desktop based tools still have to interact with search engines and the upkeep costs to keep this interaction (and accuracy) going are still high hence the monthly fees.
Which brings me to your point on “negative views” – quite a few customers fail to understand that no matter if the tools are online or desktop based, search engine updates are vital for the tools’ accuracy and you have to PAY for this accuracy, each and every month. Owners of of desktop tools seem to get especially irate about such monthly costs and “rebel” when learning they have to pay for them.
So if you are saying that cost is not really a factor, and if you understand the reasoning behind monthly fees, now you are ready to shop. I am almost evangelical when I recommend SEO PowerSuite tools (all desktop based). I honestly think they are great at what they do (keyword research, rank checks, onpage seo and link building): free version to try for as long as you want, paid versions with extensive features and clockwork accuracy (and paid monthly updates), and other bells and whistles. They go above and beyond IBP in many respects: interface/usability, performance speed, features, accuracy, search engine support. Download both and see what I mean.
Also, the “Whats in your SEO toolbox” article listed in the sources has some great software recommendations and brief reviews of each program.
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