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Search Engine Ranking and Meta Information

I recently received a question from one of my friends regarding the use of keywords and descriptions within meta tags on a website to improve ranking of their site. They asked if they could increase the frequency of how often those tags were shown so they could improve the ranking of their site. My response was as follows:

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Josh Lyon

Blogg-X No Keywords

I just realized that the new Blogg-X component I’m using doesn’t have a keywords area in it. If I could find a good way to automatically have these fields generated this component would really work great for me. The SEO tool I’m using has an option to mass generate keywords for articles, but it doesnt really do a good job. I could also just go in and manually mass add the keywords using the SEO tool, but I’m sure I would forget and would much rather do it while I’m posting the article.

I’m still on the search for the best blogging solution for me and hopefully I can find it. I should note that I tried making a post on Joomla 1.5 (which I forgot I installed on my server months ago) and the blogging features are MUCH better. There is no more intro text / full text. Instead you can insert a READ MORE horizontal rule if you want to split the post. Also, Joomla is not using the tabbed setup at the bottom of the page anymore. These settings are layed out one below another which makes it much easier to use.

Perhaps I’ll just upgrade my current install to J1.5?

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Josh Lyon

New Site Features

I recently added some new features to the website that will hopefully make your experience more enjoyable.  The main things I was looking to do were add a commenting system to the articles and make it easier to find interesting articles.  The comment system was a simple add-on of a module to the site, but increasing the navigability of the site is a constant activity.

If you’ve been reading my blog within the past few months, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been on a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) kick.  While a big part of this is to increase search engine ranking and traffic, the other part is to increase the quality of the site.  If google likes your site, people probably will too.  To some of you this may seem a little odd, but it’s true.  I won’t go into the details in this article, but google has a lot of features in its algorithms that make sure your site is as search engine popular as it is socially popular.