SEO Webinar - What would you like to learn?

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Hey all,

So here I am in beautiful Cape Town with the Yola team!

While I am here we will be doing an SEO Webinar and we're wondering if there is anything specific you all would like to learn about. We have the SEO Tutorials which have lots of information, but is there anything that you would like us to delve into, or topics that weren't covered in the tutorials?

Let us know!

Emmy
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Alex

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i would like to learn
what SEO is,

i dont know what it is!
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Ruth

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Hi Alex,

At the risk of over simplifying, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and is ways to increase your site's visibility on the internet.
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ohh, so thats what google webmaster is? i have done all that not realy knowing why, so thats it. so my site comes up higher on google :)

thanks
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Emmy

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Hey Alex!
Please take a look at our tutorial: Introduction to SEO, this will explain quite a bit.
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KanThaiDecor

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How about a few of your thoughts on things to avoid .
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Ruth

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Great idea John!
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KanThaiDecor

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Hi Ruth...I am very glad Yola is doing this.It is great that everyone here works so hard to make a great looking site. However...If you don't exercise the same effort towards SEO you could have the best site in the universe and you will be lucky if a hand full of people ever see it.
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KanThaiDecor

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Just wanted to bump this because I think many have missed it (hope that is OK) I think many will benefit from this including myself.
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Emmy

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Yes John, that's cool! I like your idea of things to avoid, we will cover that.
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KanThaiDecor

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Hi Emmy...A thought about SEO and images....I also list my products on other sites other than my own ...Many now make it so you can just add the image URL instead of having to upload one...Does this help me in any way on my own site when I link an image in that way?
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How about the pros and cons of TLD's vs Subdomains ??
or
Which is more important "Website name" or "URL name" (if any)
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KanThaiDecor

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Hey Boomer...I wanted to add your sites to a directory I am making....can you list them all for me?
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Boomer, Champion

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Hey John,
For now, these are the only one's worth mentioning.
http://helderberg.cc/
http://forsite.synthasite.com/
Thanks !
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KanThaiDecor

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Great I will add a travel category and forsite I will list under web resources....I have a few ideas for my directory but for now I can at least provide some one way links.
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denise

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I think the yola team does an excellant job keep up the good work
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stormydaycrafts.com

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how do i get the meta tags at the top where all other sites are at???? at the head
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi stormydaycrafts - you don't currently have access to the Head section of your site. Is there something specific you would like to add? If it's Google Webmaster verification, you can find more on this tutorial: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/google-.... If you would like to add tags, keywords etc, this tutorial has details: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/buildin....

Let us know if you need more info :)
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In Yola we have made this super easy for you. When you add keywords, descriptions or Google verification metatags in the Properties sidebar, we place it in exactly the right place in the Head section of the page for you. This ensures that there is no error and that you get the best possible SEO results. If there is a metatag you need to add that is not included in the page properties sidebar, let us know and we will make this a feature request.
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yeah i had my own meta tags made up. and wanted to et them under the head but i put them up as far as i could get tthem
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denise

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yeah well I started my site but having problems comming up with something to say on it can u help me with that mine is called loving life
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denise

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I want to see other yola sites to get an idea of diffferent ideas
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Peter

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Hi Denise,

here's clouda9's most comprehensive thread on Yola sites. You will certainly get an idea of what is being done with people's sites :)

http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...
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I have another question how many pages can we have on our site I know about the sub tab what about the pages how many ???
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You can have as many as you'd like! =) There are no limits imposed.
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ok thank you very much I think this site is soooo awsome . and can we make money off the ads on our site too sorry If I'm bugging really don't mean too . but I wanted to know
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KanThaiDecor

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Yes you can make money from Ads also.
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Bugging us?? Never! =)

You can certainly implement ads to your site.

Here are some tutorials which may be helpful to you:
http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...
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oh I forgot how many sites can we have
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Sanja, Official Rep

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You can have as many sites as you wish. =)
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denise

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if we make money how will they know our home address
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KanThaiDecor

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You will provide them with that info when you sign up...some have the option of money going directly to your bank account.
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IB HEART

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Hi every one
How could we that sites provied us option going of money directly to our bank account.
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denise

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how can we make the money if they don't know our home address
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denise

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hey here's a site for ya try this one it's www.ning.com they are free too but not as good as yurs though I love this site
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KanThaiDecor

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Ning is great for social sites ...I have two there myself one that I have tied into my shopping site and one for family.I just need to spend more time to develop the one for business ...You can buy a domain there also and run your own Ads...I would love to see Yola and Ning have some sort of a connect widget between them.
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I want to know about backgrounds and layouts too our site having trouble finding it I want backgrounds amd layouts too my site .
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hi denise

To upload your own backgrounds.. you need to select a template style that allows for customized backgrounds. Please refer to the Style guide to see which templates allow for that option: http://www.yola.com/yola-style-guide

As for layouts, you can select "Change Layout" which is located on the left-hand side. You will see many options for changing your layout. Each page can have a different layout if you choose.
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Denise...It might help you to get going if you start a new thread asking for opinions and help with your site... If you post your site URL many will visit and offer up much help.
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haven't finshed with my site yet that's why it doesn't have a URL
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denise

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I'm sooo sad right now
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Hi Emmy,

I often get errors telling me that search engines see my site as 2 different sites, one with the www. and one without, i would like to know more about this.

I presume that it falls into the SEO category.

Lee.
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Awesome Lee! That is a great question, we will cover this for sure!

Emmy
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Also i just thought of something else - cross search engine verification - it would be nice to be able to add verification codes for 2 or even more search engines, from what ive seen you can add yahoo and then remove it without a problem but google seem to check periodically, it would be better i feel if you could keep them both in there at all times - maybe mention that while you on the SEO topic.

Lee.
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Hi Duke,
Have a field for Yahoo verification would be a good thing. This would be a feature request, I will make sure that our team is aware of this for future updates!
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Hi Lee,
I have been doing some looking into this since you brought this up and actually it is not possible to substitute the Yahoo verification code into the Google Webmaster field in the site builder being that the meta tag name is different for each browser. Another thing is that Google will sporadically check back for the verification code on your site, and if they do not find it will not display statistics for that site in your Webmaster Tools account. The verification code is not so much for indexing than it is for getting statistics for your site - after a few discussions I have had with some colleagues we suggest leaving the Google Webmaster Tools code in place.
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When i verified my account with yahoo - i removed the google code and added yahoo's. This was enough to verify my site with yahoo - i then removed yahoos and added googles back. After checking back in to my yahoo account i have noticed no errors. I was sure google recheck it now and again but yahoo seem not to.
So it is possible but like i said not the perfect situation, should yahoo ever re check they will not find it. Whoever said its not possible is probably correct but it worked for me.

Lee.
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Hey all,

Thanks for all your ideas... do you have anymore for me! I would love to cover what you all would like to learn. Please let me know if you have any more!

Emmy
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All work and no play makes Emmy a dull girl !
This time of the year it's a bit cold and wet in Cape Town.
I hope you are still having some time off to take in some
of the sights and sounds though.

Following on from Lee's request with regard to the www thing.
This is something I still need sorted out with my .cc domains.
So, covering this in the webinar would be great.
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So what you want to do is set the canonical domain correct. This is something that we can go over for sure! Oh, and your country is an amazing place and I have definitely been checking out the sites!
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Hello! Nice to see so many cool things happening around here! as usual. =)

I'd love to learn more about the importance of building links to and from your site as an SEO strategy, including:


  • how to determine which web neighborhoods to get into,

  • good strategies for getting into them,

  • how to build links that improve your SEO,

  • what to avoid in link building that could decrease your SEO

  • good ways to use the rel nofollow / noindex tags for SEO



THANKS!!!!

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Good to see you here...it has been awhile.
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IB HEART

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Hi every one
How could we that sites provied us option going of money directly to our bank account.
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KanThaiDecor

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That is an option that would come from PayPal,Google Adsense ,Adbrite or whoever you have on your site as a means to make money.