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Hi,

i'm a learning SEO guy, and starting of my first CSS based page even used it for an SEO competition, hehe

i really would love critics, comments and suggestion on page improvements...

(carcasherdotcom-seocontest.dhundee.com)

i will be converting my whole personal site later on to CSS yey, i have two entries on the contest, the other is an table based, and thought of converting it to css, but instead, i want to have the two compete with each other, just to see how CSS based pages behave on search engine results... thanks in advance... i hope this would be interesting...

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Hi

Firstly I'm not into the design.

Secondly you need to tweak your content for Keyword relevency. Note that tweaking the keywords to match the content is kinda cheating, idealy you come up with your keywords and then make the content relevant.

Title Tag

This tag contains too many characters.
This tag contains 94 characters. This is too many for what we would consider a 'robot friendly' web page. The maximum number of characters we recommend for this tag is 80.

Keyword

Keyword relevancy to page content is fair.
The keywords relevancy to page content is 57%.

Info from:
http://www.widexl.com/remote/search-engines/metatag-analyzer.html

Thirdly, I am sure you could consolidate a lot of your css so there is even less code for the search engine to look at. Such as;

<div id=header>
<h1 align="center"><a href="http://carcasherdotcom-seocontest.dhundee.com/" class="gTextColor">carcasherdotcom seocontest</a></h1>
</div>

Couldn't id="header" be the styling for the h1 tag directly which could also contain class="gTextColor and align="center".

So the final markup will look like this;

<h1><a href="http://carcasherdotcom-seocontest.dhundee.com/">carcasherdotcom seocontest</a></h1>

And the css

h1 {
	position:relative;
	width:750px;
	margin:0 10px 10px 10px;
	border-bottom:3px double #72614b;
	background:#fff;
	color: #090;
	text-align:center;
	text-decoration:none;}

Something like that maybe.

Cheers

Jo

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I've edited the link so that it would not be active. That way we can still check it out but it will not add a link to your contest score.

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PM me if you have a question about this. Thanks.

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Joseph Sprint wrote:
Secondly you need to tweak your content for Keyword relevency. Note that tweaking the keywords to match the content is kinda cheating, idealy you come up with your keywords and then make the content relevant.

This can't be true. You seem to imply that the content should be based on the keywords. Shouldn't content be first - that is what you're trying to get to the masses. Keywords should be based on what you're presenting. If there are keywords that interest you, but are not part of (or pertain to) the content they shouldn't be included.

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You need to remove the fixed height on everything. When text is resized, a lot of the content disappears.

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What I meant was, don't just pluck words from the content in order to get 100% relevancy. That's so easy to do.

Lets say the content isn't well written. and you want certain keywords. You then check it with an analyzer and get very low keyword relevancy. But you want those keywords. It's not sayin you keywords are wrong, how can they be if they are the ones you want. So content must have a certain relevancy and the only way to do this is afterwords by re wording, adding or subtracting.

Obviously in cases the content can be great and you have just chose bad keywords. Best to think it through, know your keywords and your target audience. Then get the content relevant.

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Hi Guys,

I updated my CSS page, was able to center the page, removed some class entries on the page itself and moved everything to the stylesheet.

you may visit the new page (carcasherdotcom-seocontest.dhundee.com)

now i am more excited on how CSS behaves hehe

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thepineapplehead wrote:
You need to remove the fixed height on everything. When text is resized, a lot of the content disappears.

at first it was my problem until i realized i really badly need to make it more adjustable.

took me a couple of hours figuring out how to do it, until i played with the float:left and float:right... so i don't have to hard code the left and top positions, very nice.. thanks for comments