Are you kidding? The very basics and fundamentals to SEO are prevented by Freeway to being used!!!
Pay attention, I did not say 1000 character title. Only the first 65 of them are counted by the search engines. I do not wish to be rude or condensending but Freeway has huge problem SEO wise! As an SEO specialist, I would have to give Freeway as low a rating a web building program can receive as it stifles SEO, much the same as it stifles the “alt text” for the blind.
I will give an example. And if you like I will look for even deeper ones, but do your research. What I am known for web wise is to be able to put a site on the top of Google and keep it there. It might not look as good as some, but it is sitting on top of yours and everyone else’s. I like it that way!
There are so many factors to the search engines and SEO. Mostly it is many, many minor things all being done that turn into a synergy. But there are some super important and key fundamentals that must be used, or else you are screwed and the competition has won.
In no particular order:
- The title. The first 65 characters of the title of your web page, every web page, should be written for Google first and foremost, period.
- The body. The body must have good, very descriptive HTML text that is relevant for the search engines to find this particular page. This text needs to be as near the top of the page as possible and not to be interfered with by tables. If you use tables, keep them all under the key SEO text in the body of the page. Your keywords can be obscured by tables!
- The URL!!! The search engines will read all of a URL string, no matter how long it is. This is one of the THREE single most important things you can add to your SEO!!! You create as long of a URL string as you can by using as many keywords as you can in the names of the files and folders. Your urls all should be as long as all the key words that you can think of that are relevant for that page. each word separated by a dash.
Many news articles and press releases are found quickly by Google by including the FULL name of the article/press release in the URL. It is key that each word is separated by a dash!
I am the director of marketing for SonicMood in my spare time and I write their press releases. Please take note the way Google shows you what it found from this search. Google highlights and makes bold all of the keywords that it found in the title, body and URL.
Now look at my example. The top two hits are there because they have the keywords in the URLs as well as all the other SEO the ones below then have. Since there is a lot of competition for the 1st spot, those spots are awarded to the ones with the most good and complete SEO. By this example, Freeway is immediately put behind all its competition.
SEO must be a key consideration when building a website and there is basically no such consideration on SEO with Freeway.
BTW, the meta tag information in the HEAD of your webpages is not, I repeat, is not used by Google, nor has it been for most all this century!
After big three factors for SEO on any webpage I listed above, there are other things that are important and are used if the webbie knows about it. But some of them can not be done with Freeway either.
Appearently both SEO and the blind were not considered when it came to alt text and Freeway committed what can be considered a criminal act eliminating the blind’s means of seeing images. Plus this is a key SEO factor and like the blind readers, limitless. Until Freeway.
No as a SEO specialist reviewing this product, it would have to receive a flat zero because it can not handle the very basics of SEO. And I am letting my friends who gave this 5 out of five my rating of zero in return. And asking how could they have failed the review and its readers like this?
No, the very way that Freeway builds a website prevents good, fundamental SEO from ever happening. There is no question to that. I think the real question is why would a web building program do such a thing?
As far as the limitation on the alt text, that is nothing more than extremely poor planning and programming. There’s no valid excuse for it. Period. It shall be fixed and I guarantee that. Maybe by next weekend. There shall be an update that will address this.
I had read several times that Freeway is a SEO killer and after using it for a week, I have no doubt that any website made with it is handicapped as far as SEO is concerned. That is a serious problem with the application. Sort of keeps it from being a professional version of anything.
I think the programmers need to rethink some things.
Do the research that I have on this.
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