Quick SEO question

Hello

I’ve been reading up on SEO. There is something I’m still not clear about:

For someone to find my site in a search engine, I have to use the words they are searching for. If the words are repeated on the same page will this score higher?

i.e. if I use the phrase “ethical design” a few times on the same page, it will be more likely to be found than if it appeared just once?


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Sometime around 26/1/09 (at 12:35 -0500) Mark said:

if I use the phrase “ethical design” a few times on the same page,
it will be more likely to be found than if it appeared just once?

Yes, but search engine spiders (the programs that visit sites to
index them) are sophisticated and clever; if it appears that you’re
just packing in the keywords then your site won’t actually be rated
as highly. In extreme cases you could be dropped from indexes and
blacklisted, which is a very hard thing to come back from.

The key is to provide text content that is meaningful for human
visitors… but also provides the keywords - and yes, perhaps some
repetition within reasonable parameters - for the search engines to
pick up on.

You might find it worth reading my old ‘Be Found’ article at
http://www.thehelpful.com/befound/

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Hello Keith

Blimey you always seem to be on this website! Thanks for your help again.

Got another question. How does Google decide if a website is a UK website when it is searching for “pages from the UK” only?

The reason I ask is my website ends with .uk.com (is this recognised as a UK website). Also I am thinking of moving to a different host who’s servers are in America. Will this mean my website isn’t a UK website??


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Good point, you will notice that there is a difference to where you make the search from in Google.

The standard search bar in Safari (Google.com) as opposed to what have and use in my search bookmark as google.co.uk - and then using a worldwide search option, the searches results differ. So Google is reflecting worldwide view from a single counties perspective.

But does that mean Google.com is predominately U.S. based related seraches. Probably.

I don’t think it would effect hosting a .uk domain in the U.S. It would depend a lot on your content.

On 27 Jan 2009, at 10:19, Mark wrote:

The reason I ask is my website ends with .uk.com (is this recognised as a UK website). Also I am thinking of moving to a different host who’s servers are in America. Will this mean my website isn’t a UK website??

David Owen :: Freeway Friendly Web hosting and Domains ::

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk :: http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/blog

you always seem to be on this website!

One of the advantages of interacting by email! If I had to visit the
site itself I’m afraid I’d virtually never remember… the “k”
signoff would be a rare thing indeed rather than cropping up all the
time like a bad penny. :slight_smile:

How does Google decide if a website is a UK website when it is
searching for “pages from the UK” only?

I suspect it is only from the .co.uk, although I haven’t looked into
this at all. By basic logic .uk.com sites wouldn’t qualify, but I
would be surprised if Google hadn’t factored this in. If it is all
about the domain.

Hosting location shouldn’t make any difference at all. Or rather, I
would find it very surprising indeed if it did.

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