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Search Engine Spiders

For a year now, I've been trying to get listed in yahoo and other seach engines.  I have alot of hits on my site.  6-8 search engines are crawling my sites every month and over 30 countries looking at it.  But I am still not listed in the seach results.

I am using php and have lots of .tpl files.  I followed previous suggestion to place alot of static pages that are relevant information on the site but they are all .tpl files.  I am wondering if search engines are bypassing these files?  I thought SE would rather look at static html files.  Please give me insights how to tweak my site.


many thanks,
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ramrocket
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ashishjvwCommented:
Hi,

Google can index tpl files, since the files are taken care of on server side there would be no problem with the search engines(They would NOT bypass it).

Also can you mention URL ?


ASHISH T.
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ramrocketAuthor Commented:
http://reshapeyourbody.us.  if you can take a look at this url and give me insights.  I would greatly appreciate it.

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sk33v3Commented:
ok the first thing I notice is that your page has some very popular keywords. What does this mean? It means that if you are listed with a search engine you probably are not in the first 50 results. Ram my thoughts are that your site is listed just not very high. Have you tried storing where your clients are referred from into a database and taking a peak every once in a while? I noticed on my sites when I did that I found out exactly what people were searching when they hit my site and alsow where in the results I was... Now another thing I did notice about your site is the lack of heading tags(<h1></h1>) search engines are beginning to put some wheight to those. Also Google and other search engines are also taking word density into account. This means that the keywords you choose should be between 5%-15% of the words on the page. And don't try to put hidden fields or font sections where the forecolor is the same as the backcolor alot of the spiders have built in capabilites to ignore that kind of stuff now.
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ramrocketAuthor Commented:
I use H4 tag instead of H1.  is this correct?
Is the purpose of Hn tag making the text bigger compared to the rest of the text (not just beind bolded)?  I guess I need clarification how to implement H1..H6.
How about url that uses filenames as parameters instead of numbers?  ex: pageid=page1 insteal of pageid=1?  will that have any negative effect?  

H4 {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif;
font-size: 11px;
font-height: 11px;
margin: 0px;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
text-transform: normal;
}
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sk33v3Commented:
H1 can have any style you want. the purpose of the H tags is to give the audience a general description of the text that is to follow. Kind of like a chapter heading. Spiders are starting to put things like this together. Also if your meta description contains words that your body does not then some search engines may choose to ban your url from the listing. This prevents people from dumping the entire dictionary in their meta tags and getting a search hit from every search term... Using H4 is ok. I am not sure how the spiders interpret the weights of those though.
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ramrocketAuthor Commented:
I surely lack H1 tags on my pages.  will spiders give more weight to H1 than H4?  H1 are just too big.  Can I resize H1 via css and would not be penalize by SE and replace H4 on my pages?
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sk33v3Commented:
yes you should be able to.
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sk33v3Commented:
Thank you
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ashishjvwCommented:
Yes H1 will help you more than H4.

Also dont use same meta, title for all pages "Weight loss Herbalife products - lose weight FAST".


Regards,
ASHISH T.
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