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Hi there

I created a flash site, at http://www.MyDomain.info/

The client is very happy with the site, but wanted a front page tagged with relevant HTML so that it would be referenced by search engines. This was done by a friend of the client, who based all assumptions on the name as 'Plume of Feathers' as opposed to 'The Plume of Feathers' - regardless, the site was appearing in the top 10 search results with various engines, based solely on that.

I asked that the tagging be adjusted to reference 'The Plume of Feathers' ('the' added) to enhance thd chances of a direct name search registering as a search result.

The comeback from the client's friend was as follows:

"I will resubmit. As described in an email some months ago, positioning requires constant monitoring (of other domains that are featuring better on the search). Then change tags, keywords and content to suit and resubmitting.  This should happen at least every 60 days.

Also, the Plume is handicapped because it is literally a 2 page site. A problem that besets 100% flash content sites."

How accurate is the above?  I have a feeling that I'm being led up the garden path, so to speak!

Thanks
Aidan
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by:ShaneJones
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placing "the" in the phrase will not make a difference as this is a stop word

a list of stop words can be found here

     I
    a
    about
    an
    are
    as
    at
    be
    by
    com
    de
    en
    for
    from
    how
    in
    is
    it
    la
    of
    on
    or
    that
    the
    this
    to
    was
    what
    when
    where
    who
    will
    with
    und
    the
    www

A more extensive list can be found here
http://www.webconfs.com/stop-words.php

* * * * * * *

I am not so in favour of full flash sites as spiders cannot get through them, i would create a site from the flash page which is a html version of your site. links and all.

Shane
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by:aidan09
ID: 16658174
Fair enough. Unfortunately creating another HTML site is not an option.

I'm not looking for an active SEO programme to see the restaurant appear #1 on search engines for related searches - rather than based on its submission, that it'll at least appear on the first page of results.

Asking too much?

Aidan
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by:ShaneJones
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THe person is correct about the constant monitoring I have automatic ranking reports genrated weekly, if something is up I change some elements.

Have you considered Google AdWords to get into the paid search.

Shane
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by:aidan09
ID: 16658270
so if the restaurant is submitted as The Plume of Feathers', that initial submission isnt necessarily enough to maintain it's ranking on the first page of results for seaches for 'The Plume of Feathers Cornwall' for instance?

Having a look at Adwords now.

Thanks
Aidan
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by:aidan09
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"Also, the Plume is handicapped because it is literally a 2 page site. A problem that besets 100% flash content sites."

How do 100% flash sites, like http://www.2advanced.com/
manage to rank so highly on searches?

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by:ShaneJones
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Back links probably,

My guess is that they probably have a large amount of quality related links pointing bck to their site.

If you optimised the homepage for plume of feathers cornwall, it would automatically rank also for plume of feathers, i should guess.

Shane

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by:aidan09
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in terms of the code that you can see on the home page, is that referenceable?  is that the format that's required - just needs updating to reference those tags that are relevant?>
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plume of feathers,theplume,the plume,pub,restaurant,inn,bedandbreakfast,bed and breakfast,Newquay,Truro,Cornwall,Mitchell

above are the keywords identified from your meta tags

single words, i wouldnt bother, make phrases, imagine you are the user, what would you want to type to appear at this page. Brainstorm a bit.

It pays off.
some info for you

Meta tags report for: http://www.MyDomain.info/
Found no meta tags.
 
Meta tags analysis.
Title:      Found no title.
The title is used by most of the search engines. Consider to add a title.

Description:      Found no description meta tag.
The description meta tag is used by most of the search engines. Consider to add a description meta tag.

Keywords:      Found no keywords meta tag.
The keyword meta tag is still used by many search engines. Consider to add a keyword meta tag.

Robots:      Found no robots meta tag.
This tag is not really required but helps spiders to index the web page.

Author:      Found no author meta tag.
This tag is not really required but helps for your (company) name recognizing.
 
Web page analysis.
The size of the web page.
The size of the web page is 6091 bytes.
The web page load time.
The web page load time is less than 1 second.


use this tool to see more information about what a search engine sees on your site

http://www.vipsem.com/meta-tag-and-keyword-analyzer-marketing-tool.html

Shane
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by:aidan09
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great - you've been very helpful - thanks very much!
aidan
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