edit WebmasterWorld News and Discussion for the Web Professional
Webmaster World was founded in 1996 by Brett Tabke and has more than two million posts on it. Each year Webmaster World runs a conference called PubCon. The PubCon Conference is all about websites and the internet industry.
Webmaster World is free for everyone but asks for donations if you feel the site is helpful to you. These donations are solely used to maintain the forums. Supporters of the forums are given access to a special folder of forums.
Webmaster World contains about 50 forums dedicated to just about anything you could need to know about websites, their design, their functionality, marketing them, earning revenue and more. Everyone on the forums is there to help each other and it is a great place for learning and sharing knowledge.
edit Webmaster World Forums Overview
The following is an overview of the forums hosted by Webmaster World.
WebmasterWorld Supporters -- This is a forum group of three forums open to those who have donated to support the website.
The Webmaster World -- This group of twenty two forums includes the following topics: Website Analytics-Tracking and Logging, Content, General, Perl Server Side CGI Scripting, WYSIWYG and Text Code Editors, PHP Server Side Scripting, E-Commerce, Apache Web Server, New to Web Development, Domain Names, Professional Webmasters Business Issues, PDA, Mobile and Wireless Computing, The Macintosh Webmaster, Microsoft IIS Web Server and ASP.NET, Website Technology Issues, Community Building and Social Networks, Webmaster Hardware, Linux and Unix OSs, Microsoft Windows OD, Databases, Accessibility and Usability and Content Usage and Management.
Yahoo World -- Yahoo World contains the following three active forums: Yahoo Search, Yahoo Publisher Advertising Network, and Yahoo Search Marketing.
The Marketing World -- Marketing World contains five active forums on all aspects of marketing your website. These forums are: Link Development, Cloaking, Keyword Discussion, SEM Research Tools and a General Forum.
The Advertising World -- The Advertising World contains four active forums on internet advertising. They are: Paid Inclusion Engines, Advertising Sales and Affiliate Programs, Pay Per Click Engines and MSN Microsoft AdCenter.
The Google World -- The Google World Contains the following eight forums: Google Search News, Google News Archive, Google Toolbar, Google Finance and Business Operations, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, Froogle and Google Gmail Advertising.
The Search Engine World -- Search Engine World contains forums on all aspects of search engines and their usage. This group contains the following eleven forums: robots.txt, Ask-Teoma, Alternative Search Engines, Directories, European Search Engines, UK & Ireland Search Engines, Asia and Pacific Region Search Engines, Microsoft Search Live, Search Engine Spider Identification, Local Search and Latin and South American Search Engines.
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The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “WebmasterWorld News and Discussion for the Web Professional”
The H1 heading is an important sentence or phrase on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there. Learn more ...
Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
Content and placement
The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Problem: This web page does not have an H1 heading. It should have one.
Your website's robots.txt file can tell search engines to ignore parts of your site. Learn more ...
Website owners usually use robots.txt to let search engines know which pages or sections of their site shouldn't be indexed for example, web contact forms, print versions of web pages and other content that's duplicated elsewhere on the site. Robots.txt can also be used to request that specific robots not index a site. For more information, read How To Use Robots.txt.
Search engine robots
You'll need to know the names of specific search engine robots - or "bots" – if you’re going to exclude any or all of them from any part of your site.
- Google’s bot is called Googlebot. Google is the world’s largest search engine, and is where many people discover new websites.
- Bing’s bot is called msnbot. Bing also provides search results to people using Yahoo to search the Web. Together, Bing and Yahoo are the second largest search resource, after Google.
- Baidu’s bot is called Baiduspider. Baidu is a major search engine in China, and the number of people using it is increasing rapidly.
- AboutUs.org’s bot is called AboutUsBot. To create a Site Report, AboutUs uses crawling technology that’s similar to what search engines use.
- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
This website can live at www.WebmasterWorld.com or WebmasterWorld.com. It's best for your site's visibility to live at just one URL, or web address. You'll want to create a 301 redirect to the URL you choose from the other URL. Learn more ...
Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
Learn more about why you should have just one home page: Read Twin Home Pages: Classic SEO Mistake
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