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1 SteveWebb commented Permalink

Bob - Thanks for sharing this! It's exactly what we've been looking for.

2 bobleah commented Permalink

@ Steve - excellent! This really made a huge difference for my blog in regards to SEO ranking...

3 shardson commented Permalink

Great info, Bob. And instant results! Also, just played around with nFluent. Very cool.

4 bobleah commented Permalink

@ Susan - thanks! I'm planning a blog entry on nFluent as soon as dW gets an official key... exciting technology!

5 anthonyv commented Permalink

Great stuff!

6 LuisBenitez commented Permalink

I also like that you've added the Facebook Like button... !! Nice!

7 bobleah commented Permalink

@ anthonyv - Thanks! I hope you find this helpful! <br /> @ LuisBenitez1- check out this blog entry on the LIKE button: http://bit.ly/at8O1H

8 anthonyv commented Permalink

Should all IBMers use the same value here? <div>&nbsp;</div> meta name="google-site-verification" content="pcx3zzQSvdTMqugLWjODF6mB2ZQ26dnwmlaXK6NUaF0" /&gt;

9 bobleah commented Permalink

@ anthonyv - I use Google Webmaster Tools to gain a deeper insight of how Google crawls and index's my blog. The google-site-verification META tag is used by Google's Webmaster tools, and is provided as proof to Google that I do indeed own my blog. This META does not have any impact on page rank, and can be ignored. I included it just for completeness....

10 JohnMu commented Permalink

Hi Bob, this popped up in my Google Alerts (and have now added your feed to my RSS reader :-)). I help with webmaster communications at Google. One thing about the meta-tags that you mentioned which regularly comes up is that many of the ones you mentioned are ignored by Google and the other search engines (perhaps they're used internally on your site though, I don't know). We did a blog post a while back about the ones that we do use: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/12/answering-more-popular-picks-meta-tags.html <div>&nbsp;</div> Also, I found our SEO starter's guide very useful, as it provides a lot of insight into what matters &amp; how it might be possible to make information on your blog &amp; site more accessible &amp; understandable to search engines (and in turn, to users): http://www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf <div>&nbsp;</div> Many of the items there seem logical and straight-forward once you've seen them (as lots of things :-)), but even at Google we sometimes forget them in our services -- it's good to see that there's often room for simple improvements that could have a high impact there :). We reviewed a number of our products with regards to some of the basics at http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/03/googles-seo-report-card.html (doing this is always a good exercise).