[typo] Some basic SEO for typo blogs

Kevin Ballard kevin at sb.org
Tue Dec 5 09:31:33 EST 2006

Do either of these things actually *work* for SEO? Usually the  
conventional wisdom about SEO is wrong, and the stuff that goes into  
the head tag is getting less and less important. IIRC it seems the  
best thing to do is simply have valid HTML markup, with proper tag  
hierarchy (i.e. header tags followed by contents).

If "post - blog" is better than "blog - post", why do so many sites  
use the latter?

And putting all categories and archives into the header seems a bit  
excessive - that would be adding 20 lines to my header tag, and  
again, does it actually *do* anything?

On Dec 5, 2006, at 4:01 AM, Frederic de Villamil wrote:

> I was working on my typo blog yesterday evening and noticed 2 little
> things that may help typo blogs to be better referenced
> 1/ in the <title></title> field, put the post title before the blog
> title.
> You just need to replace the page_title function in app/helpers/
> articles_helper.rb by
> def page_title
>      if @page_title
>        # this is where the page title prefix (string) should go
>        @page_title + " - " +  (this_blog.title_prefix ? "#
> {this_blog.blog_name || "Typo"}" : '')
>      else
>        this_blog.blog_name || "Typo"
>      end
>    end
> The second one is to add the categories and archives as links in the
> header :
> <link rel="section" href="/articles/2006/12" title="December 2006" />
> ... same for categories
> And I was too lazy to dive in the code yet.

Kevin Ballard
kevin at sb.org

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