Thursday, 25 September 2008

Improving your website

To improve your website you have a lot to do , but you can start with simple stuffs like create a sitemap.xml and upload it to your server you only have to use notepad(windows) gedit(ubuntu), etc; then save it as sitemap.xml , this is a example my website is www.freelance-projects-info.com my sitemap.xml is

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
< xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<>
<>
www.freelance-projects-info.com
< /loc>
< /url>
<>
<>
http://www.freelance-projects-info.com/index.php
< /loc>
< /url>
<>
<>
http://www.freelance-projects-info.com/scriptlanceProjects.php
< /loc>
< /url>
<>
<>
http://www.freelance-projects-info.com/getafrencerProjects.php
< /loc>
< /url>
<>
<>
http://www.freelance-projects-info.com/eufreelanceprojects.php
< /loc>
< /url>
< /urlset>


with this googlebot will find your pages faster, you can create a robots.txt, it's used by robots, to crawl your web and to know which pages you want to index, for example if you use google webmaster tools and you verified your website by uploading a page, i think you don't want to index that page, at first create a file with name robots.txt, this is my file
Sitemap: http://freelance-projects-info.com/sitemap.xml

User-Agent: *
Allow: /

Disallow: /y_key_c721cd296ea34ab4.html
Disallow: /googlebbb9fb5e0b4dc7f6.html



you don't need to specify all pages that you want to index, only type
Allow: /
it means all pages in path / or root will be indexed,

you can especified your website language only with a simple tag, change you html tag for html lang="EN"


another thin that you can do is redirect you page domain.com to www.domain.com, if you don't do that googlebot could think that it's a duplicate and give you a a lower pagerank than the supposed, to do this you have to create a 301 redirect in your server, create a file with name .htaccess in this file you can especify the encoding it will help too, this is the content of the file .htaccess

AddDefaultCharset iso-8859-1
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^freelance-projects-info\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.freelance-projects-info.com/$1 [R=301,L]

all this can help to get a better pagerank, and have more visists in your web and it means more money if you use your web for business

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