• http://www.twitter.com/saraboargs saraboargs

    Great article, thanks for posting it.

    I’m looking forward to the Best practices checklist!

    Sara

  • http://www.andykuiper.com Andy Kuiper – SEO Analyst Vancouver

    Nice informative article Stephan :-) site owners would be wise to ‘slowly’ go through this checklist and fix found issues. I love checklists :-) and look forward to your best practices list — Andy :-)

  • http://www.lexolutionit.com maneetpuri

    For drop down navigation, you can use AJAX or Divs and still get all the SEO benefits because search engine spiders can definitely crawl through these…

  • http://www.b-seenontop.com/ donnas

    Great list Stephan. Checklists are always helpful.

    Can I suggest a nice round #30 for your list? I find a good number of new website owners register their domains one year at a time. Search engines perceive this as an indication that the site may not be around for a long time. I always recommend new site owners register their domain for at least 5 years and preferably ten.

  • Backslider

    “Why even have a meta keywords tag? They don’t help with SEO”

    This is quite incorrect.

    Using keywords is fantastic for SEO… but on on condition: The keyword MUST be part of the content of the page actually being viewed. Anything else is treated as SPAM and you will be penalised.

    Sure, there was a time when keywords were not regarded by search engines, due to “SEO experts” using them to SPAM. Things have now changed and if the above condition is met, they will work wonders.