Sitemap and Tags SEO

September 11, 2008 by  

Sitemaps and tags are a fantastic way to help shift link weight throughout your site. Especially when you are dealing with a website that has already created strong pagerank and authoritative pages. Today we will analyze and discuss some ways to correctly utilize these various sections to correctly manipulate your websites link juice.

For those that don’t know what tags are (where have you been), tags are a way to implement an categorial organization of information. It’s a way to create a common theme for posts and pages to your site, as well as a way to add additional pages to your sites size.

Sitemaps are another way to consolidate vast sites with imense depth into an easy, managable approach. As stated we will discuss how you can use both tags and sitemaps to filter pagerank and add additional depth to your website.

Keeping the link juice maintained and filtered efficiently throughout a website can be a timely task, although the benefit is astronomical. It’s great finding websites that have correctly set up the structure of their links to hold it within and distribute it efficiently among pages. It’s like a big Pagerank orgy that does fantastic in search engines. Things like using the “no-follow” tag and using javascript for links, think easy human interaction although ‘uncrawlable’ links, which means easy search engine manipulation. These are only small ways to capture the true power of link juice manipulation, and we need to add other methods to our arsenal.

By manipulating the outbound links, and maintaining the juice of the incoming links you can help the pagerank distribution process. Sitemaps are a fantastic way to help flow the power throughout specific pages and catagories that you deem important while keeping your sites user interface efficient for your human viewers. Your sitemap structure can be in XML format, or if you’d like create a simple HTML hierarchy structure with a proper sitemap structure I prefer the XML sitemap structure.

Make sure to set your extra sitemap pages that you strategically place on your site with the META tag to no-index, follow. This is so that your sitemap pages (which were placed efficiently) don’t outrank the pages that you want people to actually view! By setting up this structure within the META tag you can efficiently flow the juices of the links, although make sure to have your content index instead of these sitemaps.

The obvious benefit of situating yourself with proper sitemaps, META tags, and sitemap placements is that by flowing the link power efficiently you can control which pages rank well, and which pages you don’t want to rank well. Once you get the link power flowing correctly pages will begin to rank well, have enough well ranking websites and you can called an authority page by the search engines.

This simple process can be applied to your TAG pages as well, just apply the same principle. If you want to even have more control over the process you can specifically mark certain TAGS with the nofollow attribute. Setting up the TAG pages with a no-index, as well as a no follow on specific tags can allow you to take the distribution even further.

[tags]sitemap seo, tags seo, sitemap search engine optimization, tags search engine optimization[/tags]


2 Responses to “Sitemap and Tags SEO”

  1. topwebbusinesses » Blog Archive » Sitemap and Tags SEO on September 11th, 2008 2:46 pm

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  2. Lincoln on November 17th, 2008 1:22 am

    Sounds like a bug 🙂

    Thanks for publishing the test results!

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