Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Discussion, tips and tricks for making your Drupal site rise to the top of search result lists.

including SEO modules development & discussions.

Susan Rust's picture

OMG-Kieran & The Top Drupal Shops At SandCamp.org

Drupal is rapidly becoming THE Web development framework for companies today. We cordially invite you to a Drupal workshop, SandCamp 2011, on Saturday, January 8th and Sunday, January 9th. We are expecting more than 300 attendees this year and we anticipate selling out in just a few weeks.

This camp is excellent for developers, business owners, CIOs, developers, and those who maintain a Drupal website for their company. Some of the highlights include:

• Keynote by Kieran Lal: one of the most highly regarded people in the Drupal arena. Kieran is active in Drupal.org, a Drupal Association Board Member, and lead community evangelist for Acquia. Hear what he has to say about the growth and evolution of Drupal as an Enterprise platform.
• For Beginners: Drupal Basics All-Day Training, professionally delivered by Chapter Three and Exaltation of Larks will educate attendees on the core Drupal framework, reveal best practices, and present “how-to” essentials.
• For Advanced Developers, Sunday Code Sprint: to build a museum dashboard for Balboa Park Online Collaborative’s museum initiative.
• 30+ Workshop Sessions by Notable Firms: on a wide range of topics. This year’s event has more than 20 of the major Drupal shops from around the country presenting high-caliber information for all levels.

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Susan Rust's picture

Last Call for SandCamp Sessions

It's last call for sessions! We have an AMAZING roster of high-powered presenters coming in from local and national Drupal shops. You can be a rock star too, submit your session today!

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Susan Rust's picture

SandCamp 2011 is Filling Up - Register Soon!

Drupal is rapidly becoming THE web development framework for companies today. We cordially invite you to a Drupal workshop, SandCamp 2011, on Saturday, January 8th and Sunday, January 9th. We are expecting more than 300 attendees this year and we anticipate selling out.

This camp is excellent for developers, business owners, CIOs, developers and those who maintain a Drupal website for their company. Some of the highlights include:

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Susan Rust's picture

SandCamp Jan 8-9: Press Copy, Please Share

Dear Drupalists: 30 DAYS 'TIL CAMP! Please use this copy to share information about SandCamp. We'll be posting a shorter press release style as well. Some places to post this information includes your website, email to your clients, send to your Linkedin contacts, post to other d.o groups, and post on bulletin boards at work. This promises to be an exciting camp with 350 in attendance. We have amazing sponsors including many nationally recognized Drupal firms along with Kieran Lal as our keynote speaker.

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Marcus 78's picture

Customize Google CSE

Hi Everyone

Having a bit of trouble setting up google cse
Im running Drupal 6 with the google cse module and I would like it to work in a the following way
Pages that places higher in the hierarchy will have have a higher placement in the searchresults.

ie

menu/food/candy will be higher in the searchresults than
menu/food/candy/red candy when using the candy keyword. At present i seems to do the oposite.

Any ideas anyone?

Kind regards Marcus

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JeffK's picture

Submitting Articles To Google

We recently began adding news topics and other features to our website. My question is, how do I get my articles ranked on the first page of Google. I began moving the XML sitemap weight for the articles to .9, adding the keywords and descriptions, but this doesn't seem to be helping. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Susan Rust's picture

SandCamp Session Planning Meetings and Notes

Start: 
2010-11-29 06:00 - 07:30 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Final meeting to review and tuneup the sessions.
Ideally all session slides will be in and we can do a review and provide feedback to the submitters.

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, planning is half the fun!

Location to be announced.

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1websitedesigner's picture

French Drupal Website Design Vacancy Français / Anglais | 1 Website Designer

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

L’agence cherche un web designer (pour Drupal CMS) qui parle français et anglais.

French speaking freelance Drupal web design telecommute vacancy

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gator's picture

Static Front Page?

I am trying to understand drupal seo. My first question concerns the initial front page of a site. Right now my front page www.bestinstpetersburg.com has 3 columns. It seems to me that when I read about seo in general that content is extrememly important and that google 'reads' from the top of the page down.

Is it better to have a static front page for seo? Right now center column on my front page is comments posted.

So I guess what I am asking is what is the best layout for seo on the frontpage. It seems like a static front page would be best.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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icanlocalize's picture

Google Instant Search changing the rules

I wrote a post about how Google Instant Search changes what we search for. It gives an example for a passport photo search that turned into passport photos.

This is only an example.

These look like very similar things, but they're not. Obviously, when Google auto-completes search terms, unexpected results can happen.

Are you seeing similar things in your sites?

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calshei1's picture

Drupal in a Day - Austin

Start: 
2011-10-25 09:00 - 16:00 America/Kentucky/Monticello
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Registration information
Organized by LevelTen Interactive and Acquia

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TomDude48's picture

New screencasts for Keyword Research and Alchemy modules

I have been putting a lot of work into finishing the Keyword Research module over the last few weekends and have moved both it and Alchemy to release candidate status.

I also posted screencasts for both;
Keyword Research video demo
Alchemy video demo

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TomDude48's picture

Drupal Dojo session: Drupal Search Engine Optimization & the modules that get it done.

Start: 
2010-09-14 12:30 - 13:30 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal has long been recognized as an ideal platform for building advanced search optimized websites. Now, a next generation of modules is pushing the platform to new heights.

If you're not receiving your fair share of free, qualified search traffic, then this session is for you. Join us as we learn about new tools and techniques to push your Drupal website over the top.

In this session we will cover:

Search engine optimization best practices
Essential Drupal modules and configuration
Conversion tools, analytics platforms and other helper modules

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amariotti's picture

Apache RedirectCond/RedirectWrite Help

I am nearing the completion of converting an Accrisoft CMS site to Drupal and have one last piece that is not working.

Accrisoft's URL generation is like other CMSs, clunky, but since the site has been around for so long the URLs have gained good reputation on Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Normally this really wouldn't be a big deal, but for this certain case it really has been.

Here's what I have to work with:
OLD URL: http://d.proimage.net/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=STORELOCATOR&category=Main
NEW URL: http://d.proimage.net/franchise-locator

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Dave Reid's picture

New releases of Pathauto imminent - help us test!

This week we'd like to release a new version of Pathauto for both Drupal 6 and 7. There have been numerous fixes for long-standing bugs with alias generation and internationalization. Oh and a few new features too (mostly in the 6.x-2.x and 7.x-1.x versions). As there have been quite a few changes made, we'd like your help testing either the 6.x-1.x-dev, 6.x-2.x-dev, or 7.x-1.x-dev versions.

Make sure when testing you have the latest development version of Token module downloaded as well.

Below are some of the major changes and bug fixes:

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Amir Simantov's picture

Regarding content aggregation

I have opened an issue in the quicktabs.module issue queue but thought that a reference from here might help you, guys, helping me get a faster answer.

The question is: Shuold nodes that are quicktab-ed be disallowed from search engines?
The link to the issue is: http://drupal.org/node/874528

Thanks!

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Ben Finklea's picture

Dynamic Phone Number Insertion in Drupal?

We use a service called IfByPhone that offers "Dynamic Phone Number Insertion" (DPNI). This is a service that swaps out the phone number on your site based on where the visitor came from. It's like using a different phone number in the yellow pages, on a billboard, and on a TV ad. That way, when you get your phone bill, you can see how many people called you from each ad. This could work similarly with the search engines. Someone came from Google, show them number A. Yahoo, show them number B. Drupal.org, show them number C. Etc.

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emmajane's picture

Review of draft book chapter needed

I'm in the mad dash to the finish on my new book, "Drupal: A User's Guide." I have an entire chapter dedicated to Search Engine Optimization. I'm an author so I like to pretend it's a pretty awesome chapter (it helps me sleep at night). I could really use a second or fourth set of eyes on the content though. The book is D7 and the chapter includes 20 or so Drupal modules as well as another 20 non-Drupal resources. If you have some time to review the chapter over the next week I'd really appreciate it.

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Ivo.Radulovski's picture

Drupal SEO session v3

Submitted our session about Drupal SEO (v3).

Looking forward to see you in Copenhagen!

The third version of the Drupal SEO session will provide you with examples & use cases from the praxis.

Vote / Bookmark:

http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/drupal-seo-search-engine-optimization...

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greggles's picture

SEO suggestions for groups.drupal.org

Hi SEO Group,

There's an issue for updating the titles/keywords here on groups.drupal.org to be a bit more searcher friendly. I started digging into it and realized it would be best to get more advice from the experts on this one.

So, if you are looking for fame and glory as one of the people who helped improve the SEO for groups.drupal.org (i.e. credit in blog post and/or tweets) lay down your research and ideas for how we can make this site easier for people to find.

In particular, I'm looking for:

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