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Re: Found interesting code in competiters website
From Kevin Hesson on 05 April '98
adding to Found interesting code in competiters website posted by David Notestine

>Sorry for the mess on last posting. Do not know how to type a 'less than' or 'greater than' sign and keep the board from changing it.

>Found the following code at the number one ranking of one of my searchwords. I understand the ALT part, but notice the path to the image.

>Are paths read by robots and if so are they given a higher importance?

>Would it matter if the .gif was only one pixel?

>img src="spiritual%20new%20age%20images/spiritual%20world.gif"
>alt="SPIRITUAL ENDEAVORS WWW; Spiritual, Holistic,
>Environmental Spirituality, Spiritual, Metaphysical, Metaphysics,
>NewAge, New-Age, Channeling, Channelings, Seth,
>Jane Roberts. Spiritual NewAge
>Metaphysical Channeling with Seth and
>Jane Roberts for Enlightenment.
>Spirituality, Channeling, Jane Roberts,
>Seth, and Metaphysical Enlightenment
>from Higher Self." width="99" height="76"
>__________________

>Another subject:
>I notice some keyword meta tags have a space after the comma and others do not. Any difference?
>__________________

>Does the following help with the SEs if a keyword is 'newage'?
>BASE HREF="http://www.moonphase.com/newage/"

From the bottom of your post up...

Excite DOES care whether or not you have keywords in your URL, like you described above.
As for the spaces, yes, you should go ahead and use them between your keywords.
As for the alt tags, Lycos, Webcrawler, Altaviste and HotBot do read the tags, but right now, only HotBot gives much weight to them and usually THAT, is only to grab a summary if it's used at the top of the page.

Good Luck.


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