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- Mark Hamer
May 24, 2006, 5:55 pm
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Forgive me if this is dumb but I wonder if anyone can help. I am a writer
and I run a website aimed at social workers.
Am I right to think that if I put up - for instance - the content of one of
my books as a web page and link it to my home page, because of keyword
content it will help to raise my ranking in search engines?
yes - that is gumb. oops j/k
#1 Content is king
#2 see #1
The more the merrier, providing the chapter contains words and/or phrases
that you want your site to be associated with.
Assuming one purpose of the site is to promote your book then contents &
index pages are going to be useful to your visitor, as well as a synopsis
of the material covered in every chapter, perhaps. Don't forget the
marketing blurb issued by your publisher.
A weekly round-up of parochial news items with comment and a means for
readers to respond may be useful.
Yes, it's a good idea as long as you don't mind people reading your
books for free!
My wife is doing a degree in breast cancer nursing and I plan to publish
her writing on a site (she doesn't know that yet ;-) I might give her a
share of the adsense.)
Be careful not to overdo the linking to the main site. Keep it subtle.
Over interlinking might cause you search engine problems so try to keep
the links on the most relevant pages and just don't go mad with it.
Mark Hamer wrote:
You want to think of this like any other site. It needs to have an index
page and some pages coming off that. It also needs to be indexed into
the search engines to do you any good for SEO purposes.
What I would do in your position is write an introductory page as
index.html, a bit about yourself and about the book and then split the
book into segments, pages or chapters, dependant on how long the book
is; link every page back to the index page and make sure every page is
in turn linked from that either by chapter or individual page or site
map then link to your main site from the index page and two or three
other relevant pages. You will have to get some links going to this
satellite site as well, and very few can be from the site that it is
Hope that makes sense.