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Clean HTML coding isn’t an end-all in SEO but it’s a must for the underlying foundation of any website that is success driven.

Listed below are the basics to coding lean, green, fast loading web pages that search engines can easily spider to index your website as well as presenting content in ways to attract more visitors.

But updating your site regularly and acquiring quality backlinks will more than likely benefit you the most.

Document Type Declaration

Coding Tips Which DTD Statement To Use? There is not just one type of HTML, there are actually many: HTML 4.01 Strict, HTML 4.01 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Strict, and many more. All these HTML types are defined in their respective W3C specifications, but they are also defined in a machine-readable language specifying the legal structure,…

Robots.txt File - No Website Should Be Without One

Coding Tips Robots.txt File – No Website Should Be Without One by Jerry WestUpdated April 15, 2005 The Robots Exclusion Protocol — Robots.txt Fileby Jerry West When a search engine spider or robot visits a web site if first checks for the presence of a robots.txt file. If this file is found, the search engine…

The "NO INDEX" Meta Tag - Does it Work?

Coding Tips The “NO INDEX” Meta Tag – Does it Work? A review of Matt Cutts’ Findings by Jerry WestSeptember 1, 2006 Matt Cutts posted in his blog results about the no index meta tag. We thought it would be good to run this on our testing lab and see if his results that he…

Noindex vs. Robots.txt

Coding Tips Noindex vs. Robots.txt Learn from the Expert Robots Meta Tag – When the Robots.txt Just Won’t Work by Jerry WestUpdated April 15, 2005 Update: The only major search engine to consistently read the “meta tag” is Inktomi. It is suggested that you create a Robots.txt file instead – as it has been proven…