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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 2 edition (Aug. 29 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321503244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321503244
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 1.6 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
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From the Back Cover

Search Engine Visibility is not about merely obtaining top positions in search results. Rather, Search Engine Visibility is about designing, writing and creating a web site primarily for your site's visitors, and helping them find what they are searching via the major search engines, directories, and industry related sites. Most web developers/designers build a site first and worry about "searchability" later, which is a costly mistake. Companies spend thousands of dollars on a site that (a) the search engines are unable to index and (b) directory editors tend to reject. This book teaches developers/designers, programmers, and online marketers about what pitfalls to avoid from the beginning so they can provide their clients with more effective site designs. Topics covered in this book include: how to write search-engine friendly sales copy, search-engine friendly design solutions, how to increase your web site's popularity, solutions for dynamic web sites, what types of search services are available (search engines and directories), and submission guidelines. The web site will include a working model of the web site designed in the book so readers can see and implement the techniques on their own. Searchenginesbook --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Shari Thurow is a sought-after and popular speaker at SEO conferences. She's an experienced practitioner of search engine optimization, marketing, and placement. She knows what it takes to get top positions in the major search engines and--even more importantly--knows what not to do to avoid being blacklisted.

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After having read the book "Search Engine Optimization" back in 2002, I hadn't run into anything as useful and concise to help with the SEO (Search Engine Optimization, in case you're wondering) functions. The beauty of the book by this long time consolidated Web Marketer is that it is general while still being extremely useful. True, it doesn't focus on Google, but I think that is precisely its biggest strength, because there's life beyond Google.
As much as we'd like to think that Google is the ultimate Search Engine for which you need to optimize, the truth is that there are several others, any of which, if you do your homework, following the advice from this book, you will get the traffic you deserve... specially, considering the shakedown that the Search Engine industry will be submitted to during 2004 and 2005, as Yahoo! dumps Google and Microsoft strikes back with a propietary search solution.
All in all, I appreciated the information by Ms. Thurow and the structure it was given. It is one of the two best books out there on the topic.
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I agree with the guy who said that the book is mostly her opinion on what makes good designs.
There is very little actual SEO information and what can be found is very basic in nature. You can find much more information from free websites.
There is also an excessive amount of fluff. For instance she spends an entire page explaining what a URL is. Maybe she thought her target audience was the Internet ignorant.
She also contradicts herself sometimes. For instance she uses the example of a site called "TranquiliTeas" and says that it would be unethical to separate the run-on just to increase keyword density because that is not the true site name. One inch down on the page she then advocates leaving off ".Inc" for this exactly purpose. (actually she claims that its because people don't search for "Inc." but of course people don't search for "TranquiliTeas" either). In any case you're doing the same thing, changing the actual company name to increase relevance. Depending on which part of the page you're reading its either spam or good practice.
Of course if you want my opinion the correct advice would be to plan for promotion before you form your business, and so when naming your business include a space between your keywords. So in other words, don't name your site "CarParts" name it "Car Parts." Problem solved.
My recommendation? Don't buy it, but if you must have it find it at a library (if possible). It'll only take a day or so to get the few bits of useful info out of the book.
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70% of the chapters in Shari Thurow's book address her own personal view of what Web design should be. The example she sights of what Web design should be, look like the ones I saw when the Web first started out. In her view, the Web is nothing more than a fancy version of a database system, completely missing point what makes the Web "the Web". I felt I was reading a Jacob Nielson book (another self proclaimed dubious Web guru). I was looking for a behind the scenes look of what makes search engines tick, in order to position my Web site better. Well all I got was a disappointing basic intro to search engines. The material was utterly rudimentary, and did not provide any new insights for me that might seem useful in positioning my site. It more her personal opinions than fact with a lecture about what we should do to ease the search engine administrator's work, rather than how we can edge out the competition. Overall, I was very disappointed, as the titled seemed so promising. I am still hoping for someone to write a book on this subject, as it is a one of great importance in today's WWW....
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This book puts search engine optimization in perspective. If you've been looking at the web sites of search engine optimization firms and not been able to figure out what it is they do, this book will clue you in as to what you should expect to hear from a reputable company. It may also be an eye opener if you think attaining top rankings in the main search results on engines like Google is as simple as breaking out the checkbook and paying some company to "do optimization" without making any changes to your website (though there are some companies that can pull this off for surprisingly long periods of time).
Search Engine Visibility is the first book I've ever seen that acknowledges search engine optimization does not exist in a vacuum separate from the business or philanthropic goals of a website. Search engine optimization should be an integral part of the planning and design stages of any website. It's refreshing to see a publication that emphasizes this.
This book will help you understand what you can do to increase search engine referrals and further your business goals without spamming the engines. [Though if you take everything in this book literally you may be scared that if you put a few words in your meta tags that don't appear in the copy of your page Google will ban your site - that's just not going to happen, but you do put your site at risk if you resort to some of the other Spam tactics mentioned in the book]
You'll learn best practices in:
* Keyword research and selection
* Site design and layout
* Designing search engine friendly navigation systems
* Crafting keyword (and user!
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