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Old 19th September 2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default New Article - Three Final Checks for Your Optimized Pages

Authored by: Stoney deGeyter

Full Text: http://www.searchengineguide.com/degeyter/008433.html

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If you are always optimizing pages then you probably know how easy it is to overlook small, but important things. It's the small things that, when over looked, can often throw the biggest wrenches in the works for an otherwise well-optimized site. Here are the three most commonly overlooked tasks when uploaded new or changed content to your website:

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Old 3rd October 2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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Are there any programs othat help you find the broken links. I've been through my site and corrected all that were found.

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Old 3rd October 2006, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hi Alan, probably the best free broken link checker is Xenu.

http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html

You download the program (safe to do) and then enter the domain to be checked. It then crawls all the links and reports any errors or broken links found.

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Old 3rd October 2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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xenu is greatttttt Used it twice today.

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Old 4th October 2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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yup, xenu is the one! One of the best little tools out there!

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Old 6th October 2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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It appears that the vote is unanimous for Xenu
Thanks for your help and quick reply.
The progam is is checking my site now.

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Old 7th October 2006, 02:27 AM   #7
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Great article!

I agree, its always good to test, test and test some more. LOL!

And also, if you can have another person check everything, it would be really helpful too.

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Old 7th October 2006, 08:12 AM   #8
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Spell check and broken links are prerequisites to optimized pages, not final steps.
HTML validation is an option. Many web sites listed in the first google and yahoo results have lots of errors reported on html validation. Google and Yahoo too.

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Not to quibble over semantics, but to say spell check is a PRE-requisite means that you spell check BEFORE making edits. I would strongly urge one to spell check AFTER edits are made. The point of the article was that this step is often missed, especially when only "small" changes are made to a page. And no matter how many people you have proofing, a final spell check should be completed before rolling out an optimized page. Same goes for broken links. And while HTML validation isn't required for rankings, neither is good spelling or grammar. We don't consider it an option. Not every page can be made to validate 100% but the validation process is an important one to ensure there are not errors in the code that might screw with the spidering process.

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Old 25th October 2006, 12:29 PM   #10
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What tools are you guys using to spell check your sites? I found a tool called insite (website: inspyder.com). Has anyone here used it?

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