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    Danny

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    Guard Dog

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    Looks nice, I will take a look tomorrow morning at the SEO to let you know what I think (not that I am an expert)
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Ok, my analysis....

    Homepage

    Title: The homepage title is not very targeted. There are too many words, which will keep you from ranking for the keyword(s) of your choice.

    Meta Tag (Keywords)
    : This looks like you are stuffing keywords, so the Search Engines aren't going to rank you at all if you do this. Pick 1-4 keywords and target them, not 50.

    H2 Tag: 'Making £300 a day online is easy' is not a good header tag. Unless this is one of your keywords? Then it needs to be in your keywords section as well

    H2 Tag: 'Winning Roulette Stragety' is not good unless your site is about Roulette only. This is now a keyword for your homepage

    H Tags in general: You just have too many of them. Use the <span> to format your information if you want, but not H tags. Right now it looks like your content is geared towards too much.

    H1 should be the title of your page, H2's should be your keywords, H3's should be your lessor keywords. From what I see, you don't even have an H1 tag.

    I would really take a look at SEOBook or something like that and follow their SEO tactics. Right now your page will not rank very well for anything. Gear it towards a set of keywords and then use them in the H1, H2, H3 tags as well as using bold to highlight those keywords.

    That should give you a start :) Sorry if I sounded too harsh!
     
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    Danny

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    Thanks so much Guard Dog,

    I never put SEO into consideration until I develop this casino project.

    I think I got a lot of homework to do. Like you said on one of the the post, SEO cost countless hours!

    I was so busy designing the site. I don't have time for SEO. But now I gonna concentrate in SEO. But I think it's very hard to get to the top page rank because casino industry is very competitive.

    Anyway, thanks for the advice.

    I'll keep coming back for more. :)
     
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    dendrite

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    I like the way the site looks - it has a nice and simple design.

    I don't know (and I could be completely wrong), but I think that people are very tired of overcrowded, complicated sites, so simple is the way forward
     
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    Guard Dog

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    I tend to agree. While webmasters LOVE complicated, content-FULL websites... I prefer simple, content-RICH websites.
     
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    It looks nice and clean which is a big plus in my book :) I would add maybe a small About Us and Contact Us section too.
     
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    Danny

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    Thanks BetOnLow, denrite and Guard Dog for the complement.

    Beside the pretty look. I know that my site is really poor in search engine. After spending a few days learning on SEO, I realize how stupid my site look under search engine perspective.

    Designing the site is much simple than optimizing for search engine.

    As Guard Dog mentioned, I think I need to spend countless hours during the next few weeks to optimize for my web page.

    This is the first time I am trying to optimize for a web page. I am pretty sure that the knowledge I've learned during the past few days is no where near the experience that everyone here has been doing for months if not years. So, I think it's best to seek advice from people here to be on the fast track.

    After reading an eBook 'Search Engine Optimization MADE EASY' By Brad Callen. I found that there are many tools which help us analyze keywords and SEO in general. However, I don't know if it it's worth purchasing them. I don't want to invest on something that is close to useless and time consuming. Sometimes, those softwares even install spy wares on our PC that's almost impossible to remove.

    Could you please tell me which are the softwares you are using for SEO and your recommendation?

    Danny
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Well, that is always a tough one. Early on, I purchased SEO Elite. It was good for a few things and I still use it to check where I rank for certain keywords I target, but I would not pay for it today.

    I use 0 tools besides that, actually. Your best tools are Google, Yahoo, and MSN search engine results. Check out a keyword, then find the top sites and look at what they are doing. Check out their SEO (Meta structure, Title, Header tags, image ALTs, and bold). Also check out what sites are linking to them and how many.

    Here are a couple of FREE tools that come with Firefox that I use daily:

    1. SEOQuake - This allows you to see the backlinks for the website that you are looking at as well as the amount of indexed pages and other important stuff.

    2. Firebug - This extension allows you to inspect the HTML on any website. It is nice because you can hover over any part of the website and it will point to the HTML code. It is nice to find out which tags are H1, H2... It is also nice to find out what pieces of your code are slowing down your webpage.


    There are a lot more, and many people will swear by WebCEO, but I don't spend money on these tools anymore. I go to places like:

    1. SEOChat - There is invaluable SEO information there

    2. Webmaster World - More invaluable information



    Man, I hope all that helps :) Lots of typing for me today!
     

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