Category Archives: Off page SEO

Off page SEO techniques

Webmaster Tools Various

Heres a couple of webmaster tools from Bing, and google etc

  • http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
  • https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en
  • http://webmaster.yandex.com/

Google Plus One button

The Google plus button can be added to your site by placing this code above the </body> tag, this code is for asynchronous loading of the button so it loads in parallel with your web page:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
  (function() {
    var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true;
    po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js?onload=onLoadCallback’;
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
  })();
</script>

<script type=”text/javascript”>
window.___gcfg = {
  lang: ‘en-GB’,
  parsetags: ‘onload’,
  data-annotation: ‘none’
};
(function() {
    var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true;
    po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js’;
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
  })();
</script>

Now to add the actual button to your site you need to place this code at the appropriate place:

<div data-size=”tall” data-annotation=”none”></div>

This code adds the plus one button without the annoying counter, for more information on other formatting methods and sizes of the button check out this page:

https://developers.google.com/+/web/+1button/#plusonetag

Directories

Here is a list of directories Im going to submit to: from http://info.vilesilencer.com/top

  • http://www.a1webdirectory.org (short)
  • http://cylex-uk.co.uk (long)
  • http://www.synergy-directory.com/ (short)
  • http://www.somuch.com (short)
  • http://www.nexusdirectory.com/submit.php?

 

DMOZ Submission – The open Directory Project

DMOZ is The Open Directory Project which is a user edited directory of websites.

To apply for inclusion in the open directory project you will need to follow this link:

http://www.dmoz.org

and then once on the site you need to find the most appropriate category for your website, to do this simply click on the most relevant parent category and then keep clicking the relevant links until you find the most specific sub category for your site. When you have found the category you need to click on the ‘suggest URL’ link at the top right of the page and then enter the relevant details.

Once submitted the process can take several weeks or even months before it is reviewed and included in the directory.