Geofumadas 3.0: SEO Decisions

2011 marks an important step in Spanish version of eGeomate, after 3 years of coming to work as Cartesianos subdomain. We’ve spoken with Tomas, whom I thank the opportunity and with whom I hope maintain an important contact in this and other situations we found.


Cartesianos, despite damage it had at a time by viral spam has been Tomas valuable contribution, although only after several years only Txus and I have insisted in an itinerant way. But so are things, after being under limitations implied by WordPress MU, which no longer exists as such but as a generic extension called Multisite. Some template adjustments have been made on the fly, but takes time that sometimes we don’t have and some are no longer simple adjustments.

Then that optimization ideas for search engine (SEO) arrive, appear topics that should be addressed and include decisions that may limit growth. Among these:

  • Use plug-in for optimization. So far there hadn’t taken advantage of tags and metatags; doing so when you have 900 entries is crazy unless you resort to plug-in which facilitate this type of routines. Most of these plug-in have not support for current version, so to adapt them takes its time.
  • Mass settings. So call trends are variable in time, for example AutoCAD 2012 now is not an interest subject, but it will be 3 months later and an update of this type to that label without a plug-in or script in the database … God must be with us.
  • Adjust tracking robots, which are usually in root directory. It is not only a click, there are plug-ins that make this, but after testing I see there are dynamic things that Google and Yahoo do not understand.
  • Friendly urls, with which a subdomain is penalized by search engines. More than with particular blog’s name which in itself is not friendly.
  • W3C validation is simpler now, because in a single click is found error’s list. The problem is that some are style errors, so you have to touch css directly and in some cases the template
  • I wish the staff adjustments were once, what is more complicated is to add scripts that few days later have to be removed because penalize the ranking.
  • Social networks. I do not believe at all on them, but at least I know not to join Facebook in a controlled manner will hurt in 2012. –If the Maya do not beat this time.
  • Linkbuilding.  Another roll…
  • Anchor text.  Well, how many thing to be learned.

So yes, among coming days plans will be migrating to domain that some time ago comes walking without optimization so as Google doesn’t realize that is a near-exact replica.

Apart from that, Nancy has finally ended two years of entries in English version. It has cost her a world understand my jargon, and for a while we were about to announce in chabacano version. That will be another domain with which I hope to arrive at a more complex market and which I don’t dare without a tool for spam comments filtering. Askismet does great work on this but have it in Spanish has shown me that Anglo-Saxon spam requires more than one eye-to be seen with.

It is hard to say this… but it is. In a few days you’ll be used to redirect and new skin, theme that has brought me some entertaining in part of the holiday and the January days. The important thing is that Geomate goes on, name that owes a lot to Cartesianos, Cartesia and their entire community.

Yes, many plans for this year.

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