[UPHPU] SEO matters....?

Jason Jones j at poeticintensity.com
Tue Apr 6 08:51:44 MDT 2004

ahh....  man do I feel dumb :)  Point taken.  Good chance you don't want 
your intranet being found on google. :-D


Wade Preston Shearer wrote:

>> Hmmm.....  I've been in the web development business for a number of 
>> years and I'd have to say SEO has been almost top priority for all 
>> the businesses I've worked with (Hosting Companies, 3D Companies, 
>> Photography Companies)...  They have all had marketers who realized 
>> that more people coming to the site = possibility for more sales.  
>> Free marketing is still marketing, and with Google, because of their 
>> pagerank system - most of the eyes that see your site through their 
>> search engine are people who are interested in what you're 
>> selling....  All of this  means....
>> If you know how to cater to Google's search engine, you will 
>> ultimately have higher site usage by people who are interested in 
>> what you're doing.  It's a fantastic way to get free marketing.
>> I tried this out myself on a personal project I'm working on (if 
>> you're interested, it's www.ldscompanion.com ) and right now I'm 
>> getting around 1000+ unique visitors,   ~20,000 page views and 
>> ~50,000 hits per month.  ~60% of this traffic is coming directly from 
>> google because I took the time to cater to what google likes.  Right 
>> now, LDSCompanion isn't selling anything, but if it were - I couldn't 
>> complain about 600 more people coming to my site (and possibly giving 
>> me income) per month because of SEO.
>> Man...  I'm rambling here, and I might be a bit off base or 
>> forgetting something, but my point is - virtually any company 
>> (especially if they're selling something) can profit from SEO.  If 
>> they aren't concerned with it - they might need to consider a new 
>> marketing team.
> Excellent points. I a lot of my stuff has been corporate intranets and 
> similar for-a-specifc-audience-only projects.
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