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Asvin Balloo's Blog:
SEO friendly URL in PHP
July 24, 2008 @ 11:14:40

Asvin Balloo has posted a quick look at making the URLs of your website a bit more "pretty" and SEO-friendly.

When I started implementing mod_rewrite in websites I had a problem in PHP as how to make a SEO friendly URL. All tutorials were geared towards how to implement mod_rewrite, about modifying .htaccess files, but none treated how to make the urls friendly with dynamic content.

He shares a function that he found that helped him a great deal - a method called friendlyURL. It changes a bit of text into a more friendly version of itself ("this is a test" becomes "this-is-a-test") that can be used in anything you'd want. An example could be in automatically generating links to other pages on your site that search engines can easily follow.

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DevShed:
Standards-compliant Link Targets with Wordpress
December 19, 2007 @ 11:15:00

A new tutorial on DevShed today shows how to work with WordPress (a popular PHP-based blogging tool) to improve the search engine optimization (SEO) of the site you have running it.

I ran into an issue on one of my own Wordpress sites the other day, so I decided to share with you my solution. What happened was I added an SEO modification to my site that finds all external links in my page and adds a rel="nofollow" attribute to them. However, I also like to target my external links to new windows, but the target attribute for the "a" tag has been depreciated and will not validate under XHTML strict.

His method of choice turned out to be a Javascript that would run through the links, looking for outbound ones, and dynamically add in the nofollow attribute when it finds one. Complete code is included ot show you how it's done.

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Mindoop Blog:
SEO Warning Zend framework and duplicate content
November 21, 2007 @ 07:54:00

On the Mindoop blog, there's a new post talking about some of the issues that the Zend Framework could cause with the SEO for your site - a simple reason, really.

Zend framework is becoming a first choice framework for a large percentage of PHP developers. It's native support for advanced URL routing makes implementing search engine optimized URLs a breeze. Or not?

Because of the reserved words for the controllers and the multiple ways to access the actions below it (his example is case_studies, case-studies and case)studies) make three different ways to get to the same content - a SEO no-no.

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SEO Tips City:
Book Review Professional SEO w/PHP A Developer's Guide to SEO
August 10, 2007 @ 11:17:00

The SEO Tips City website has posted a book review of one of Wrox's latest PHP-related offerings, "Search Engine Optimization with PHP" (by Jaimie Sirovich and Cristian Darie).

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the last process I would think of when making my homepage. However, when fighting for customers or the possibility for an audience and thus advertising revenue through page clicks then understanding SEO and placing it in the center of your website's design is vital for your personal/professional wealth.

They quickly share their impression of the book - a positive response that uses PHP code examples to describe some of the key features for making your site optimized.

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PHPClasses.org:
Booke Review Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP
June 13, 2007 @ 09:27:00

PHPClasses.org has reviewed a new book today - "Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP" from Wrox Publishing by Jaimie Sirovich and Cristian Darie.

This is a topic about which there is a lot to say, starting from the Google page rank algorithm, and what to do, as well what you should not do, to have your sites optimized to attract as many visitors as possible using search engine sites.

That is precisely the main topic of the book "Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP". Despite the title mentions PHP, most of the knowledge presented in this book applies to all kinds of sites, independently if they are served by PHP code or not.

Manuel notes that the "PHP part" mostly has to do with the creation of dynamic sites and working with current PHP applications (like WordPress) to make them more search engine friendly.

Overall, this is an excellent book search engine optimization - SEO. It is very complete. [...] Whether or not you are familiar with the subject, if you are looking for good a book to learn all you need to know about SEO, this may be an excellent choice.
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Your SEO Plan:
Book Review - Professional SEO w/PHP A Developer's Guide to SEO
May 17, 2007 @ 17:29:00

From the "Your SEO Plan" website today, there's a new book review posted covering the Wrox Publishing book (by Jaimie Sirovich and Cristian Darie) - "Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP: A Developer's Guide to SEO".

I was very aware, when Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP arrived on my doorstep, that I reside somewhere in the fringe of their target audience. Written by a computer programmer-turned-search-engine-marketer (Jaimie Sirovich) and software engineer (Cristian Darie), this book should prove very satisfying to "left brain" readers looking for a book that gets down and dirty in the code.

The reviewer (Gradiva Couzin) mentions things she liked about the book - the topics it covers, the "red flags" it mentions - she also mentions some places where the book is slightly lacking. In particular, including just enough of the marketing side of SEO so as not to alienate non-programmers. Outside of that, though, Gradiva didn't have many complaints.

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International PHP Magazine:
IPM Poll Question Benefits of phpbb SEO Master Include?
January 16, 2007 @ 07:37:00

The International PHP Magazine has posted the results from the latest poll on their site. This time, it asked visitors to vote on which of the five options they thought was the best advantage that the phpbb SEO Master had to offer.

The option, 'All' has won hands-down with a majority of 20.6%. A contradicting result is seen as next to 'All' is the option 'None' with 12.7% votes. The third position goes to 'easy install and works with your existing board' as it has garnered 4.8% votes. The last on the list is 'topic URLS are dynamically converted to SEO friendly addresses' which has got a dismal 0.0%.

Be sure to check out this week's poll too - it asks for votes on which of the options is the most important feature of PHP 5. Options include "Better error handling", "Newer useful functions", and "Best OOP support period".

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