Dasardasar SEO di Drupal [SEO Cheklist]

Sesuai judul, modul ini digunakan untuk mengingatkan kita apakah website yang dibangun sudah memenuhi "kaidah" SEO [Search Engine Optimizer]. Karena jika kita belum memenuhi syaratsyarat SEO, tak ayal jika da user melakukan searching di mbah google misalnya, web site kita nggak bakalan nongol, pun jika nongol, akan ditampilkan di halamanhalaman terakhir.

Berikut ini halhal yang diurusin SEO Cheklist

  1. Page Titles
    The single most important thing you can do for on-site SEO.

    • Token[1] (required for other modules to function. Warning: Use beta modules at your own risk.)
    • Title Module. Warning: Use beta modules at your own risk.
  2. URL Paths
    The second most important thing you can do.

    • Clean URLs - Activate (Usually automatic. Please double-check!)
    • Pathauto Module. Warning: Use beta modules at your own risk.
    • Global Redirect Module
    • Redirect Module.
  3. Create Search Engine Accounts
    Set yourself up with the search engines

    • Get a Google Account - You will need this for several of the steps that follow
    • Get a Yahoo Account - You will need this for steps that follow
    • Get a Windows Live ID - You will need this for steps that follow
  4. Track your visitors
    Know where your visitors are coming from and what they do while visiting your site.

  5. Page content
    Take control of your page content.

  6. Clean code
    Well written markup is very important to the search engine spiders.

  7. Submit your Site to the search egines
    Now that you've got your site ready for the search engines, tell them about it!

    • Site Verification Module
    • XML Sitemap Module.
      Warning: Use beta modules at your own risk.
    • Site Map Module - a plain text sitemap.
      Warning: Use beta modules at your own risk.
    • Login to Google Webmaster Tools
    • Authenticate your site with Google (page 26)
    • Submit your XML Sitemap to Google
    • Login to Yahoo Site Explorer Account
    • Authenticate your site with Yahoo
    • Submit your XML Sitemap to Yahoo
    • Login to Bing
    • Authenticate your site with Bing
    • Submit your XML Sitemap to Bing
    • If appropriate, submit your company to Google Local Business Center
  8. Social Media
    Using Social news sites, blogs, etc? Consider these:

  9. Protect your site from Spam
    If your site will get heavy use from visitors creating accounts, commenting and/or creating content then consider these. NOTE: Most sites just need Mollom. The other modules are here in case Mollom does not work for you for some reason.

    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Sign up for Mollom's free service and get Mollom code
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Mollom Module
    • Captcha Module.
      Warning: Use alpha modules at your own risk.
    • Antispam Module
  10. Geographic

    • Use the Meta Tags module to add geo meta tags to your site.
  11. Optional (but helpful)

  12. Performance

    • Turn on Drupal's built in caching.
    • Boost Module.
      Warning: Use DEV modules at your own risk.
  13. Extras

    • Link to Volacci to thank them for this awesome module.
      A small link will appear at the very bottom of your website. You can disable it at any time by un-checking this box. We really appreciate it!
    • Send us feedback on the Drupal 6 SEO Checklist module or just say Thanks! and we will link to you from our website. Send your feedback and link information.
      If you do not know why you should link with other websites, read the following article: Why links help SEO.
    • Listen to the Volacci Drupal SEO Podcast for more tips and tricks about Drupal SEO.
    • Include page number references from the Drupal 6 SEO Book by Ben Finklea.
      Purchase from Packt Publishing
    • Buy Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization by Ben Finklea from Amazon or Packt.

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