Last post Nov 28, 2005 04:35 PM by thaumaturge
Nov 28, 2005 04:35 PM|thaumaturge|LINK
Following are a few things that I have found useful in optimizing my dnn websites. I have also including issues that are unresolved, and possible solutions to resolve them. Any further input you may have is encouraged including issues
not mentioned, or additional comments on the issues addressed.
1. PAGE NAMES - Put key words in the page names.
Possible additional help re DNN:
/tabid/55/Default.aspx , simply put is no good.
Do href exchangers effect load time, or current pages with page rank.
Will my pages loose their page rank by applying a href exchanger?
Possible choice for href exchanger:
2. LINKS PAGE - manually trade links with other relevant websites
Possible additional features:
Useful link manager for dnn. Something that will monitor when a link has been added, or removed.
Have not found a link manager software that directly works with dnn.
Prefer module that can be downloaded as a part of the website. I have seen this software on other sites, but have not seen it available in dnn.
however I have not seen one yet.
Considering linksmanager.com as an alternative to a downloadable application in dnn.
3. LOAD TIME
I personally feel this is a very important issue with DNN. So, every little bit can help!
a. Cache - Set caching to High, after majority of building is done.
How and where? Login as host, host settings, advanced, other, Performance setting: Heavy caching
Note: clear cache after changes have been made.
b. Pictures - Minimize the size of your picture on the page.
Note: This may slighty reduce quality; however, I have found pages with to many pictures, or a single pic with with an extremely large file size will not pick up a page rank.
picture edit software: photoshop
How and where do I test my picture size?
c. Compress CSS - Eliminate blank white spaces.
How and where? http://flumpcakes.co.uk/css/optimiser
How and where can I test my html, load time, spell check links?
4. NAVIGATION BAR
If you create your own navigation bar, or side links to pages; putting them in a table will help them to pick up page rank.
5. H1 TAGS
Be sure to include an H1 tag with main keyword on your pages.
6. FREE SEO TOOLS
Keywords, ranked pages, and link analysis.
7. BASIC SKINS AND MODULE ADVICE
Skins - Less is best. Keep coding simple and clean.
Basis DNN Module Settings - For basis dnn modules, do not allow print and syndicate.
How and where? Module settings, Allow Print? Un-check Allow Syndicate? Un-check
8. DNN AND YAHOO.COM SEARCH OPTIMIZATION
Issue - optimization of individual pages (Not Homepage)
Specifically - Sometimes a page will appear normally ( the same as it does in google.com), and other times it will show a default login screen. It shows the correct tabid, but sends the user to the login page.
example in yahoo search:
15k - Cached -
More from this site - Save -
Proper Url should be:
Solution - ?
Possibly add a robots txt file in root directory to not scan register login page?
Please comment with information that you have found useful, tools that are benificial for you, or other things you may have picked up with your DNN site.