DASH WORLD update #1: A New Website

GreyGhost

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Since AndyDark has taken initiative the website developments seems to be finally moving in the right direction. I made myself available to everyone involved but they were kind enough not to request too much of my time and experience so far. At this point I want to stress the following:

“SEO does produce results indeed and good SEO work can make the difference between a successful website and a mediocre one, but whenever possible, a web site should be designed to be Search Engine friendly as a fundamental concern. For maximum efficiency in Search Engine Optimization efforts, business managers, developers and marketers should work together, from a web site’s inception and technical and visual design and moving throughout its development lifetime. When a preexisting web site is designed in a way that poses problems for search engines, search engine optimization can become a much larger task,” is still a relevant quote from my ancient SEO book, SEO Facts and Fiction: Optimize your Website and Reap the Rewards.

All I can say at this point is to reiterate:

-- As an SEO expert in our community I am always available to help;
-- If Dash represents “Digital Cash” its IA (Information Architecture) has to keep this in mind i.e. its Man Nav Menu must have “digital cash” term in it so the structure goes
https://www.dash.org/
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/articleorpage2
the same stays for Instant Transactions / Investment / Privacy etc., so:
https://www.dash.org/instantx/ or
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/articleorpage2 etc.
https://www.dash.org/investment/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/privacy/
https://www.dash.org/privacy/articleorpage1

etc..

One can not really "optimize" for Digital Cash if it is not a prominent feature in the site's IA.

My SEO Audit of the dash.org @ http://document.li/W9gZ on pages #6 to #8 (INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IA) / URL STRUCTURE) discusses this issue in more detail.
 

Solarminer

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These are some great ideas from GreyGhost. AndyDark let's incorporate as much from GreyGhost as we can. This is really critical with Dash as there are other similar websites like the detergent that force a search with other key words to get to us.

Maybe add dash.org/dash-wallet so we can finally get listed before that scam site when searching dash wallet. Maybe even dash.org/dash-crypto other common search terms.
 

AndyDark

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Since AndyDark has taken initiative the website developments seems to be finally moving in the right direction. I made myself available to everyone involved but they were kind enough not to request too much of my time and experience so far. At this point I want to stress the following:

“SEO does produce results indeed and good SEO work can make the difference between a successful website and a mediocre one, but whenever possible, a web site should be designed to be Search Engine friendly as a fundamental concern. For maximum efficiency in Search Engine Optimization efforts, business managers, developers and marketers should work together, from a web site’s inception and technical and visual design and moving throughout its development lifetime. When a preexisting web site is designed in a way that poses problems for search engines, search engine optimization can become a much larger task,” is still a relevant quote from my ancient SEO book, SEO Facts and Fiction: Optimize your Website and Reap the Rewards.

All I can say at this point is to reiterate:

-- As an SEO expert in our community I am always available to help;
-- If Dash represents “Digital Cash” its IA (Information Architecture) has to keep this in mind i.e. its Man Nav Menu must have “digital cash” term in it so the structure goes
https://www.dash.org/
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/digital-cash/articleorpage2
the same stays for Instant Transactions / Investment / Privacy etc., so:
https://www.dash.org/instantx/ or
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/instant-transactions/articleorpage2 etc.
https://www.dash.org/investment/articleorpage1
https://www.dash.org/privacy/
https://www.dash.org/privacy/articleorpage1

etc..

One can not really "optimize" for Digital Cash if it is not a prominent feature in the site's IA.

My SEO Audit of the dash.org @ http://document.li/W9gZ on pages #6 to #8 (INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IA) / URL STRUCTURE) discusses this issue in more detail.

Hey GreyGhost that's fine with me, you should decide the URL structure as we build it. My layouts are just static so all in the same folder. I just had a few days downtime but tomorrow will push another update on the website with some minor changes.