From: Joe Crescenzi
, Founder - Staten Island, NY
Okay... Smarty Pants
Yes. They are pretty search engine friendly, but I never think about search engines when I build sites, or create blog posts. If I did, I'd go nuts.
Even for non-blog content, it's never worth my time to go out of my way to insure what I'm writing will have any bearing on what search engines think of whatever I've built.
I want to stress that while I'm saying people shouldn't obsess over making their sites search engine friendly, they also shouldn't go out of their way to make them unfriendly to search engines, by making the content inaccessible to things like crawling.
For example, if you have a site with 10,000 pages about the history of Pez Dispensers, but you require visitors to enter something in a search box to see it, a search engine won't know that you've got ANY pages about Pez Dispensers, so none of them will be indexed.
To me, that site isn't not only isn't search engine optimized, but it's also not Real People Optimized... because they will never know you've got 10,000 pages about Pez Dispensers either.
So, in the interest of Real People Optimization, you would want to make some sort of navigation so people can browse your Pez Dispenser pages, broken down by category. That's what I call Real People Optimization. As I've said, any site optimized for real people is automatically optimized for search engines. The key is to focus on real people first, and completely ignore the search engines.
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