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A top-ranked site that baffles me!
From ak on 25 Nov '00
Hey All,
I run a fan site for a guy named Yngwie Malmsteen. I'd like to think my tags and titles are pretty well optimised for good SE ranking, which I have on a few (top 10). In my experience nearly everyone searching for Yngwie sites will either search Yngwie, Malmsteen, or Yngwie Malmsteen.

The one site that comes up on top on most search engines contains no keywords, no text, just 2 graphics: a site logo and a "welcome" click to enter graphic.

Why is the site so well ranked? Here's the HTML, maybe you can tell me...

"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//SQ//DTD HTML 2.0 + all extensions//EN" "hmpro3.dtd">

<HTML>

<HEAD>
<TITLE>Yngwie Malmsteen Fan Club</TITLE>
</HEAD>

<BODY BGCOLOR="#000000" TEXT="#ffffff" VLINK="#ff5555" LINK="#5555ff"
ALINK="#000000">

<CENTER>

<P><BR>
<IMG SRC="images/malmsteens.jpg" ALT="Image by Ricardo Bello" WIDTH="400" HEIGHT="400" BORDER="0"></P>

<P></P> </CENTER>
<CENTER>

<P><A HREF="news/Contents.html"><IMG SRC="images/welcbpred.jpg" ALT="Click to Enter" WIDTH="367" HEIGHT="125" BORDER="0"></A></P>
</CENTER>

<P></P>
</BODY>
</HTML>"

And what is all that <!DOCTYPE stuff? Is it any conincidence that some of best ranked pages have this at the top?

Thanks!
ak






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