All in all, I think this is a very promissing module for XOOPS and should be developed to the fullest extent. I commend you on your work and hope you will continue forth with the development pace you have kept thus far.
I do have a few comment on the overall functionality of the module that I hope you will take into consideration.
* At present, it seems there is no additional weight given to keywords that are wrapped in the following HTML tags
Words wrapped in such tags should be given a higher weight as they are seen by SEs as pointers as to the content of your site and are integral in effective SEO.
* The default keyword count for each page is a bit excessive. Keyword and Description tags should contain fewer than 256 characters each. Most search engines will only consider data within these character ranges when indexing a web page.
* There should be a default blacklist included that eliminates the most common dictionary words that are likely to be tossed out by SEs or have such high SE results that it would not be benificial for the site owner to list such terms.
A good example are words like "however", "release", "document", etc. These words are so commonplace, that including them could actually do more harm than good.
Also, the lack of 2 and 3 word phrases does not help as well. More often than not, sites rank based on short phrases more often than single words.NOTE:
For anyone that thinks META tags are no longer important, take a look at the top 5 SEs and you'll be in for a rude awakening. META tags are still very much important. Google doesn't weigh them as heavily, but does still consider them.
Again, I would like to applaud you for your efforts and thank you for your dedication. I'm eagerly looking forward to future releases of this module.
If I change the module's settings from default, I get a WSOD on my site that can only be corrected by turning on PHP Debug. Once PHP Debug is turned off, the WSOD returns. I suspect the problem is on my end as I have a customized install of XOOPS with many hacks, but it might be worth noting.
Published: 2006/7/13 22:16 • Updated: 2006/7/13 22:16