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Randy asked 1 year ago
If I’m using Frontpage to build my websites, will that have a negative effect on my SEO efforts?

What about Website Tonight, the template driven tool that GoDaddy offers?

Curious about opinions…

7 Answers
Professor answered 1 year ago
Frontpage will not effect you negatively. Pre made templates can if you dont significantly modify them.

Dominique answered 1 year ago
Not to contradict the Professor because he is definitely more versed in this than me, but someone told me front page was a bit heavy.

Professor answered 1 year ago
“Heavy” has nothing to do with SEO. My rankings bear this out.

Geeks are fond of throwing rocks at Front Page due to heavy code, but it has nothing to do with SEO placement and there are thousands of websites successfully ranked that prove this.

Classics answered 1 year ago
The newest version of Front Page is not heavy at all, and even has an “optimize html” option that can clean up old pages nicely.

It’s not the most important thing but code bloat can hurt a page’s ranking. Bots read code, not page text. Your code is where keyword density is judged, so don’t have all kinds of meaningless bloat in there for bots to have to wade through.

Again, Front Page 2003 is fine, even great, for building clean/lean pages.

Randy answered 1 year ago
Thanks for the info guys.

I was having buyer’s remorse about my Frontpage purchase, but I feel a lot better about it now.

I’m planning a relaunch of a couple of my websites pretty soon.

tryme1 answered 1 year ago

What about Website Tonight, the template driven tool that GoDaddy offers?

Not directly related to their template tool, but GoDaddy hosted sites did have problems with Google, as Google mistakenly presumed that a site with GoDaddy nameservers was just a placeholder. I have no idea whether this issue was fixed, though.

Randy answered 1 year ago
I guess it was fixed, because I have had sites in the top ten for obscure search terms in the past.

Of course, these days….well, I’m trying to learn SEO, let’s put it that way.