Just a tip. I've been in Part Time SEO mode for a few weeks now. The Google +1 button is new for 2011 and Google has finally admitted publicly that it does play a role in page ranking.
I read a post in our forums somewhere something like this...
For SEO purposes on my main page I go into my main page settings and on the Search Engine Optimization tab I set my "Canonical Url Override" to http://www.mojoportal.com/ (or whatever).
So. I did that to my new website home page. A few hours later I noticed that my Google +1 count had zero's! Yikes.
I removed my "Canonical Url Override" and all my Google +1's were back. MMMmmmm....
So... It makes sense. By making this change, I had told google that I had changed the name of my home page. But google had attached my +1's to home.aspx.
If I start a new site I'll add the "Canonical Url Override" on day one. However for what it's worth I'll continue on and keep my 7 (+1's).
Comments or insights anyone?
PS. Joe. Can we get a SEO section in these Forums? Id' much rather discuss SEO here with my friends than with the air heads on some of the SEO forums. My first post on one of the SEO forms a few weeks ago was a response to "What's the best CMS?" I replied mojoPortal was great etc... Some senior forum member just BLASTED me. It was NOT a nice "Welcome to the forum Rick."