الخميس، 31 يناير، 2013

Search Engine Optimization In This Era

By Joyce Loto


No matter what kind of website you run, it's important to make sure it's optimized for search engines. Without search engine optimization, your site may struggle to find an audience. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of tips that will help you get your site ready for search engines and increase your search engine traffic.

Do not use trademarked terms and product names in your meta tags unless you have an arrangement to do so with the owners of the trademark. Trademark owners are fiercely protective of their valuable property online. They will not appreciate it if you use their terms to drive up your website's search index ranking.

If you want your web pages to be found by searchers, it's important to make sure your HTML pages have keywords in the the name. If, for example, you are running an art school and you offer classes for kids, think about what terms parents will use when signing up their kids. Use words like "kids-art-classes.html" rather than something like "childrens-art-instruction.html" to make your page more visible to people who are actually doing the searching.

Even if you do not sell anything directly from your website, you should still pay attention to your ranking in search results. Do not assume that all the people who visit your website look for it deliberately. With a popular website, you could attract media coverage or find new suppliers and employees.

A search engine should be thought of as a machine. Just like a machine there are many different things one can do to optimize the performance one receives out of it. By knowing the most one possibly can about their machine or search engine they can proceed to optimize its performance.

Be sure that you write your META description that is unique to each page with targeted keywords. Be careful not to stuff the keywords into the description. It should be a very well written summary of each page written for the site visitor and not for the robot looking for the site.

Do not use Flash on a website that you want to search engine optimize. Flash can take a long time to load and can not currently be read by search engine spiders, therefore any text included in a Flash file will not be indexed. To search engine optimize a website, your content needs to be visible and crawlable by search engines.

Choose a good URL. A good URL should include keywords related to your business. Do not include numbers or acronyms: people will not look for these things. If your business if a brand name, use that name in your main URL but make sure you include keywords in the path to certain pages.

Optimize your site using breadcrumb navigation. Breadcrumb navigation means including a series of links that lead the viewer incrementally back to the homepage of your site. These make it easier for visitors to find their way around your site and increase the incidence of your target keywords, plus the search engine spiders can index your site more easily.




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