Got Web Host ‘Basic SEO’ Category
May 28th, 2009 by J.K.
The use of multiple nameservers is a very good way to maximize the SEO value of your hosting without having to resort to multiple hosting accounts or many different servers. A good SEO host like Got Web Host can help you get unlimited nameservers all on a single server. Coupled with unique class C IP’s, these nameservers can give you ease of use and high value for your SEO projects. Read the rest of this entry »
May 23rd, 2009 by J.K.
PageRank, or PR, is something that is often misunderstood about websites. A site’s PR does not mean that it ranks highly in the search engines. It also doesn’t mean that the site gets a ton of traffic. While a site with high PR may in fact both rank high and get a lot of traffic, PR is actually a value that Google assigns to indicate how Google views the overall quality and relevance of that site. It doesn’t expressly indicate where Google ranks it in the search engine results. You might say that PR is the overall health of your site. The higher the PR, the better liked your site is with Google. If you have a good PR, but the rankings for your desired keywords are not very good, you then can focus on better optimizing the site. A site with a good PR will often have an easier time climbing the search engine results than a site that is new and has little or no PR. Read the rest of this entry »
March 29th, 2009 by J.K.
Redirects can be done a couple of ways and can be helpful from both a navigation and SEO standpoint. From a navigation standpoint a redirect can automatically forward a visitor from an old or no longer available page to a new or still existing page. From an SEO standpoint using a 301 redirect will allow the search engines to follow the redirect of a moved page and carry with it all of the pagerank and search engine rank that the page had before you moved it. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2008 by J.K.
There are a lot of great SEO resources out there today and many of them are free. Here are some of the better sites you should give a look.
SEO Book – Written by Aaron Wall this is one of the best search engine books out there. It covers all the basics plus it gives some great information about business ideas and SEO as well as some great advanced techniques. Read the rest of this entry »
|Search Engine Spiders
October 28th, 2008 by J.K.
Also known as Webcrawlers or Web Robots a search engine spider is basically a program used by a search engine to scour the web, find sites, read and record the information that is on the pages of that site. A spider can read the text on a page, follow links, read meta tags and other code that is on the site and then send all of this information back to the search engine database which crunches it, indexes it and adds it to the search engine’s results. Read the rest of this entry »
|5 Common SEO Mistakes
October 26th, 2008 by J.K.
There are some SEO mistakes you will want to avoid when you are optimizing your site for search engines. Here are some of the more common mistakes people make.
1. No title tag. Many SEO’s consider the title tag to be the single most important thing you can optimize on your site. If you leave this blank or you have a title tag that is not properly optimized it can really hurt your rankings. Read the rest of this entry »
|Fine Tuning SEO
August 13th, 2008 by J.K.
Fine tuning SEO by keeping up to date with the search engine changes, bolding, ALT tags, and meta keyword tags. When it comes to optimizing your sites for search engines there is a seemingly endless list of things you can do. The search engines are constantly changing and modifying the way they rank sites so having a well rounded site with good overall SEO is one of the best ways you can go about getting a good ranking and making sure you keep it. Read the rest of this entry »
|Optimizing For Image Search
August 1st, 2008 by J.K.
More and more search engines are now offering image search options. These image searches can provide some nice extra traffic. Optimizing your site for image searches can be fast, easy and if done correctly, very effective.
The first key to optimizing your site for image searches is to determine the proper keywords and keyword phrases to describe your images, then placing those keywords in the image ALT tag. Read the rest of this entry »
|Duplicate Content Penalty
July 27th, 2008 by J.K.
When you are building a site that you want to optimize for good search engine rankings, one thing you will want to strive to avoid is duplicate content. Duplicate content is where more than one website has the exact same content on it. Anyone who has searched for something on the Internet has run across this. You type the term you want into the search engine and it brings back the top sites and half of them have the exact same stuff on it. Search engines like Google are trying hard to get rid of that type of problem so they have started to penalize sites that use duplicate content. Read the rest of this entry »
|Site Architecture for Search Engines
July 26th, 2008 by J.K.
How you build your sites can actually be a factor in how well they get ranked in search engines. If you have a large site with many pages or a site that is made up of many graphics or Flash, it can be difficult for search engines to spider and index all of your pages. This makes planning your site architecture for search engines important. Read the rest of this entry »
|Keywords in Body Text
July 25th, 2008 by J.K.
When search engines like Google and Yahoo index your site they use many different criteria in determining what keywords your site should rank well for. One of the more important criteria is the use of your keywords or keyword phrases in the body text of your web site. If you want to rank well for a certain phrase or word you need to have that phrase or word appear throughout the site. You don’t want to overdo it, but you need to be diligent about putting the keywords or keyword phrases where applicable in the body text of your site. Read the rest of this entry »
|Keywords in Heading Tags
July 24th, 2008 by J.K.
Using the various heading tags in your html can be a very helpful tool for organizing your site and it can also have some big effects on search engine ranking. The exact effect on search engine ranking seems to be a debatable topic but many experts agree that it is a very important tool and Thomas Bindl actually wrote that it is the “second most important on-page criteria.” Russ Jones adds that heading tags are, “In my opinion, the second most important HTML tag available.” Read the rest of this entry »
|The Description Meta Tag
July 23rd, 2008 by J.K.
The description meta tag on your website’s pages, while not nearly as important for actual search engine rankings as the Title Tag, can still dramatically improve the amount of people that actually click the link to your site that appears in the search engine rankings. When someone does a keyword search in many search engines and/or directories, they will see the title of your site then below that is the description of your site taken from the description tag you place on your site itself. This description is your opportunity to sell your site to the visitor. Read the rest of this entry »
|Keywords in Your Domain Name
July 22nd, 2008 by J.K.
Having your website’s keywords in its domain name can be a nice advantage for your site. If no other ranking reasons existed the fact that search engines like Google and Yahoo bold the keywords people searched for when they list the results should be reason enough to strongly consider this factor when getting a domain name. Read the rest of this entry »
|Keywords in the Title Tag
July 18th, 2008 by J.K.
If you only do one thing to your website to help optimize it for search engines, that one thing should be giving your site a descriptive, keyword rich title tag. The title tag is the title that displays in the upper left hand corner of the browser when the page loads. It acts as the website’s name and therefore should be accurate, descriptive and include the keywords you are optimizing your site for.