12 Tips To Increase Your Web Page Speed

Written by Rich Vicar

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8.Design in HTML. Java and Javascript allow you to do those pretty rollover things, however, they slowrepparttar download of your page, as well as potentially confuse some search engine spiders. Make use of non-Java links instead.

9. No more than 6 links per page. Why do some webmasters put up 20 zillion links per page? Often visitors are so confused they leave. Keep it simple and guiderepparttar 128150 visitor logically through your site with a minimal number of links per page. Again, fewer links requires less memory.

META TAGS 10. Limit meta tags to 5 or 6 keywords. Why do some webmasters insist on hundreds of keywords? Apart from slowingrepparttar 128151 download of your page, search engine spiders will see your site as being very diluted and meaning "nothing to no-one."

HOSTING 11. The server speed of your web site host will influencerepparttar 128152 speed of your web site's download. Avoid "Free" hosting. Nothing is truly "free." Free hosts tend to be oversubscribed and lackrepparttar 128153 resources to provide fast and reliable servers.

GOLDEN RULE 12. The golden rule of golden rules...make sure each page of your web site is no bigger than 30kb in size. If you can do this you will be well onrepparttar 128154 way to a fast web site and a fast web site is of course a professional web site.

For outstanding examples of just how good plain old HTML can look, see www.the5k.org The site is no more than 5kb


Rich Vicar has been providing search engine placement solutions since 1998. He is expert in submitting your web site in an ethical, efficient and effective manner.

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Rich Vicar has been providing search engine placement solutions since 1998. He is expert in submitting your web site in an ethical, efficient and effective manner. He is also a public speaker and writes on search engine placement.

Is A Yahoo Listing Still Worth It?

Written by Dan Thies

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How Can You Profit From The Changes At Yahoo?

The obvious answer is that you must take steps to improve your own position in Google's search results. Google's rankings are made up of many factors, butrepparttar dominant factor is "PageRank," which is based onrepparttar 128149 number and quality of incoming links from other websites.

Therefore,repparttar 128150 first step in improving your position onrepparttar 128151 Google search engine (and now Yahoo) is to improve your site's link popularity. This takes time, and trying to take shortcuts can get you into real trouble - Google doesn't like "link farms," or any program designed to artificially boost your link popularity.

Finding Quality Link Partners Through Google

Since only links from quality sites will count for much with Google, let's take a quick look at how you can find these sites. Start by targetingrepparttar 128152 sites that link to existing top-ranked sites. You can do a backward links search for any site by typing "link:http://www.domain.com" inrepparttar 128153 Google search engine.

An even faster method is to userepparttar 128154 Google toolbar (http:/ oolbar.google.com/), which requires Internet Explorer 5 or greater, running on Windows. Withrepparttar 128155 toolbar's advanced features enabled, you can conduct a "backward links" search fromrepparttar 128156 "Page Info" menu for any site you visit.

Since Google lists these results in descending order by "PageRank," you can quickly determinerepparttar 128157 best places to get links by doing backward links searches onrepparttar 128158 top 10-20 sites for your desired search terms, and seeking links fromrepparttar 128159 top 10-20 places that link to them.

Links Are Not Enough: Optimizing For Google

While "PageRank" isrepparttar 128160 dominant factor in Google's algorithm, it's notrepparttar 128161 only factor, and you still need to optimize your web pages. This can be a complicated topic, butrepparttar 128162 most important factors are: - Keywords inrepparttar 128163 title ofrepparttar 128164 page - Keywords in headings onrepparttar 128165 page (H1 or H2 tags), especiallyrepparttar 128166 first heading. - Keywords inrepparttar 128167 body text ofrepparttar 128168 page, particularlyrepparttar 128169 first paragraph.

Don't Complain, Act!

By some estimates, Google now controls 2/3rds ofrepparttar 128170 searches conducted onrepparttar 128171 Internet in a given day. Not only is Google.com extremely popular in its own right, but Google also controlsrepparttar 128172 search results on popular portals like AOL and Iwon.com - not to mention Yahoo.

A lot of website owners are complaining bitterly about this change. Allrepparttar 128173 more reason for you to take action now, while so many of your competitors are busy licking their wounds. With a little planning and effort, you could be in a dominant position on Google before they even get started.

I wish you success...

Dan Thies is the author of "Search Engine Optimization Fast Start," the ultimate beginner's guide to higher search engine rankings - available today at http://www.cannedbooks.com

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