Beginners - Getting Listed In Search Engines

Written by Jean Sutherland

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Onrepparttar reverse side, ALT TAG stuffing, which is usingrepparttar 128262 tags in an image to hide keywords will rarely help a site's position. If you can insert a key phrase intorepparttar 128263 image description then by all means do so. Remember that Alt tags do usually count towards your overall keyword density so it's better to have relevant keyword alt tags rather than something like "image01.gif".

6. Linking - with more search engines coming online every day, search engines are looking for ways to serve quality links to visitors. This is where linking to other sites and having them link to you becomes important to both you andrepparttar 128264 search engine. People who assume thatrepparttar 128265 more inbound links to them will help them, are very wrong. This may have been true at one time but not today. Search engines need to give quality results. One way they have of rating your site is byrepparttar 128266 quality of inbound links to your site. Therefore sites that are closely related to your site and that link to you will help boost your popularity in search engines. With Google this is a huge issue in how you rank with them. Having a hundred links from all sorts of site may result in hurting your ranking and you may be viewed as a link farm.

7. Spiders - A search engine is a database that has been put together by spiders. Spiders scourrepparttar 128267 Internet going through pages and recording information available on web pages. Spiders then giverepparttar 128268 information torepparttar 128269 database andrepparttar 128270 database feedsrepparttar 128271 results. Theoretically,repparttar 128272 web site should show up inrepparttar 128273 search resultsrepparttar 128274 next timerepparttar 128275 engine updates. It is important that all links on your site be active. A dead link may prevent a spider from doing your entire site.

8. Robots Text file - Search engines will look in your root domain for a special file named "robots.txt" ( The file tellsrepparttar 128276 robot (spider) which files it may spider (download). This system is called, The Robots Exclusion Standard.

9. FLASH - This has to be one ofrepparttar 128277 top mistakes a web site owner can do to hurt their search engine rangkings. Good content will win over flash every time and getting visitors to your site is what you are trying to accomplish. The only thingrepparttar 128278 search engines will be able to see when visiting a site whererepparttar 128279 first page is all flash arerepparttar 128280 title tags and links. In most cases that will not be enough. Over and over it's content rich pages that will get yourepparttar 128281 rankings you need. You may have to decide between getting a high ranking or having a "pretty" entry page. Remember that you goal is customers and sales. It might be kewlrepparttar 128282 first time you visitrepparttar 128283 site but when you have to go there over and over again it becomes very annoying not to mention that people on dialup must cringe when faced with such a page. They often give up because ofrepparttar 128284 length of time it takes to load.

10. Don't expect results overnight. It takes time to get your ranking up there, even with paid inclusion. You may start out with a low ranking when you are first listed but as you continue to optimize your site and build "relevant" links you will start to see a gradual climb. As you wait for your rise torepparttar 128285 top, concentrate on building as many relevant links as possible. Beside increasing your ranking you will be surprised atrepparttar 128286 number of referrals that you will received from those linked pages.

Jean Sutherland has successfully run her own ezine for over 6 years and has a subscriber base of 35,000. Her ezine is geared to people doing business online and beside offering free software, it also provides traffic & marketing tips, informative business articles, free ebooks and computer tips for those trying to work online.

Search Engine Friendly Free Content

Written by Michael A. Domeck

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Go to your site and decide on what page and where on that page you wantrepparttar feed to be placed. If you are using justrepparttar 128261 link then writerepparttar 128262 “url” link information. Cut and paste, or upload,repparttar 128263 link to your site. Remember with this option your visitors will have to “click” onrepparttar 128264 link to seerepparttar 128265 information and it will be in a new window AND they have left your site temporarily.

I recommendrepparttar 128266 JavaScript code as it is more dynamic andrepparttar 128267 visitor can “read”repparttar 128268 news on your page without “clicking” anything OR leaving your site! If you want to userepparttar 128269 JavaScript simply cut and pasterepparttar 128270 code torepparttar 128271 area on your page where you want it to appear and save it. If you are using Front Page, or DreamWeaver, to write your own pages, then you should already know how to insert new code into your pages.

This feed is changed every 12 hours, sometimes more often. The great part is your visitors do not need any special “readers”, etc. to read this information. And, like I said it, is extremely relevant, and free content, for your site. The best of BOTH worlds!

You Deserve Success,

Michael Domeck www.The-Best-Light-Houses.Com www.NetBizOps.Com

As a comunications and data consultant Mr. Domeck has helped many clients over the past 10 years build websites. Getting good Search Engine rankings has been his specialty. By testing, literally hundreds of methods, he has developed several methods that even newbies can use to get good rankings for their websites.

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