Safe, Free Search Engine PositioningWritten by Real-Estate-Net.com
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>> ALT TAGS Alt tags are descriptions of images on your site which appear while image is loading. Most search engines index alt tags so try to include some keywords in them. Just a few words should do, otherwise whole page will look amateur and badly put together until it is fully loaded. 1 pixel by 1 pixel images are great because they load up instantly and alt text is not seen by viewer.
>> LINKS The more sites that link to you, better ranking your site will have. It's as simple as that! Also, sites with their own domain name like .com or .net help even more! Try to get lots of sites to link to you on their main page. Most webmasters will be only glad to link to you, if you link to them in return.
>> BANNER ADS Try to keep banner ads near bottom of page if you can or else search engine might not even index your page, instead indexing URL banner points to. This has been known to happen with major search engines so keep it low!
>> FRAMES If there's one thing that will get you a search engine ranking worse than Frames-R-Us (Never heard of them? Thought so.) it's including frames in your site. Worse still, Internet Standards Authority have said that frames are no longer in set of Internet Standards! If you've just hired a professional website designer for $50 an hour and he's designed your site in frames, there's not much you can do but complain. If there's no way you're changing design, try adding a tag in HTML and putting some keywords there.
With all that information, you can't possibly go wrong! Now get to work improving your search engine position. When you're done submit to these engines and submit again every 2 months:
www.sillan.co.uk www.altavista.com www.infoseek.com www.lycos.com www.hotbot.com www.netbadger.com www.northernlight.com www.google.com www.jayde.com www.excite.com www.webcrawler.com
The Killer Secrets on Ranking HighWritten by Brian Su
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is still under construction, then do not submit it to Yahoo because they never accept websites are not ready for viewing; If you have submitted site to Yahoo, then wait patiently. It takes at least six weeks for Yahoo surfers to review your site. If your site is well designed and have quality contents, your site would eventually be listed in appropriate categories you have chosen. It might even take up to six months to get your site reviewed by a real person at Yahoo. Therefore, do not keep submitting your site to Yahoo. If you have no patience, Yahoo offers Business Express service which charges $199, they guarantee to review and respond within 7 days, however, there's no guarantee to list your website. Since Yahoo now receive thousands of site submission on a daily basis, it's said they only list sites that are professionally designed with good and useful contents. Websites using free website hosting services or simply with a bunch of website links are rarely getting listed now. If you are serious about your business, get a domain name and have your website designed by professionals. Yahoo is most popular search engine and directory; you don't want screw up with them. If you don't know how you website is doing, SmarTechLab.com offers free website status analysis at http://www.SmarTechLab.com. Before submitting your webiste to major search engines such as HotBot, AltaVista, Infoseek, WebCrawler, Excite, Snap and AOL Netfinder, you should double-check spelling of your Meta tags and site descriptions. Once you submit it wrong, it takes a lot time and efforts to have errors removed from search engines. I manually submit our clients' sites to major search engines. So do it right! AltaVista and Infoseek recently have toughened its rules on spamming. Remember, do not keep sending your site to them, keep your site keywords and descriptions strictly relate to your website content. As I mentioned that never use terms like "the best, only, number one." After an initial submission, review your site ranking in about two or three months and modify your site keywords again, and resubmit your site. In conclusion, you must take caution when you submit your site to search engines, never abuse and never spamm. Any violations may result permanent removal of your site from these major search engines.
Brian Su, President and Senior Consultant. SmarTech Laboratory, Inc. specializes in business website design and marketing. For more free resources and tools, please visit his B2B Resources Center at http://www.SmarTechLab.com.