Search Engine Optimization for Everyone

Written by Sherry Holub

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6. Open Directory Project. The ODP is one ofrepparttar main sourcesrepparttar 136053 the Googlebot uses to find new websites. This is a human-maintained directory - meaning that when you submit your URL, an actual person reviews your submission to decide ifrepparttar 136054 site is appropriate, etc. It may take some time to get your site indexed byrepparttar 136055 ODP, but once it is, you should not have to keep sending your links.

7. Blog. Having a Blog on your website is a great way to attract visitors to your site with fresh content. Andrepparttar 136056 search engines love content rich blog pages. There are free services out there such as,, and many more that allow you to sign up for a free blog. Of courserepparttar 136057 best way to blog to haverepparttar 136058 blog "software" actually installed on your site. This is something your web designer/programmer could do for you. I highly recommend sBlog ( as a free php based Blog script (you will need php and a MySQL database installed with your web hosting service to run this).

8. Submit to Google and Yahoo. These two arerepparttar 136059 top dogs inrepparttar 136060 search engine world and both still accept FREE submissions. For Yahoo, you must go throughrepparttar 136061 categories until you findrepparttar 136062 most appropriate one for your website. For Google, you can go torepparttar 136063 following URL to submit your site:

9. Print advertising. Many companies forget that print advertising is still a very valid way to get visitors to your website. Although this can get costly, even having your URL printed on your business cards, letterheads and envelopes is considered print advertising.

10. Berepparttar 136064 best you can be. It sounds simple, but a lot of people get so wrapped up in SEO that they neglectrepparttar 136065 quality of their website. Remember that your website reflects your business and should offer a professional, high quality appearance and useful content. No matter what your business is, your visitors will be more inclined to stick around or make a purchase if your site is easy to navigation, has useful information, and looks professional.

I also highly recommend visiting Site Pro News ( and signing up for their free newsletter. They haverepparttar 136066 most up to date info on SEO.

I hope you found this helpful. Sherry Holub

Sherry is the manager and chief designer at Southern California design studio, JV Media Design (

Among the Graphic Software Programs, I Go for...

Written by Mart Gil Abareta

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Third, we also have Macromedia Fireworks. Macromedia’s design software is very much similar to Photoshop in terms of its features and accessibility. However, Photoshop has more effects and plug-ins than Fireworks – this isrepparttar difference between these two programs. If you’ll choose Fireworks inrepparttar 136040 creation of your design projects, I believe you will also do well in your works of art. Take note that its developer is Macromedia, a company that has been inrepparttar 136041 lead for several years now because of its reliable and efficient software products.

There are still lots of design software applications available inrepparttar 136042 market today. These include 3D Max, Studio MX, Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Publisher, Macromedia MX, and Macromedia Flash. With all these,repparttar 136043 decision is yours to make. It will be better if you try all of them first before choosingrepparttar 136044 design software that perfectly suits you. Go, start and enjoy working now!

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