Using "Title Tags" With Your Web Links & Images

Written by Martin Lemieux

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Like mentioned before, search engines are nothing more than robots going through your web site. They don't stop to look at your images, they only seerepparttar code.

Providing a title or Alt command for your image will allowrepparttar 128320 search engine to know whatrepparttar 128321 image is all about which will increase your web site's content relavantcy.

Here's an example of this....

Here's whatrepparttar 128322 code for that image looks like:

Here's An Example  Title

Tip #2 When Considering Image Links:

When using an image for a web link to another page, give your image a name that is meaningfull to your service or product.


1. I've linkedrepparttar 128323 image button to this page called "Using Title Tags" 2. I've namedrepparttar 128324 image button "using_title_tags.gif" 3. The title ofrepparttar 128325 image is: "Using Title Tags"

All of these steps will letrepparttar 128326 search engines know exactly whatrepparttar 128327 image is about! Yes, I agree all these steps seem like a lot of work but inrepparttar 128328 end, when your sales are up, you won't be thinking about how much work it took but how successful you have become.

Here'srepparttar 128329 code for that image...

Using Title Tags

Notice how all these steps have given 3 "Key Phrases" for search engines to look at to determinerepparttar 128330 meaning ofrepparttar 128331 image.

1. ( a href= ) - The web link command to another page 2. ( img src= ) - Where to findrepparttar 128332 image and what it's called 3. ( alt= ) - The title ofrepparttar 128333 image


One Last Web Site Optimization Tip:

One last tip I want to include is about your "Headings". It is said that repparttar 128334 size of your heading will also helprepparttar 128335 search engine determine your rankings by looking at your headings forrepparttar 128336 page content. Try to use repparttar 128337


command for your headings.


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Search the Web More Efficiently: Tips, Techniques and Strategies (Part I)

Written by Daniel Bazac

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Project) Some widely used web directories are: * Google™ Directory [ ] * Open Directory Project (ODP) [ ] * Yahoo! [ ] * Zeal [ ] * JoeAnt [ ] * Gimpsy [ ] Popular virtual libraries include: * Librarians' Index torepparttar Internet [ ] * Internet Public Library [ ] * The WWW Virtual Library [ ] * Internet Scout Project [ ] * BUBL Link [ ] The so-called invisible (deep) web is a collection of online information stored in live databases accessible onrepparttar 128319 Web but not indexed by traditional search engines. Examples of excellent invisible web databases are: * ProFusion [ ] * [ ] * Complete Planet [ ] * Resource Discovery Network [ ] * direct search (Gary Price) [ ] A meta search engine (also known as metacrawler or multithreaded engine) is a search tool that sends your query simultaneously to several search engines, web directories and sometimes torepparttar 128320 so-called invisible (deep) web. After collectingrepparttar 128321 results,repparttar 128322 meta search engine removesrepparttar 128323 duplicate links and - according to its algorithm - will combine and rankrepparttar 128324 results into a single merged list. Because most ofrepparttar 128325 meta search engines take onlyrepparttar 128326 top 10 or 20 from each search engine, you can expect excellent results, "la crème de la crème." But be aware that because some search engines and web directories do not support advanced searching techniques - such as quotation marks to enclose phrases or Boolean operators - no results from those search engines will appear inrepparttar 128327 meta search engines' results list when those techniques are used. Remember, meta search engines do not maintain their own databases and therefore cannot accept web site submissions. The best meta search engines are: * ez2Find [ ] * Vivisimo [ ] * InfoGrid [ ] * Infonetware [ ] * iBoogie [ ] A special kind of meta search engine isrepparttar 128328 search utility (also called desktop search programs or client-side search software). Unlikerepparttar 128329 web-based meta search engines listed above, search utilities are software programs that you download to your computer. The most popular are: * Copernic [ ] * Arrow Search [ ] * SearchRocket [ ] * WebFerret [ ] * ProtoSearch [ ] Meta search engines are excellent tools, but they do not eliminaterepparttar 128330 need for search engines. For more about meta search engines, see my article: The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends.

Please see Part II.

Daniel Bazac is the Search Engine Marketer for Web Design in New York [ ], a site design, search engine optimization and promotion company. He also maintains Bazac Weblog [ ] a blog about the search engines and search engine marketing news and articles. He can be reached at .

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