How To Start An Internet Business – Meta Tags and Keyword Density

Written by Halstatt Pires

Okay, you have a domain name, layout and content. Now we get to a step that will go a long way to determining howrepparttar site will rank. Yes, we are going to focus on two infamous topics, meta tags and keyword density.

Meta Tags

Meta tags are html code blocks that “tell” a search engine what is on a particular site page. Meta tags are not visible onrepparttar 144039 pages of your site, but search engine robots focus on them. Three different meta tags should appear on each page of your site.

The meta title essentially acts asrepparttar 144040 title ofrepparttar 144041 page. When you do a search on Google,repparttar 144042 meta title isrepparttar 144043 first underlined text in each listing. The content ofrepparttar 144044 meta title should includerepparttar 144045 keywords you want to push withrepparttar 144046 most important being listed first. Each word should be included no more than 2 times andrepparttar 144047 total word count should not exceed 13 words.

The meta description tag allows for an expansion ofrepparttar 144048 meta title. Use short sentences to emphasizerepparttar 144049 who, what, why and where of your business. Make absolute sure that every keyword in your title also appears in your description.

One ofrepparttar 144050 aggravating things about search engines is how they use meta descriptions. Most pick only certain sections of your description. When your link appears inrepparttar 144051 search results,repparttar 144052 description may make little if any sense. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about it.

Historically, meta keywords were a very important factor inrepparttar 144053 ranking process. How times have changed. Google doesn’t even look at them, while MSN and Yahoo give them marginal value. You should still use them, if for no other reason then forcing you to focus on your keyword phrases when creating content.

Keyword density simply refers to how often keywords appear in a page as a percentage ofrepparttar 144054 total text. A few years back, it was common practice to cram and hide keywords all over a page. You probably remember seeing pages with thousands of keywords listed atrepparttar 144055 very bottom. This no longer works and is considered spamming by search engines.

Selling on eBay - Have you found the magic formula yet?

Written by Mark Kenny

Selling on eBay can be very profitable and a great way to make some cash while clearing your house of unwanted items atrepparttar same time. It's quite simple, just describe and photograph your items and seven to ten days later you'll get a payment though paypal or by cheque posted to you.

With so many items available, how do you ensure that your item sells above similar items. Despite many ebooks, self acclaimed experts and guides onrepparttar 143955 subject, there simply is no magic formula to absolutely guarantee you sell successfully. Even professional power sellers sometimes have a maximum of just 60% of auctions finish successfully. However you can increaserepparttar 143956 odds of your auction finishing successfully by using your knowledge of how buyers search.

The title of your item isrepparttar 143957 most important part of your item description. The reasoning behind this is because a standard eBay search will only search item titles. A massive 70% of buyers use eBays search box to findrepparttar 143958 items. Keywords entered intorepparttar 143959 search box are not compared withrepparttar 143960 item description or sub-title.

So ideally you need to research into your item before listing it, or at least before deciding onrepparttar 143961 title of your item. To assist you with there are two services I recommend. The first of these is called Keyword-Pro which is a comprehensive list of top 50 keywords in every eBay category. Updated weekly,repparttar 143962 service can give you a wide range of keywords to insert into your title to give it a higher chance of being found in searches.

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