How to Design a Search Engine Friendly Website

Written by Paras Shah


There are many websites that fail to target their required traffic, even if theyíve had some search engine optimization work done. One ofrepparttar main causes for this is simply becauserepparttar 148224 website isnít search engine friendly.

This is a basic essential that needs to be incorporated intorepparttar 148225 design of all websites atrepparttar 148226 outset Ė think of it asrepparttar 148227 foundation to establishing your search engine optimization strategy. We followrepparttar 148228 guidelines mentioned below for all our websites which are now highly ranked on Google and other search engines. For ex:

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This article aims to highlightrepparttar 148229 areas a web designer should think about and incorporate into their design for search engine effectiveness:

1. Search Engine Friendly Pages

It is important that when you design your website you not only bear in mind what your website requirements are, but also whatrepparttar 148230 requirements are for search engines. Best way to approach this is to remember that search engines donít really care about how nice or complicated your graphics or flash movies are, or how snazzy your JavaScript is. Instead search engines look atrepparttar 148231 code behind your page. Therefore if you want to impress a search engine, then your code needs to be nice and easy to read. Now from this I donít mean adding Ďcommentí tags and breakingrepparttar 148232 lines of code up with spaces, but to ensure thatrepparttar 148233 elementsrepparttar 148234 search engine is interested in, i.e. Title tag, Description tag, Keyword tag (these days only some search engines really userepparttar 148235 keyword tag), Alt tag, are readable nearrepparttar 148236 beginning ofrepparttar 148237 code. Search Engines donít like wadding through lines and lines of JavaScript to get torepparttar 148238 core areas that can help you pageís ranking. Therefore careful planning and positioning of your page elements is required.

TIPS:

If youíre using table for laying out your page then make them simple and not too complex. Avoid using frames. If you need JavaScript for navigation purposes, then use smaller scripts to call uprepparttar 148239 bulk ofrepparttar 148240 JavaScript from a different file. Think twice on how to use graphics Ė make them relevant to your content and userepparttar 148241 Alt tag for all images. Positionrepparttar 148242 main content ofrepparttar 148243 page beforerepparttar 148244 images, or at least withrepparttar 148245 images nested betweenrepparttar 148246 texts.

2. Keywords

Having good keywords is one ofrepparttar 148247 most important areas to consider when designing a website/webpage.

One ofrepparttar 148248 best tools for this is SEO Tools - http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools, which allows you to identify good competitive keywords for your pages.

In generalrepparttar 148249 range of keywords associated to your pages can be very extensive therefore for good concentration and prominence of keywords it is advisable to carefully selectrepparttar 148250 top 10-15 keywords. You can always exportrepparttar 148251 results to Excel and try out other competitive keywords ifrepparttar 148252 ones you selected initially do not produce any noticeable benefits.

Easy Web Design Tips

Written by Sid John


Pick an easy layout; easy to design and easy to maintain. I have wasted many hours trying to design a site that was easily three steps above my skill level. This was a complete waste of time and I promised myself that I wonít makerepparttar same mistake again. If you are a beginner, find a good web hosting company, get your domain name, pick a decent template and get started. Youíre not a designer so donít spend all of your time on web design.

White Space is very powerful Use lots of white space to guiderepparttar 148110 readerís eye and prevent them from getting sensory overload. Too many colors, too many ads, or simply too many words on your page are not good.

Subheadings Have lots of subheadings because it breaks uprepparttar 148111 text and allowsrepparttar 148112 reader to scan your site and pick outrepparttar 148113 information that is relevant to their reads. When you are creating your site remember that people donít read online, they scan. You should always make it easy for visitors to find what they need on your web page in 3o seconds or less.

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