How to Get the Ranking you Always Wanted!

Written by Matt Colyer

Is your web site well ranked (Inrepparttar top ten search results) inrepparttar 140979 results? If not, you need to read this and getrepparttar 140980 ranking you always dreamed of getting with your web site! I will show you how to get your web site a top ten ranking inrepparttar 140981 search engines with these few easy-to-do steps.

Site Design - The web site's structure will decide howrepparttar 140982 spiders read your web site andrepparttar 140983 speed of them indexingrepparttar 140984 web pages. There should be more text content then HTML content. You should avoid programs such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver. Such programs will add coding that isn't necessary and also they may add coding errors. The pages should validate and be usable in all of todays leading browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, etc.). Also look at your web site in a text browser, this will give you good idea of whatrepparttar 140985 spiders see and if it can work with a text browser, it can work with just about any other browser.

Stay away from using Java, Flash, Java script, scripting such as that can traprepparttar 140986 spiders, which will result in them not to index your content. Go external with scripting languages if you need them that bad, use something such as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Your web site should respond almost instantly to requests. If you get into 3 to 4 seconds delay until it loads, you need to cut down onrepparttar 140987 images and overall web page size. Keeprepparttar 140988 web page under 20k if at all possible, but keep it at least at 5k. Don't use frames, neitherrepparttar 140989 visitors norrepparttar 140990 search engines like it and shouldn't be used for any reason.

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The SEO Rip-Off

Written by Joe Balestrino

I have decide to write this article as a result of numerous emails. It seems more and more people are falling victim to bad SEO. The main complaint is that they are paying entirely too much for little or no results. Additionally, many fall prey to bad SEO practices. If you plan to hire an SEO pro inrepparttar future, I suggest you use this article as a set of guidelines.

Before going with any SEO firm or individual, dorepparttar 140584 following:

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C) Consider and confirm their methods? How will they optimize your site to reach your keywords? Do they use organic methods? Some individuals or companies use doorway pages, hide text inrepparttar 140586 background, utilize re-directs and other blacklisted methods. Stay away from these.

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