TAG, You're it! Using Keywords in Your Tags

Written by Janet L. Hall


TAG, You're it! Using Keywords in Your Tags By: Janet L. Hall

Did you know that in order to get your web page a top ranking in some ofrepparttar search engines that you MUST use your keywords in certain TAGS?

The basic language in which most web pages are written is HTML (HyperText Markup Language). In order to turn your regular text into HTML you must use TAGS. Most TAGS use a start (beginning) and end (closing) TAG.

To indicate a document is written in HTML you must startrepparttar 128045 document withrepparttar 128046 TAG: (this is placed atrepparttar 128047 very top of your document) and then to end your document you placerepparttar 128048 TAG: atrepparttar 128049 very bottom of your document.

TIP: All start TAG elements are surrounded or enclosed by angle brackets: < > and all end TAG elements are surrounded by angle brackets with a forward slash inside:

BIG TIP: NOT ALL TAGS needrepparttar 128050 ending TAG. (more on this later).

There are many TAGS you need to include in your HEAD TAG (which this article will be addressing), and in your web page, in which you should include your keywords. This can help (but doesn’t guarantee) better ratings with some search engines.

Search engines generally consider anything nearrepparttar 128051 top of your document or withinrepparttar 128052 HEAD TAG with more relevance, so it's important to includerepparttar 128053 proper TAGS and your keywords within those TAGS.

NOTE: META TAGS are HTML TAGS that will giverepparttar 128054 search engines information about your web page and should be included inrepparttar 128055 HEAD TAG also. They DO NOT have a start and end TAG but are enclosed with angle brackets.

So afterrepparttar 128056 tag, place your start HEAD TAG:

TAGS you MUST catch:

(Please note that I am presenting MY keywords in lower case, and TAGS in upper case in examples)

1. disorganized? organizing help, clutter tips, organizing tools

These arerepparttar 128057 TAGS you use forrepparttar 128058 title of your page. The title tag is very important so please don't use Home Page for your title. Some web page software will generate home page or new page for your title, YOU MUST CHANGE THIS.

Onrepparttar 128059 Internet, your title appears inrepparttar 128060 blur bar acrossrepparttar 128061 top ofrepparttar 128062 monitor screen.

Make sure you use your keywords in your title to help ensure a * higher * score with some ofrepparttar 128063 search engines. Many search engines will display your title and your description inrepparttar 128064 search results when people are searching for you.

According to a report I received from WordSpot.com, * The #1 biggest mistake that web page designers make is leaving out keywords fromrepparttar 128065 area of a web page. *<p>masterpromotion.com suggests, *The optimum length for a title is between six and eight words. Do not repeat keywords more than once. * Another article I read suggests a title length of 60 characters.<p>2.Your next important TAG is your description TAG:<p><META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT=" disorganized? need help getting organized? Organizing solutions to simplify your life. got clutter? get rid of clutter. live<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128066"> life you've been dreaming of, clutter free, get an overhall"><p>This TAG can be thought of as a mini ad for your web site. You should also place your keywords here. The suggested length for your description is between 10 and 25 words or 150 characters.<p>3.Next is your keyword TAG in which you need to enter YOUR relevant keywords YOU have selected for that page.<p><META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT=" organizing, organising, clutter, overhall, overhaul, organized, get organized, organizing tools, stuff, disorganized, clutter in your life, stay organized, professional organizers"> <br><br></font></td><!-- google_ad_section_end --><!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) --><td align="top" width="10%"></td><td align="top" width="45%"><h2>Part 2-Using Keywords in the Body</h2><font size="2">Written by Janet L. Hall</font><br><br><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-5766870852072819"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_channel ="9238851329"; google_color_border = "CFB9A1"; google_color_bg = "CFB9A1"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_url = "431B02"; google_color_text = "431B02"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script> <br> <font size="2">Part 2-Using Keywords in<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar "> Body: Put Them Here, Put Them There, Put Them Everywhere! By: Janet L. Hall <p>PLEASE NOTE: All HTML code in this article is placed inside ( ). I've done this because some people receive their email as HTML and they might have problems receiving or viewing without<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128044"> ( ). You WILL NOT put YOUR code in ( ).<p>Image TAGS are a great place to “plug” in some of your keywords but be careful not to use too many images on your pages. Why? Too many images can slow<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128045"> loading process of your page to appear. Your visitors don’t want to wait, and WON’T, if you have packed too many images onto a page. They will move onto your competitors, getting what they came looking for, information, and NOT images.<p>I use FrontPage to create my pages on my web site; however, FrontPage DOESN’T automatically include all<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128046"> information you should have in your Image TAGS that will aid in a quicker loading time. Nor does it place YOUR keywords in your Image TAGS. You have to take<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128047"> extra steps to insert them.<p>Let’s look at what a basic Image TAG looks like behind<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128048"> scenes in HTML:<p>(<IMG SRC=”whatyounamedtheimagewhenyousavedit.imagetype”>)<p>NOTE: .imagetype is<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128049"> format, such as .jpg, .gif, or .tif that <IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128050"> image was saved as. These are<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128051"> abbreviations for compression formats for graphics that help make<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128052"> small file size. .jpg is good to use for photos or graphics without text, and a .gif is wonderful to use for a tape or book cover that has text, such as<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128053"> title, that you want your visitors to be able to read.<p>Your images are placed in a folder or directory in FrontPage, usually called Images; although I renamed mine PICS. You should also name your folder or directory on your web host<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128054"> SAME. This consistent naming of folders will help save a lot of time and hassles.<p>So now I have another element in my code. It looks like this:<p>(<IMG SRC=”pics/whatyounamedtheimagewhenyousavedit.imaget ype”>)<p>Continuing From Last Time: 5. Naming your Images: Search engines could care less what you name your images, they can't read them. 6. BUT they can read an ALT TAG, a place where you can insert a description for that image or your keywords. This will also allow visitors that have images turned off, to read what<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128055"> image is that they can’t see when<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128056"> page is loading. Go to http://www.overhall.com/contactus.htm and place your mouse pointer over<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128057"> image of me. A small yellow box will appear with text. 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