10 basic SEO Tips

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Here are my top ten search engine optimisation tips, if you can apply them to your website, couple it with good link building, you are well on your way to excellent ranking in search engines.

1.Use Meta tags correctly; here is a basic skeleton of the minimum aspect of meta tags you should complete:


Title:
Description:
Keywords:
1a. Ensure you use the main keywords you are targeting in all three aspects of the Meta tags.

2. Right at the beginning of your page, as soon as possible use the keywords you are targeting again using tag, lets you are targeting the word "forums" try something like this:
Forums by Temi are the best damn forum on the net
3. The two sites I had a look at today, use image navigation, this is not bad BUT if your navigation is text based, its even better.
If you must use image-based navigation use Alt Attribute rather than alt tag, if you use images then adding the alt attribute is a waste of time (from an SEO point of view but not a usability one), unless the image is a link. If the image is a link then the alt attr text becomes the anchor text. (Thanks to OWG for correcting this).
use alt tags to optimise each navigation item.
4. Use the keywords you are targeting "Naturally" in your text, do NOT over use it.
5. Try and valid you HTML tags and eliminate any errors
6. Have a site map, list all the pages on your site on the site map and have a direct link to the site map from the homepage.
7. Have a link to all your important pages and sub folders from the navigation menu.
8. Have a robots.txt file in on your site and edit it correctly.
9. Crate a favicon for your site (FF expects a favicon, if you do not have a favicon you will see error lot to that effect when FF users access your website.
10. Test your website for accessibility (there is an EU law that makes basic accessibility part of website this day, in addition to complying with that law, there are basic SEO brownie points to be gain from using alt tag etc correctly.
 

DevonWebsites

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If you must use image-based navigation use Alt Attribute rather than alt tag, if you use images then adding the alt attribute is a waste of time (from an SEO point of view but not a usability one), unless the image is a link. If the image is a link then the alt attr text becomes the anchor text. (Thanks to OWG for correcting this).



Image SEO can drive a lot of traffic to your websites too.

If I were targeting the phrase "keyword1 keyword2" I would do this.

Create an image with the file name of keyword1-keyword2.jpg
Have alt text on the image starting with keyword1 & keyword2 and repeating each keyword at least once more.

Create a web page called keyword1-keyword2.html and link the keyword1-keyword2.jpg image to this page. That should rank fairly high up in the google image search for the keyword phrase.
 
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subhamoy

Good Suggestion

Thanks for good Suggestion and Tips for SEO.

With thanks

Subham
 

bhushna

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Thanks for the tips. They were really helpful for a webmaster like me who thinks everything can be done in a shortcut manner.

Thanks

Bhushan.
 

Mr Happy

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There's a LAW that your website has to be accessible? Is this for commercial sites only or does it include personal sites?
It's not really inforced but it's good pratice to have your website accessible. Their are lots of people who have poor sight, can't read or suffer from dyslexica etc that visit your sites. Lot's more than you'd imagine. Generally having an accessible site also help's bot's and spiders such as googlebot so it's good pratice.
 

babloodmax

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Hi Buddy!!!

Really your meta tag explain is very useful & 10 Seo tips too very nice to me get started initial seo tricks...

Thanks Foe Sharing... Byeee...
 
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