Keywords and META tags can dramatically improve your search engine
ranking. It's important to learn keyword strategies and spend time writing
description and page titles. You will need them when submitting your
META tags are part of your HTML code. The Web visitor does not see
them. Some search engines and directories read the information in the
META tags of Web pages to index and cannot index your site without them.
Others search engines use the site title, description and keywords
you provide when registering a site.
The most important META tags for
search engine indexing are the title and description tags. Keyword tags are not as important anymore as they used to be and some search engines now ignore them completely. You still need to determine what your keywords are because you need to use the right keywords in your META tite and description and in your web content.
While some search engines use the information from the META tags, others
use the text in your Web pages, especially the first words and
sentences. That's why it's important
to place your most relevant keywords in your headline and the first
paragraph of each page. Avoid graphics or banner ads before your first
paragraph to maximize your keywords on top of your pages. Follow these
tips to write effective keywords, page titles, and site descriptions.
Discover the right keywords, and you'll see your traffic
skyrocket! If you target the wrong keywords, all your efforts will be
in vain. Here are some tips on determining your keywords.
Make a list of 5 to 20 keywords and phrases that are relevant
to your web site.Use phrases your prospects may enter into a search engine when
searching for your topic, product, or service. Web surfers often
enter phrases rather than words when searching for web sites. List the most important keywords and key phrases first.Include your name, business name and product names. For geographic targeting, include the city
and state you're conducting business in. Include common misspellings.Include the plural form of the word.
I recommended using this keyword tool to research your keywords: Wordtracker
The following are keywords and key phrases related to Web design:
web site design san diego, california, web page design, web designer,
webmaster, web site development, graphic design, web site designers,
webmaster, HTML coding, five star web design, leva duell.
The page title is very important for search engine placement. The title
of a Web page appears on top of the page in the title bar of the browser.
Web pages that use your search terms in the title will rank higher with
some search engines than pages that contain them in the text only. Follows
these tips to write your page titles.
Write a powerful headline for the title of your site. The title
you submit to search engines is often used to list you in their directory.Keep the length 20 words or fewer. Longer titles may be cut off
in the search engine listing.Create a title for every Web page.Include the most important keywords and phrases, including the ones
visitors use when searching for your topic.
Starting your page title with a letter toward the beginning of the
alphabet (A, B, C) may increase your chances of appearing near the
top of the listing in some search engines.
Samples of Titles
Five Star Web Design provides user-friendly Web design and free
tips to design and market your Web site, boost traffic, and increase
Five Star Web Design in San Diego, California, designs easy-to-navigate
Web sites to maximize sales. Effective Web design for small businesses
in San Diego.
The site description is used by most search engines to list the description
of your Web site. When providing your own description in the META description
tag, your listing may displayed in the search engine listing as you
provide it. If you don't provide a META description, the search engines
will generate their own description from the content your page.
these guidelines for better results.
Write descriptions of your Web site of various lengths (one to three
sentences). Submit the maximum allowable length to the search engines
to convey a persuasive message.Make your description informative and compelling to attract visitors
to your site. Provide a benefit or solve a problem.
Include your most important keywords and phrases.
Get your Web site noticed and increase online sales with an easy-to-read-and-navigate
Get your Web site noticed with effective Web design.
It's not enough to include your keywords in your META tags. Including them in your content is just as important. Include your
keywords in your
headlines, first paragraphs of your Web pages, last paragraph, and throughout your content. Here's a quote from one of Terry Dean's articles: "Optimization systems have come ... and systems have gone. Publishing good keyword rich content on your website has lasted the test of time. While spamming techniques constantly fall by the wayside. Good content will continue to be the primary way to generate free traffic from search engines."
Researching your keywords is the first and most important step to search engine positioning. It's worth spending time researching your keywords. Your prospects use keywords and key phrases to find you in the search engines. They give your web pages a chance to come up in the search results when your prospects type in words into a search engine that match the keywords in your META tags and web content. If you target the wrong keywords you'll be targeting the wrong audience.
If you are not experienced with
web design, a professional designer can help you turn your text and
graphics into an easy-to-read, easy-to navigate, professional-looking
web site. Professional designers know which layout and techniques are
most effective. Visit http://www.fivestarwebdesign.com or call Leva
Duell at 760-722-0290.
professionally-designed Web site can double your sales!
Five Star Web Design specializes in designing professional,
easy-to-read-and-navigate Web sites that build trust, and
generate leads, customers, and sales.
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