Friday, December 12, 2008

Design Tips for Web to be SEO Friendly

How you developed your website contributes greatly on its optimization with the search engines and the success of your website with its marketing.

I formulated a list or tips that would help the design of your website to be search engine optimization friendly.
  • SEO Friendly URLs. Make sure that the urls that you are using are Search Engine Optimization friendly. By this, I mean that it is better if your targeted keywords would actually be part of it. Avoid characters like "=" or "?", rather use "-" or "_" to separate words. Separating the words are not that important for search engines, yet is suggested so that human visitors of your site would easily understand the content through the clear representation of the url.
  • Using Semantic Tags. Using semantic tags would help on website development would help the search engines to understand which terms are being emphasized and is put into importance. Use this list to of sematic tags to help you on your web development and website optimization.
  • Use Text for Navigation. Avoid using flash for the main navigation. Search engine crawlers cannot read flash. If this is used, they will not be able to proceed to the next pages. Yes, the only negative thing about this is that you are sacrificing the attractive designs you are aiming at. This can be, however, fixed by putting a little portion of your webpage at the bottom a sitemap, in which all your main pages will be listed in pure HTML.Website Optimization
  • Optimizing Images. There are instances that you will be using images to replace the content of your website. The problem is that spiders and crawlers are blind, they are only able to read but they cannot see. Thus, the text placed on the images will be useless. To optimize the images, first, you must be sure that the file name of the image will contain your targeted keywords for displaying the image. Secondly, be sure to put description of what message the image is trying to convey. Place alt tags on your images. Optimize the keywords in it. Lastly, optimize the image size. I would be honest, I hate pages that takes so much time to load, so I think any of you. Make image sizes smaller. It researches has stated that people leave the website if it takes up to 12 seconds to load. Imagine how short it is for web development optimization and how long it is for the browsers.
  • Optimized Links. Build only quality links. Be sure to use important keywords for your anchor texts. Be sure only to link on important and theme related site. Optimize the link flow of your site by linking to your own site content. Spiders love these.
  • Keyword Research. Optimize your keywords. Not only use your targeted keywords, explore to related words. If you theme is ice cream, don't focus on ice cream all the time, use other words like chocolate, vanilla, sweet, tasty, etc. Also base your design concept of your theme. Do not make a site full of the color yellow if your theme is blue, the same as to not to use pink if your topic is soccer.
Always be sure to think about how you would react when developing and designing a website. Take constructive comments from other people especially those who know nothing about you.

Don't have any idea to build a website that is SEO friendly? Do not worry, there are many good virtual assistant outsourcing companies that offer webmaster services and well trained virtual assistants on a low price.

5 comments:

 IT solutions yorkshire  said...

Let me give you some tips

1.We should not use more "table"
tags.
2.Instead of "table" tag we can use "div" tag
3.We should reduce to use "&npsp;"

SEO company/Virtual assistants said...

Good Post!

This is very good post.
Keyword density is very important.The link building is very essential in this market.

Search Engine Marketing said...

great post!

This will definitely be a hit!.More VA's should reminded that maintaining a site and good PR is very hard .

Ruchi said...

Hey,
Excellent content - as you always provide and inspires me to come again and again. You are on my RSS reader now.

SEO Consultant said...

Nice work dude... It is helpful for me as well as others..