Search Engine Optimization Easy Secrets. Here's the scoop on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that not everybody knows (not even some web designers, because what I'm about to tell you is not about design or art).
As of 2010 to the best of my web design knowledge It takes Google about 2 months to find your new website and index it the way IT WANTS to. Google does things their way, and this is the pain for us web designers. That's why it is very hard to get on the top of search engines for any kind of searched. Your name of your company is VERY distinct and your NAME of our company will be indexed by google no problem, but if you have a flooring company and you write flooring and expect everyone to fiind your site on google, your in for a rude awakening, think about how many other flooring companies are out there...
One more thing before we start; I can not go into google's server and change it myself (some of my clients think I can :) so we're up to the mercy of google.
If your website is about "Selling Beach Balls in Daytona Florida", you should
write Beach Balls Daytona Florida 'Keywords' in the first sentences of your designed page. Search engines look for the first thing it sees on the page, so it's only common sense to put it at the beginning. BUT don't write it more than 12 times in the page, because the search engines will think you are trying to spam (cheat the system). Search engines can not read pictures like they do text, so if you have a logo with the word that you want found, you better find a creative way around that.
What else can I do to besearch engine friendly Webskinz guy:
The <TITLE> tag in your website's html (hyper text markup language) code is what the search engines look at FIRST! They don't read your URL address (www.yoursite.com) at all! So if your website is about "Selling flowers in Orlando Florida", you should write 'flowers Orlando Florida' in the title tag.
You may be scratching your head and saying, "Well Webskinz guy, what is a Title tag, and where can I find it?" Well most people that make website's with the help of an html editor (we sue Dreamweaver)
know that these editors will show you the 'design' view and the 'html code' view. Click on view at the top of your program and then click on code. At the top of the HTML page you will see this:
I haven't even gotten into how Flash isn't a searchable format for search engines, to understand more go here
So there is more to this website making than you thought, and we haven't even talked about "Meta Tags" that will help you tremendously with the ranking of your site as well. We could write a book on it. But if you're really serious about getting your site high up there on the first page of Google, MSN, or Yahoo
and we'll try our best to accommodate you.