Search Engine Friendly Pages

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Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby Meeko28 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:13 am

Search Engine Friendly Pages


There is no point in building a website unless there are visitors coming in. A major source of traffic for most sites on the Internet is search engines like Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Altavista and so on. Hence, by designing a search engine friendly site, you will be able to rank easily in search engines and obtain more visitors.

Major search engines use programs called crawlers or robots to index websites to list on their search result pages. They follow links to a page, reads the content of the page and record it in their own database, pulling up the listing as people search for it.

If you want to make your site indexed easily, you should avoid using frames on your website. Frames will only confuse search engine robots and they might even abandon your site because of that. Moreover, frames make it difficult for users to bookmark a specific page on your site without using long, complicated scripts.

Do not present important information in Flash movies or in images. Search engine robots can only read text on your source code so if you present important words in Flash movies and images rather than textual form, your search engine ranking will be affected dramatically.

Use meta tags accordingly on each and every page of your site so that search engine robots know at first glance what that particular page is about and whether or not to index it. By using meta tags, you are making the search engine robot's job easier so they will crawl and index your site more frequently.

Stop using wrong HTML tags like <font> to style your page. Use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) instead because they are more effective and efficient. By using CSS, you can eliminate redundant HTML tags and make your pages much lighter and faster to load.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby vida_llevares » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:18 pm

I think it's also essential to bring emphasis on the length of the articles. A lot of content managers end up with very long articles.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby etc » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:08 pm

To have search engine friendly pages a site would also need a friendly urls which requires htaccess modification not just those articles. But then i believe interesting and hrlpful articles like tutorial are way to go that will let users participate to the site.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby BigBIgFan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Meeko, that article is on about 80 other websites in Google results. It's on so many sites in fact that I can't even tell which is the original site. You REALLY need to show attribution via link when you simply publish someone else's content and you need to avoid sounding like you actually wrote the content, nothing good comes of that.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby blindwarrior » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:16 pm

It's not just about being search engine friendly, you also have to be portable device friendly to. More and more people are browsing on their tablets and smartphones, if you don't take that into consideration and continue designing your sites like you used to, you are going to loose out on a large part of the market.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby tommymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:52 pm

BigBIgFan wrote:Meeko, that article is on about 80 other websites in Google results. It's on so many sites in fact that I can't even tell which is the original site. You REALLY need to show attribution via link when you simply publish


That has sort-of been Meeko's M.O. here. Pretty sure he/she is banned now, but the mods really do need to do something to handle what he/she has already posted. Either delete the article from the thread or find some means to attribute it to the original author.
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Re: Search Engine Friendly Pages

Postby Waynefire » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:31 pm

Does the content length still matter? I have had a couple of pages which rank really well with hardly any information, but others which do not do that well with a ton of information.
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