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    • 20 posts
    March 25, 2012 10:34 PM EDT

    Writing content for web users has its challenges. Chief among them is the ease with which your content is read and understood by your visitors (i.e. its readability).

    When your content is highly readable, your audience is able to quickly digest the information you share with them — a worthy goal to have for your website, whether you run a blog, an e-store or your company’s domain.

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    • 39 posts
    December 23, 2011 8:22 AM EST

    Great post! Other things that are important are good images and proper placement of ads. Ads should be in clear view but not getting in the way of your content. Photos should be well-edited before you post them. 

     

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    • 344 posts
    December 5, 2011 7:38 PM EST

    1. Speed up your website.
    When your site doesn't immediately grab visitors' attention and inspire them to take action, you're wasting leads who could have become long-term customers.

    One culprit for visitors quickly leaving your site may be a slow-to-load home page, and one of the biggest contributors to a slow-loading website is large, high-resolution images. Large animated Flash files can also weigh down a site's loading time.

    To fix this issue, consider putting fewer images on your home page and no Flash at all. You can also ask your web designer or developer to optimize your current images by compressing them and lowering the resolution.
    One easy way to test the speed of your website is to view it on a slow Internet connection. Don't have access to a slow connection? Search online for "website speed test" for free tools to test the speed of your site.

    Another issue to consider is whether your web host is slowing you down. Before you pay for a host, research reputable companies known for fast, high-quality connections.

    2. Bold keywords.
    Search engines want to provide relevant results on websites with high-quality content. That makes it critical for you to provide the most relevant, high-quality information your target market will be searching for. One way to quickly connect visitors to that great information is to bold the most important keywords.

    For example, if someone finds your site by searching "cycling in Perth," make sure your website has the keywords "cycling" and "Perth" in bold type. I'm not suggesting that you continually bold all your website keywords. Just bold one or two keywords close to the top of your web page.

    3. Tag your graphics.
    Another way to attract more traffic is to optimize your graphics so they become more visible to the search engines. Many entrepreneurs don't realize how much they can benefit from being listed in the Google Images database.

    So how do people find you when they search for images? It's easy. When building your website, make sure your web designer includes the correct coding to hook your images with relevant keywords. Name your image files with relevant, descriptive words and include a title tag and an alt tag in your image code. These tags allow you to include more information and keywords related to your image. By including these elements, search engines will be able to understand the content of your images and it will make your site more accessible to visitors with visual disabilities.

    Make sure you don't keyword-stuff that code, though. Search engines will know you're trying to cheat the system, and you'll run the risk of becoming banned from their listings. Just describe the images in natural language without repeating words.

    4. Update your website dates.
    When your website has the current date, it's basically telling visitors that this website is up to date. It's fresh and current. Search engines know this and take it into consideration. After all, search engines want to provide the best possible results.

    If you visit a website and scroll to the bottom and see "Copyright 2005," you might think that was the last time the site was updated. Outdated information makes the site look neglected and unprofessional.

    5. Comply with online quality standards.
    In a nutshell, W3C compliance is an online standard, or set of rules, that, when followed, ensures your website adheres to a strict quality standard. (W3C is short for the World Wide Web Consortium, the main international standards organization for the Web.) When you create your site according to these standards, it tells the world you care about quality and taking good care of your site

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    • 39 posts
    December 30, 2012 11:54 PM EST

    First of all thank you for you work, you done a some great job and your post really very useful for me, I really appreciate to read this whole post.

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    • 21 posts
    March 22, 2012 11:38 PM EDT

    If you want to improve the website visitor then try to do forum posting, blog comment, social bookmarking, directory submission and article submission. These will create a good quality of backlink. These backlink increases the website visitor and helpful to get rank over search engine website.

     

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    • 9 posts
    January 19, 2012 3:12 AM EST

    Every SEO says - Content is king and yes i am also agree this point but if use h1 to h6 tag, bold or italic tag in content , you can improve your rank in search engine .

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    • 34 posts
    March 4, 2012 4:21 PM EST
    • 86 posts
    January 3, 2012 6:57 AM EST

    I would also say that the front page should be a blog.  This is great for SEO and it gives people content from the get go. This increases their stay-time.

     

     

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    • 42 posts
    December 23, 2011 9:47 PM EST

    Image tagging is good techniques to get traffic as it can visible at good position on image search especially for the business and products where product image have an important role in the website.

    For better performance developer and designer have to confirm for error free coding implementation.

     

    • 42 posts
    January 3, 2012 9:12 PM EST

    In this competitional era, it is necessary to optimize and improve website performance fro different view of marketing and performance in terms of search engine consideration. Above are the best tips that every web designer and developer should include in his checklist.

     

    • 18 posts
    January 16, 2012 8:32 PM EST
    1. Add a link to your site in the signature of any forums posts.
    2. Tell your friends about your site. It's free advertising.
    3. Spell check your style. Nothing appears more amateur than a site with typos or spelling mistakes.
    4. Test your site and make sure it appears correctly in all major browsers.
    5. Buy enough hosting. No one likes a slow site.
    6. Don't worry about Page Rank.
    7. Offer something for free. Free is good. People tell their friends about free stuff.
    8. Tell your neighbors, you never know what contacts they might have.
    9. Offer your users as many ways as possible to contact you. MSN, Skype, Yahoo etc all complement email, phone and a real address.

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    • 17 posts
    January 21, 2012 4:08 AM EST

    It’s pretty well known that web users have very short attention spans and that we don’t read articles thoroughly and in their entirety. A study investigating the changes in our reading habits behaviors in the digital age concluded that we tend to skim webpages to find the information we want.

    We search for keywords, read in a non-linear fashion (i.e. we skip around a webpage instead of reading it from top to bottom) and have lowered attention spans.

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