Designing For Search Engines

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Published on January 23, 2009

Author: e2solutions



Your website is your medium to reach your potential customers. But, search engines work for your website, to make you visible and to give you a global presence. Hence before designing your website, make sure you obey few rules that can keep you in the good books of the major search engines.

    Designing for Search Engines E2 Solutions  Address: Unit No. 28, Hartron Complex, Electronic City, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar Phase IV, Gurgaon‐ 122015, Haryana, India  Phone: 91‐124‐4383731,32,33,34  Fax: 91‐124‐4383735  Email:  Website:                   Copyright © January, 2009 by E2 Solutions  All rights reserved.   

    Designing for Search Engines  Your website is your medium to reach your potential customers. But, search engines work for your  website, to make you visible and to give you a global presence. Hence before designing your website,  make sure you obey few rules that can keep you in the good books of the major search engines.  • Make structure clear  Be very clear while plotting your web layout. Keep in mind you are not only designing this  website for your target audience but also for a variety of visitors who will get you through the  search engines. Be well organized so that the search engines can recognize where the  navigation, content and headings are. Use heading tags for headings and subheadings and as a  rule put navigation first. Be specific in coding. Use appropriate codes for programming.   • RealPlayer  RealPlayer is the widely used player. It can be used for both audio and video over the web. You  can find this in mobile devices, computers and other music players. It uses a buffer which can  play the music before it is being fully downloaded. Though RealPlayer has a good sound quality  but the videos are not that satisfactory. RealPlayer is omnipresent now; you can find it in every  mobile phone, and PCs.  • Keep keywords consistent  Don't underestimate search engines and neither try to be over smart while using keywords? If  you'll deliberately gorge your content with keywords then search engines are wise enough to  interpret this tactic. But do make sure you include all your relevant keywords in your content.  Concentrate on your content then your keywords will be automatically covered.   • HTML and JavaScript  Keep in mind, search engines can read HTML, but they don't read JavaScript. So, restrict yourself  from using JavaScript for inserting text. If you want to be identified by search engines then insert  all your text in HTML. You can have other parts in JavaScript except your content. This can make  your website more focused and organized.   • Use Meta tags  Be focused while using Meta tags. Though Meta tags are almost out of fashion and search  engines don't bother about Meta tags for ranking, but your visitors can get info about your site  through these Meta tags. Always write relevant Meta tags. Visitors will click only when they find  your site relevant and for that your site should have pertinent Meta tags.        

    • Avoid Splash Pages  Resist your temptation to have a splash page displaying full‐page version of your logo. Search  engines won't recognize splash pages. This might rank you lower than what you usually could  be. So, avoid using splash pages.   • Include Alt Tags  If key words are for your content then alt tag is for your images and graphics. Every time you use  a graphic, include alt text for it. Search engines recognize your alt tags for your graphics. Keep  changing your alt tag every time you change the graphics.   • Write good content  Remember content is the king, this is certainly true for websites to get a good ranking. If you  have relevant information and content then other websites will easily exchange their links with  your URL. Have a useful content so that it can be used in blogs and other forums. To get a good  ranking design a stand out content for your website.   Let us know if E2 Solutions can assist you either with building professional website(s) or helping you  successfully promote it online. Please use below details to get in touch with our team.    Contact Details:  USA Number: +1 3474688547    UK Number: +44 2088197431   India Number: Tel: +91 124 4383731   Email:  Web:   

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