The search engines are constantly changing and this year is no different, Web2Works Website and Search Engine Optimisation company situated in Doncaster.
Here are some useful tips for 2011 which you should explore and work on to stay ahead of the SEO game.
- Local Search
Google has updated the local search with their Google Places business listing directory gaining more importance on local searches to find local businesses. Make sure you optimise your Google Local Listing by adding a comprehensive listing including videos and pictures and ensuring there are reviews of your business on third party sites like Reviewcentre.com and Qype.co.uk.
- Social Media SEO
Social Media has been confirmed as an important aspect of SEO. Network with the right crowd to get the best return from Social Media. However ensure that your business has a focused social media strategy which will work for your industry.
- Mobile SEO
As a larger number of people in the world acquire smart phones and as mobile broadband continues to grow, it is imperative that every reputable business should have a website designed specifically for use on mobile phones. A mobile website helps with visitor usability, which should lead to better conversion and help you stay one step ahead of your competitors.
- Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO)
Getting to the top of the search engine rankings is no longer enough – you need to analyse and test your website to make the most of your website. Find out whether or not you are making the most of your visitors and converting them to sales. Use Google Website Optimizer for A/B testing to test two different version of a landing page. This will be beneficial for established or new websites and supporting services like Clickheat can help with further optimising your website for usability.
Here are some other useful tips for SEO, majority of the tips can be updated and improved via a CMS
- Create Quality Content
This is the most important one; make sure you have good, original content that people will want to read.
- Create a Lot of Content
The more pages, the better. This can easily be achieved by creating your own pages with lots of content.
- Keep Content Fresh
Keep updating the site regularly.
- Remove Duplicates
Do not create pages with the same, or almost same, content. The CMS will ensure that no two pages have the same name or URL
- Versatile, Precise Wording
Alternate the wording for repeated phrases if you like to target them in web searches.
- Focus on Important Keywords
Imagine your audience and what keywords they might enter in a search, and use those words.
- Create Valid HTML
Each HTML version can be validate, obviously Web2Works only develops to the highest strict standards.
You can validate your website for free here:
W3C Validator http://validator.w3.org/
Link Checker http://validator.w3.org/checklink
- Create Structured HTML
Use headings and other phrase mark-up (h1, h2, em, strong). These are HTML code that wraps around each different sections of text, each element represents importance of the page, allowing search engines to easily find the correct content.
- Provide text-alternatives
When including images, especially those containing text, provide a text-alternative via the "alt"-attribute.
- Use Meaningful Meta-Data
Every page should have a unique title. You might also want to add meta-keywords and a meta-description. Although this was abused in the early days of the Internet and most modern Search Engines will ignore them completley. Although if you have the time I would recommend entering as much content as possible to the page. One day the Google of the future may change their ways to reading the meta data.
- Get a Reliable, Robust, Fast Server
Get your website on a proper server shared with a few websites not thousands with the cheap hosts.
- Create Meaningful File-names
Don't abbreviate file and folder names, but instead use the full keywords which are important for that page.
- Add Your URL to Search Engines
Use services like following:
Google's Add URL
- Communicate Your Site to Others
Write to other people who you think might be interested and tell them about your site (but do not rely on spamming newsgroups).
- Test Your Ranking and Fine-tune
Check how Google reacts now that you've done the changes.
Other website services:
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The search engines are constantly changing and this year is no different, Web2Works Website and Search Engine Optimisation company situated in Doncaster. Here are some useful tips for 2011 which you should explore and work on to stay ahead of the SEO game.
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