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Best Practices for Improved Search Engine Ranking (Part 2 of 2)
On average, aim for at least 250 keywords per page on your site, but this depends on your site’s layout. Visual artists often provide more room for their visual art. At least 100 well-chosen words would do the trick here, but be sure that search engines are able to read your text, so it should be in HTML and not in any graphics file.
Always check your text’s file format. To do this, you simply need to hover your cursor and highlight a word or phrase. If you can highlight your text, the text is HTML. Otherwise, it is in JPEG or other graphic forms. You can always ask a webmaster to change your text to HTML Hypertext Markup Language helps to create structured documents on your page.
Now we go to meta tags. Don’t be intimidated by programming terms. Meta tags do not require you to code anything. They are simple codes that provide structured data about a web page. They are used to specify descriptions and keywords. Search engines use meta tags in ranking and indexing sites.
To find out if your page is set up with meta tags, you only need to click the “view” button on the menu bar and click “source.” This will open or pull up a window revealing the code that makes up the page. The meta tags often appear near the top of the window. A meta tag contains a meta name and the keywords it contains. If you are subscribed to a web host, you can always ask your webmaster or their tech support about putting metadata codes on your site.
Finally, we address the popularity of links. Compared to metadata, links help more to give an added boost to your search engine rankings. Search engines use what is called “link popularity” based on the quality of the sites you have linked from your own links page. A link to a popular website obviously helps better in drawing more potential followers.
If you look for “free link popularity check” in the search engine of your choice, it will yield the other sites that are connected to your site. There are also link popularity checker services that you can use to do this because many website owners want to know how popular their site has become. Popularity is one indicator of the progress of your efforts in building content and website management. Now if the sites linked to yours have low search engine rankings, you may consider enticing more popular sites to exchange links with you. Do a little research on your potential targets first. Your purpose here is to build quality links.
Search engine rankings are highly important for any professionals. For an Internet marketing campaign to be effective, it must maximize all the necessary tools that it can use for optimum results in search engine rankings. You can hire an SEO company to help you with this. If you plan to do it alone, be sure to learn a little more and that you have enough understanding and know-how to make your website rank higher. Again, it isn’t rocket science. What it will ask from you are commitment and dedication. These two factors are not hard to cultivate as long as you have decided and are determined to improve your search engine ranking to make your presence known.
Written by Readers’ Favorite Reviewer Vincent Dublado