Posts tagged: Optimization

Importance of ALT Text for images

Is ALT Text Still Important in Search Engine Optimization? ALT text for images have been considered as an important element in search engine optimization for years. But this has changed as major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN don't consider ALT text for images in determining relevancy any more. According to some experts in SEO, web sites that use keyword dense ALT text for images might get lower rank in search result pages because those ALT texts are considered as SEO tricks by search engines. That is, using ALT text for search engine optimization can affect the rankings in ...

How to Write robots.txt

Rules Explanation User-agent: * Disallow: The asterisk (*) means this rule applies to "all robots". Because 'Disallow' is empty, everything is allowed. User-agent: * Disallow: /tmp/ Disallow: /lib/ All robots can visit every directory except 'tmp' and 'lib'. User-agent: BadRobot Disallow: / BadRobot is blocked for every directory. '/' means it's for all directories under the root directory. User-agent: BadRobot Disallow: / User-agent: * Disallow: /lib/ The blank line in between means a new command is followed. BadRobot is blocked for every directory and all other robots can visit every directory except 'lib'. - Don't miss ':' between indicator and value. - Use '*' for all user agents. - Use '/' for all directories.

Search Engine Robots and Spiders

What are search engine robots? Search engine robots, crawlers or spiders are automated agents that search engines run to index numerous Internet web pages. These search engine agents visit websites, navigate websites and read data of web pages by following links or leads from one website to another. The functionality of these robots or spiders are very limited. There won't be any kind of magic practice to make your website get a top rank in search engine result pages with these robots. All that search engines robots do is reading and making a copy of information of meta tags, ...

SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization Resources & Tools

Helpful web resources and tools that you can use for search engine optimization. - Forums Forums can be very beneficial not only because you can find answers for web development questions but also because it may bring your site more traffic. Don't forget to be helpful as well by posting relevant articles or leaving answers and comments. Here are some great webmaster forums. Digital Point Forums Very popular forum. Questions are generally answered promptly. The main categories this site covers are search engines, marketing, business, design & development, product and tools and so on. SitePoint Forums This site provides many forums where webmasters can ask ...

Search Engine Optimization Strategies

Search engine optimization is the process of increasing visitors to a website by ranking high in the various search engines. SEO can be very confusing and difficult yet it's crucial for your success. The most important thing that you should remember about SEO is that you won't achieve it overnight. It takes weeks or months depending on search engines. Here are the basic strategies that you should follow: Selecting the correct keywords or keyword phrases. Each page should have its own descriptive title tag, description tag and keywords. The title tag of each page should contain the best keyword or keyword phrase. Use ...