Avoid creating menu on the left-hand side of a website.
If unavoidable, an alternative way is to put some text with
rich keywords at the top or above the left-hand menu so
that this text will be the first thing to be read by search
Headlines are rated more important than the rest of the
web page by search engines. To take advantage of this, you
should have your keywords in the page headline. Since the
header tag (h1) is quite large, you should format it to
make it smaller.
3. Every page should contain the “title” and
“description” tags with good keywords to describe
the page content. The number of words for the title should
not exceed 9 and that for the description should not be
more than 20 words in order to keep within the limits of
most search engines.
4. Try not to use Flash when possible. Flash cannot be read
by the search engines to date and will cause slow page loading
time and make people run away. If you really have a reason
to use flash, try to make it smaller (e.g. as a flash header)
and leave other area of your website for keyword-rich content.
5. Think twice on how to use graphics. Make them relevant
to your content and use an alt tag with relevant keywords
for search engines to read as they cannot read graphics
and also for your visitors so that they can have something
to read when waiting for the graphics to load.
6. Do not only use images to link out. You should always
use text links to link out to important content on your
web site. Spiders can follow image links, but like text
links more though.
7. Avoid using frames. Some search engines cannot spider
web pages with frames at all. For the other search engines
that can, they can have problems spidering it and sometimes
they too cannot index the web page.
8. Avoid using too complex tables when laying out your page
but to keep them simple for the spiders. There are some
engines which find it difficult to navigate through to the
other pages on your website if the navigation bar is too
9. Use external Cascading Style Sheets and Java Script files
to reduce page size and make the download time much faster.
It will allow the spider to index your web page faster and
can help your ranking.
10. Use standard HTML. Software FrontPage, Dreamweaver or
a WYSIWYG editor will often add unnecessary scripting codes
that will make the page larger than is needed and make it
harder to crawl. It will sometimes add codes that cannot
be read by search engines, causing the spider not to index
the page or even the whole website. If to use, you should
use those web page creator software wisely with a good understanding
of html so that you may manually avoid or even delete those
unnecessary scripting codes.
all of my 10 tips for designing SEO friendly websites. Enjoy
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