We all make mistakes – it happens. Nobody expects you to know every detail without stumbling upon some errors along the way. When it comes to SEO, there are a few common ones that we can help you be aware of and avoid.
If you are new to the SEO world, you’re in luck if you are reading this blog. We are going to share several tips that should be followed in order to get good traffic from major search engines. Now if you are really new to this world, it might be a good idea to go over SEO in general. SEO aka Search Engine Optimization, is method of making your web pages more search engine friendly.
Putting together a well-designed website is a somewhat easy job. That is not the issue here – it’s designing one that actually represents your business and speaks to your customers – that’s the trick. Well we’ve got a treat for you that will take away those fears. ConnectedView can show you the steps to take to make certain that you produce not only an effective SEO website, but makes sure that your target audience can find your website in their searches. By running the “Site Report Card”, you will be able to drill down on the exact issues you need to focus on – Images, Links, Keywords, Backlinks, and Sitemap.
You may have the most beautiful images on your website, but do you know if the search engines like them too? Search engines look to the attributes of the images in order to understand what they are there for. Having the right information on each image, will help the search engines to properly index your website, and, therefore, help you to rank higher in search results. Below are a few things to double-check in regards to your images:
Every website has links, but do you know if the ones on your pages are working correctly? Not only do you have to make sure that they bring your visitor to the right place, you need to make sure that they are correct from a technical point-of-view too. Search engines look at all kinds of things in order to rank your page in search results – making sure they like your links is an important aspect of optimizing your website. Below are a few things to double-check in regards to your links:
Your website looks great, but do you know if your pages are up to par from a search engine’s point of view? Search engines look for particular criteria as part of their process in determining where your website appears in search results. It’s important to make sure that each of your pages is technically optimized so that they perform as well as they look. Here are a few items for you to review on your pages:
You want to be found on the web. The Google Webmasters want to help you achieve that goal.
That’s why the team behind the search engine offers tools and advice so you can make the most of your web presence.
One of those tools is a series of videos (posted to YouTube, natch) in which Matt Cutts, Google’s head of webspam, answers questions from users. In a great video posted earlier this week, Matt compiled some of the most common SEO mistakes he sees.
Whether you maintain your own website or have someone else do it for you, check out the video and then make sure you’re not doing any of these things. Continue reading