In addition to inbound links, social media and hundreds of other factors, Design also plays a large roll in your website’s overall search engine optimization. When I say design, I mean the overall look of the site and how the content itself was created. With the use of CSS and software like Adobe Flash, the website the human viewer sees may be much different than what the search engine sees. Let’s look at a few important aspects of design as they relate to your overall SEO.
When we’re looking for answers, most of us turn to the web. We figure someone else must have had this same problem and they should have posted an answer somewhere. Well, they probably did. Many of these answers we seek can be found on chat forums. These forums allow users to create an account and post or answer problems related to a specific subject matter. The traditional chat forum had its roots back in the early days of the internet. The web as changed and many feel that places like Facebook, Quora and many Q&A sites have replaced the need for some forums. I still feel you can find some valuable information on them. Many of the niche specific forums have big followings and can really be a source for knowledgeable answers. With that said, forums also contain a lot of spam and misinformation as well. Be careful and fully research any advice found on chat forums before you use it.
If you’ve done a search using Google lately and I’m sure you have. You probably didn’t notice, but you may have only seen 7 results on the first page. Opposed to the normal 10 you usually get depending on your search query.
So why this change? Not sure, could be so they have room to add results from their other search services like Places, Images and News. Could be just to make the first page appear cleaner. That was my first thought until I did some experiments and got some rather unusual results.
Google+ is new and we don’t know a lot about how Google plans to use data from their social platform as it pertains to search rank. Many have their theories, and one can guess that Google+ will have something to do with search rank, since search is Google’s core product.
There is a lot of buzz in the SEO world about directory links and if they are good or bad as part of your SEO link building campaigns. I’m noticing some conflicting opinions on this subject. Well, here is my 2 cents…
The number one question business owners ask is, “How do I get my website found on search engines for popular key work phrases?” Well, there are hundreds of factors that go into how Google and other search engines rank their search results.
One of these factors is usually referred to as backlinking. A very important known search engine ranking factor are external links from other websites back to your site. Having inbound links to your website from other high ranking and authoritative websites is key to showing up in organic search results. Links act as votes for your website. Search engines use your sites link profile or “votes” to judge whether your website is a viable resource. With that said, you can also see how this could also hurt your site. Over spammy links and an abundance of links coming from websites that are known for spam or other deceptive practices can harm your SEO. In this post I want to share some advice and tips that I have learned on proper link acquisition and how to avoid spammy links.