If you’ve been gardening online for any length of time, you are probably going through the natural progression of going from being a garden-fascinator to one who has turned into a gardening-savvy web site owner. You are likely to have discovered the importance of creating a site, publishing it on the web, then waiting for traffic to come, but no visitors are coming. Then your site finally starts receiving a lot of visitor traffic, but at the cost of the home-grownups.
To at least get the ball rolling, you will immediately have to think about how you will create your sites to be SEO friendly, at the least. I won’t go into all of the various SEO techniques out there other than give you some useful tips and hints.
Here are 6 steps to making for yourself a search engine friendly site for the PR3 to PR6 range:
1) Develop a content strategy and type there. Plan on the particular keywords you’re looking to be ranked for, and then work these words into site content and article sites. Maintain the density (i.e. the count or the percentage) at which you find your keywords to be “searchable” in your site content. Let the Google spiders index it all.
2) Integrate keyword specific metatags. META tags tell the search engine spiders what your site is all about. Make sure you use your keywords wherever this is possible. Make each title yourself. When in doubt, don’t mark your metatag as “should be high on-page, blah blah”. This would end up in the supplemental search engine index and probably won’t help.
3) Apply keyword specific anchor links in your site, links that contain the targeted keyword or key-phrase. For example, to go back to the beginning of this article and re-read it, this was on a blog. A link that had the words “F protagonist” “f scheme” would automatically be considered a way for search engine spiders to find the new site. It’s important to note that since these links are placed on sites, like your own, the link will disappear if you stop paying for advertising. Still, keep the keyword in mind.
4) Keep your page layout simple and easy to use, as visitors will immediately want to return. Don’t make it complicated. Your site’s tail should be placed so to either the right or left of the page, preferably the right. Just about every page will get a copy of the site’s home page. Writing this article you’ll most likely get to the “About” section of the net site. So the link to this page from the home page will be from this page, from the of-course home page.
5) Make sure your site consists of a title that uses your primary keyword. So if your site owners homepage is about how to vote, and your page talks about garden drugs’ latest breakthrough in the area of growing tomatoes, well you must include some keywords in the title tag so it will be easy for search engine spiders to realize that the page is relevant. Also, make sure the keywords or phrases you intend to rank for in search engines will also be featured in your page title tags and meta descriptions. You can do this if you read the ‘secret’ in the names of the other links that make up your site. They will tell Search Engines more about your site and give you keyword specific information.
6) Widen your keyword-targeted placement in your site. Place as many keywords or phrases in the page titles, tags, and content of your site as you can. Even more than that. Give the Google spiders as much useful information about your site as you can. The more, the better.
The more than the basics of search engine optimization is building your site and getting enough targeted traffic to it. Keep that in mind as you build your site. SEO doesn’t have to equal brides can’t and won’t do. It’s not about the number of keywords. It’s about the quality of your site and the positioning of keywords. Now get ranking.
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