Saturday, September 17, 2011

SEO friendly Content tips

Below are the points and tips to create SEO friendly content.

  1. Keyword prominence: Make sure to put the most important keywords into a carefully crafted paragraph at the beginning of your HTML page. Prominence is how close to the start of the area that the keyword appears. In general, a keyword that appears closer to the top of the page or area will be more relevant.
  2. Keyword Density: If the page contains less than 500 words, keeping 1%-3% of those words is better. If the page contains more than 500 words, keep 3%-5% of the overall content.
  3. Try to provide a minimum word count of 250 and a maximum of 750 words on each page.
  4. Use CSS instead of <font> tags.
  5. Get rid of the java script in the code and put it in an external file.
  6. Avoid image buttons, Javascript links and keep it as pure text links.
  7. Use heading tags. (<h1>, <h2>....., <h6>)

    Most search engines dictates the <h1>, <h2>, <H3> tags and if you are using these, the text in between this tags must be more important.

    eg: <h1>Shree Gokul Infotech</h1>

    By default Heading tags are not prettiest in terms of formatting, but you can override the default look by using CSS. See the exammple of stylesheet below:

    <style type="text/css">


    H1 {color: #000099; font-family: Arial,Verdana; font-size: 16px}



    Note that placing more than 75 characters in these tags are not a good idea!!

  8. Repeat the page <TITLE> in a heading at the top of the page if possible.
  9. Keyword proximity: It refers to the closeness between two or more keywords. Always try to group words together that might be searched on as a single phrase by a user.

    (eg: Use "home loans" instead of "home mortgage loans" assuming that a user searching only for the phrase "home loans".)
  10. Place some important keywords in Bold or Italic.
  11. Use 'Alt' tag to describe the image.

    ALT tag defines the text to display for a image if the user has graphics turned off, or if they put the cursor over it in Internet Explorer. Some search engines including google will look for keywords in the ALT tags.

    eg: <IMG SRC=”image.jpg” ALT=”Blue Widgets, Red Widgets,and GreenWidgets”</a>

  12. Insert comments tag in your page, it is hidden and not visible to the user. A couple of search engines will read this text, so you may wish to include keywords in these tags.


    eg: <!-- Blue Widgets, Red Widgets, and Green Widgets -->

  13. Make sure the code of home page is not bigger than 32K
  14. Try to keep font size to a minimum of size 11px or 12px (2 or 3 in DreamWeaver)
  15. Try to avoid using nested loops in <table> structure.
  16. Use W3C technologies and guidelines.
  17. Try to target two or three main keywords for a website.
  18. Avoid listing the same word multiple times in a row.
  19. Update your body text at regular intervals.

    (Many of the major search engines prefer to give importance to websites, which updated its contents at regular intervals.)
Copy this article from Shree Gokul infotech blog


though, that the way you present your content is secondary to the content itself. You have to start with authoritative content and then work from there.

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