1. 08 August 2012

    How to make your website Search Engine friendly

    Once you have created a website, the next step is getting it noticed by search engines. A website, as soon as it’s created may not get indexed by major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. There is also no set time for search engines to initially index your site. The time taken may vary based upon various factors such as;

    * Richness of the content

    * Use popular keywords

    * Site structure and etc...

    Even if a website fits into this criteria in some cases, it may take longer as there is no set time frame for this.

    However webr users have been given more control over their websites, than just creating and publishing it. ‘Meta Data & Analytics’ feature on the ‘Advanced Settings’ menu will give you the opportunity to enhance your sites visibility to search engines

    Advanced Settings -> Meta Data & Analytics -> Meta Title

    The Meta Title is the HTML code that specifies the title of a certain web page. It appears at the top left corner of your browser when you visit a web page.
    The Meta Title is used by directories, web resources and other webmasters and site owners when they link to your page. If you have a concise and catchy Meta Title that really sums up your site's topic, your site will more readily be reviewed and favored by these sources.
    When you create a website using webr, automatically your websites Meta Title will be created in the following format “Name of your site cheap replica watches followed by the page name”. However you can choose to enter a title here that best describes your site, for ex: your site’s name could be your name, but the site could be about your passion for photography, as a result you could enter ‘Photography’ as you Meta Title which best describes what your site is about.

    Advanced Settings -> Meta Data & Analytics -> Meta description

    Meta Descriptions, which are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages, are commonly used by search engines on search result pages to display preview snippets for a given page.

    Here you could give a brief description about your site including as many related keywords as you can. Although you are supposed to use keywords, this should not be just a collection of keywords. It should be a sensible paragraph with keywords, using just keywords will result in your site being blacklisted on search engines.

    Advanced Settings -> Meta Data & Analytics -> Meta Keywords

    When it comes to adding Meta Keywords, start by going through the content of your website and make a list of the most important terms used on the site. Then read through the list and pick the 10 or 15 terms that most accurately describe the content.

    Meta Keywords are not a major factor when it comes to getting your site ranked by search engines. For ex: Google doesn’t look for Meta Keywords when they are ranking a site, but many other major search engines still do. However you should not completely ignore Meta Keywords.

    Meta Keywords should be entered in the following format;

    “Keyword” “Comma” “Space” “The next Keyword”

    Using Markdown add titles to your links

    Instead of just adding links to your site, using markdown to add titles to those links, which describes the link will help you get your site better ranked by search engines

    This could be done using HTML as follows; example

    Now the same could be achieved by using Markdown on the webr app. Markdown code as follows; [example](http://url.com/ "Title")

    These are a few methods that will help you get your site a better ranking on search engines.
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