Saturday, December 03, 2005

MSN Optimization - A very simple way to be get good position in MSN search

MSN search engine is still not stiff as Google search engine. It still believes in I observed that MSN gives good importance to Meta keywords and Titles. You should have such keywords in your titles and Meta keywords and Meta description for which you would like to listed in search enngines.


Yahoo Optimization - Getting into Yahoo search engine in 24 hours

I did not believe this when I heard about it. But giving it a try proved to be worth. I created a website about Maria Sharapova Wallpapers, tennis celebrity. I never expected Yahoo and MSN to notice this website for next couple of months and how could I expect it. There was no other promotion or search engine listing I did for this website.I just created RSS feed for my website and submitted this feed to Yahoo. Yahoo search engine notices the submission of RSS feed very quickly (sometimes within 24 hours) if you follow these steps and this way I was on the first pages of Yahoo (and MSN also).
- You need to have the RSS feed for your website. If its a blog, then its very easy to find the RSS feed. It would be your http://aboos.blogspot.com/atom.xml . It might be different for different type of blogs.- Now Log in to My Yahoo. You shall see "Add Content" tab at the bottom.- Click on the "Add Content" tab and you shall see a input box for "Find content".- Next to this "Find Content", there would be "Add RSS feed" link. Click on this link.- Add the URL (For ex: http://mortgages-loans.blogspot.com/atom.xml in there. and finally click on the "Add to Content" button.- Now you can see your blog content in your My Yahoo homepage.
It has been my observation that Yahoo takes notice of the My Yahoo content very quickly. Try it out on your own and let me know how it works for you.


Monday, October 24, 2005

SEO FAQ interactive site

An interesting new SEO site was brought to my attention where questions
about SEO are answered by the users themselves (if they are so inclined).
The site describes itself as being created for the general webmaster as well
as for SEO companies to share information with each other as well as serve
as a reference place on the ever-changing science of SEO. If you are simply
interested in learning about SEO, you can read the questions and answers,
but if you want to contribute as well, you can answer any of the unanswered
questions. In addition, you can post a question that you would like to see
answered. Very interesting little project...check it out at www.seofaq.net.


Monday, August 29, 2005

Keyword Frequency/Density

Positioning your site in search engine results depends on the frequency a
word appears on the pages of your site. For example, if there are 200 words
on a page on your Web site and the word "boating" appears 5 times, search
engines will position your site higher than a site where the same word
appears only three times. As this example illustrates, it is best to not
include useless and frequently occurring keywords on your site. Your
keywords must be located within the text on the pages of your site and for
the benefit of your visitors and so you don't get penalized or even removed
from the search engine don't over do it.
All search engines will better position your site if the keywords appear in
the same order as the requested search, so it is a good idea to use your key
words in a way that it will match a typical search for what you
offer.Keyword Frequency - How many is enough Well this in my opinion is what
separates the good the bad and the ugly, because this step is critical and
most SEO's don't mess with it because it is very time consuming. But as I
said it is very critical that the right phrases at the right key word
frequency are present on your pages to get a top ranking on the major search
engines for your specific keywords. You see this frequency is a large part
of a search engine's algorithm to place your site on the search results
page.

Frequency - You hear a lot of people say around 3 to 10 times per 100 words
on your page. I personally prefer around 1 to 2 keyword or phrases with a 8
to 12 percentage of the total page. A great rule of thumb in creating your
page is to read the page out loud. If it "sounds" like you have forced too
many instances of the keyword phrase into the copy, chances are pretty good
that you did, and that you need to tone it down a notch. A great tool for
taking the work out of figuring keyword frequency is web position gold.
Another good tool is the keyword frequency analyzer website.

There are basically two main aspects of keyword optimization. First, you
want to select optimal keywords to target in your web pages. Second, you
want to include these keywords in an optimal manner to show the search
engines that your pages are relevant to the keywords.

Almost all major search engines gives weight to words located toward the top
of your page. So it is a good idea to place your keyword phrase at the top
of your page in a useful way and keep marketing in mind as you structure
this opening paragraph.


Sunday, August 28, 2005

Google Sitemap generators

Here're 3 utilities you can download to generate
sitemap for submission to Google.

http://enarion.net - Need to be installed on your server
http://www.vigos.com - Desktop appication, needs Microsoft .NET framework

They are free software, so grab it now. But I found this third one
effective.

First, you go to this website - http://www.blocklayer.com/googlesitemap/ and
you will find that all you need to do is put the URL of you website (the
main domain name) into the appropriate field and click “Create map”. It will
create a list of the pages in your website and will, helpfully, also list
any broken or inactive links (which you can go about fixing). You can change
the frequency that each page is crawled and rate it's importance. Obviously,
pages which change often, need to be crawled more often etc. When you’re
happy with your list of pages, you click on “XML Sitemap” and it creates a
coded XML Sitemap. XML is the code that’s used in RSS, which looks much like
HTML.


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