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Ten Website Design Rules For High Search Engine Rankings

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Author: Case Stevens

Ten Website Design Rules For High Search Engine Rankings
By Case Stevens (c) 2009


While millions of people run some sort of website, only a few -
it's estimated at only 1 to 2% - are really successful in
accomplishing what they want on the Net.

The main reason for this is the lack of well defined goals and
the necessary focus to achieve them. A great plan goes a long
way. Part of a good plan is web design.

Successful website design lets your visitors focus on the most
important part of your website: the content.

Whatever the content is, sales pages or valuable information,
great website design makes your visitors feel comfortable taking
notice of your content.

Because it's your content that has to do the job, whether
selling, generating leads, picking up subscribers or whatever it
is that you want your visitors to do. That is your MWR, your
Most Wanted Response!

Therefore, the first and most important factor of website
design is to get your content indexed and listed in the search
engines. No listings means no free traffic. You can still buy
it, but at what cost? Better to use search engine optimized
website design.

So, how do you do that? Below are 10 rules for successful
website design.

1. Use a search engine optimized template. Using a great
template makes your life easier because all your pages will
have the same lay-out which makes adding and updating websites
a breeze. Templates will save you tons of time maintaining your
websites.

2. Use Meta Tags. I know, the keyword meta tag isn't that
important any more. But the Title tag IS! In fact, it's the most
important meta tag and so many websites don't use it. Search
engines use the title tag to see what your page is all about and
list it in their result pages.

Also, they use your description tag as added information. It's
a great way to entice searchers to click on your webpage when
they find it.

3. Use CSS. With CSS, abreviation for Cascading Style Sheets,
you can control the style and layout of multiple web pages all
at once. In other words, your website layout and style design is
defined in one place and one place only. Change your css file
and your complete website will be updated.

4. Delete all the crap and focus on your content. Flash and
(java)scripts are funny, but very often they don't serve a
purpose. Instead, they fill up your visitors' computer memory
and make them run slow. Dump it. Using as little code as possible
is the best way to guarantee good search engine positioning.

5. Have simple and clear navigation. You have to provide a
simple and very straightforward navigation menu so that even a
young child will know how to use it. Stay away from complicated
Flash based menus or multi-tiered dropdown menus. If your
visitors don't know how to navigate, they will leave your site.

6. Reduce the number of images on your website. Yes, I know a
picture can say more than a thousand words, but many pictures
don't. They make your site load very slowly and more often than
not they are very unnecessary. And, if you have an image that
says more than a thousand words, make sure you optimize it to a
minimum file size and offer a larger version as an option.

7. Use a sitemap. Site maps are a great way to take search
engine robots by the hand and show them all the pages of your
site and also help them understand what each page is about,
which means it makes your site more search engine friendly and
helps get a higher ranking.

8. Write crisp HTML that will validate. When they arrive at your
site search engine robots only see a bunch of HTML codes. No
fancy images, no colored text, nothing of that kind. So to make
search engines understand what your website is about and show
them that it deserves to have a high ranking, you need to speak
to them in their own language: crisp HTML coding that will
validate!

Don't use deprecated HTML coding, make sure your website
complies to w3 org web standards and make sure it is
cross-browser compatible.

9. Write one page for one keyphrase and use the keyphrase as
the page name. Divide your site into major blocks, ordered by
themes, and start building new pages and subsections in those
blocks. Without doubt you have researched the keywords and
keyphrases you want to get listed for. Now, use them as the name
of these blocks and individual pages at your website. Use
synonyms inside the pages, so the search engines will get a good
idea what your website is all about.

10. Keep your content limited to 500 pixels. For optimal reading
convenience, a width of 500 pixels is recommended with a font
size of 11 or 12 pixels. It's the easiest way for our eyes to
read the text. Use dark text on a light background.
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Article by Case Stevens - http://www.casestevens.com
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Wishing you lots of success,
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phillip.skinner commented on 25 Mar 2009, 03:11:38


 

STOP !

You do want to turn your visitors into buyers,

Right?

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