Web Designing And SEO

What is web designing? Web designing takes care of producing and maintaining websites. A web designer needs to know the dos and don’ts of making a web page.

If you have your own website, you will need the help of search engine operations. The number of websites on the net exceeds a million and this leads to plenty of competition. Your website should be designed in such a manner that it can make its presence felt. Its popularity will be gauged when it appears in search engine results. Your web designer needs to know the SEO well. For you and your web designer, an SEO is what a mother is to a baby.

How Does SEO Work?

How Does SEO Work?

Who has not heard about Google and Yahoo the popular search engines. A person types in the matter he is looking for and within minutes he gets a whole lot of results he can go through. You may like to go behind the scenes and learn how these work. A program called ‘Web Spider’ works through the internet, going through contents and links, and picks up the information it needs. An Index collects all the collected information. When you search for something, relevant results are churned out for you.

If your page is available on the internet, the SEO will scrutinise it through a search engine algorithm. This decides whether your page is relevant or not, for it to be placed on the search engine result page.

Guidelines For A Web Designer

Guidelines For A Web Designer

Your website can feature in the SEO result if you or your web designers stick to a few tips:

Use the key words on the home page which includes links to significant pages. The worst mistake, you can make is to have an attractive image with instructions to ‘click to open’ on your home page. The spider finds it difficult to navigate this lead. Your home page is the one frequented by the web spider while the internal ones will not appear without a link for a spider to respond to.

A flash menu would spoil your chances of getting noticed by a search engine. These flash menus are the fading or animated types and would obstruct the links which are required to be followed.

You may like to place text in a graphic image or flash. A web spider cannot decipher text on an image; hence all your effort will go to waste. The spider will of course not be able to read any of the keywords in the image. So keep all your keywords out of the image.

Keep always from temptation of using Ajax features. Since it is pretty well loaded, a spider cannot navigate to it. You will find that it is not possible to send your page to others.

You might like to reconsider placing your theme design into folders that are sub domain and then redirect them to a new folder. You may lose your ranking by constantly changing your main root location.

How do you go about adding a link page for more information? Instead of using ‘click here’ you should be more informative and write ‘learn more about____’. Your site will answer searches for ‘click here’ if you do not heed to this one!

Have a unique, tittle tag with keywords for each page on your site. You may fall for the trap and have the same one throughout. By doing this you would be telling the web spider that all pages refer to the same topic.

Be aware of the character limit of your title tag while designing your page. If it exceeds 65 characters, including spaces, your site may be removed. In the same breath, do not overfill your title tags with keywords. It may not be a good idea to repeat the key words three or more times in the tag. You can use them in slightly different ways so that a person searching may use any forms of the same word.

It will help search engines to find your site if you have the key words in the following: the title tag, page URL, main heading, and first paragraph, three times in the body. You can aim for the usual 2% density by using the keyword every 100 words. Watch out, it may sound unnatural if it is repeated and it does not make any sense.

Do you know how best you can describe your image? Use the alt attribute that helps you describe your image to a blind web user. Since a search engine cannot see images, alt attribute will help in illustrating what your page wants to show.

Your blog can have a friendly URL feature which is built-in, these are good for your visitors as well as the web spider. Your URL should contain your keywords.

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  • Prabha

    IT is a very well said article for a website to be listed on search engines and one should definetly follow these tips.

  • If your site is not search engine friendly, you might be losing a lot of traffic that you’re not even aware of. Remember, besides visitors typing in “www.yourwebsite.com” and backlink referrals; search engines are the only way people can find your site.

    • Jai

      And not to mention it’s the biggest source of traffic in the web Satya. So better have a search engine friendly site or blog.

  • Jai

    I do follow keyword density in my posts and tips are just so nice for those that are not so familiar with SEO. Great post!

  • That’s an interesting point about containing the websites keywords within the sites URL, and how that can help CEO. I wonder how many people have tried this idea out.

  • Great Post, this article give clear idea about SEO procedure

  • Salaxzar

    SEO is very important aspect now-a-days. Web designers can’t afford to be casual with this issue.
    And thanks to Sunalini for pointing out some important points.

  • seo is very important of all type site good article kindly share different of white page seo and off page seo

  • The competitiveness of your business, as per international scene, greatly depends on how you make use of the Internet marketing. For this reason, making use of any online means can play a great role with regards to the make and break of your very business. Anything counts-so to speak- and web designing and SEO should go hand and hand.

  • I am totally agree with in placing your theme design into folders. i think it has great impact on SEO and ranking.

  • Marie

    Very nice and helpful post. I believe that this post can really help people learn about SEO and web designing. I will definitely read this post again and try to learn it myself. ^^

  • Sid

    I think SEO has gained a hell lot popularity these days. Every person talk about it. As a webmaster, SEO is something which is really essential to implement. By the way, well said. Thanks.

  • Yes SEO is very important not only web designers but also for everyone owning a site because a large number of traffic comes from search engines.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Great tips. A website design should be SEO friendly to get good results from search engines.
    Thanks for sharing these tips :)

  • Aliakbar Fakhri

    SEO is getting popular day by day , Most of the web development companies are charging more for SEO as compared to website designing.
    Now a days, A Blogger can never succeed without having proper knowledge of SEO.

    • Tarun Jaitely

      You are right. Without SEO you can’t imagine a successful blog.

  • Kuldeep

    Helpful tips listed here. Flash menu can hurt your site’s ranking. Thanks for this guide.

  • Bhring Nath prasad

    Great post about the web designing and seo it give a clear view about the wed designing.