You might have the greatest business ever to grace the web, but the fact is that most people find websites through search engines and if your search engine rankings for keywords relating to your business are low, you are losing out on lots of potential customers. These tips will help you improve that all-important Page Rank.
Make proper use of the title tag. In the coding language of HTML, the title tag is what your customers see at the top of their browser when visiting your site. It is also what drives many search engines so your customers can find you. Be sure your title is descriptive, and contains your important key words. When linking to content on your own website, use absolute links. These are links that never change, and typically have keywords in the file name. Also avoid using HTTPS unless you absolutely need to, like on an ordering page. If you avoid both of these pitfalls you'll get more link juice out of incoming links. Make sure to use keywords in your URL. You can either include them in your domain name, but if you do not wish to change the name of your site, you can also use keywords the directory path, or in the file names if you offer material that can be downloaded.
Create concise, informative press releases that announce your online site. The press release should provide contact info, the site name and its features, and should be submitted only to publications that are generally read by your target market or a very broad, general segment like women, businesses, or families, for example. This is also a good way to build rapport with journalists and editors. One of the best actions you can take to help search engines accurately index your site is to create a sitemap xml file. This file will list each page of your site in a manner that is clear and efficient for search engines to interpret using their algorithms. Including this file can increase your relevancy score significantly.
Is your website accessible to people of all abilities? If your website is not easily accessible to disabled users, you might be cutting off a vital demographic. Make sure that your websites vital information can easily be accessed and processed through text-reading programs for blind users. Deaf users will benefit from transcriptions or closed captioning for video content. To know where you stand with your particular niche market, you should check on your page rank at least once a week. By checking your rank, you will find out varying information about how competitors are finding you and you will also realize what you need to do in order to shoot up in the rankings. Your goal should be a page rank of 2 or 3.
Analyze your website's traffic to see if visitors tend to arrive on a sub-page with any frequency. Popular sub-pages should be tweaked to work as alternative gateways to the rest of your website. Make sure navigation from the sub-page is easy to find and use, and consider adding a little general introductory information as well. For blogs that cover a niche topic, guest-blogging for other sites is a free and highly effective way to increase traffic to both sites through link backs. This also improves both sites' overall link integrity and can make a distinct difference in the amount of relevancy that search engines assign to both sites.
There are two coding strategies that can really improve your search engine results: the No Follow tag and the robots txt file. Both of these features tell search engines not to index parts of your site. This might seem counter-productive, but using them to block off the areas that contain few links and little content you can force search engines to concentrate on the most important parts of your website. If you want to rank high, do not try to build your page to the most popular keywords. You want to choose a keyword that ranks high but is not in the top 3. It is much more difficult to break into the search rankings of extremely popular keywords and it is harder to stay at the top if you get there. Lower popularity keywords will give you much more of an open playing field to build your ranking.
Every day that you don't implement sound search engine optimization measures, is another day that your competitors are getting business that you could have gotten otherwise. Therefore, you should immediately get started on implementing the tips above, to greatly improve your business website's rank, relative to your competitors' sites. Learn more at http://www.6wseo.com or contact Chad Lieberman directly at 212-600-0775.