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 Our SEO Advice – Optimising Websites for Search Engines

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This page aims to give you some of our SEO advice to help you manage things correctly and get your rankings up!

What Not To Do – SEO Advice

  • choosing a title that has no relation to the content on the page
  • using default or vague titles like “Untitled” or “New Page 1″
  • using a single title tag across all of your site’s pages or a large group of pages
  • using extremely lengthy titles that are unhelpful to users
  • stuffing unneeded keywords in your title tags
  • writing a description meta tag that has no relation to the content on the page
  • using generic descriptions like “This is a webpage” or “Page about baseball
    cards”
  • filling the description with only keywords
  • copy and pasting the entire content of the document into the description meta tag
  • using a single description meta tag across all of your site’s pages or a large group of pages
  • using lengthy URLs with unnecessary parameters and session IDs
  • choosing generic page names like “page1.html”
  • using excessive keywords like “baseball-cards-baseball-cards-baseball-cards.htm”
  • having deep nesting of subdirectories like “…/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dir5/dir6/
    page.html”
  • using directory names that have no relation to the content in them
  • having pages from subdomains and the root directory (e.g. “domain.com/
    page.htm” and “sub.domain.com/page.htm”) access the same content
  • mixing www. and non-www. versions of URLs in your internal linking structure
  • using odd capitalization of URLs (many users expect lower-case URLs and remember them better)
  • creating complex webs of navigation links, e.g. linking every page on your site
    to every other page
    going overboard with slicing and dicing your content (it takes twenty clicks to get to deep content)
  • having a navigation based entirely on drop-down menus, images, or animations (many, but not all, search engines can discover such links on a site, but if a user can reach all pages on a site via normal text links, this will improve the accessibility of your site)
  • letting your HTML sitemap page become out of date with broken links
  • creating an HTML sitemap that simply lists pages without organizing them, for
    example by subject
  • allowing your 404 pages to be indexed in search engines (make sure that your
    webserver is configured to give a404 HTTP status codewhen non-existent
    pages are requested)
  • providing only a vague message like “Not found”, “404″, or no 404 page at all
    using a design for your 404 pages that isn’t consistent with the rest of your site
  • writing sloppy text with many spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • embedding text in images for textual content (users may want to copy and
    paste the text and search engines can’t read it)
  • dumping large amounts of text on varying topics onto a page without paragraph, subheading, or layout separation
  • rehashing (or even copying) existing content that will bring little extra value to
    users (wiki)

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