Is your web site SEO Compliant?

Is your website SEO Compliant?I have been putting it off and putting it off, but the time has finally come, I have finally broken down and set up my very own blog so I can start sharing my personal and professional web design experiences with the world from my web site.

I hope you will find my postings to be helpful, insightful and interesting. Ok, so now onto the content.

So if you had to rank the key anatomy elements of a web page what would they be? Here is how I would rank them from most important on…

  1. Page Tile
  2. <h1> tag
  3. <h2> tag
  4. <h3> tag
  5. <p> tags that are bold
  6. in page link text
  7. page description
  8. page keywords

These are the key tags that should be focused on and optimized with key words and phrases that relate most to the products, services, and audience that you are trying to target. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that you simply saturate your web site with these tags and cram them full of keywords and phrases to get yourself ranked higher, obviously if it were that simple I wouldn’t be taking the time to write this blog posting now would I!? 🙂

The secret here is to plan ahead and come up with a Search Engine Optimization Strategy. Know who your audience is, know what your product is and create a focused list of words and phrases that are most likely to produce the traffic and visits that you are looking to have on your web site. So what do I mean by a search engine strategy? What I mean by Search Engine Strategy is not only keywords and phrases but also page layout and relevance. Where will you place each term and phrase to create a road map for search engine crawlers to create a road map to your web content to return more positive search results?

These are the things that we specialize here at Nelson Design Studios. We can help you fully develop your Search Engine Strategy and content relevance planning to ensure that all of your web pages are SEO compliant. If you are curious how your web site stacks up, give us a call at 325-2429 or email us at mnelson@nelsondesignstudios.com

In my next posting I will detail the proper way to plan out a web page road map for content relevance!

Stay Tuned!

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11 Responses to “Is your web site SEO Compliant?”

  1. david weisberg February 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    I like your list on the top SEO tactics in order. My list is shorter, and also in order of importance.

    1. Title
    2. H1
    3. Meta Description
    4. Keywords

    The TITLE tag is THE important. Suggest people put the keywords in front — that usually works. And does not have to be written to be readable — more important to be written for the engines.

    H1 is good especially if you repeat 1 or 2 of the words used in the title.

    Then comes META Description. This is more selling copy that there to be read by people scanning through the search listings in Google (or some other search engine). Of course it should repeat the keywords, but also needs to mention an offer or a reason to visit someone’s Web site.

    Lastly, the keyword tag. Usually 1 or 2 is all you need. The days of keyword stuff is over.

    Appreciate the wide variety of things you’re offering on your blob Matt!

  2. Radman March 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    This is not bad advice, unlike a lot I have come across.

  3. Danny March 14, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    This might be a little off subject, but have you looked at seoclientprospectingrobot dot com? Just wondering if you have any reviews of it, I’m thinking of buying a copy, and wanted to see if anyone had bought a copy yet.

  4. Matt March 14, 2009 at 3:40 am #

    Hi Danny. Thanks for leaving a comment. I have not heard of seoclientprospetingrobot dot com. But I will check it out this weekend and write up my own review of it right here on my blog. Stay tuned.

  5. floor jack March 14, 2009 at 5:19 am #

    It’s the first time I commented here and I must say that you provide genuine, and quality information for bloggers! Good job.
    p.s. You have an awesome template for your blog. Where have you got it from?

  6. Matt March 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    thanks for the comments floor jack, appreciate that. Just trying to put up some good practical info about website optimization. I always get put off by all the generic crap that you find out on the net about SEO. As far as the template is concerned I don’t remember where I got it from, I will look into it and post it later.

  7. greg April 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    thanks for the good info.

  8. Graham June 10, 2009 at 3:44 am #

    Interesting post, keep the good stuff coming, good content appreciated!

  9. Matt September 27, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Thanks for the comment SEO. Glad to know that people are finding my content out there on the net! Glad you liked my post. There is so much info out there on web design and coding that sometimes the simplest of things tend to get overlooked, like good semantic tag construction of your HTML pages!

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