This is just a quick brief on some SEO terms you will want to know as you learn more about search engine optimization.
|The body of text on a webpage is also very important in search engine ranking. Most search engines can only read text on a page, not images, java applets or embedded objects. This is why sometimes the most plain-looking website will be ranked before a fancy, graphics-based site. Therefore, try to have more relevant text (matching your keywords, description, and page title) wherever possible.
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|The body of text on a webpage is also very important in search engine ranking. Most search engines can only read text on a page, not images, java applets, or embedded objects. This is why sometimes the most plain-looking website will be ranked before a fancy, graphics-based site. Therefore, try to have more relevant text (matching your keywords, description, and page title) wherever possible.
|A program used by search engines to visit and index websites. Search engines regularly send these spiders to the sites in their database and new sites that were submitted to verify the accuracy of the index.
|When a user types in a keyword in a search engine, the response usually contains a list of websites that the search engine determines to be most relevant. The list of sites appears in the order of their relevance (ranking). There could be thousands of matching choices, so to generate any traffic, your site should be in at least the top 30.
|The single most important line of text at the top of each web page identifies the name of the page or the entire site. The page title often determines how search engines index and rank a website. The page title should be short and to the point.
|Meta tags are embedded into web pages and are invisible to users. They are only visible to search engine spiders and assist them in determining the relevant nature of a website’s content. Each page of a website that you want listed on search engines must have meta tags.
|A meta tag listing the description of a web page. The description tag should be no more than two sentences long, and describe the exact purpose of the website.
|A meta tag listing the relevant keywords a user may enter when trying to find a specific category on a search engine. You should have no more than 18 unique keywords or short phrases separated by commas, with any single word never repeated more than 7 times.
|A domain name is almost as important as the page title, as most search engines give higher rankings to sites with domain names relevant to their content. This is another reason why having a good domain name is extremely important to the success of your site. It is also recommended that you have multiple domain names forwarded to your website, as different domain names increase the odds of search engines indexing your site under more topics and keywords. Our US and UK domains are available for registering most easy names, such as common dictionary words and phrases, to substantially increase the ranking of your site in any given category. For example, if your domain name is myjewelrystore.com, you could register jewelry.us.vu, and your site should place higher than other sites with longer names, under the keyword “jewelry”.
|Another factor used by search engines for ranking is site popularity on the Internet. This is the number of links to your site on other websites. The only way to achieve this is to be listed on as many search engines as possible.