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Search Engine Optimization – (SEO)

Now-a-days the new buzz is search engine optimization. It seems almost over night people are concerned with placing their websites on Google and other search engines, as a way of generating attention.

  1. What is search engine optimization?
    1. Creating a website that can be read and understood by search engines.
  2. How can I optimize my website?
    1. Optimizing can be done by several methods, some which can result in being blacklisted by a search engine.
    2. Several things a website can incorporate to increase its search engine friendliness are to include a title on each page. First, title the according to the subject being covered, and then include keywords that pertain to the content being covered.
      1. For Example: On my Portfolio page. I made sure to include keywords including portfolio, PHP, web designing and other “hooks” that users may search when looking for help.
    3. Meta and description tags are very important to creating a search engine friendly site.
    4. Sitemaps are also important for search engines.
      1. Sitemaps are xml files, which outline the page structure of your site. It makes it easier for google to find all your pages. A good sitemap created is located here.

Well, that is a crash course in Search Engine Optimization.



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