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Common Mistakes In Web Site Submission

February 24th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Submitting your web site to a search engine is an effective way to bring targeted visitors to your web site. However, when it comes to web site submission, there are certain common mistakes that people tend to make repeatedly. By avoiding these mistakes, you can avoid a lot of grief and frustration in the end.

One of the most common mistakes is not checking that your web site is actually search engine friendly before you make your submission. There are many reasons why your website may not rank highly on a search engine, or why it might not even be included at all in the search engine’s database. One thing that will make your site search engine friendly is to make sure that all of your pages have appropriate and descriptive titles. Also, you should have good copy that is written for people and not just for search engines. Another crucial thing is to make sure that the search engine can access all of the pages. For example, do not use Flash or JavaScript as the only way to navigate between the pages of the website.

Another common mistake is not having effective links to your site from other websites before submitting. Search engines make significant use of links between websites to evaluate the quality of the content of the site. A crucial component of any search engine optimization strategy is to obtain a wide range of links from strategically selected websites.

To obtain links from other web sties you should implement a system that would involve the following:

? Locating other relevant web sites and assessing their suitability to obtain links to your site.

? Contacting the owners of those sites and offer to exchange links with them. You should already have added the link to their web site first, and draw their attention to this.

? Follow up with the other sites after a couple of weeks if you have not heard back from the site owner.

? Drop their site from your links page if you do not hear back from them.

You also must make sure to choose the correct keywords to optimize your site with. If you initially choose the wrong keywords, all the time and effort that you spent to get a high search engine ranking will be wasted. Be careful not to choose keywords that no one searches for, or keywords that do not bring in targeted traffic to your site. Only after you have identified the particular keywords that are suitable for optimizing the pages on your site should you then start to fine-tune your web pages to rank highly using those keywords.

Remember no to put too many keywords in the Meta Keywords tag either. There are sites that have hundreds of keywords listed in the Meta Keywords tag, in the hope that by listing the keywords this way, they will get a high ranking for those keywords. However, that is not the way things work; the Meta Keywords tag has almost completely lost its importance as far as search engine positioning is concerned. To get a high ranking for any keywords, you actually need to put them in the body content of your site.

Some people make the mistake of creating pages that only contain graphics. This is a problem because search engines only understand text. They cannot decipher images, so if your site contains lots of graphics but little text, it is unlikely to get a very high ranking in the search engines. For improving your rankings, you need to replace the graphics with keyword rich text for the search engine spiders to determine what your site contains.

And finally, in order to save time, many people will use automatic submission software or services to submit their sites to the major search engines. Submitting your site manually to the search engines can take a lot of time, and automatic submission tools can certainly help you save some of that time. However, most of the search engines do not like automatic submission tools, and they may even ignore some of your pages if you use them. Being listed on the major search engines is just too important for your site to not spend the necessary time submitting it manually.

David Beart

  1. maficboy
    February 24th, 2013 at 02:16 | #1

    How to increase rankings on search engines?
    I have been asked by somebody to investigate how to get more ‘hits’ from search engines like Google. How does one optimize their web page so they may be listed as the first result?

  2. scimprints.com
    February 24th, 2013 at 07:18 | #2

    SEO is the active practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines.

    Keyword search
    Keyword research enables site owners to choose keywords when constructing and optimizing a website (page). Keyword research is also extensively used to manage PPC advertising campaigns or if you are looking to research and identify profitable niche markets.

    When performing keyword research for constructing and optimizing a website (page) you are looking to select search terms that will reach your target audience. One of the common mistakes made by some SEOs is to avoid choosing keywords that are very competitive. Searchers tend to use a lot modifiers when they search and the more competitive the search term the more likely they are to use a modifier. Removing the possibility of ranking well for these modified searches is not a good idea. Competition can be a factor in deciding how to target a specific search term but you should never ignore a search term simply because you believe it is too competitive. http://www.seo-blog.com/tutorial.php

    You can do several things to increase traffic flow.
    When making your own web site do some research on how to optimize your site so that you get a good ranking with a natural search. You do this by embedding smart key words.
    1 )Key word tool by google https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    2) Keyword suggestion http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-suggestions-google/

    3) Keyword Typo Generator Tool

    4)Freeky word http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/

    You need get your web address in as many locations as possible on the net. You do this by article submission, link swap and free classifieds.

    Article submission and Classifieds link
    Best Answer – Chosen by Asker http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlhJiR7ZcCCBRbp_sdnJwW3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080111092859AA6vfTx&show=7#profile-info-lpytzfawaa
    References :

  3. Dan
    February 24th, 2013 at 07:20 | #3

    some great and free ways to advertise would be.

    http://www.swaggerspot.com – free newsletter and way more
    http://www.craigslist.com – most things are free
    http://www.rushfun.com – target a specific group
    http://www.myspace.com – target over 200 million people
    http://r.yuwie.com/website – target over 300,000 people

    http://www.google.com – adwords
    http://www.youtube.com – make a video to promote

    blogs like http://iraqiwarvote.blogspot.com – example of blogs
    References :

  4. vicseo
    February 24th, 2013 at 07:22 | #4

    The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
    to first set up a website and publish its domain name
    on major search directories such as Google.com,
    Yahoo.com [at http://www.google.com/addurl/?…… and
    MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
    search directories to provide them with goods and
    services. In a sense, these search directories are a
    very large Internet Yellow Pages.

    Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
    fail to contain "generic" keywords, then anyone using
    such "generic" queries will not be able to discover
    your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
    in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

    You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
    when observed and committed in designing of a website
    with placement of various critical metatags that can
    surely achieve a high search engine presence and
    increase Internet traffic to your website. These
    metatag strategies work well with published webpages
    at Google and Yahoo.

    Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
    website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
    such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
    to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
    be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
    Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
    example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
    take too long to load up and therefore analog users
    will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
    Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
    lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
    before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
    question, "Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or
    DSL?" And if you had to choose between these two users
    for maximum marketability, then select analog users
    since 80% of most resident users are still analog
    Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
    is best for them.

    A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
    is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
    the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
    graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

    Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
    are unable to properly classify textual material.

    Placement of Metatags:

    A ranking or search order does take place with Google
    and Yahoo and it begins with the "Title" metag which
    should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
    by commas. The "Title" should describe in generic
    terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
    from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
    The placement of a domain name which is not generic
    within the "Title" is not appropriate, unless your
    domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

    The second metatag is the "Description" which is
    usually 41 words to form a complete sentence which
    best describes one’s goods and services.

    And the very last category – "Keywords" are also
    somewhat limited to 15 words which can be plural
    and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
    which could be mistaken as "spamdexed entries" which
    is defined as the loading, and submission of
    repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
    "Spamdexing" when discovered on a webpage and reported
    to Google’s spamreport.com can result in the
    elimination of your website from their search

    Good luck!
    References :

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