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One of the biggest reasons that there's such a draw to working online is that the format seems to be very beginner-friendly. However, only a few aspects are beginner-friendly, such as start-up costs and the variety of markets to choose from. Something like search engine optimization takes a skilled hand, so brush up on this skill by reading these tips.
A good idea for search engine optimization is to make your URL name an easy one to remember. Use keywords that are relevant to the topic of your page and make sure not add any underscored. This way, when a person wants to come back to your site, they will have no problem remembering the URL.
It is important to revise and resubmit diligently if your website gets rejected by a search engine or is not appearing high enough in its search results. Take a look at competing sites that already rank high in that engine's results, and then tweak your own website design and content to reflect common trends.
Make sure that you do not use search engine stop words or words like Stop, Home, and Default as these can be misconstrued. You can have all the keywords in all the right places, but if your title tag contains a search engine stop word, all your hard work will have been for nothing.
Double check that the links coming in to your site are using anchor text that reflects the keywords you have selected as important. There is no harm in emailing a webmaster to ask if he could change the anchor text, but make sure to offer him a link back to his site in return.
One way to make your site more noticeable and search engine spider-friendly is to minimize the amount of markup on your site. While many SEO novices may think color, and font tags are more critical with content, these and other formatting and HTML codes prevent spiders from efficiently and quickly sifting through all the information in the coding of your page. This may ultimately jeopardize the relevancy rating of your site.
Link new sites to another high quality, popular site to spider it out quickly. If you are going through one search engine solely, you could find a few weeks in your wait for site spidering, which can affect the traffic that you were planning on generating. By linking to a quality site, you have a greater influence in less time.
There is advice floating around the internet saying that Google ignores text within blockquotes, while others say that Google uses it as it uses any content on the page. For safety sake I don't use blockquotes on my pages anymore, not that they were all that useful anyway. If you want to indent text, use CSS instead.
As you begin to employ the tactics you have learned here, you will be able to expand on your efforts as your skills increase. Proper SEO can have a snowball effect. Once you get the ball rolling in the right direction, it can gain size and speed. You'll only have to deal with maintenance once you learn the game.