At one time or another, you may have manually submitted your website to search engines without success, and wondered why your website wasn’t being indexed. And perhaps you even used a submission service, all to no avail. You are not alone. Many websites are also unable to be indexed. Fortunately, there are ways to correct your problem.
In this article, we highlight some factors which might delay or even prevent your site from being indexed by search engines, and give suggestions on how to fix the problems. Read Article Tags: Ask, content, Google, image optimization, links, load time, MSN Live, navigation, search engine submission, search engines, sitemap, urls, Yahoo
We spend so much time talking about what you should do to generate traffic and build confidence among your visitors. But sometimes it is also a good idea to know what not to do. After all, while you might be actively trying to drive traffic to your website, you might also be unconsciously keeping visitors away.
Read on to see a list of our top 10 most annoying website features. Read Article Tags: browsers, color scheme, cross-browser compatibility, error pages, image optimization, load time, navigation
Believe it or not, all web browsers do not behave the same way. And depending on how a website is coded, it might look differently in each browser. Clearly, this can be quite problematic; broken sites often look unprofessional. So how can you determine whether your website looks the same across all browsers?
We all know that it is necessary to optimize each page of our website in order to rank highly in search engines. And one of the many tricks that are used to rank highly for a keyword is that of using the keyword as many times as possible within a page. This includes – but is not limited to – titles, meta tags, headings, footnotes, captions, and alt tags. But one widely neglected method is the use of keywords in urls.
In this article, we discuss the naming of files and whether it is best to use dashes or underscores to represent spaces. Read Article Tags: dashes, keywords, search engines, SERPs, underscores, urls
For many websites, getting into Google is the result of a lot of time and effort. And when success is finally had, search engine optimization strategies are retired or abandoned.
Unfortunately, getting into Google doesn’t mean that your work is done. You also need to continually work to stay in Google and remain at the top of the search engine results pages (SERPs) for your keywords. Additionally, while Google is the most important search engine, don’t forget there are also many other search engines that can send traffic your way.
In this article, we address the ongoing work that must be done to maintain traffic and search engine rankings, as well as other search engines that you might want to pay attention to. Read Article Tags: Ask, DMOZ, Google, keywords, MSN Live, organic search, search engines, SERPs, traffic generation, Yahoo
When planning a new website, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is that of choosing a good domain name. After all, the name of your website is a very important part of the site’s identity and can be the key to your success or failure.
So read on to learn about four characteristics of a great domain name. Read Article Tags: .com, GoDaddy, hyphens, keywords
One problem frequently encountered by web developers, graphic designers, photographers, and anyone else in possession of bulky files is the inability to send large files across the internet via email. And with no other readily available options, many often result to using snail mail or meeting in person to transfer electronic media. There must be another way!
In this article, we discuss a few easy ways to send these files. Read Article Tags: compressed files, compression software, FTP, StuffIt, YouSendIt
With so much variation in web design and development prices, people often wonder how much web development should cost. And given some of the low prices that some companies are offering, many people believe that even the most complicated of projects can be completed on the tightest of budgets.
In this article, we explore typical rates for web development work, as well as possible options for cheap web development. Read Article Tags: cheap web development, open source, outsourcing, web development rates