The world of online marketing is very vast and sounds very interesting as well. An effective marketing strategy can give an amazing boost to your business. One major part of digital marketing is SEO. It is an acronym for Search engine optimization. This process enhances your website visibility in major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Better results give more visitors. All search engines like unique content which one beneficial for the users. We will give you some cutting-edge tips for mastering on page SEO mechanism.
Know Your Competitors
After you select your clone script, the next step is to find your competitors and analyze them to the core. Start your analysis from viewing the source of the website. It will give various details like meta description, meta keywords and meta title.
Some websites have their meta keywords hidden, do not worry about it. Visit all their pages and collect these details. Also, have a look at their designs, they way they make the users navigate have all this information handy.
Comfort Your Users With Friendly Web Designs
A clear and crisp web designs welcome the user everyday. Major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo always look forward for content and designs which adds user friendliness to the website. It is a fantastic strategy for SEO. Your designs should not affect the loading time of the website. The faster it loads the more the users love it. A good design allows the user to navigate the website easily.
Attract Search Engine By Optimizing Keywords
All the searches in the search engines rely on keywords. This makes it very important to optimize the keywords. The first to do is to assume that you are a user and write down the keywords you would search to discover a website. This step will give you many keywords. Remember, we had asked you to make a proper competitor analysis and make a list of keywords used by them. Just compare your keywords with competitor keywords. Check all the keywords in Google keyword tool and filter the highest search keywords. You will get a set of keywords to target for your web page from the filtered list. Get cutting-edge results by using this trick Use the keyword stemming technique to focus on one keyword and get results from two. Target the plural form of the keyword and promote the same. Both singular and plural forms of the keyword will provide better results.
Introduce Your Web Page Through Meta Data
Meta Title: Meta title represents the title of your web page. It is displayed in the title bar of the browser. Write the Meta title in such a way that it should make sense to the user and has the keywords that you are targeting. Google concentrates more on Meta title.
Meta Keywords: These are the important keywords that you are focusing to promote a web page. Search engines like Bing and Yahoo gives more importance to it. Add about 15 keywords which will help you in promoting the web page.
Meta Description: Describe the contents of your web page and summarize it for the user. Try adding the keywords focused on Meta title and Meta keywords. Limit the description to 160 characters.
Utilize the Power of Micro Data for Getting Better Search Results
Micro data is a collection of minute data, which provides more information about a web page. For example, if we are targeting to sell a product, micro data will collect details like product availability, price, review stars and displays it in search results. This technique provides lots of information to the users in the search page, thus it boost the search results. Schema dot org is a vocabulary of micro data. They offer you predefined HTML codes, which can be edited and updated. All these data are shown in the results of the search engine. This concept is known as rich snippets. Once the code is updated major search engines update the details in SERP.
Famous personalities like Bill Gates, Masan Cooley and Thomas Mann agree that the pen mightier than the sword. They consider “content as a king” so, does various search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo thinks about it.The search engines look for an original content meant for users and not for robots or machine or search engine crawlers. Follow the guidelines given below.Use simple English.
- Use simple English
- Keep it short and sweet
- Avoid duplicate content
- Use readable fonts
- Don’t stuff keywords in our content
- Maintain the keyword density within 2% – 5%
Use H1 Tag
Major search engines provide search results based the content of the web pages, so it is extremely important to maintain the web page structure. H1 tags can be used to provide a proper structure as well as promote readability. These tags are scanned by search engines and thus they have a higher impact on SEO strategies. Every web page should have content related H1 tags. It is wise to use keywords here, but it should naturally flow with the content and should not look like it is crafted for the search engines.
Optimize your Images
Images can add value to your content, relate to the users and connect them to the content. So use images on your web page. Major search engines can’t read images so we have to use various mechanisms to let the search engines know that we are using content specific images.
Add an Alternate Text
Search engines do not crawl the images, so add up an ALT text with the necessary keywords, so it is visible to the search engines in every instance and also attract traffic from various image based search engines.
Give Appropriate File Name
When an image is added to your content it may have an inappropriate file name. Edit it and give a good file name which can describe the image and be useful for SEO. Use “-” while giving a file name.
Link the Image Through Various Sources
If any web page has a relevant content to the image, then link it. This will promote the image and the alt text.
Circulate Your Users using Rich Anchor Text/ Links
When a group of words is linked to a web page, it is known as Anchor text. These links should naturally flow with the content and have relevant web pages linked to them. These web pages can be internal or external. If your content is good and useful, you may also get back links from other websites. If it is used properly it will attract more traffic to the web page.
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Attract the Search Engine by Amazing URL Optimization
A URL is the most important aspect of SEO. If your URL is optimized in an SEO friendly way, it will help the search engine to locate your web page easily. Let’s see various forms of URL’s. Sometimes URL looks like this http://website.LD/1236561385464x, they are very unappealing to the user instead use a URL format like this http://website.tld/2013/post-name/. This URL makes it easy for the user to relate to the content.
Navigate the Users and Search Engine Through Sitemap
Make a site, user and SEO friendly by adding a site map. It acts like an index of your website and list all the web pages. A user can freely navigate on the site and search engines can read the same. There are two major types of Sitemaps.
HTML Site Map: All the web pages in your website are listed on a page and they are linked as well. This lets the users know about the contents of the site and he can also navigate through them. This adds user-friendliness to your website.
XML Site Map: Some pages from your website might not be indexed by search engines. To make them list and provide the structure of the website it is advised to include a XML site map. This makes the search engines aware of all our web pages and they index them.
Command the Search Engines
You can decide which pages you want the search engine to crawl and avoid the rest by uploading a text file called as Robots.txt in your website root directory.
Avoid Self Duplication by Using the Canonical URL tag
Major search engines read www.website.com and website.com separately. They both will have the same content. It considers one of them as a duplicate content. In order to avoid self duplication of content use a canonical tag.
Just write content for your users without stuffing keywords and give provide them various opportunities to navigate your site. Also, focus on key mechanisms like Image optimization, URL optimization and keyword optimization and relate them with links.Allow the search engines to crawl the web pages you desire and use the power of meta-data and micro data to promote your website in a fantastic way.
In the past, Internet retailers have tried to capture the interest of their clientele by creating social networks – Facebook clones of their own. They felt that if they had a social network, their regulars could post their opinions, have their friends come on and pass advice around in a friendly manner. But of course no one wants to be part of a social network just to share what they think of a store’s products. So now, Internet retailers are in the process of exploring how they can move their social networking idea to a major like Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.
People are a lot more comfortable making a purchase when they can get their friends to tell them what they think of it – even if they are only virtual friends, and not real ones. Facebook recognizes this social tendency and has released tools that will help, like Facebook Connect. When Facebook Connect is integrated into a retailer’s website, Facebook members who visit any product page will be able to see reviews written by their trusted Facebook friends. MySpace and Twitter have similar products out too. The trouble is though that these APIs are not simple to implement, and retailers find they need to invest a lot in integrating a social networking feature into their website. There are satellite businesses, like TurnTo Networks of New York, that help retailers implement Facebook Connect, charging a commission for their services.
The tool Fluid Social does this for a $1000 fee. Retailers report that visitors to their websites who use Facebook Connect while doing their browsing, have a conversion rate – from window shopper to actual paying customer – that is about 25% higher than for regular visitors. Some retailers report a 50% jump in overall traffic at their site, and attribute it to increased confidence in visitors that they can find dependable information and make a well-advised purchase.
There are lots of ways for a retailer to test the social networking waters without spending a bundle. Some try by simply using a Facebook link on their retail website. Others simply make open source coding available that would allow loyal customers to do the coding themselves and add a social networking feature to their website for free. Yet again, Facebook and Twitter may not be really that profitable themselves, but they provide an indispensable service that helps others be profitable.
There are new Facebook and YouTube clones coming up all over; and some of them might just hit upon the next breakthrough concept in crowdsourcing one day. All this hope today is predicated on the belief that a little website built with a YouTube clone script has the same access to consumers as YouTube. But what if YouTube tried to wipe out the competition by paying your ISP to let through YouTube traffic three times as fast as other streaming video sites?
What gives us the confidence that this cannot be done today is the law; in the US for example, the FCC rules that to any Internet user, every website must be available with no discrimination involved. It is free access to this powerful method of communication that has turned the Internet into a powerhouse of innovation. But there is a little caveat there: ISPs may arrange special deals to put YouTube or anyone through quicker, if they will offer that deal to other companies too on the same terms. Suddenly the right to freedom of expression doesn’t seem that free anymore.
The US government is beginning to debate whether allowing special deals is unfair. They believe that the major players, if they were not allowed special terms would have no reason to continue to use their platform for better innovation. Why would they continue to invest, make their service bigger and better, when just about any small clone could get the same terms as them, they reason. This doesn’t make real sense; true innovation usually comes from the small players, as the big ones are usually too busy defending their turf. Google Voice, for instance, started out as a service to allow you to cheaply call anyone everywhere; but when it emerged that calls to rural areas in the US were to be more expensive to Google, it quickly decided to drop rural coverage. Google abandoned the innovation of wide and uniformly priced coverage to financial priorities. Wouldn’t it slow innovation down if small players in this market were given unequal terms?
Successful social networking sites haven’t exactly found a plan to turn their popularity into reliable revenue. Twitter in Japan operates through a local partner, Digital Garage, that is launching a paid Twitter service there. Twitter users in Japan are able under this plan, to close their tweets to followers unless they pay up. Digital garage of course, gets a commission. Why does Twitter imagine that anyone would pay to read a tweet? The answer lies in the way the Japanese Internet industry is built.
To begin with, paying for online content is pretty much established in Japan. People access premium content through their cell phones regularly, and pay through their monthly mobile bills. Why, Internet on cell phones is even more popular in Japan than Internet on PC. Japan is also a considerably more celebrity-crazed culture than elsewhere, and people will happily pay to keep up with the latest on their favorites. They don’t have to be international superstars or anything; a Twitter recipe feed by a celebrity chef for example, attracts fanatical following. And value for money is somewhat easier to provide in the Japanese script; the Japanese script allows more information to be packed into 140 characters than does English.
Keeping up is much easier when there is a proper and official Twitter client to use on the cell phone, as there is in Japan. Twitter’s 2 million users in Japan can certainly give the paid model enough momentum. All eyes rest on this preliminary foray into turning social networking into a paying business model. Time will tell how successful it is.
On the terrible morning of the 9/11 attacks, the news crawls related pieces of the grave news all day; until someone decided to put in the crawl the following words: ”Beyonce no longer likes the word Bootylicious”, right next to news of how people were trapped in the burning buildings. The world has been moving towards context-free, reason-free information for a decade now: sound bites, news crawls – all trailers of parts of the world of news you will never see – served up predigested. And now, this: Facebook’s 25 Random Things. It goes like this: your Facebook friends will send you an e-mail of 25 obscure, maddeningly irrelevant facts about themselves. They’ll say things like how “ I watched the 17th episode of Friends 700 times”, or “I taped back my eyelids and tried staring at the sun three hours straight in the middle of summer”. What’s more, they’ll show you how to do much the same yourself, and will encourage you to compile a list of 25 banalities to send to 25 other people. No one really knows what will come of this, but this has to be the latest in the chain-letter concept that refuses to die.
This then, is how Internet bandwidth is used; just try this if you will: search for “Facebook’s 25 Random Things” on a search engine; your trouble will reward you with tens of thousands of such lists, all cleverly brought together by Facebook – they’re the ones who embrace this the most enthusiastically. Facebook’s reasoning is that such an exercise helps you contemplate the meaning of your existence. The Random Things meme is certainly sweeping the Internet up ; there were 5 million notes created last week for Random Things compilations. Facebook admits that this is a kind of record in note making. The whole “Random Things” concept has been around ever since the dawn of email: the 100 questions fad. Some things just never die.
The old Web was bumping along just fine until YouTube, Facebook and the others came along and gave it a shot in the arm and turned it into Web 2.0. But Google & Co. aren’t content with just changing the Web; they’ve turned out to control the Web, and therefore all the advertising that is done on it. The problem that the advertising industry has traditionally been raised to solve is: how do you catch the consumer off-guard and serve him an advertisement, he may not want to watch, or believe? There was consumer resistance in traditional advertising, but at least the companies held some control in their own hands how much money to spend to brainwash the consumer. But barely has the advertising industry caught up to how AdSense and search results work, than Facebook comes along to finish off the traditional advertising premise altogether.
Businesses at least had the consolation back then that the consumer had not much else to turn to for product information other than company-controlled advertising. But they do now: forums, Facebook, and Twitter. People have a hundred Facebook friends, and whatever they feel about a product, they vent their feelings and generate powerful word-of-mouth. When friends receive product information from a “friend”, the advertisers suddenly arte made irrelevant and have nothing left to say. Word of mouth has always found a great friend in the Internet of course; but Facebook and Twitter make word-of mouth particularly powerful.
For instance, when you have your own social networking facility on a company intra-net or a trade group the familiarity and identity felt with other members of your group is particularly strong. Advertised opinions will pale in comparison. Facebook’s social map Loomla, or Connect, for example, bring along you your personal cloud of trusted friends wherever you visit on the Internet. Any place you visit on the Internet, Loomla or Connect will tell you how many of your Facebook friends have visited before, read it, and said something about it. It’s like travelling with your own crowd of friends no matter where you go. And if any advertiser is going to want to get to you, he’s going to come through your friends. Perhaps Facebook is going to overtake Google and its AdSense after all in online advertising.
Facebook posts, rants in cyberspace, personal e-mail, are all a part of the good life. Exactly how will we feel about all our digital tracks when life isn’t that good though? It is all over the news how a little careless Facebook mistake by a woman in Canada put her disability benefits into doubt. Well, what else could happen if you were careless with your Facebook revelations?
Let’s say in happier times a couple had a crazy party; one of them is just very proud of the partying he is capable of, and impulsively posts pictures of his wild hijinks on Facebook. In a child custody battle, how would party photos of him in drag strike the judge? If you personally manage to be discreet with your own profile, what do you do about descriptions of your life that your friends have on their page? They may not be too discreet themselves; they could open your life to one and all.
After a particularly sad event like a death in the family, what does one do with the online presences used by the deceased? One could plan for such an event, by placing all of one’s passwords on a service like Legacy Locker; they allow you to record all your important passwords, to be turned over to family, when they prove that an unfortunate event has occurred. Facebook will help you keep the account of the dearly departed, but will help you make it less live, by removing status updates and such. Some e-mail companies like Hotmail, will help you out by sending you a CD’s worth of the entire e-mail account held by the departed.
Internet services like social networking are so new and so full of life now that no one really wants to think of how reality can spoil the party. But as people like to repeat a lot these days, these are parts of your digital life; you wouldn’t want it to just get lost in space, or get into the wrong hands, now would you?
It gets people all hot under the collar thinking about how the social networking sites might be careless with members’ personal friend lists and personal information. But what if those same privacy-jealous social networking members freely pass out their friend lists themselves – on other websites? Social maps exist now, like Facebook Connect, that allow members to carry their Facebook experience, to Amazon, to the New York Times, to Netflix or on any of 10,000 participating sites, and find out what their friends like on those websites.
Do the people who connect with social maps realize that those websites they go to with their social maps can actually completely look into their profiles and those of their friends too? When they find out where you go, what you do, who your friends are and what you look like, who knows what they will do with it? Digg for example will use your Facebook profile picture to publish next to recommendations. Other websites will try to share the information they harvest on your viewing habits among fellow businesses. Your Facebook information properly analyzed, can lucratively help them target advertisements to you wherever you may be in the world signing in through that Facebook account.
Only two years ago, the Facebook Beacon app brought all kinds of privacy concerns up; when a user went around the Internet while signed in into Facebook, Beacon was able to record all the places visited and phone home to Facebook. The biggest problem there was, that Beacon was turned on by default; Facebook’s Connect on the other hand, has to be turned on manually.
Facebook Connect also allows you to use your Facebook username and password to log in into participating websites; and then you can choose to have Facebook publish all your Internet meanderings on your profile. They are all doing it these days: MySpace with MySpaceID, and Google with Friend Connect. Of course, there are larger concerns here than having some private company look at Facebook’s information to send you advertising. The courts could subpoena your personal information from Facebook any day if they have reason to believe there is incriminating information there.
Ubiquitous Facebook advertisements for useless health products (a ripped body or whiter teeth), government grants, stretch mark removal, get-rich-quick advice; not only are these products useless, they are sold on very questionable business practices as well, even fraud outright. If anyone important in power wanted to rid the Internet of these, they could really legally do so. But spammy ads just happen to pay well for everyone. Who’s to say no to something that pays? Well, Google, since you ask.
Google has for long now had software, that tries to filter out this kind of advertisement for useless, overpriced products and services. But just as spam is hard to completely filter out, so are spammy advertisements; the spammers just keep changing their tricks to get past Google’s filters. If Google gets wise to a website, or an advertisement, it bans them; and then the low-class advertisers just turn around and create a new website and a new ad. There was just no end to it; until now.
Here is how the spammy ads work. A maker of an over-priced and useless product hires a bunch of commission agents or affiliates. Those affiliates put up little box advertisements all over the Internet. When you click any ad, you will be taken to the affiliate’s own website, where you need to click on a “Buy” button again to be taken to the main vendor. Clicking “Buy” on the affiliate’s website gives him the commission. What Google does is, it doesn’t bother with all those affiliate websites that mushroom up to represent a product, a thousand for each; it goes after the main vendor of the product who will be taking a customer’s credit card number. When there is no money going into the system, all those affiliate websites and little ads asking you to buy a product will just evaporate. An impressive and common sense approach to the problem, indeed. Some worry that Google could get too strict with its filters; one would hardly expect that to happen, as advertisements bring Google all its revenue.
There are nearly two billion Internet users around the world today, many of them native in languages that do not use the Latin script. The use of language font packs to bring Chinese, Arabic or Devanagari in to written webpage content has long been standardized. But there has been one area of the Internet user experience that has never been open to equality in the languages: the one of the naming of domain URLs. The autonomous body that regulates and sets standards for the Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is now ready to roll out registration for Internet domain names written in scripts like Chinese, Russian and Arabic, by 2010. Internet addresses used to be assigned under a protocol known as the Domain Name System, or DNS; the DNS system still applies today, but it works in conjunction with the new Internationalized Domain Names IDN system that allows native use of foreign languages. How does all of this work?
The DNS system has always only been capable of accepting ASCII or all Latin characters. When you type in a regular Internet address into a browser, the DNS system translates the user-friendly name into a string of numbers that identify the network address the name appeals to. The new IDN system does not replace the DNS system; it merely works with it, by using algorithms like ToASCII and ToUnicode to translate non-ASCII text to ASCII standards. All browsers today have been updated to accept IDNs.
Starting November 16, 2009, countries and language communities can begin to apply for language-specific top-level domain names or country code extensions like.uk or .us. This move while it has been in the making for nearly ten years now, coincides with the way the US government has started to ease its control over the Internet body Icann, paving the way for true autonomy.
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