A search engine is a tool that if used properly can make your surfing on the Internet and the world-wide-web an easier and much more enjoyable experience. Here are a few articles that may help to explain how the search engines work to bring you the results you are after. Also a few articles on how to make your pages more search engine friendly by giving you a few seo tips.
- Optimising your alt text
Making sure your images are optimised is easy and an essential part of basic search engine optimisation.
- Different types of spam
There are many types of spam, cloaking, hidden text, keyword stuffing, blog spamming the list is endless. I have noted down a few of the most prolific ones for reference
- Long term SEO
Once you have optimised your site and have improved the rankings on a few search terms this is the time to plan your on going optimisation campaign!
- Search engine optimisation and Flash
Optimisation tips for Yahoo and Flash websites. Making sure those .swf files are found, indexed, ranking and working for you.
- Google adsense
Google adsense, what it is and how it works. Google have given the ordinary webmaster a chance to increase their revenue. The ads are a direct feed off of adwords. Google adsense facts
- SEO GLossary
Search engine optimisation terms and definitions. Covers a few search engine marketing listings but mainly covers seo.
- PPC Glossary
Pay per click terms and definitions. Covers mainly PPC listings.
- How to rank on Yahoo!
Looking through the guide lines that Yahoo have produced it gives a small look into what Yahoo are looking for.
- Introduction to affiliate marketing
A submitted article from Thomas Wall of buytemplates.net. Offers some very handy advice for the first time affiliate webmasters.
- How a search engine works
Ever thought about the parts of a search engine and how they work together. From the database to the indexer and parser. You can find out more information with this article.
- Web site linking explained
When looking for a link to your website, you may run into dead links, link redirects or even linkrot (not as bad as it sounds)
- What is a keyword
When deciding where to place your keywords on the page, be sure to have a look this quick checklist of prime seo spots on the page, and gain true search engine creaminess
- Google commands
There are special commands that can be used when searching on Google to find out valuable information such as backlinks, pages indexed and the cached version. This article hopes to bring these Google operators to your attention
- Top ten SEO tips
Here are my top ten seo tips for optimising your web site for the search engines, in no particular order.
- Yahoo commands
Just as Google can peform special searches through commnads, so can Yahoo. Here are the Yahoo operators.
- External Files
- Link building tips
Here are a few things to remember when building the amount of links that point to your site.
A robots text file is used to inform search engine spiders what parts of your website they can access. If used properly it can stop from crawling private directories such as the cgi-bin and the image folder.
- Meta tags for seo
Meta tags. What ones should you use when designing your site. Only a few should be used and a few that should be avoided.
- List your site in Google UK
If you have products that you would like to sell in the English market, here are a few tips for you to follow.
- Mirago Search Directory
Learn about the Mirago paid for inclusion directory and how it works. Details on their trusted feed programes and PPC services.
- SEO forums
There are may seo forums that offer a wealth of information - there are only a few though that you trust to give the latest and most up to date technical information relating to search engines
- Internal link structure
Internal link structure is just as important as external link building. Your own sites links are easy to manipulate to suit your own needs. This article should help.