SEO Tricks for Web Design
Professional Website design needs knowledge, time and patience. It will be useful if you are familiar with what goes into great web design, such as SEO and useful navigation. Here are some useful tips and tricks to help you build the website of your dreams!
First, please make sure your website works both with and without the “www” prefix. Some people are used to type “www” before they type your site URL. We need to respect both cases to make sure customers are directed to our site either way.
Second, please keep your page size moderate (300 to 600 words). SEO recommendation is minimum 300 words on a page. If you have a lot of words on a webpage, it will affect the performance of page download. Some users have slow internet connection speeds, and the longer your page takes to load, the less interest they will have. We need to keep the page downloads faster to have happy website visitors.
Third, keyword research. Although main focus should always be on providing website visitors with useful and latest information, we also need to analyze our keywords to attract visitors to our site. Analysis of keywords people use on search engines will help you build a successful and busy website.
Always use ALT tags for images as you design your website. ALT tags provide several very important functions in that they describe images for people who browse the Internet with graphics disabled, and provide descriptions for people who are visually impaired and utilize tools that translate images to voice. If your images are used as links, ALT tags also provide a way for you to describe the behavior of the link. ALT tags are also used by search engine crawlers therefore using them can help boost your search rank.
Please use new HTML5 standard if you have multimedia presentations. Though HTML5 isn’t quite as robust for animation and games as Flash, it has the advantage of working stably on mobile phone browsers, including those contained in Apple hardware. HTML5 is also quite a bit leaner than Flash, so page load times will improve, as well.
Please make sure that you do not use images for webpage background. Background images also slowdown page download speed, which can lead to unpleasant user experience. Professional websites do not have images as backgrounds and experienced web designers do not use background images.
These are some of the Search Engine Optimization tricks. You should be able to design a competitive website with these tips and increase traffic to your website and boost your page rank to the top of your market!