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Start here - Why me?
What you have to know
2 keywords = 1000 phrases
Bad titles, low traffic
Free meta tags
Speaking in tongues
Slow pages equal more traffic
Free and Easy
Yahoo for free
Master of your own domain?
Spiders cannot fill in forms
Good and bad doorways
Order the engines around
Do you use frames?
Are you a magnet?
Visitors by default
Lasso your lost visitors
$100 = 10,000 visitors
Others work - you earn
Ads - Don't click here?
Invite the competitors over
E-mails and warnings
Infectious or immunized?
All the best submission tools
100s of search engines
The "must have" web tools
Free for all sites
Pressing the editor's button
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Wrongly Sold PPI
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Web kiosks for the poor
Online Price Mistakes
Thesaurus Ranking
HTML or text e-mails?
ALTered Images
Renaming your Images
Free tools to create your site
Invasion of the Amazons
Advertising v. PR
Will content be profitable?
Responding to spam
What is spam?
Pay for position
Web host tips
Webmaster beauty
Bad web design: Animation
CGI: What the heck is that?
Long live banners
Great press releases
E-mail Sigs - 7 Key Items
Ad tips for affiliate marketing
I want to keep my frames
Creating Doorway Pages
Measuring Link Popularity
Domains and hyphens
Why have a domain name

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Out of the mouths of babes
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The Nostradamus Hoaxes
Explaining terrorism to a child
Internet 2 a scam?
Break a Rule, Bad Girl
Britannica near extinction?
The 1st time I really lied
Nigerian Scam Letters
Singular turns plural
English Writing
In debt?
The Secret Shopper
Too busy at work?
Bullying... Our Stories
Start to live your dreams
Recognize your potential
Stop worrying, please!
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Elegant resumes
In praise of black sheep
Ritalin - Straight-jacketing?

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Creating search engine friendly pages

Approximately 150,000 brand new surfers log on for their very first time every day and 200,000 internet ready devices are still being purchased daily. Also, web-site managers are adding 25 new webpages to the internet every second (over 2 million per day) and they all want traffic as much as you do. How can you make sure your pages stand out when the search engines come to visit?

Titles and Tags

The title of a webpage is the text that you can see in the left hand corner of the top bar of your browser software window. Search engines regard the titles of your pages as the most important keywords or keyphrases when indexing your site. Additionally, when scanning search results, visitors will read them they same way that they read headlines in a newspaper. Make them count!

Multinational or micronational?

Unless you have a very famous company name or brand, avoid using it in your title tag. The title tags on your most important pages are too valuable to waste. If you are worried that you might loose some traffic as a consequence of this, you can always create a separate page with your company name in the title, and hyperlink it to your main page.

Becoming entitled...

  • Include the most important keywords and keyphrases associated with your products or services in different title tags right across your web-site.

  • Make sure you use titles that reflect the content on each webpage.

  • Bear in mind that if the page is bookmarked by a visitor, the title is what they will see in their favorites file.

  • Repeat the page title in the first header tags on some pages and very important keywords in the first header tags on others. Use headers that support the content on that page.

  • Repeat the contents of title tag throughout your text.

  • Use the "BOLD" tag for important keywords and keyphrases.

    Header tags

    A header tag is a piece of code that displays text as a heading, typically, but not exclusively, for a paragraph. There are six header tags. H1 is the largest and H6 the smallest.

    Header tags = H1

    Header tags = H2

    Header tags = H3

    Header tags = H4

    Header tags = H5
    Header tags = H6
    You can use more than one header per page.

    The headings above this text, "Header tags", are examples of the different sizes of header tags.

    Underline tags

    To underline a word or phrase use the following code:

    You can also use a combination of the header and underlining tags:

    Bold tags

    IMAGE ALT Tags

    Always use IMAGE ALT tags for the pictures on your site.

    IMAGE ALT tags are tiny pop-up boxes of text that appear when you position your mouse cursor over a webpage image. If you include these tags, it not only helps your visitors who are browsing with their images turned off, but also some search engines will index this text, so it could help your rankings. Be sure to use your most relevant keywords in these tags. They of course also need to be relevant to the picture that they refer to.

    Note: You will need to change the WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes to match the size of your picture. If you include this information the picture will load faster.

    Another positive aspect of using IMAGE ALT tags is that sight impaired users, who have all web pages read to them by dedicated software, will have these tags read to them as well. Scott Whitehead of Zest City says that by using phrases and words that combine both navigational assistance and relate to the web page they feature on, you can help increase your ranking and assist your disabled users at the same time.

    You can build traffic and loyalty if you provide ease of access to people who are disabled. Provide them with information that makes their visit more enjoyable. For example: Did you know that on the more up-to-date browsers it is easy to change the text size of what you are reading on a web page?

    Internet Explorer users click on the word "View" on the bar above this page. Now click on the word "Text Size" and chose "larger" or "largest". Netscape users can click on the word "View" on the bar above this page. Now click on increase font. If the text is still not large enough then repeat the process until it is.

    You may also be interested to know that changing text size settings is usually possible within your e-mail software using the same process.

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