Need For Speed – Fast Web Sites – SEO Web Site Design
How many times have you clicked on a link that looked interesting, only to have to wait and wait for the page you had hoped to see to appear? Did you continue to wait? Most people won’t.
Or maybe you have a high-speed connection and rarely (if ever) have to wait for a web page to load. Many people don’t.
In spite of the widespread popularity of high-speed internet access, most people are still on dial-up, and a great many internet users with a dial-up connection have slow connections.
What this means to you, in plain terms, is that you can have the most beautifully designed and informative site, but if it doesn’t load within a reasonable amount of time (and internet surfers are notoriously impatient), which is right around 8-10 seconds, your beautiful, informative web site will not be seen by the majority of internet users who click on a link that will take them there. They won’t wait.
Keeping the above in mind, I’ll keep your file size reasonable with various methods; Images are fully optimized to maintain high quality while minimizing file sizes, allowing fast download. Overall file sizes of individual pages are kept to a minimum by employing external files whenever possible and optimized images always, so your pages will load quickly and your visitors will stay long enough to see what your website is all about.
Feeding The Spiders-Basic SEO – Getting Found By The Search Engines
What’s the difference between a lonely, ignored website and a popular, well visited website? A website that can be found.
Search engines are constantly updating their databases in order to keep on top of the game with search results that are up-to-date and relevant. There are a great many websites that are added each day, hundreds of thousands, as well as dropped.
With all this activity, how do the search engines possible keep up? It’s easy-they use “spiders”, which is a common term for the mathematical algorithms search engines use to calculate and rank your website. In order to be indexed by the search engines, their spiders have to
– Know your website exists
– Find your website “tasty”
I know how to make this happen for you. Through trial and error over the years, I’ve discovered what type of “food” the spiders like, and how to lead them to it.
This is not something that I’m going to charge you extra for, but an integral part of the methods employed in creating each page of your website. There are many web design companies who will charge you extra for this, but why? You’re being ripped off by being charged extra. But that’s just my humble opinion and in any event, not the way I work. You can rest assured, your website will be indexed quickly. I can’t guarantee you a top ten placement, (although it’s happened) but then, neither can the huge SEO firms, regardless of what they may promise you.
Free Webmaster Tools
I’ve listed on this page some tools that will be useful to you when planning your web site, and other tools that are useful for various other tasks. They are free to use online, you don’t have to download anything. Please check back from time to time, as I’m sure to be adding more periodically.
- Search Term Suggestion Shows keywords and frequency searched on Overture (Yahoo/MSN) last month.
- Keyword Suggestion Keyword searches from Overture and Wordtracker (Wordtracker displays singular/plural & correct order).
- Browsershots Get free screenshots of your website, as viewed on various browsers.
- Character Counter This is a helpful tool if you need to limit your text to a specific character count, such as when you’re submitting your resource for consideration on another website! It’s fast, free and easy!
- Wondering what your screen resolution is? Go to What Is My Screen Resolution and find out right away!
- Likewise, you can go to the following website and it will display your system information…in case you wanted to know: What’s My Browser
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