There is an ever growing number of factors that can help a web page to rank highly on the search engine result pages. SEO can be split into two disciplines: on-page and technical. For the purposes of this blog, we're going to be discussing some SEO best practises for on-page SEO, in particular with keywords.
Keywords on a web page are one way that a search engine will categorise a page and determine where it will rank in the results. These are words or phrases that users might be searching for and it's important that you include them on your page.
Here are four tips for where to include keywords on your web page:
This is an HTML element that gives your page a specific title that will be used in a variety places. This is what will show up as the title for the page in the search engine result pages, for example. It's one of the most important places to make sure you include your keyword as when people search online they are much more likely to click on a page that has the exact title they searched.
If possible then SEO best practise dictates that you should try to include your keyword in the URL for the page. Not only that, the hierarchy of your URLs is also very important, so try to make sure that they follow a logical and easy to follow URL path.
A good web page should have informative and valuable content for visitors to read. It's important that you include your chosen keywords within the content of the page. Depending on how much content there is you may want to even include them a number of times. Just be careful not to overuse them, as you can be penalised if the search engines think that you're stuffing keywords.
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Each image in your page should have alt text attributed to it - this is simply a description of what the image is. As search engines can only read text and not images, this is the only way a search engine can gain context of the images on your page. Try to write a clear and informative alt text description that includes your keyword(s).
If you want to know more about SEO best practices and how to implement them, then contact eBuild Web Solutions today.
About the Author
Philip Byrne has over twenty years of web development, graphic design and 3D animation. Initially providing 3D animations for RTE Game Shows (Where in the World, Fame & Fortune, Winning Streak), he then moved into the web industry. After 15 years of working in the industry, he set up his own company and founded eBuild Web Solutions based in Citywest. You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+.