We tend to get asked this question many times throughout the week: What is search engine friendly web design? I’d like to clarify this for our readers.
So here’s a quick list of things you should be considering when creating search engine friendly web design:
1.) Loads quickly (no heavy flash loading files or quick time movies)
2.) Have clean code (programming on the back end – click view source in your browser to view the programming of a web page – some programs throw in a lot of code that slows your page down)
3.) Have a site map (at the bottom of every page should be a link to your site map that has all the pages of your site listed)
4.) Have proper headings (clearly name your pages and use sub headings as well to break up your content)
5.) Have good content that talks about your services and/or products (search engines love content – give the search engines relevant content)
7.) Make sure you have different title tags for each page on your site (the title tag in the html looks like this:
<title>Page Name Here</title>
8.) Lastly I’d spend some time going through the Google Webmaster Guidelines to get familiar with how the largest search engine out there wants to see your site.
Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.