Posted: January 21st, 2012 | Author: Nick | Filed under: Bend Oregon, Internet Tools and Tips, Web Development, Website | Tags: Alt Tags, Bend, Bold Text, Business, Domain Names, File Names, Keyword Prominence, Keyword Weighting, Keywords, Link Text, Meta Tags, Oregon, Page Title Tags, S.E.O, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, Title Tags, Web Design, Web Developer, Web Developers, Website, Website Designer, Website Development | 3 Comments »
Search Engine Optimization for promoting one’s website used to be much easier not too long ago. Much has changed! When search engines first got started they used to rely simply by trusting what the website owner said about their site. If you were looking to add specialized optimization, you would need only to add some meta-tags. This would get you to the top rankings. If your competitor listed a keyword 7 times and you listed it 8 times; you would out rank your competitor. You can see how things were systemically favoring 2 parts dishonesty and 4 parts chaos. The game has changed since then.
Much more complex formulas are running the leading search engines of Google, Bing, and Yahoo. While meta-tags are still essential and helpful in helping your website get recognized by the most used search engines within particular searches; there is now a whole list of elements that comprise the essentials for optimization techniques! No longer is it as simple as repeating the same word a thousand times, and giving attention to the met- tags simply. Now search engines are looking for a whole spectrum of essential elements to better ensure accuracy and fairness, including:
- Meta tags
- Domain names
- Header tags
- Bold text
- Keyword weighting
- Keyword prominence
- Alt tags
- File names
- Link text
In addition to these is Google’s PageRank formula. This is how Google assesses all the links that are directed to your website from outside websites. If a well ranking external website has a link to your site in good standing, this helps you out. It is a kind of who you know system. Getting a good page rank takes time and a bit of work in getting this done.
Posted: November 16th, 2010 | Author: Nick | Filed under: Bend Oregon, New Clients, Small Business, Web Development, Website | Tags: Architects, Bend, Oregon, S.E.O, Search Engine Optimization, Web Design, Web Developer, Web Developers, Website Designer, Website Development | 57 Comments »
I just completed a Search Engine Optimization project for Bend Oregon’s Architect Scott Gilbride for his existing website at scottgilbride.com
Scott’s business website when first created, had previously ranked near the top in search engines, but over time and with the rules of the game having changed greatly since then, he found that his website had slipped beyond notice in the search engines.
I updated his website with improved and more specific keywords through out his website adding/adjusting the meta-tags, page-titles, title-tags, and the image alt-tags. His website had many images which were not utilizing the full potential of the alt-tag. The site also did not make the most of the individual page’s title-tags.
After including an S.E.O. package to his site, within just a few weeks he is now showing up on the first page and often on the very top of Google’s search engine. Here are the results. Check it out:
- bend oregon architect
- bend oregon residential architect(s)
- bend oregon commercial architect(s)
- bend residential architect(s)
- bend commercial architect(s)
- bend oregon sustainable architect(s)
- bend oregon modern architect(s)
- bend oregon traditional architect(s)
- bend oregon alternative architect(s)
- bend oregon custom architect(s)
- oregon modern architect(s)
- oregon sustainable architect(s)
Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to service your current website or new website with S.E.O. Your S.E.O. results can be even better when we build your website from the ground up with S.E.O in mind at the very inception. There are many structural elements that can built into the very file names of each page which most websites are not currently utilizing. Let me help your personal or business web presence be ahead of the rest.
Posted: September 21st, 2010 | Author: Nick | Filed under: Internet Tools and Tips, Web Development | Tags: Bend, Business, Domain Names, Oregon, Web Developer, Web Developers Resources, Website Designer, Website Development, WordPress | 7 Comments »
Watts Web Studio offers the setup of a WordPress blogs. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system and much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. WordPress is rapidly becoming an excellent tool for building your blog as well as your website.
I have found this book, “Professional WordPress” to be an excellent resource for learning the ins and outs of customizing the WordPress platform.
Posted: August 10th, 2010 | Author: Nick | Filed under: Bend Oregon, New Clients, Portfolio, Small Business, Web Development, Website | Tags: Bend, Business, Domain Names, Web Design, Web Developer, Web Developers, Website, Website Designer, Website Development | 3 Comments »
Red Hammock vacation rentals website completed!
Check out this website that I finished recently. A beachfront condominium rental company near San Pedro Belize.
Red Hammock Vacation Rentals
Red Hammock Image Gallery