May 23, 2017

Website Page Length Considerations

When arranging your pages, be aware that novice viewers can be easily disoriented by long, scrolling Web documents. They seem unable to find links when they disappear off-screen as they move through very long pages. Though there are ways to keep your novice viewers oriented, it’s a good idea to limit your documents to two screens worth of
information. If you must use long documents, be sure to feature navigational links at the beginning, end, and even the middle (if your document is very large) of the Web document. A frames system helps to eliminate this problem by enabling you to keep your navigation bars on-screen while the content is scrolling.

Another disadvantage of very long Web documents is that the viewer must rely on the
vertical scroll bar to navigate through the page. In many graphic interfaces the scroll bar
slider is a fixed size and gives the viewer no real indication of the length of the
document relative to what is currently visible on the screen, so users have no idea how
long your Web document is, or when they will reach the end of it. In extremely long
Web pages, very small movements of the scroll bar can completely change the contents
of the screen, leaving the viewer no familiar landmarks on screen (where am I?). This
forces the viewer to creep slowly downward with the scroll bar arrows (often
line-by-line), or risk missing sections of the page.

All this would seem a good argument for always limiting your Web documents to two
page lengths, but of course, as with all rules, there are exceptions. For instance, it makes
sense to keep very closely related information within the confines of a single Web
document, especially when you are providing information which you anticipate the
viewer will want to print or save to text. By keeping the content within one document,
you make printing and saving much easier. When designing long Web documents such
as these, always provide internal links within the document. The best way to do this is to
arrange your Web document like a book, with the information split into separate sections
(chapters). You can then make a table of contents at the beginning and end of the
document so viewers can jump to a particular section without having to scan through the
whole page.

A navigational table of contents.

Page length tips:

  • Attempt to make the majority of your pages no longer than two screen lengths. If you must use long documents, feature internal navigation links at the beginning, end, and even the middle (if your document is very large) of the Web document.
  • When a page is intended to grab people’s attention, don’t make the page longer than the average screen length.
  • If your document is more than one screen “page,” try to see to it that some content is presented on the first screen so the user can tell that there’s more to be seen below the horizon.
  • If your pages include text that viewers will want to read at length, it’s all right to use lengthy, scrolling pages—just be sure to warn them that a big file is coming.
  • If dividing information into separate segments, provide a separate link to a complete document. This will make it easier for viewers to print or save your document.
  • If you have a page with only a small bit of information, try to combine it with related information. It’s very annoying for the viewer to have to wait to download a page that only contains two links or one paragraph of text.

Making the Site Captivating – Part 1

We hate to pigeonhole communications, but there seems to be a trend among WWW
design that lends itself to categorization. We can break many pages and systems into
three categories:

  • Basic Information

  • Entertainment

  • Product Sales

As you’ve surfed around the internet, you’ve probably seen pages and systems that fit into the
above categories. You’ve probably seen systems that give way too much information on
a product (and do so in a dry, technical manner), systems that are all bells and whistles
with no content, and systems whose only focus is on getting you to order the product
right now.
Our focus in designing commercial websites is to combine these three types of systems into
one, and thus create a complete marketing tool. As we have already said, marketing is a
combination of things that lead to commercial advancement, and not a single entity.

What we are seeking is a balance of information, entertainment, and product sales
communications that will provide a complete communications package.
To put things into perspective, we’ll tell a story about the three little business people. The
first was an informer. When she was asked to send a client information about a product,
she would gather everything she could get her hands on, bind it all together in one big
book, and send it to the client saying that everything they could possibly want to know is
in there. The second person was strictly an entertainer. He would go to a client’s office, tell jokes,
show interesting slides, do magic tricks, and so on. The third person was strictly focused on getting the client to order. She would walk into the client’s office with a contract in one hand and a pen in the other.
Separately, these three people did very poorly. They would either confuse, distract, or
irritate the clients. Together, however, they were unstoppable. They were able to engage
the clients, provide him or her with the information they needed, and close the deal.

Your pages should keep the same balance. You want to provide enough information for
your potential clients to make an informed decision (and to support them after the
purchase), you want to provide this information in an engaging manner, and you want to
make the sale. By balancing this carefully, you will make your system appealing to the
broadest audience.

Organizing Your Page to Your Commercial

The Benefit

So, how do you go about making a system that provides all three elements in perfect
balance? The key is in organization, both at the page and system levels. To may make
the site appealing to the broadest audience, you will need to design your work so that it
provides effective communications to several different types of people (shoppers looking
for a quick overview, people wanting in-depth detail, and so on). We’ll start with the
basics.

  • Basic Elements of a Web Document
  • These items should appear on every commercial WWW document:
  • Company name
  • Link to information on contacting company or company e-mail address
  • Page title
  • Author or contact person’s e-mail address
  • Content
  • Link to home page
  • Date of creation or latest revision (on time-sensitive materials)
  • Statement of copyright
  • Hypertext link(s) to other related local pages
  • Company logo

The basic items in a commercial Web document.

Your company name and logo should appear on each page, so that it is clear to everyone,
regardless of how they entered the system, who owns it. This also ties the Web system
into any printed collateral.
Providing a link to information on contacting the company, or a company e-mail
address, is crucial. Remember, this is two-way communication we’re dealing with here.
If the viewer can’t get ahold of someone for ordering, further information, and so on, the
system doesn’t serve much of a purpose other than letting people know the company
exists somewhere.

Many of these elements can be addressed in different ways.
The company name and logo can be a graphic on each page, a
banner in a frames system, or something else. You should
address all of these items in some way, but the exact way you

do it is your choice. The page title should exist on two levels: first, it should be included within the HTML
<TITLE> tags, so that a browser will display it outside of the page (usually on the
browser’s top border). Second, the title of the page should appear clearly within the body

of the page, so that it can be viewed within the first screen (without scrolling) on a640x480 pixel monitor. The author or contact person, often called the webmaster, should present an e-mail
address, and a link to his/her e-mail, on every page if possible. This enables people to
report problems with your pages. This sometimes becomes a nuisance, as there are
people out there with way too much time on their hands who will fill your e-mail box
with annoying observations. On high-traffic websites, you may want to drop the webmaster
link after you’re sure that most of the bugs have been worked out of the system.
A link to the system home page offers primitive navigation to people who may be
unfamiliar with your other navigation tools, and it enables people to start over from the
beginning. It’s also useful if someone is accessing your system from anywhere other than
the home page.

  • Press releases, technical updates, and other time-sensitive materials can include the dateof creation and/or latest revision. If this is not something you want to make public (and there’s really no reason to), you can include it in the code as a comment tag, or you can encode the date, revision and any other information on the bottom of the page (as in 080896r4). Copyright law states that you needn’t claim a document as having a copyright for it to bevalid and legally yours, but it will help if you are ripped-off and need to take it to court. Your statement of copyright should look something like this: Copyright 2007, Blasty, Roads and Associates, All Rights Reserved.
  • Hypertext link(s) to other related local pages should be included for obvious reasons, but how and how many are a matter of style and application. For instance, don’t link out in the middle of a paragraph if you want that paragraph to be read; instead, add a more information link at the end of the text.

On the next page, we’ll discuss “the look” of your website

Why Valid HTML (XHTML) is important to SEO

Why Valid HTML (XHTML) is important to SEO

What are do many webmaster write non valid HTML?  HTML or “hypertext Markup Language”, is vastly misused and written poorly Valid HTMLthroughout the web.  HTML is what the world wide web is made of and should be taken much more seriously. The validity of the HTML coding or programming is a very important.  But, you ask why is that important?  Most web pages are written in HTML or HTML is produced once a database query is asking for a page to be built on the fly .  Just like any other language on the planet, HTML has its own syntax, vocabulary, and grammar.  In other words, it needs to be readable by another computer and that very same computer will need to display it properly. Every online document written in HTML is supposed to follow these rules. In the natural progression of today’s internet, programming languages have long been perceived by the mainstream programmers as a “natural art” for designing websites and other web applications.  In the early days of the web, it was all text based and not graphical at all.  Once graphical user interfaces came to light on the web, so did HTML.

What is valid HTML code?

Valid HTML code is simply said programming code that is built in accordance with Web standards, and provides one of the most reliable guarantee that future Web platforms will handle it as designed. Validation is one of the simplest ways to check whether a page is up to snuff to today’s standards.

Why Web professionals choose to validate for Valid HTML?

  • Valid HTML allows for greater accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, and can even possibly help your search engine rankings.
  • When a search engine like Google crawls your site with it’s search bots, it has to parse the HTML code of your web site to find the actual relevant content to what you’re writing about. If your HTML code contains errors and is NOT valid HTML, search engines might not be able to find everything on the page.
  • Search engine crawler programs obey the HTML standard. A non compliant site makes it extremely difficult to crawl or index your site if it the coding or programming is NOT compliant to the HTML standards set today.  While on your site, if the search engine locates an error in HTML, it may simply cease the crawling of your site just because of the error.

Although most major search engines can deal with minor errors in HTML code, a single missing bracket in your HTML code can be the reason if your web page cannot be found in search engines.

There are many uses for coding or programming your website(s) to be HTML valid or HTML compliant.

  • Professional webmasters use validation as a debugging tool
  • Professional webmasters use validation as a future-proof quality check
  • Professional webmasters use validation to cross check their coding or programming skills.  It’s is one of the simplest ways to check whether a page is built in accordance with Web standards, and provides one of the most reliable guarantee that future Web platforms will handle it as designed.
  • Professional webmasters use validation to eases maintenance
  • Professional webmasters use validation to help teach good practices
  • Validation is a sign of professionalism

Imagine telling a friend who has never been to your house and telling them directions on how to come over for a party.  You start to give them some directions based off a map but halfway through you start speaking in nonsense and gibberish. The friends wouldn’t have much luck in finding your house, would they?  The same is true for websites that are broken and have invalid HTML.  Valid HTML is one of the most important aspects of Search engine optimization.

Social Media….Optimize for it!

Social Media….Optimize for it!

Social networks, social media and optimization with those networks is really flying through the web with a large popularity. Social networks as FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, Linkedin, Ning, Tagged, Classmates, Meetup, Friendster,etc. have been in the news lately talking about how popular they have become in the past few years. Some have even been lead to beleive they they may “become the web”. Some others also include You-Tube, Del-icio.us, the list almost can go on and on! All of these give you some sort of ‘presence’ in the virtual world. More and more these days businesses and regular people are using the social media or social networks to to optimize and promote their presence through the web.

Social Media Considerations – deepen connections and relationships.

Bloggers and website owners, these days, mostly use social bookmarking sites such as Digg.com, StumbleUpon and Del-icio.us. How these sites work is that they give feedback on articles that you webmasters submit, then a judging process “judges” the articles and bumps them up based on the number of votes. This type of social media campaign, can bring massive number of visitors to your site. An article that is accepted well, can deliver a large amount of traffic and comments to that article. When a webmaster or site owner is considering their search engine optimization strategies, it’s most efficient to choose the right path for your optimization. By using all three of those social media sites, they will help a bunch, but they all differ in what they can deliver. Digg will take many votes to deliver excellent traffic, but StubleUpon will take less votes to deliver just some traffic. If you can get enough Diggs from Digg.com users, you just may get the front page of Digg. By utilizing social media the proper way, it can raise your exposure throughout the web. The more pages that a search engine bot travels throughout the site, the better ranking you could possibly have. When a write is aiming to get higher rankings, building the popularity of the site is of utmost importance and your website traffic statistics will show the story. Users will visit your site simply because they like to read your blog or your rich content. Building up a huge “friends list” on any of the social media platforms is what you want to do, if you desire to promote your business online.. You can now promote your site over and over again to your friends list. the best way is to aim to your target audience with the same ideas, feelings, and collections. You, as the writer, know these people since you are one of them..

Social Media, Working For You!

To get “Social Media” to work FOR YOU, you will need to understand and think just like the social network platforms that you are targeting. The best way to get your site looked at by Google (indexed) is to construct articles on your website or blog regularly. Social network articles, posted regularly, will allow sites as Google to have a search engines so that it makes it easy to locate your blog fast and easy. Once you get you site into the search engines, the sky i s the limit. You can get a lot of organic traffic from being indexed. Undoubtedly, this should bring some organic traffic and making it easy to direct them to social networking site of your choice. With daily,monthly or regular posting of social networking articles, you should be able to people’s trust and respect because you can provide them information they need and want.

Keep in mind that when you write articles online, consider search engine optimization alongside utilizing social media platforms for exposure.

  • Who is your target audience?
  • What time of day is your target audience online?
  • What is your goal with the article?
  • Which keywords are you looking to get more exposure on?
  • Have you placed hyperlinks throughout your article to include internal and outside links
  • Have you styled your content styled to help with reading it easier?

This might include:

  • Bullet points
  • Clearly defined subheadings (search engines appreciate this to help with indexing)
  • Key points and fascinating quotes
  • Is the article informative or educational?
  • Do you have your RSS feed setup to show targeted from the articles?

Social Media Campaigns take work. Take your social media campaign and promote it around on the social networks! Promote Promote!. Take the time to build your webtraffic organically by promoting your site(s) through your choice of social networking. If done correctly, using social networking to promote your blog or site can work. Social Media Optimization does work.

Improving Website Rankings with Search Engines

Improving Website Rankings on Search Engine (s)

Many webmasters are spending a lot of time trying to find a way to improve the rankings of their websites without “gaming” or “tricking” Google. With the number of websites, online businesses blogs, e-shops, articles, and social networks on the web increasing each day, webmasters and content generating people are facing a stiff competition to get their websites to grab some of the market share for their websites, online businesses blogs, e-shops, articles, and social networks.

When internet surfers cruise the web, people are unlikely to check the 4th or 5th page of the SERP (search engine result page) on search engines when they are searching for something It is very influential for webmasters to have their websites listed on the top positions in order to get “organic” search engine directed traffic.

There are so many methods that you can utilize online to “Perk Up” your website’s search engine rankings. You can use SEO (search engine optimization) or PPC (Pay per click) ads. However, these methods may not be suitable for every webmaster.

I’ll now list out some examples that will help in some basic ideas on increasing visibility for your websites, online businesses blogs, e-shops, articles, and social networks for search engine ranking increase.

  • SEO (search engine optimization)

    • If you search hard enough, ironically,  you will find 10,000 different ways to improve your SEO (search engine optimization). You will find a ton of ways to get more information about SEO methods on the web, but it is hard to find the ideas that provide the important details on how to really improve rankings. An internet newbie often confused by so many theories that he/she found, and some theories even work against each other. It is important to understand the fact that SEO can actually harm the business if not being done correctly. If you are in the practice of trying to “game” Google, you could be delisted or deranked from their SERP (search engine result pages). One of the solutions that you can do for SEO is to use the service of an SEO specialty company. The problem is, using the service of an SEO company is generally expensive, and you have to make a long term commitment so that you will end up spending even more money before you can get the results you are looking for.
  • PPC (Pay per click) ad Campaign

    • Basically, a Pay per click (PPC) campaign is an Internet advertising model used on website’s around the world, where advertisers pay the advertisement host only when their ad is clicked. With search engines, advertisers typically bid on keyword phrases relevant to their target market. Content sites commonly charge a fixed price per click rather than use a bidding system. PPC campaigns are displayed within SERPs. You have to pay for every click that somebody do on your ad even if the click does not result in a sale so that you might end up spending a lot of money without getting the expected results. You may get traffic but very few conversions from those clicks.  For example, if you bid 50 cents for each click and your ad get 100 clicks a day, you would have to pay $50 a day.  There is a very relevant chance that you won’t make any sales (conversions from clicks) for that day. The $50 that you spent that day will end up being a total waste. Another huge disadvantage of using PPC is that once you have spent your limit for that day, your advertisement ends up NOT showing up anymore.  It will only keep working if you keep spending the money and if you don’t, the ad disappears. When you are out of money to spend on advertising, the PPC campaign will stop while you haven’t done anything that can improve the value of your brand at all.

    What to Do to Improve Rankings (10 steps)

    • Publish new UNIQUE Articles
    • Try to find competitive keywords that your competition isn’t using
    • Learn from your competitors
    • Make sure each page on your site has cross links to other pages on your site
    • Try to include a few outbound links to high ranking sites
    • Use Google sitemaps to it’s fullest
    • Get invlovlved with communities, get the word out about your sites(s)
    • Spell check your content
    • Have keywords in your head section of  your site
    • Valid XHTML or valid HTML
  • You don’t have to worry because there is a tool that can help you to get your website listed on at least the first three pages of Google’s SERP. You can use the advantage of Web 2.0 to rank well in most search engines. You can also use the power of video in order to boost the search engine ranking of your website. Almost all aspects of SEO (search engine optimization) can be handled using this innovative tool from link building to article marketing.

On-page optimization Guidelines for Writing SEO Friendly Content

On-page optimization Guidelines for Writing SEO Friendly Content

FOR Hotshot SEO, writing excellent quality content and expecting Google to list it on the first page of the search results is just not enough. We need to consider some technical aspects and adjust some elements and work in a smart way. The secret is comprised by on-site SEO and off-site SEO, two SEObranches of search engine optimization. Off-page optimization holds around 90% of web page rankings, but on-page optimization still has its role in the ranking power. They guidelines for on-page SEO will be explained further in this article.

Title Tag: The Title tag is very important in obtaining great SEO. It is one of the most important things in on-page optimization.

The reason is because the title tag represents the first communication between the webmasters and search engines. It is the channel that allows search engine robots to find what a web page is all about. To write a compelling page titles, you need to place the keywords within the first visible 65 characters and finish it with the name of your website or your brand.By doing this, you have started to build relevancy of your website, so that the search engine Bot will be able to know the key terms of your website. To express the association better, you can place the pipe symbol between the page title and the site name. You have to remember that getting listed in the first position of search results is only half of the mission. The other half is how to make people click the link and visit your website.

Keywords Density: Many people wonder the proper percentage that they should put within articles.

Keyword density is not really an important thing. However, you can consider putting the keyword in the beginning and the end of your paragraph. The suggested amount of keyword is 4%. There is other relevancy metric called LSI terms that Google use. LSI terms are group of words that are associated with the same contexts.

Meta Keywords and Description: You should use keywords and LSI words in your content, and keep them at around 7 to 9.

A description tag should contain the further explanations of the things in the title. Try to mention some details about the benefits offered by the web page. It is not a good idea to fill it up with the Meta keywords because that will let your competitor to know your targeted keywords.
You should make your contents well structured using Headers from H1 to H4. You must not use more than one H2, two H2, two H3, and one H4.

Keywords: Put your keywords in H1, but be careful because the header tag is very spam sensitive.

You should emphasize your target key terms using Bold or Italics. Using one per article is enough. One other thing that you should do is to put meta-image tags for the relevant pictures that you put on your web page.  One great wordpress plugin is the All-in-one-SEO pack.  It offers great SEO capabilities and a unique way for allowing you to tweak your page’s SEO.

Referring Other Quality Content to Gain Trust: Find some trusted websites and link to them with keywords and phrases as the anchor text. Spread the links on relevant articles that you have get increase your SEO.

Avoiding Penalties for Doing Risky SEO Campaigns

Avoiding Penalties for Doing Risky SEO Campaigns for Link Building

The validity of the statements made by SEO experts about white hat SEO needs to be questioned. Many internet marketers are doing white hat SEO without gaining any results, but they are avoiding black hat techniques because they are afraid that their websites will be penalized.Link

With over 150 million Web sites on the Internet, it’s very important to get quality high page rankings for visibility and SEO. Building quality links or link ing is imperative. While well known, larger SEO companies use ethical SEO practices, there are others who will try to trick or game companies like Google into higher SEO rankings by using unethical techniques. These unethical ways are known as spam and can get you penalized or banned from the search engines.

  1. Link Reciprocation:

    Link reciprocation will not get good results if it is not combined with enough one way back links. Reciprocal links can be easily detected by search engines, and there is a great chance that they will be filtered out from the index. The trust that your partner website has with the search engines determines whether a link will be demoted or not.  The websites that have good quality linking pattern will gain more authority strength from their link exchange. On the other hand, webmasters who builds obscure one way and reciprocal links will have their websites ignored by the search engines.

  2. Page Onload Redirects:

    Making page onload redirects if effective, but the website will face serious consequences if the search engines found out. It will be excluded from the search engines. The best way to transfer content by site or by web page is using 301redirect. Using 301redirect will let you keep the PageRank. You only need to make sure that the domain is functioning properly and the web page discusses the same subject.

  3. Buying Links or Purchasing Links:

    Buying links is very efficient, but you need to do it discreetly with quality websites.  This SEO method is very popular for its effectiveness. It can be a great method as long as you can keep your link buying activities discreet.  A good way to make your purchased link undetected is to put them within the content of your partner’s website. By putting the link in the content, even a human editor will not be able to prove that it is a paid link.  There are 2 common characteristics of an efficient SEO back links. First, they cannot be uncovered by human inspectors or search engine spiders. Secondly, they are really hard for competitor’s websites to replicate.

  4. Building Link Networks:

    Link networks can be approved by search engines if they are built with relevancy and coherency. Link networks are just like link reciprocation because they are easy to be discovered by the search engines. Link networks are even better than link reciprocation because they can be more transparent. Search engines, especially Google, devaluate websites that get too many links that came from the same C block IP range. That is why you should use different hosting services.  If you don’t have enough content to be put in the websites that you will use as a link network, then you should not build one.

  5. Hidden Text:

    Forget about using hidden text because the are not effective and too risky

  6. Cloaking:

    Cloaking can be quite effective until the search engines catch it. But the problem is that your website will remain the same while the web evolves.

  7. Automated Content Generation(autoblogs):

    Automated content generation cannot be considered as a dangerous SEO method is you have clean intentions. However, Google has developed its duplicate content filter so that it is impossible for websites with such content to have good rankings.

It is better for you to buy links than purchasing expensive directory listings. The conclusion is that you need to develop good link practices and to find quality places to link to for good back links

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Five Quick SEO Techniques for your Blog

Five Quick SEO Techniques for your Blog

A lot of newbies are very energetic to know how to profit by using SEO from the Internet and a lot of them are starting with blogs SEOand how to SEO them up. Blogs are very ideal to use because you do not need to be a techie to be able to create one. You can blog to increase your website’s page rank and to profit from it. Blogs are great supporting tool for your main website or as a stand alone site.

Here are some techniques on how you can optimize your blogs with SEO.

1. Pick a theme for SEO

If you are to create a blog, choose a single theme. This will bind all your posts together. This is very important for the search engines (seo) because websites will have a higher page rank if the posts are relevant to one single theme/ keyword. Search engines will give negative points to blogs that are not coherent, consistent and relevant to your chosen keyword. So if you want to profit from your blog, better pick a theme and stick to it! That said- you should choose a theme that you will not get tired writing about.

2. Invest in a Domain for SEO

As soon as you decide what theme you will write about, get a domain relevant to your keyword. If you are serious about profiting from the Internet, then you should invest. A domain plays around the cost of $10 per year. Make sure that you get a keyword rich domain related to the theme you choose. If you will blog about ‘parenting’, then choose a domain with that keyword on it. If you really don’t have that $10, then you can choose free websites as long as you add the keyword related to your theme then you are on the right track.

3. Post it right

If you are to do a post, make a title that is also related to your theme and should contain your keyword. Make sure that your posts also have a keyword density of about 3-5%. Make sure that you do not overdo the keyword stuffing in your post, else, it may be tagged as a spamming. If you were to use pictures, give it an appropriate title and filename with your keyword on it.

4. Strengthen your link campaign

With a blog, it is very easy to link up to other blogs and websites. What you can do is to find related websites that have the same theme as yours. Talk to the webmasters of these sites and as for a link exchange. You can use a keyword that points to the URL of your site. It will do a lot of good to your pagerank if you linked up with a website with a high PR.

5. Post regularly

Search engines love fresh and original content.  SEO Relies on it. If you do not want to be buried down the search engine results make it a point to post in your blog on a regular basis. This way, search engines will know what’s new in your website, which means a better chance of achieving a higher page rank and much improved SEO for your blog.

SEO Says ‘No’ to Spamming

SEO Says ‘No’ to Spamming

With good SEO (Search Engine Optimization), your website you have a better chance of ranking in the first page of Google and other search engines on the Internet. If you do not reach a high page rank, your website will not get enough traffic to monetize your website.

The average Internet user has a very short attention span. If a user search the Internet for certain keywords, he will probably go to the websites that are laid on him on the first few pages of the search engine search and will not care about the other websites buried far down in Google.

So in order to make your website known and profit from it, you need to get a high page rank and to achieve this- your website should have good SEO. There are various ways on how you can optimize your website. You can offer good content to your visitors with keyword rich articles. You can also spread your links in several sites on the Internet and strengthen your link building campaign.

There are a number of webmasters that are doing the shortcut to the tedious hardwork of SEO. They tend to spam the Internet with irrelevant links and non-informative content just to boost their page rank. Below are some examples of spamming and SEO no-no’s:

SEO: Is your website guilty of spamming?

Forum/ blog spamming

This type of spamming is probably the most common because anyone can do it. Spammers post irrelevant posts and comments to various forums and blogs just to have a link back to their sites. They will flood forums and blogs with their irrelevant links that can really be a headache to site administrators and readers.

Cloaking

Users search for information on the Internet. If you do your search and you are pointed to a website with irrelevant information to the keyword you search about, then you are in a spam site. Cloaking gives search results relevant to the keyword you searched but give no pertinent content or useful information.

Artificially networked websites

Although it’s legitimate to link one website to another, spammers used artificially networked websites to give the illusion that their websites are highly referenced. When you click on these sites thinking that they contain relevant information, you will be surprised to find out they don’t really have real content at all.

Hidden keywords for SEO

Spammers mask the color of the keywords to match the background color of their website. This can cheat off the search engines thinking that this particular website has relevant information to the keyword users are searching for but only to find out that the keywords are missing (hidden) in the webpage itself and contains no relevant information to the searched term.

It is a good thing that search engines are continually developing techniques to detect spammers and penalized them and cut them out of their search engine results until such time their websites do offer good and relevant content for the users.

The objective of the existence of the World Wide Web is to give information. Spammers do it the easy way and have no regard to the true meaning SEO.