Rank in Search Engines - How To Basic SEO

Last Update: June 22, 2016

I don't know how many times I've been asked. "How do I get traffic to my website?"

Of course there are many ways which I wont go into with this blog.

However even though I have published more than one blog on this subject – for one more time for all my newest followers I will break this topic down into categories, and remember it’s just for the content of your website.

1. Title Tags
The title Should contain keywords and keyword phrases that are important to your site. The recommended maximum number of characters for this tag is 60.

Also when counting your characters, remember that spaces are considered as well.
Titles should appeal to the reader otherwise even a top position will lose a lot of clicks.

For example, "shirts, calvin klein shirts, best shirts, review shirts," is unlikely to induce a click. What may induce a click would be something such as:

Shirts - Find out the latest styles on name brand shirts.

2. Description
The maximum number of characters I recommend for this Tag is 150. Any longer than this and it will only be cut off and may count against your site being listed high in the search engines.

Try to repeat your keywords that you used in your title in a proper sentence and in 3rd party. Avoid stop words such as I, Me, Myself, And, For, From etc.Be aware though that if you are using Yoast for your on-page-seo it suggests you omit them which is not always possible to do because your title or keyword doesn’t make sense without the stop word.

3. Keywords
My recommended maximum number of characters for this tag is 250. Any more than that may be considered spamming. Keep your keywords focused upon what your site is about.

Don't think that if you use an assortment of different keywords that your site will be a seller. Targeted marketing is associated with your keywords.

4. Keyword Nesting
Description: A term used in searching to indicate the sequence in which operations are to be performed

Enclosing words in parentheses identifies a group or "nest." Groups can be within other groups.

The operations will be performed from the innermost nest to the outmost, and then from left to right.

Keyword Nesting is nesting your top 5 most important keywords in the html page that the public will see. I would recommend using the keywords that you've used in your title, description.

5. Head Tags not to be confused with (head) tags definition.
HEAD or HEADER (of HTML document)

This contains the Title, Description, Keywords fields and others that web page authors may use to describe the page. The title appears in the title bar of most browsers, but the other fields cannot be seen as part of the body of the page. To view the portion of web pages in your browser, click VIEW, Page Source. In Internet Explorer, click VIEW, Source. Some search engines will retrieve based on text in these fields.

Head Tags should be a repeat of your title tag. Most website owners put their head tag right after the body tag. A head tag will look like this (h1) (/h1) with the (and) being replaced with < >

6. Anchor Links
Anchor Links are one of the most important html tags that your site needs to gain search engine page rank especially in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Ok folks I really do hope this clears up the Tags you will use for your web pages.

If you have any tips or advice then please feel free to leave them in a comment.

Have a great day or evening wherever you are.

Robert Allan

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weemrst Premium
Hi Robert and thank you for posting this detailed explanation. I am one newbie who is very glad that you opted to blog on this subject again. Cheers and take care.
Lynn
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Lynn and thank you for your comment.
Always happy to point people in the right direction.
I suppose as new members follow me this will probably not be the last one on this subject but there are others listed on my profile page should you need further pointing.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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MPollock Premium
Great info, thanks for sharing.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mike and thank you for your comment.
Hope you went away with a tip or two.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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MPollock Premium
Yes I did thanks
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Kaciesmama Premium
Another great post Robert thank you
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Pauline and thank you for the comment.
Hope you took it all in and your SEO will be 100% now.
Other blogs on this subject if you get stuck.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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Ultimateless Premium
This is good especially with the infographica!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Michael and thanks for the comment.
Pics do say it so much better so I try to include ones that are very relevant.
Now you understand all about SEO - well maybe a wee bit more than you did before.
I have other blogs on this subject as well so have a browse when you get stuck.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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Ultimateless Premium
I enjoy your blogs Robert...and yes I understand SEO a wee bit more...lol!
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dorina62 Premium
Very useful!Thank you!Happy father's day!A little bit later!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dorina and thank you for your comment and fathers day wishes as well.
I had a good day with my girls.
Hope you took away a tip or two from this blog.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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dorina62 Premium
Thanks, the same!
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