This March, we're focusing on helping you with SEO! But we're also going to share our usual new features and tips too:
Reseller Site of the Month
Recently the team at Web Advantage created a site for a photographer. This meant that they needed to use a template which showed his skills to their best advantage. As a result, a full width template was chosen, which the home page demonstrates fabulously. There is also a gallery which enables web visitors to view larger copies of his photos once clicked upon.
Web Advantage are the resellers who designed this site, showing us a great example of what is possible with our website builder. Visit this designer's website to see more of their web design work.
Jill Main's website is a lovely example of the power great images hold. Her background photo sets the tone of her brand and the gorgeous scrolling images of her products on the home page sell her products well! This DIY website uses our popular mobile responsive Simply Carts Clean theme. Having a selection of product photos which link to her shopping pages at the bottom of her home page is a fabulous idea. This reduces the number of clicks a web visitor has to make to purchase a product. You can see Jill's site here to check out her other great website work.
Recently we wrote an article called SEO & AdWords: What's the Difference and Which One is Best for Me? In it we talked about the pros and cons of using both SEO and/or AdWords as a way to get traffic to your website.
Today we're going to focus specifically on on-page SEO. This is the easiest type of SEO for most people to do themselves. It includes things like:
Let's investigate each of these a bit further.
Web Page Content
In general terms, the content for each page on your website should contain:
This is a rather interesting one. Some say keywords are on the way out, others say they remain an essential part of SEO. In the meantime, using a keyword and it's synonyms is a good strategy to use. The key is not to overuse a keyword, as that is seen by Google as keyword spamming and will negatively affect your website. Instead use the keyword and it's synonyms sparingly and only where they fit naturally. Writing for your audience and not a search engine is essential!
In the CMS under SEO, you have options to optimise the meta tags of your web pages, products and blogs. It looks like this:
Your meta title is the short sentence which sits in the tab at the top of your page when you have multiple pages open. It is also seen in the results of search engine results. Your description is the blurb which is seen under the meta title, which tells people about what is on that page and why they should visit it. The file name is the end part of your URL. Take a look at this example to see all three of these in action:
When it comes to writing your meta tags, here are some tips to help:
Headings are different from your page title. A heading can be found anywhere within a page or a blog. Headings are used to help break your page up into manageable chunks, make it easier to read and highlight important parts of the text. In the CMS, your heading can also be given a heading tag by you according to how important the heading is. An H1 (heading 1) is automatically done by the CMS and this tells search engines this is the most important title on that page. Research has shown that you should only ever have one H1 per page, with an H2 and H3 being the main ones you should use.
To allocate an H tag to a heading on a blog, highlight the heading, click the top drop down box which says 'paragraph' and select the heading you want. Here is a screenshot of that:
To select a heading on a page or a newsletter when you are in the Innova Drag editor mode, highlight the heading and then click on the H on the options bar on the left of the screen. Choose the size heading you want. If you are using the Tiny MCE 3.5.10 editor, you follow the same method as you would if it was a blog page. Here is what it looks like with the Innova Drag editor:
Each month, Google has over 100 billion unique searches for information through it's search engines. The words and phrases people enter into Google are called keywords. It's important that you find out what the specific keywords and phrases your audience is using to find your products or services so you can include them within your web copy. This is called keyword research. Here are three articles which will help you understand it more:
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http://word2cleanhtml.com - Cleans Word docs for CMS Editor
GoogleFonts - Online Web Fonts
http://pinterest.com/ - A social networking Pin Board
http://pixlr.com/ - online photo editor
http://www.photoshop.com - online photo editor
http://www.jotform.com/ - online form builder
www.needanerd.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Nerds
www.geeksonwheels.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Geeks
https://www.pexels.com/ - Free Stock Photos
www.ninite.com - the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
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Posted: Thu 15 Mar 2018