Each search engine has it own set of rules when it come to
Through the years have i read and try to apply various
methods in order to gain top rankings for my web pages.
However did i learn to optimize my pages for a particular
Somewhere along the line did i learn to have a keywords
density of 5%.
This seems to work for Google. Since i manage to get
no 1 spot for the keywords "cool seniors" and a no 5 spot for
"How to write a best seller" as of the time of this writing.
How long i would be able to maintain those positions would
be hard to tell.
Regular page updating seems to have a influence to maintain
or better a page listing.
Anyhow when it come to optimize your pages for search engine
listing these tips could serve as a nice guide.
Also did i learn that one should sprinkle a phrase throughout
the page content and meta tags, consisting out of a set of two
or three words.
The page content should consist out of 200 to 300 words.
However the seniors page is quite short, make me think
about the ratio of keywords to page content.
Also to have your own domain seem to be more favorable than
sub domains. However did i got a nice listing with one
of my sub domain sites. Get me to think that the theme of
a web site to be the no 1 contender.
Another thing i learned is not to repeat any keywords more
than twice in the keywords meta tag line. Keywords written in
all caps seem to be quite popular as well as used in the
title and description tag lines.
The number of keywords seems to be in the order of ten.
No more than six to eight words should be used in the title
and about twenty or so words for the description.
Keywords added to the graphics alt command seems to be
It is recommended to stay away from any tricks
i.e. hidden text, miniature graphics, etc.
Be nice to the bots and they will be nice to your pages.
As a test on one of my pages did i put the meta tags at the
end of the HTML file. The aim was for the spider bots to read
the content first. Seem to have worked, got listed.
Another HTML command to be highly regarded by the bots is to
use the h1, h2 etc. for headings and sub headings.
Important to have clean HTML. Thus put your
HTML files through a HTML validator.
A nice free report about search engine similarities can
be get from firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a few places to learn more about search engines.
In short set up pages with very good content as well as
having cross linked pages. Link popularity play a large
roll in search engine ranking.