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Awareness of Basics. Popularity of browsers: http:// www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp Popularity of search engines: http://www.w3schools.com/web/web_search.asp. Search Engine Components. Robot or “spider”

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Awareness of basics
Awareness of Basics

  • Popularity of browsers:http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

  • Popularity of search engines:http://www.w3schools.com/web/web_search.asp


Search engine components
Search Engine Components

  • Robot or “spider”

    • A computer program that follows hyperlinks and “walks” the Web -- accessing and documenting Web pages.

    • Categorizes the pages and stores information in a database.

    • See http://www.robotstxt.org

  • Database (also used by search indexes)A collection of information organized so that its contents can easily be accessed, managed, and updated.

  • Search form (also used by search indexes)The part you are most familiar with!


Designing web pages for promotion
Designing Web Pages for Promotion

  • The meta element

    • A stand-alone tag

    • Placed in the head section

    • Attributes:

      • name

      • content

        <meta name="value" content="value" >

  • Meta tags used by search engines:

    • name=“keywords”

    • name=“description”


Keywords description meta tags
Keywords & DescriptionMeta Tags

Example: “Acme Design”

<meta name=" description" content="Acme Design web development e-commerce ecommerce consulting consultation maintenance redesign Acme” >

<meta name="keywords" content="Acme Design, a premier web consulting group that specializes in E-commerce, web site design, web site development, and web site re-design." >


Search engine optimization seo
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Determine keywords

  • Page Title

  • Heading tags

  • Text on page includes keywords

  • Linking

  • Page Layout

  • Images & Multimedia

  • Valid Code

  • Content of Value


Listing in a search engine
Listing in a Search Engine

  • Wait until your site is finished

  • Don’t submit “under construction” Web sites!

  • Visit Search Engine and look for “Add URL” or “Suggest URL”, or “Add your Site”, etc.

  • Follow the directions and fill out the form

  • A robot from the search engine will visit your Web site and index it

  • Allow several weeks and test the search engine to see if your site is listed


Preferential placement
Preferential Placement

  • Offers vary:

    • Google’s AdWords

    • Yahoo!’s Sponsored Search

  • Commonly used acronyms:

    • CPC – Cost Per Click (PPC – Pay Per Click)The price you are charged if you have signed up for a paid sponsor or ad program and a visitor clicks on a link to your Web site.

    • CPM – Cost Per ImpressionsYour cost for every 1000 times that your ad is displayed on a Web page (whether or not the visitor clicks on your ad).

    • CTR – Click Through RateThe ratio of the number of times an ad is clicked on to the number of times an ad is viewed. For example if your ad was shown 100 times and 20 people clicked on it, your CTR would be 20/100 or 20%.


Mapping your site
Mapping Your Site

  • XHTML Site Map Web page

    • Used by visitors and accessed by search engines.

    • See Figure 5.19.

  • XML Sitemap file

    • Accessed only by search engines

    • List of Web pages with URL, last date updated, frequency of update, and priority indicators

    • See http://google.com/support/webmasters


Monitor search engine listings
Monitor Search Engine Listings

  • Web Analytics:

    • "the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of Internet data for the purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage."

  • Analyze web site logs


Link popularity
Link Popularity

  • A rating determined by a search engine based on:

    • the number of sites that link to a particular Web site

    • the quality of the sites that the links are from

  • The link popularity of your web site can help determine its order in the SERP


Checking link popularity
Checking Link Popularity

  • Analyze your log file

  • Visit a link popularity checking service web site

    • http://linkpopularity.com

  • Visit search engines and check for yourself:

    • At Google and AltaVista type the following into the search box:

      link:yourdomainname.com


Other site promotion activities
Other Site Promotion Activities

  • Social Media Optimization

  • Affiliate Programs

  • Banner Ads

  • Banner Exchange

  • Reciprocal Link Agreements

  • Newsletters

  • “Sticky” Site Features

  • Personal Recommendations

  • Web Rings

  • Newsgroup and Listserv Postings

  • Traditional Media Ads

  • Leverage Existing Marketing Materials


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