It is well known that you only have a few seconds to capture your website visitors. If they don’t find what they’re seeking in a hurry, they’ll click away. Well, if your site is slow to load, they’ll click away before they ever see anything on it. One of the elements that slows down page load time are the images you use to make your site or posts look good. Here’s what you need to know about working with images and how to optimize them for fast load times.
The first thing most new site owners do is come up with the perfect domain name, then go buy it and a hosting package. What they don’t realize is, that rush to purchase can actually affect them negatively in search engines. I’ll tell you why and how you can lock in your ideal domain name without causing yourself harm.
The letters SEO generally refer to Search Engine Optimization, although they can stand for a Search Engine Optimizer, who is a specialist in getting your site ranked high on Google and other search engines. Most of the pages that appear on the front page of Google are not there by accident. It takes a lot of grooming and time to that status. Following are the factors that contribute to the effort.
There’s a war being waged among Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, all vying for the title of best local search engine. And, the winner is you. Let me tell you what’s behind this movement to enhance local search and why you must claim your listing right away.
Recent changes by Google have made site security more important than ever. If your site has been compromised, that fact will now appear in Google’s search results. Simply put, if your site is hacked, you loose traffic and the online reputation you’ve worked so hard to build could be tarnished. Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Following are a few tips on where your site is vulnerable and how you can keep it safe.
Is your site under-performing? Are you sure you know all the reasons why? See if your site is suffering from what you don’t know that you don’t know, and how to make it better.
There are two ways to create a link in your WordPress post. One way takes folks away from your site and they may never return. The other, more advanced way, ensures your site remains visible to your reader. And, it also improves your SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
How to get better SEO rankings by using Alt attributes on images. Guest post by Zach Prez, author of the Photographers SEO Book.