Seo for Live Search, MSN

SEO for Live Search, Why not?

We all know that Google is the biggest search engine, good ranking in Google means good web traffic, good business, good imcome for webmaster. Everyone dreams to have good search engine positions for their websites and specially top ranking positions in Google search results. That is right, Google is the number one search engine nowadays. The second search engine is Yahoo search and Live Search, MSN are the third one.

Global Internet Audience Surpasses 1 billion Visitors, According to comScore

Top 15 Worldwide Properties

Ranked by Total Worldwide Unique Visitors (000)*

Age 15+, Home & Work Locations

December 2008

Source: comScore World Metrix

Property

Total Unique Visitors (000)

% Reach of Total Worldwide Internet Audience

Total Worldwide Internet Audience

1,007,730

100.0%

Google Sites

775,980

77.0%

Microsoft Sites

646,915

64.2%

Yahoo! Sites

562,571

55.8%

AOL LLC

273,020

27.1%

Wikimedia Foundation Sites

272,998

27.1%

eBay

240,947

23.9%

Facebook.COM

221,791

22.0%

Amazon Sites

187,354

18.6%

CBS Corporation

178,844

17.7%

Fox Interactive Media

172,841

17.2%

Ask Network

164,513

16.3%

Apple Inc.

161,500

16.0%

Tencent Inc.

158,617

15.7%

Baidu.com Inc.

152,447

15.1%

Adobe Sites

123,623

12.3%

comScore Releases January 2009 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

comScore Core Search Report*
January 2009 vs. December 2008
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore qSearch 2.0

Core Search Entity

Share of Searches (%)

Dec-08

Jan-09

Point Change

Jan-09 vs. Dec-08

Total Core Search

100.0

100.0

N/A

Google Sites

63.5

63.0

-0.5

Yahoo! Sites

20.5

21.0

0.5

Microsoft Sites

8.3

8.5

0.2

AOL LLC

3.8

3.9

0.1

Ask Network

3.9

3.7

-0.2

 

 

 

If web traffic is a building and search engines as doors, Google will be the biggest door. If all of us try to enter this door, It will be very hard to enter inside the building. We may need to spend a lot of time, money… to get inside the building. There are many article, advices, tips for Google SEO but not many for Live Search, MSN… Why?  Perhap we think that “search engine means Google” but we forget that Microsoft Sites are just the second one for web traffic. If we want to improve our website traffic, Live Search SEO is something that we must do also. 

I have read over Live Search webmaster help, Google webmaster help and I think that they are very similar. Both of them put the target to bring the best results for web search users. The target is “Good for Web Users mean Good for Search Engine”. I found that Live Search more clear about how they rank a website than Google does. Live Search consider the following main points for website ranking in an area of the world 

1 – Country code top-level domain (ccTLD). For example, aw.ca specifically targets users in Canada.

2 – Host server location, particularly for .com, .net, and .org.

3 – Language of the body text on the page.

4 – Locale of pages that link to your site.

and for sure, number of links to your urls are the most important points. 

I do hope that this articel give you a fresh idea about web traffic building.

Source from comScore: http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=2729

How to Be More Friendly With Google Search Engine?

As you may know that Google has released “Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide” Version 1.1, published 13 November 2008. Bellowing are just some main points those we should do to make our web site to be more friendly with Google search engine crawler.

1.      Create a unique title tag for each page of your web site – This will help Google see the different content from a page to the other pages of your web site.

2.      Use short but rich informative titles – Please keep in mind that Google or any search engines only use a limited words for each page title.  

3.      Use good summarize of the page content for description tag – Description metal tag need to be rich information and can be used as a snippet in a search result. Good description metal tag can drive more traffic through search engine users’ click  

4.      Create an unique description tag for each page of your web site – This will help Google and web users to see the different content from a page to the other pages of your web site.

5.      Use words in your web site URLs – A good URL is: easy to remember, rich informative about the page content and not too long. ( Our advice: It is great if you register a domain name that has rich informative about your web site content)

6.      Create a simple structure for your web site urls – Web site structure is similar to a super market structure. The more simple structure, the better for visitors to find out the products they are looking for. This also good for search engine to find out and index your web site URLS. Make it clear and easy for users to go from home page content to the more specific content they want on your site.

7.      Use a unique URL for each page content – To concentrate on the linking reputation to a web URL.

8.      Use rich informative text for navigation for both internal and external links – Makes it easier for web users and  search engines like Google to crawl and understand your site content.

9.      Use internal links at the top or bottom of your web page – This will help your site visitors to navigate back to a previous section or the root page quickly and also help your web pages more friendly with search engine crawler.

10.  Use an HTML and XML sitemap for your site  – An HTML sitemap page with links to all of the important pages on your web site can be useful for visitors to find out your site products and more friendly for Google search engine crawler. An XML Sitemap file for your site to ensure that Google crawler will discover most of the pages on your site.

11.  Make use of 404 page – will help users back to a working page on your site can greatly improve a user’s experience and help your site more friendly with search engine crawler.

12.  Use relevant language – Think about the words that a user might search for to find a piece of your content. Users who know a lot about the topic might use different keywords in their search queries than someone who is new to the topic.

13.  Create fresh and unique content for each web page – a fresh and unique content will not only useful for your site visitors, but also help your site more friendly with search engine.

14.  Use heading tags – But remember that only use heading tags if it make senses for your web site content.

15.  Use short and rich informative filenames and alt text – Filenames and alt text are best when they’re short, but descriptive. This will good for both web users and search engines.

Use alt text when using images as links to the other urls – This will helps search engine crawlers easy to understand about the page content that you are linking to

 

Do not know how to make your site more friendly and get high ranking in search engines? try our Traffic Blazer to Increase web site traffic

 

Source from: Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, Version 1.1, published 13 November 2008

23 Points Need To Learn By Heart For Google Search Engine Optimization

  1. Create unique, accurate page titles
  2. Good practices for page title tags
  3. Make use of the “description” meta tag
  4. Good practices for description meta tags
  5. Improve the structure of your URLs
  6. Good practices for URL structure
  7. Make your site easier to navigate
  8. Good practices for site navigation
  9. Offer quality content and services
  10. Good practices for content
  11. Write better anchor text
  12. Good practices for anchor text
  13. Use heading tags appropriately
  14. Good practices for heading tags
  15. Optimize your use of images
  16. Good practices for images
  17. Make effective use of robots.txt
  18. Good practices for robots.txt
  19. Be aware of rel=”nofollow” for links
  20. Promote your website in the right ways
  21. Good practices for promoting your website
  22. Make use of free webmaster tools
  23. Take advantage of web analytics services
Source from: Google Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, Version 1.1, published 13 November 2008

How to be “indexed by Google faster?”

Indexed in Google faster? this is the question for every webmaster. Everyone knows that ranking in Google means traffic, money, income… “indexed by Google” is the first step for web site to be ranked by Google. We create this article to share with you about “”how to” for this first step! 

it is based on 10 factors as bellowing:

  1. Register a domain name for your web site for more than one year ( why? ).
  2. Check to see if this domain was banned by Google or not? (check here to see if your domain was banned by Google here?)
  3. Create your site content with unique information (DO NOT copy from the other site content and PAST it into to your site)
    Be sure to add metal tags (title, description, key words) to your web pages. Double check if your robot.txt file is correct or not?
  4. Do not link your site to Google Banned Sites
  5. Host your web site from a clean server with dedicated IP (ip banned checking here)
  6. Check your site broken link (broken link check here)
  7. Create a Google webmaster tool account (create a Google account here)
  8. Submit your site to Google for indexing (Google add url)
  9. Create a Google sitemap and submit it to Google webmaster tool
  10. Update your site content daily (Googlebot love site content with fresh content)

These are ten basic steps and there are many other points to help your site to be indexed by Google faster like:

  • Join some high traffic web forums, create your signature and link to your site.
  • Submit your site to other site search engines, directories
  • Exchange links with other related sites
  • Use ping o matic for blog sites

We let this open for you to post your comments, ideas … to make this artical useful for newbie web developers and others.

Good luck in your web development