20 SEO Website Design Tips

  1. Create a simple yet eye pleasing website design. Simple websites load quickly and can be easily indexed by search engine spiders.
  2. Don't use frames or iframes in your website design. To many frames in a website increase the loading time and therefor the robots will find it more difficult to crawl your website.
  3. Write unique and descriptive Meta title tags. Limit the tag to one good but short descriptive sentence
  4. The page name should consist of the relevant keyword as it will give an idea of what your website page is all about.
  5. Try to keep your title to 70 or less characters including the spaces.
  6. The words in the URL must not be joined. Try to use hyphens or underscores between words in the website page name.
  7. The page size must not be too large, average page size must be below 50 kb
  8. Use your main targeted keywords in H1 or H2 tags at the top and bottom of the page. The robots give a lot of importance to these tags.
  9. Create simple and clear text.
  10. Try to maintain a word limit for all the web pages. Use about 200 to 700 words for each website page.
  11. Do not overuse images in you websites pages. The robots can only index the image name and alt attribute.
  12. If you use images then be sure to use appropriate alt text containing your keywords for all images in a web page.
  13. If you have a flash page be sure to create a non-flash site. Flash websites and other flash works take long time to load. Search robots also fail to index flash websites.
  14. Never embed your text in your flashsite. Search engines cannot index text embedded in a flash.
  15. Avoid using pure image navigation, as it is not search engine friendly. It is ideal to use text navigation in a web page as it helps the user as well as search engines to navigate smoothly.
  16. Make a detailed sitemap of a website. The robots will easily go to any web page from this web page.
  17. Always place the logo on the upper left hand corner of the web page. The search engine robots reads the web page like a human from left to right, top to bottom
  18. Avoid using pop-ups in your website page. This kind of advertisements cannot be indexed by the search engine robots and is also irritating to your web visitors.
  19. Use breadcrumbs in your website pages, if necessary. The breadcrumbs must consist of relevant words reflecting the content of your corresponding pages
  20. Create error pages for your website. Just incase, the user mistakenly or wrongly types an incomplete URL then this page will be displayed. This helps the web user to go the original website.