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SEO Question: Does the ‘strong’ tag impact SEO?

SEO Strong TagSEO Question: Does the ‘strong’ tag impact search engine optimisation?

Great question, but the short answer is “no”. Back in 1996 it may have been a small contributing factor but not today.

But…

The strong tag (aka the bold tag) does have another propose.

So lets say we have an article that’s quite wordy. We all know the average web user isn’t going to read it all so this is where the strong tag can be of used.

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Bing SEO, my top 10 tips

BingWe are all familiar with the search engine Google, but did you know that Microsoft’s Bing is slowly starting to catch-up on the search engine giants.

Stats from Hitwise shows that Google currently has a 84.90% market share in the UK, compared to Bing with a 4.13% market share (Figures accurate to 23/04/2011). As you can see there is a massive gap between these figures, but put in real terms, just a 1% share of the search engine market could be worth more than £1 billion.

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SEO Question: If I’m doing my own SEO, what should I do on a daily basis?

SEO Question: If I’m doing my own SEO, what should I do on a daily basis?

Great question, and something I’ve been asked many times. If you confident enough in doing your own SEO and understand the basics than these are the tasks you should be doing on a daily basis:

1. Link building – depending on the keyword and competitiveness I’d recommend anywhere between 5 – 40 links per day.

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FREE SEO Friendly Website Template…

Free website template for SEOOne of the things I’ve mentioned a lot in my previous posts is about great foundations to build a search engine optimisation campaign upon.

When I say “great foundations”, here are just a few pointers:

  • cleanly coded website
  • works across all browsers
  • loads fast
  • access to sitemaps from every page
  • optimised images
  • clearly labelled headers
  • constant styling across the site

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How to optimise images for SEO, in 2 seconds…

Image OptimisationA question I get asked is – how can I speed up the load time of my website? This is another factor of the Google algorithm, so it’s imperative to make sure every millisecond counts.

There are many areas to look at including:

  • Website code
  • Amount of text on page
  • CSS file size
  • Webpage file size

But, one of the most common areas I have found is the size of the images on a website!

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SEO Question: How do I write the perfect title tag for SEO and Google?

Title TagSEO Question: How do I write the perfect title tag for SEO and Google?

As part of your search engine optimisation campaign, title tags (also referred to as META title tag) play a vital role when it comes to top notch rankings. Some experts say that the title tag holds as much weight as 20% towards good Google rankings for a particular keyword.

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Do W3C validated websites help with SEO and better rankings in Google

Google W3CSEO consists of many different points on and off page. Looking for further methods to increase rankings, many have turned to the theory that validated to the W3C standard helps with Google rankings.

The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) was started in the early 90’s as an international community where members, full-time staff and the general public work together to develop better web protocols. These protocols include things like website code and cascading style sheets (CSS).

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My top 10 tips for designing a Google/SEO friendly website

Google SearchSEO is not just about content, link building and social media, starting from the ground up you need to have a well structured website, with clean and simple code. The reason for this is because back in early 2010, Google introduced a new part to the ranking process with looks at the website speed and load time. Now I’m not talking about seconds, I’m talking milliseconds which make the difference.

Take a look at my top points below for building a Google friendly website.

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