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Top 10 SEO Tips - Great for Image Sites!

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  1. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    DaSerpent's SEO Tips ! If you find some term that you don't know, Please try to Google it first before asking everyone in the thread.

    Here you go :

    1. Use fewer files and directories

    Every file is a separate call to the server. Instead of using many small images you might consider using an imagemap.

    Decrease the number of directory structure levels.

    2. Limit your spacing

    While we know that spaces in your code, as a rule, should not effect the layout, it does effect how it?s parsed. Decrease or eliminate the spaces between your lines of code.

    3. Use relative addressing instead of absolute addressing.

    Instead of using href=http://www.mydomain.com/images/pic1.jpg, use href=?../images/pic1.jpg?
    To really speed things up use the <base> tag in the <head> like this: <base href=http://www.mydomain.com> then use relative addressing in the rest of the page.


    4. Use HTML to control spacing when possible

    Instead of using a spacer.gif to manipulate space, try using   for horizontal spacing and the <br> and <p> tags for vertical spacing.

    5. Eliminate repetitive tags

    This is something you?ll often find in pages created with point and click web applications (WYSIWYG HTML editors) for example:<font face=?arial?>Hello World</font> <font face=?arial?>Welcome to my web page.</font>
    In this example the first </font> and the second <font face=?arial?> could be eliminated.

    6. Eliminate attributes with default values

    For example, you don?t need to use these:
    <body text=?black?>
    <div align=?left?>
    <font size=?3″ color=?silver? face=?times?>

    7. Use short file names and directories

    Instead of href=?../imagefiles/companylogos/advertisements.html try href=?../imgs/logos/ads.html

    8. Use Cascading Style Sheets

    Use CSS to position your content. It requires less code and you have more accurate control over layout.

    9. Beware of WYSIWYG code trash

    Many web authoring apps add their own proprietary code. FrontPage is notorious for this. Beware!!
    Clean up your META tag. You don?t need the following info in your METAs:
    <META NAME=?generator? content=?Microsoft FrontPage 4.0″>
    <META NAME=?ProgId? CONTENT=?FrontPage.Editor.Document?>

    10. Table Savvy

    Avoid nesting tables. Rather than creating complex table layouts, use the attributes rowspan and colspan to control content layout.
    If you can, fill empty table data cells with   This weighs less than a spacer.gif. Tables take time. Even if you need to use a table for some of your content, the entire page doesn?t have to be in a table.

    Thanks and Rep Appreciated !
     
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  2. OscarJClarke

    OscarJClarke Newbie

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    thanks for this wonderful tip, repped
     
  3. darshan1994

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    If you are using wordpress, there is image seo plugin. I used it and get about 30People a day just from the images. Compared to 10 from Searches. (On new site)
     
  4. JoelSAcosta

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    neat and clean guide. thanks for this tip now I can use this as a reference for building my site
     
  5. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    True! That plugin does work great with Images. I have tried using it as well and it gets you traffic instantly.
     
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    good stuff. learned a lot from this
     
  7. masteraffmarket

    masteraffmarket Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is a nice post but you shouldnt ask for
    rep, i think it might lead to you having some
    problems down the line
     
  8. JamesTSimon

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    Nice share, you always amaze me with your posts :D
     
  9. kostastarros

    kostastarros Newbie

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    What are your best SEO tips, tricks or tools, guys?
    ...there are so many tips and tricks to good SEO :)
    1. It's very important to include a keyword or two in the title tag.
    2. Meta Tags.
    3. Is a very important element to consider when writing out your site copy. Use of heading tags helps users, web browsers and search engines.
    4. Putting alt attributes on your images actually serves two purposes.
    5. Including title attributes on links is another important step that any good web site will have.
    6. XML sitemaps — that are used by the search engines in order to index through your site, as well.
    7. Having content relevant to your main page or site topic is perhaps the most important SEO aspect of a page.
    8. Link Building.
    9. Social Media is such a growing factor in getting your web site noticed, that it's an important element to include in your plan.
    10. Flash and Splash
     
  10. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    Good additions to the tips!

    Thank you :) Glad you liked em.

    Didn't ask for rep, just mentioned it in the post to remind the new members how to show their appreciation. And I didn't get any rep or thanks for this thread anyway.

    Thank you :)
     
  11. nugrahajawa

    nugrahajawa Newbie

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    thanks for ur informations,
     
  12. makinbuckz

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    What is that wp image plugin called?
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I have never really paid attention to two of the ten.
     
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    Other than these, you should also focus on getting variety of links with LDA used as anchors. Don't only use the specific anchor that you are targeting.

    And do an extensive keyword research before publishing an article.
     
  18. stan72

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    Thanks, that's a lot of help.
     
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    very good tips :)