What should you do when you just created your website?

Learn how to prove your are the owner of your website.

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Hello everyone. Today I will teach you what you should do when you have just created your website. What I will show you is optional but truly helps for SEO and indexation on Google. This will only be of use for Google and for no other search engines.

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Firstly we will learn how to prove to Google that you are the owner of your website. To do this you need to create a Google account. When being logged in you can click on the small square on the right up hand corner where you can choose what application you want to use. You should then click on Search Console. When being on the page you just need to click on “Add a property” and enter your URL. Then, just follow the steps. They will give you lots of options. If you have access to your code, I recommend using the meta tag method. They will give you a code that you need to inject into your code between the <head> tags. Otherwise choose another option but you generally always have access to these <head> tags, even on platforms. I have checked and I am sure that at least Wix and WordPress give you this opportunity. After the code is added, Google will finally recognize you as the owner of the website!

This was a short article on a quite technical thing. I hope you understood everything and if you have any questions, leave a comment. I will answer you! If you found your way through this developer tool, like the post! 😉 I will write future posts on how to use the Google Search Console because it is a very complete tool but hard to master.

 

 

What Are Search Engine Spiders And How Do They Index Websites?

Hey guys! As promised, here is a post about search engine spiders and how they index your website. This is a very complex but important part of search engines. Without these spiders, search engines would not be able to work like you know them today.

Search engine spiders, also called robots or crawlers are used by search engines to index all the websites on the internet. They basically go through your website and check all the texts, images, hyperlinks, meta tags, etc… This allows the search engine to know what each website talks about and then display it wisely in the search results when you search for something. If you can not find what your are searching for, it is all their fault!

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They create a sort of profile for your website from all the collected information. There are some exceptional cases though… Have you ever seen an empty webpage displayed in the first page of search results? Well this is due to the fact that you can use the robot meta tag to block these spiders from indexing your entire website or just a part of your website. You just need to put what pages of your website you don’t want to be indexed in the content of your robot meta tag. This is why these spiders are useful for search engines but to a certain extent. The good news is that there are also people who are working on this. This is why it is very rare to find an empty website in the first results.

These search engine spiders check all the websites regularly to see if there has been any change so that they can update the website’s “profile” and its place in search results. Generally, the more you are active on a website the better it is graded in SEO. This is why blogs are very much recommended for SEO. If you feel like your website has not been indexed, you can send your website to a search engine to be checked. This will be the object of a future post.

Finally search engine robots can also be used to control websites. If the content is not okay or legal, your website can be taken off the web. This is a way of assuring the users that the content displayed is always checked.

I hope you learnt something in this post. Don’t hesitate to like the post and leave a comment if you have any questions!

What are the different text types with Html?

Hello everyone! Today we will start with the very basics of Html! You will learn how to create text items on your beautiful webpages.

Firstly, you need to know that the main text items on HTML are paragraphs and titles. As HTML is very intuitive, the tags have a lot in common with the real words.

For normal text paragraphs on your webpage, you should use the <p> tag. It is very easy to use. You open it like this: <p> and close it like this </p>. This tag is used for any text items that are not important lines of your webpage or titles.

Example: <p>This is a paragraph</p>.

For titles or important parts of your webpage, you should use the <h> tag. This tag goes from <h1> up to <h6>. <h1> is the biggest title and <h6> the smallest. You do not need to assign a size to one of these tags as they already come with their own size. If you want to keep the same size but want your text to be an <h1> or <h2> for example, you can do it. This can be useful if you want to write everything in the same size but want your website to be SEO friendly. Effectively, <h1> and <h2> are the first tags being read by search engines. This is why you want to put your important keywords and titles in these tags.

Example: <h1>This is the most important title</h1>.

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That is pretty much it about text items in Html! As you can see it is very easy to make text appear on your webpage. You just need to know the tag names and be careful in closing every tag you opened with a backslash before the tag name.

I will talk about more complex Html tags in upcoming posts. If you want to be updated, follow the blog!

 

How and What Meta Tags to use for SEO?

Hi everyone! Today we will talk about something that every website owner wants to master: Meta Tags. You will need them for SEO on your website in order to be easily found on search engines.

Let’s get into the work! Meta tags are code tags that you might want to add to your website code. If you did not code your website but used a CMS, you will always find a place in which to write the content for the main meta tags.

Meta tags help search engines get information about your website so that they can show your website for relevant searches. They will also help your website get into top rankings because the more information search engines have about your website, the more chances you have to be found.

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However you need to be very careful on what you write in these meta tags because they can have an influence on your ranking. They were extremely useful a few years ago but they now lost a bit of importance. However they are still a bit useful for SEO but also to give information about your website to the people who search for websites like yours.

Here is a list of the most important meta tags and what you should use them for:

  • Meta charset: {<meta charset=”UTF-8″>}. This tells search engines that they need to read all the letters that you wrote on your website as they are. For example, depending on the language, if you do not use this tag letters with accents will become other letters.
  • Meta description: {meta name=”description” content=”This description will show up in search results.”>}.  This is the description that appears on search engines when people search for something. Your URL will appear with a small description of your website under it. This is the description you wrote in this tag. If you do not have any description meta tag, search engine will automatically write a description for your website according to the information your website gives.
  • Meta keywords: {<meta name=”keywords” content=”HTML,CSS,PHP,PYTHON”>}. These are all the keywords of your website. This tag was extremely important before but has lots a bit of importance now. However it will do nothing bad to your website if you use it.
  • Language tag: {<html lang=”en”>}. This tag is used to tell search engines the language of the content on your website. It used to be a meta tag but is now counted as an attribute as you can see in this case.
  • Meta device: {<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0″>}. This tag is used to change the height and width of your website depending on the device used by the visitor. This is due to the fact that a website is shown differently on a desktop and a phone screen for example.

There are lots of other meta tags but the most important are here. I will describe more specific meta tags in future posts. I will also get into robot tags in the future. If you want me to talk about a tag in particular, just leave a like and a comment!

How to get into top ranking on Google? Part #1

This is basically THE question everyone asks! Everyone wants to know how to get his/her website on top of Google’s searches.

Firstly, I’d like to abolish all the rumors on the internet. Keywords are no longer being used by Google to create the ranking! They announced it, it’s official. Keywords are certainly used to attract visitors to your website but not to get top ranked.

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There are a few things you need to take into consideration when building your website:

  1. Social Media
  2. Meta tags
  3. Backlinks
  4. Content
  5. Online advertising
  6. SEO optimization

There are more things but these are the main ones. Therese is an awful lot to say about these 6 points so I won’t get into details for each one in this blog post. I will create different posts for each point in the future.

What you also need to know is that all search engines do not work and rank the same way. They have a lot in common but there are a few differences. I will also talk more deeply about that in the future.

If you think website developers should take more things into consideration to be top ranked or want me to cover a specific part of SEO, leave a comment!