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Ten factors that affect search engine ranking

Here is the list of top 10 factors that affect search engine ranking.

1. Use of Keywords in Title Tag

If I am allowed to work on only one aspect of a site, I would work on the Title Tag . Put all your keyphrases in your title tag, but also remember not to overstuff it! For best results you gotta optimize each page individually.. Lets say your first page has information about “free antivirus” then you should have key phrases like – “free antivirus, download antivirus, best antivirus” etc. Lets say your second page has information about “firewalls” include keyphrases like “free firewall, best firewall” etc.

2. Keyword Use in Body Text

Now its pretty obvious that if your web page doesn’t contain any information about Antivirus but still contains key phrases like -– “free antivirus, download antivirus, best antivirus”, it aint gonna work!! The point being, please make sure that you have the text in the webpage that you have on your title tag!! Don’t worry about the density of the key words. There is no relation between the density of the keyword and its rank on the search engine

3. Relationship of Body Text Content to Keywords

Remember, google is google because its got some serious smart guys working for it, so don’t be under the impression that fooling them is gonna be easy. Just stuffing a key phrase into a completely unrelated page wont do you much good.

4. Keyword Use in Domain Name

Some disagree with the importance of this one, though I feel it does not play a major role, why take a chance? Especially if you want to start a new site.. That said, remember that you choose to lose more than gain if you have an established site with a good pagerank! Note that there are websites that offer excellent services when it comes to web hosting

5. Keyword Use in Page URL

Again different SEOs take different sides on the importance of this one. I believe it is of some importance, but doesn’t make sense to change the urls for an existing site with a decent pagerank.

6. Keyword Use in ALT Attributes and Image Titles

I think this is extremely important. Maybe even more important than url and domain name. Experince shows that image optimization is a wonderful way to make a page appear higher on the search list to a desired query

7. Keyword Use in H1 Tag

Inspite of critics deeming tweaking with H1 tags as useless, its been proved otherwise. Head up the body text with an H1 containing the keyphrase.

8. Keyword Use in H2, H3, H… Tags

Since we have used it in H1, why not use it in H2, H3, et al..

9. Keyword Use in Bold/Strong Tags

I deem this method as moderately important. It helps Google in analysing what your page is about and what can the reader expect to find on it.

10. Keyword Use in Meta Description Tag

Definitely important. Each page should have a custom title and meta description tag. The ability of the Meta Tag to make it appear on the search list should not be underestimated.


All said and done, it should be remembered that CONTENT is the king!!


Techie Advice | How to Find the Perfect Domain Name!

You shouldn’t bother buying a domain name from some fellow in an auction who happens to own the first word association that pops into your mind. Instead of handing over a large amount of money, why not invest in some time to think it over?  Although choosing the best domain name for your website may seem difficult, the best techie advice would suggest you automate your process, which could be as simple as submitting a search on words ending in -us!


I am sure you’ve heard of It redirects to, but as a .us domain and social bookmarking site, I can’t help thinking that their creativity was first sparked from the lack of interesting domain names available. If you can take something short and to the point from your search on word navigator, your next step would be to check it’s availability.  The following guidelines can speed up the process:


  • Since there are 3,563 words that end in -us at the time of this posting, the easiest thing to do would be to copy and paste each list (by length) into a text document, which took me about 7 minutes.  You probably won’t take as long, if you copy and paste only half of all the words.
  • In the document, click Edit and Select All. Proceed to toggle the bullets off.  Then use Ctrl+F and type us into the search box.  Click on Find All. You will notice that the -us ending has been selected for all of the words.  Now click on Replace All. Your document should no longer have any of the -us endings.
  • If your document is 75 pages long, perhaps it would be best to weed out words before continuing.  Or you can copy and paste the words in only chunks (maybe 30 words) at a time into this domain name regristration search (clicking on the us extension, while unselecting the com extension), so that your internet browser doesn’t freeze up during the process.

Of the first thirty words I submitted, 14 were available.  Here is my example chunk with unavailable .us domain names crossed out:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Honestly, if I were a business looking for an attractive and modern domain name, would be my first pick!  If you don’t know, gumptious is an adjective that means enterprising (synonym to energetic, industrious, up-and-coming).  Or how about  Hurry up, domain names like these will soon fill up the Web 2.0 (or is it 3.0) scene!  If you really don’t care what the domain name is and just want to set something up quickly, your best bet would be to submit one or two words into a domain name suggestion tool.

Making Money With The Use Of The World Wide Web Is Not A Myth

Websites, blog sites and other kinds of sites on the World Wide Web are sprouting like mushrooms. It could be because people are discovering that one can make money out of it. That is why you see people from all walks of life having their own private (or public) niche on the World Wide Web.

Everybody has a say these days which could be an advantage to most but it also carries a certain level of disadvantage. Wise albeit sarcastic people have said that everybody is an expert on the World Wide Web. But that is the beauty of it all, being given the chance to speak up and be heard. That is possible with the World Wide Web. You do not have to be a graduate of journalism in order to speak up.

If you do not have your own site yet, creating one is easy. You have to decide whether you want to avail of the free blog hosting service provided by many such as BlogSpot, wordpress and others or if you want to avail of web hosting services for a price. The cost is at a minimum. There are pros and cons to each. The most glaring advantage to the free sites is the fact that the site is free. But there are more advantages to a paid domain especially if you will venture to money making schemes such as paid advertising eventually. The advertisers look more kindly to the paid domain ones. Another advantage of paid web hosting sites is the customer service support they give to their clients 24/7. You are assured that they will get back to you as soon as they are able. Knowledge in HTML is no longer needed as web hosting services whether paid or free made sure that their features are user friendly. So even a child can make his or her own site on the web. However, it is also best to learn a little how it functions so you will know what to do when you encounter errors and you will know how to improve your site.

Those who are still undecided whether they can make money or not via the World Wide Web avail of the free blog hosting service first. They eventually convert or migrate their site to a paid one. Having your own site is not easy work. In fact, contrary to what people think, it takes a lot of patience and hard work to become successful in it. You have to build your readers, update it as frequently as you can, build your readers, improve your traffic and gain higher page rank. All these will make you money whether you are selling goods, services or both.

So what are you waiting for? It is time to join the band wagon. There is enough space for everyone.