Developing Your Offsite SEO
One of the key components to search engine optimization is developing inbound links, i.e. getting other website owners to link to your website. The greater the number of (relevant) inbound links, the better you will do in Google. But how do you get people to link to you? As Google’s Matt Cutts explains, the best way to attract links is by doing something unique that will capture the attention and curiosity of web surfers.
Google’s Webmaster Tools are useful for checking your backlinks (i.e. finding out who links to you) and for spotting possible errors on your acupuncture website that might hinder your search engine performance. We install Webmaster Tools on your website by default. If you would like login access to Webmaster Tools for you domain, just contact support and let us know.
Google XML sitemaps are submitted through Google Webmaster Tools. The XML sitemap feature is used to tell Google about pages on a website that it can’t find by itself. Google is very good at finding pages by itself, so it is unlikely that your website will require a Google sitemap. Google XML sitemaps are mainly useful for large websites, especially those where much of the content can only be found via search (e.g. a newspaper archive or other database-driven website).
There is a common misconception that creating a Google XML sitemap will have an impact on how high you place in search results. It won’t. However if you have a fairly large website it may benefit your visitors and Google if you have an HTML sitemap. An HTML sitemap is simply a page that has links to all the other pages on your website (arranged in a logical manner). The sitemap on Apple’s website is a good example of a typical HTML sitemap.
Here’s Google’s Matt Cutts commenting on the usefulness of sitemaps (HINT: HTML sitemaps are more useful)...
SEO is Hard To Gauge
From Google’s Inside Search website:
People often talk about “the Google results” but the truth is there is no single “Google”—at any given time there are 50-200 different versions of our core algorithm out in the wild. Millions more when you realize your search results are personalized to you and you alone.
Acupuncture Website Search Engine Optimization
Doing SEO on your acupuncture clinic website takes time and effort. In this video Google’s Matt Cutts gives some great basic SEO advice: target a small niche market.
Get a Free SEO Backlink
Ever heard of the DMOZ Open Directory Project? Most acupuncturists haven’t, but it’s well known by search engine optimization professionals. DMOZ is a free, non-commercial, human-edited directory of websites. Google uses the DMOZ Directory to power its own Google Directory. DMOZ has always been considered a great place to get a free, high quality backlink that will help your search engine optimization. Unfortunately it can take a really long time to get listed, so submit your DMOZ listing today…
In this video, Google’s Matt Cutts discusses DMOZ…
Get Your Acupuncture Website on Page One
Want to get your acupuncture website found by people in your local area? Google Places listings appear in Google Maps and often show up at the very top of the Google search results page for location-based queries, e.g., boise acupuncturist. Listing in Google Places is free, so what are you waiting for? Listed your acupuncture practice in Google now…
Acupuncture Website Optimization
Google's Matt Cutts explains the importance of image ALT attributes for search engine optimization. Users of QiSites acupuncture website builder can edit their image alt attributes from within the image library.
Acupuncture Search Engine Optimization
Google’s Matt Cutts discusses how snippets work. Snippets are short bits of text that appear just below the blue link text in Google search results.
HINT: Snippets usually come from a page’s meta description tag. Users of QiSites acupuncture website builder can edit a page’s meta description tag by clicking the meta button.
Matt Cutts works for Google and is well known in the search engine optimization community. In this video he gives some practical advice that is useful for acupuncture website SEO.Next Page >
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