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On-page SEO cecklist

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Here are the on page areas I would consider starting off with.

First I would hit up the meta tags within my header. There are several meta tags today that are pretty much retired, but these below are critical in my opinion.

# The "Title" tag is the critical tag. Google will index you based on this title so be very careful and name each page on your website different. Be sure you name the site so that it matches the web page content. Use your top keyword(s) within this tag. Some people will spam the title, but Google is smart and they can tell when you are spamming. Here is an example of my index page ... my title has several of my keywords, and it is actually the title of my site! <title>Michele's Paint Shop Newbie </title>

# The "Description" tag also a critical tag to use. It is not required, but Google and other SE's will/may take this description and use it in their search engine result pages. Be sure to describe the web page contents by simply summing it up, and use a keyword or two in this description.<meta name="description" content="Newbie web design and search engine optimization. " /> (note: I do try to cut out as many stop words as possible, but then again I still need to use some of them to keep the flow of my sentences going)

# Now lets talk about your "Heading <h1>" tags which are known as <h1><h2><h3> and so on. When you write an article you typically give it a heading title and it generally is a few words to describe what the article or information is about. The search engines will consider this as "important text." Here is an example of a heading I've used on one of my pages. <h1>Which Meta Tags should you use?</h1> You can set the styles of your headings with CSS style sheets. Example my <h1> uses a bold larger black font, and my <h2> uses a bold, medium sized navy blue font. Whatever text you use between your heading tags it should be keyword optimized.

# Now for the sites "Body Text." The more helpful information you have on the site the better. Search engines love web sites that offer helpful valuable information. They cannot read your website, but they sure can gather up enough information from the web pages to get a good idea what it is about. They can tell if you are a keyword spammer and more. Don't even bother to try and scam them because it won't work for to long. Try to use your main keywords and phrases toward the top of your web pages, and use them wisely. Consider your code to text ratios by having an article/information that contains over 500 words or more. This number varies among the SEO community, but my experience tells me that 500 or more is better.

# Links: consider using title tags within your links such as this sample <a href="index.php" target="_top" title="Newbie Web Design">Newbie Home</a>

# Images: consider using alt tags to describe your images. Here is a sample <img src="images/mystery-navigation.gif" alt="Bad Design Mystery Website Navigation" />

These tags above will help the visual and hearing impaired.

Those are some of the areas I would hit up immediately :)
 
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Good points. As a matter of fact, the on page optimization factors might not be that essential and important compared with a couple of years ago but they still count in websites rankings.
 

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While on-page optimization, you should always limit your number of characters in the <Title> tag, and the meta tags according to the search engine bots.
As soon as you finish the on-page optimization, then there are many free tools available online that will help you check the quality of your on-page optimization. They will analyze the mata tags and the title tag and also its relevance to the page contents and give you a detailed report card of the page and then you can accordingly make some alterations and get that perfectly optimized site.

I use the following site for my on-page/meta analysis...
seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/metatag-analyzer.html
 

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Here are the on page areas I would consider starting off with.

First I would hit up the meta tags within my header. There are several meta tags today that are pretty much retired, but these below are critical in my opinion.

# The "Title" tag is the critical tag. Google will index you based on this title so be very careful and name each page on your website different. Be sure you name the site so that it matches the web page content. Use your top keyword(s) within this tag. Some people will spam the title, but Google is smart and they can tell when you are spamming. Here is an example of my index page ... my title has several of my keywords, and it is actually the title of my site! <title>Michele's Paint Shop Newbie </title>

# The "Description" tag also a critical tag to use. It is not required, but Google and other SE's will/may take this description and use it in their search engine result pages. Be sure to describe the web page contents by simply summing it up, and use a keyword or two in this description.<meta name="description" content="Newbie web design and search engine optimization. " /> (note: I do try to cut out as many stop words as possible, but then again I still need to use some of them to keep the flow of my sentences going)

# Now lets talk about your "Heading <h1>" tags which are known as <h1><h2><h3> and so on. When you write an article you typically give it a heading title and it generally is a few words to describe what the article or information is about. The search engines will consider this as "important text." Here is an example of a heading I've used on one of my pages. <h1>Which Meta Tags should you use?</h1> You can set the styles of your headings with CSS style sheets. Example my <h1> uses a bold larger black font, and my <h2> uses a bold, medium sized navy blue font. Whatever text you use between your heading tags it should be keyword optimized.

# Now for the sites "Body Text." The more helpful information you have on the site the better. Search engines love web sites that offer helpful valuable information. They cannot read your website, but they sure can gather up enough information from the web pages to get a good idea what it is about. They can tell if you are a keyword spammer and more. Don't even bother to try and scam them because it won't work for to long. Try to use your main keywords and phrases toward the top of your web pages, and use them wisely. Consider your code to text ratios by having an article/information that contains over 500 words or more. This number varies among the SEO community, but my experience tells me that 500 or more is better.

# Links: consider using title tags within your links such as this sample <a href="index.php" target="_top" title="Newbie Web Design">Newbie Home</a>

# Images: consider using alt tags to describe your images. Here is a sample <img src="images/mystery-navigation.gif" alt="Bad Design Mystery Website Navigation" />

These tags above will help the visual and hearing impaired.

Those are some of the areas I would hit up immediately :)
Great Post... respectfully request permission to re-publish this article on one of my blogs... if it's ok what anchor text do you want me to use as a resource box?