Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Your website must contain high-quality, useful, timely content that people will actually want to read.

t is amazing how often this statement is ignored. You should spend more time
creating useful and relevant content, and less time on fancy graphics, gratuitous
animations, or Flash – especially on your home page. Remember that Google uses
automated software to analyze the text on your site. This means it will ignore
graphics and other multimedia elements on your site - and often your customer will

Think of site optimization as a long-term investment in your site “infrastructure. Once
your site is optimized, it stays optimized and keeps its ranking over time (but not
forever – you still need to update your site on a regular basis). This means free traffic
over time. Compare that with paid advertising (such as an Overture pay-per-click
campaign) where the minute you stop paying for your ads, your traffic goes away – it
is a recurring expense.