Always check if the robots.txt has got any errors once you upload it to the server. Below is a link where you can check for the robot.txt . Use the below free Robots.txt validator for analyzing the errors in the robots of the website.
The robots should be taken care – so that search engines would be able to see the website robots, knows what to do with the page.
If you website ranking well and positioned well in search engine, and disappeared suddenly from the search listing after few content additions of content. No worries! All you have to do is check if there was duplication of content in your website or your website content was copied to a website which has a better page rank then yours. The below are few possibilities of a sudden disappearance of website from search engines.
Case 1: Duplication of Content
To check if the website content is copied from some other site visit www.copyscape.com and analyse your website. This shows the list of site which has similar content. So if you feel like the content in your website is same like the other, just tweak your content. In case your content is original and someone has copied it, report it to Google or any other search engine provider.
Case 2: Duplication of Content within website or from your old website
If you have the same content in 2 different web page links, then you need to block one from search engine index, if you want the other page not to be indexed. To do this, visit Google Webmaster central, add and block the link which you don’t want the search engine to crawl. (Though you can do this using the .htaccess or robots.txt, this method will also work in Google – as Google is most used search engine, importance is given to Google search)
In case your entire site or specific pages is the same as your old website, all you have to do is take the content and have them in the server backup, and see that the old website doesn’t appear. Once the entire website shows a 404 error, resubmit it to search engines, so that once they crawl, if there is no content found in the website, search engines will remove them from their index.
Case 3: Website Server IP
This rarely does happen, if a website has two servers 1. Live server and 2. Development server (which is not supposed to be available for public and is used in internal organisations). If you buy a website ip from a service provider, and by chance you get a the ip of the link, which was ranking good and now is dead, the content which you may post would reflect on the website which doesn’t belong to you. So your website will appear in 2 different website.(only the url will be different, all the others will remain same) This is something the Web host provider needs to take care off. In this case, you need to ask the host provider to clear the cache of the old server.
Case 4: Link Spamming
Link Spamming is frequently changing the links with the same content. When a search engine crawls the website, and if the links keep on changing, and each time, the previous link is dead/broken, then search engines will think, those are spamming links. So this may also lead to drop in search listings.
Also Watch the Video – These are the insights given my Matt Cutts, Google
Apart from this there are many reasons, but these are few important points, which optimizers see that there is a sudden drop in the traffic. (Even I forgot, these things, and later realized, these are the things, I missed out during analysis. Though I concentrated on the few things which does occur normally)
There are different types of HATS, the Search Engine Optimizers wear. Below are list of seo hats. In fact, the true fact is that Black Hat, Grey Hat and White Hat SEO alone exists. Whereas people as they tried different terminologies in SEO to bring their site to top in SERP’s i.e. Search Engine Results Page, they gave different names such as yellow hat, green hat, brown hat, purple hat, pink hat and so on as they wish, but those did not really get life and did not exist.
Black Hat SEO:
The word itself says the unethical SEO. In this method of SEO, the keywords are stuffed irrelevant to the content, and is not visible to humans i.e. the text colour would be matched with the background colour of the webpage. Also this type of SEO is often adopted to bring the website to top ranking faster. Search Engines identify and block sites which rank top using Black Hat SEO Method.
Grey Hat SEO:
This is a combination of both black hat seo as well as white hat seo. Here they dont stuff the keyword but this includes buying links, semantic links, keyword file naming and density manipulation. Most of the Grey Hat SEO methods are proclaimed as white hat SEO, whereas search engines are against websites which buy links from third party websites.
Green Hat SEO:
This is a method and action which involves lot of tactics and actions to draw more website visitors. This is all about having fun and doing unnecessary things over a website to gain visitors.
Red Hat SEO:
This is just an observable phenomenon i.e. evaluation hypotheses of what is happening over the web. This is also like White Hat SEO.
White Hat SEO:
This is an ethical SEO method. Here Search Engine Optimizers follow the SEO Guidelines and work on acquiring natural links. This is a slow and a steady process which brings good SERP’s in the long run.
Blue Hat SEO:
This is an advanced SEO technique. Blue Hat Search Engine Optimizers have good knowledge about both Black as well as White hat seo, which makes the search engine optimizer to think in the creative aspect of seo, without voiding the seo guidelines.
So now you know which hat to choose right?
1. Title Tags – Give higher importance to title tags hence 9.8/10 importance is given to Page Title by Search Engines.
2. URL Structure – Build a short keyword optimistic page link with relevance
3. Content – Content is like a king in Search Engine Optimization. A good content with right keywords and relevancy would bring good results. Include your targeted keyword in H1, H2 and H3 Tags
4. Internal Linking & Navigation – Provide proper and right anchor texts. Anchor Texts also is an important attribute in on-page optimization, which helps the visitor to navigate throughout the website.
5. Dead Links – Have a periodic check on the broken links and redirect them to the relevant urls. More the number of broken links can also affect the search results and ranks.
Many of us has come across this problem while surfing the website such as 404 Error – The page cannot be displayed error.What are these and why do they occur? Does these affect the search rankings? What needs to be done to avoid these? are few questions which may arise, when you come across such 404 Page Not Found Error.
Generally 404 – Page Not Found error are termed as “Broken Links”. These broken links occur, when there is a file missing in the root directory of the website, or the actual file name was which was working, has been renamed to something, will show as a broken link.
When it comes to search engine ranking, 404 definitely plays a role in it. More number of broken links in a website also leads to drop in the page ranks. For instance, you would do link building for certain pages and have acquired lot of external links, which provides a good value to you site. If you change the file name or remove the file in the web root directory, it would be a 404 error page. So this 404 error would reduce the traffic to the website, and also the chances of page rank drop is expected.
In order avoid such things the 404 – Page not found error webpage needs to be redirected to the right link or the new link, sometimes even to the homepage. These kind of redirects is termed as 301-Redirects. The redirect script should be wrote in the .htaccess file, which would be available as an hidden file in the website root directory. If that not available, you need to create one.
The 404-error page to a 301-redirect script is below. This needs to be added to the .htaccess file.
RewriteRule ^index.htm$ http://www.your-domain-name.com/ [R=301,L]
The above script is valid for a specific i.e. single re-redirect only. In case of you need to redirect any 404 error pages to your home page, then you need to use the below rule.
RewriteRule ^whatever/[^.]+)$ http://www.your-domain-name.com/$1/ [R=301,L]
The above specified redirect script are required in the htacess to make 301 redirections, whereas if you want to redirect a www.example.com domain to www.example.co.in then you need to create a index.html file and add it to the root director of www.example.com. The simple re-direct html script required for that is
< meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=iso-8859-1″>
< meta name=”Description” content=”any description regarding your website “>
<meta http-equiv=”Refresh” content=”1; url=http://www.example.co.in /”>
<title>Example of HTML Re-redirect</title>
The above can be done in .htaccess as well.
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.co.in/$1 [R=301,L]
The above redirects are also considered more imporant in Search Engine Optimizaiton. Hope this helps. Still have got questions, just post it in comments, we would surely reply you.
When its comes to Organic Search, it better to have the below number of characters/words to optimize it effectively.
Title Tag: 60 Character or 9 words (Title Tag is most important in SEO, which should have the right focus keywords hence, search engines gives 98% importance to Title Tag)
Keywords Tag: 250 characters or 25 words
Description Tag: 250 characters or 25 words
H1,H2, H3 Tags: Focus Keywords and Key Pharases can be provided, which will help in long tail keyword searches.
Keyword Density in content: Many Say that keyword density is not required, but where still it is good to have some 2 to 3% of keyword density, which makes the search engine crawl and show up the results.
Bear in mind that, Relevancy of keywords is more important while optimizing a website. See that the Title Tag, keyword tag, description tag and the content of the website has got the relevant keywords and key pharases.
Note: Inorder to bring keyword relavancy, don’t stuff the keywords, which may result in adverse/negative results
H1, H2, Alt Texts , Page Title are more important when optimizing a website. So its important to have the target keywords in these tags. Below are the few important HTML tags that needs to be used in SEO.
<title> Internet Marketing Blog </title> – This tag is the one which is more important and would be seen in search engine results as well as browsers.
Keyword Tag – This would contain the words which are generally searched in search engines
<meta name=”keywords” content=”keyword, keywords, key words, effective search terms, search keywords “>
Description Tag – Gives a short description about what the page is about.
<meta name=”description” content=”Optimize your website with important SEO HTML tags”>
Author – Provide the author name or email address
<meta name=”author” content=”Yuvaraj Hermesmyth”>
Robots – a conditon with which we can allow or disallow indexing by search engines
< meta name=”robots” content=”allow”>
<h1> Heading 1 </h1>
< h2> Heading 2 </h2>
< h3> Heading 3 </h3>
< h4> Heading 4 </h4>
< h5> Heading 5 </h5>
< h6> Heading 6 </h6>
Tag for Automatically Refreshing a Webpage after 20 Seconds
<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”20;url=http://www.hermesmyth.com/”>
Tag for Image Optimization
Optimizing a image name is also important. A good alt text will also be helpful in SEO.
<img src=”painting.gif” alt=”Mordern Paintings” />
When you want to post an email and when clicked it that needs to be opened in the users default email client this tag is used.
<a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Hello%20Yuvaraj“> Send Mail</a>
Internal Links or Links placed within the webpage should have proper keywords in alt text, which helps the website rank better.
<a href=”http://artgallery.hermesmyth.com” alt=”Art Gallery, Mordern Day Paintings”>Art Gallery</a>
Few important points to be noted:
1.) Website Submission: When a website is submitted in a website it is good to have minimum 200 words, with 2-3% keyword density.
3.) Don’t use Frames or limit the usage of frames, hence search engine won’t recognize the frameset which cause lot of problems to the search engine spiders. Its better to use internal hyperlinks inside frames, if you wanted to have frames.
4.) Flash Pages: Use the Meta keywords and description tag for flash pages. Webpages which are completed designed using flash is called as splash pages. Most of these flash components are not recognized by search engines as they are not HTML hyperlinks.
5.) Have Speed, Reliable and Best Web Hosting Server, to prevent website down-times.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation, has never been a hard task, until and unless we are up-to-date with the recent trends, search techniques and search engine algorithms.
“There is nothing permanent except changes” – So once you go with the changes, then really you can make a difference by achieving success. The same applies in SEO too. You don’t have to give more importance to the traditional SEO. All you have to do is, use the traditional expertise, and research new and modern tactics used in SEO. Still I don’t say, you need to omit all the traditional methods, but you can follow a few really good tactics used in traditional marketing as well.
In today’s scenario, the best way to achieve better and high ranking is building quality inbound links, anchored with functional quality keywords, related to the website.
Nowadays one-ways links and directories are given high importance than the link exchanges or reciprocal linking, which are not any more used by SEO’s until its of utmost importance.
Previously, in SEO, when a reciprocal link is given, they add the “no-follow” attribute. But nowadays, search engines no longer support this. For example, in blogs, if Google identifies, a link as a Spam link, then no longer it indexes it. So here the search engines companies have done a good job changing the search algorithms accordingly.
Also when it comes to SMO (Social Media Optimization) some websites has started no follow attributes. Recently Digg added the no-follow attribute to external links, which applies for comments, user profiles and story pages. But still its only applicable for some links and not for all.
To know more about the recent happenings and updates in SEO, you can visit some leading SEO forums or discussion boards. To know about Google’s search techniques, I think you can visits Matt Cutts Blog. Here Matt Cutts discusses about SEO, fun and lot more about books. Really a interesting stuff.
So you need to know about the recent seo trends and seo tips to better perform in search engine to achieve high/top rankings.