Google prefers HTML / CSS valid W3C code

In a recent text done by Hobo, they found that Google has indexed and displayed 1 page with compliant HTML / CSS code from a group of 4 identical page.

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Flash Optimization

Spiders can’t “digest” flash objects and JavaScript that well, links and text in flash are not followed or indexed.
The use of flash objects in the page layout sometimes could be necessary, but avoid having all your pages designed entirely in flash.

Acceptable uses of flash:
– Product demos and presentations
– Online videos

Dangerous use of flash:
– Entire site in flash
– Navigation menus

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SEO & Image Optimization

Spiders can’t read images, so you should replace images by text whenever it is possible. It is understood that sometimes design requires graphic headers and images, but if the image only contain text, you should consider using text instead.

Few things to consider when creating your images:
– All your images should have alt attribute

– All visible meaningful images should have alt attribute text
some great alt text here
– Alt text should be representive to what the image is about
– Use keywords in your alt text but avoid stuffing
– Try not to exceed 5-7 words in your alt text

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Optimizing the Keywords tag

The purpose of this tag is to define what keywords apply to your page. However, only some search engines, such as MSN, will
read this tag. Search engines such as Yahoo! and Google do not place a great importance on it as they do with keywords identified in other areas of the page. Still, it is good practice to include this tag, plus MSN is a popular search engine channel and therefore you should generally include a META keyword tag on your page within the < HEAD > area.

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Optimizing the Description tag

The content found in the META Description tag will be displayed in many, but not all, search engines in the result pages. It is is often listed as a sub-headline under your page title. Therefore, it is essential that you create a good description so that you not only support your keyword ranking goals but entice targeted visitors to click through to your site once they see the listing in the search engine results pages (SERPs).

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Optimizing the Title Tag

Title Tags are the most important HTML element in Search Engine Optimization. Page Title Tag should always contain your most important keyword(s). The more important the keyword, the closer it should be towards the beginning.

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Glossary & Definitions

SEO

SEM

PPC

PPM

PPA

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Usability

Usability

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RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds

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Web Directories

Web Directories

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