I have been thinking a lot lately about my websites. We have a number of active festival and event sites. We want to know if they are as effective as we wanted (needed) them to be. In talking with our web designer friend, we realized that they all needed to be re-evaluated! I asked him to explain what the key ingredients where for a successful website. He started to answer me in another language, techno speak! I told him to slow down and talk to me in a language I could understand, English! He did and we covered a wide range of topics. Here is a summary of our conversation. In future blogs, I will try to explain his ideas more fully and hopefully in “plain” English!
1. SEO or “Search Engine Optimization” – Simple put, getting search engines to recognize your site. Once a site is recognized it is categorized (keywords) and then listed in importance.
4. Use of Keywords in Text – In order to emphasize keywords, they must be used often in the text of the web page
5. Highlighting Text – Once keywords are chosen and inserted, they must be shown as being important. This is accomplished by highlighting (bold, italicized, underlined) each keyword.(To be continued in Part 2)