Even though Web Design In Nottingham sounds better only 73 people search for this per month where as Web Design Nottingham is searched 2,400 times per month. 2,400 is a big drop zoogle.com movies 301,000 but the competition has dropped from 500,000,000 to 534,000. The competition ratio for web design 1:1661 search’s per result where as web design Nottingham has a competition ratio of 1:225 searches per result. Not only is the competition a lot better but the people who would search this are a lot more likely to want a web design service than to study it or learn about it. There are many more ways of narrowing your search term down for example you sell cars as we know a huge search term but if you only sell a specific car second hand I.e. Ford Focus Second Hand then making Ford Focus Second Hand your main search term means you are targeting 1,900 people per month looking for that product.
Decided on a search term so now how do you get to the top?
This is the quite possibly the hardest part of search engine optimisation and is also the most time consuming. You have decided what your search term or search terms are now you need to get to the top of a search engine for that term. There are hundreds of factors to consider when performing search engine optimisation but I shall only cover the basic’s, if you are wanting to get proper results then I would recommend going to a professional SEO company or a web design company what perform search engine optimisation. I will only go over 5 important factors which anyone is capable of performing.
Factor 1 – Fresh Content
Search engines love new, original and fresh content. Don’t duplicate other peoples work or try to copy what they have done, come up with your own ideas and write your own content and you will go a long way. Remember to include your search terms (known as keywords and this will be explained more in the next factor) so a search engine can recognise what your content is all about and then decided to pull it up when someone search’s it. It is better to spend hours on one page than spend 5 minutes copy and pasting someone else’s hard work. Duplicate content is where you copy someone’s content and pass it off as your own. Search engines index all pages on the internet that they come across and if they find you have copied someone’s content they will mark your website down and it will struggle to get onto the first page. If you regularly update your content a search engine will discover this and it shall only work in your favour (as long as its relevant) and improve your position.
Factor 2 – Keyword Density
Keyword density is another important factor to ranking high on a search engine. A keyword is a search term so to keep the same theme as earlier the search term I spoke about was web design Nottingham therefore web design Nottingham would be my main keyword. The density of a keyword is the percentage of many times the keywords appear in comparison to others. Adding up all the words in view (and meta data factor 3) and finding the percentage of your keywords can be a very time-consuming act and nearly impossible to get accurate. How ever there are many tools out there that will do this for you and the majority of them are free so quickly flicking through the internet should help you find the tools you need.
There is no set density in which your keyword should appear for a search engine to pick up on but there are guidelines. Some people think between 2-4% is the right amount where as other think 4-6% is the best. This is all a matter of opinion and all what matters is that your keywords stand out to both search engines and readers. Do not spam your content with keywords as a search engine will mark you down for this and should you reach the top of a search engine people will not be able to understand it but don’t be funny about placing them, you can’t be to careful otherwise a search engine may not pick up on what you want your search term to be. I always like to make sure I mention my keyword at the begging just because of my personal beliefs of what a search engine’s algorithm is but the more content you write and the more skilled you become at search engine optimisation, you too will have your opinions on what works better than others.