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Category: Search Engines

beginner search engine tutorials

A search engine is a website where visitors go to find information (such as web pages and images) on the Internet. Visitors enter keywords or keyword phrases to find what they want. They end up on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP). If the visitor is looking for a website, they will see a list of websites on that page. They can then click on sites that most appeal to them.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about getting search engines to show a website high up on a search engine results page. These simple tutorials will help you better understand search engines and search engine optimization.

Google’s Featured Snippets: Small Business SEO Guide

As a small business website owner, you may have discovered Google’s Featured Snippets as you were researching SEO. Now you want to learn more. This absolute beginner’s guide will give you the quick introduction that you need.

What is a Search Engine Friendly Website?

Search engines (such as Google) have a mission. They want to provide high quality information to their users. So they send robots across the Internet to hunt for it. A search-engine friendly website makes it easy for them to do their job.

Image ALT Tags for SEO: What, Where, Why & How

Image ALT tags are short descriptions that can be assigned to images in a web page. Adding ALT tags to images improves accessibility and user experience. It also provides greater relevance to search engines about your website content which will help drive traffic to your site.

How Technology is Shaking up the Future of Web Design

Interested in web design? Let’s take a glimpse at this fast-changing profession and see what’s “shaking up” its future.

Why can’t I find my Brand New Website in a Google Search?

When you have a new website created for your business, the first thing you want to do is find it on the internet. Small business owners often go straight to Google Search looking for it. But having a website that is brand new (recently launched / made to go “live”) on the internet is not the same thing as being able to find it in a search engine such as Google.

Image Optimization and SEO: A Pixel Perfect Match

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an exciting topic for website owners. Image optimization, on the other hand, is often overlooked and misunderstood. But they actually have a very close relationship. In fact, they could be considered a pixel perfect match. There are 4 Basic Steps to getting an image in tip top shape for your website.

HTML, CSS, PHP and SEO Jump-Start Guide

This simple tutorial utilizes a red velvet cupcake and a dash of humor to explain these common web design terms: HTML, CSS, PHP and SEO. It is aimed at web design beginners, small business owners and everyday internet surfers.

8 Simple Ways to Tell if your Website is Old: Business Owner Checklist

This Business Owner Checklist will help you decide if it is time for a website redesign. It includes 8 Simple Ways to tell if your website is old. All you need is about 10 minutes to complete it. Simply grab a cup of coffee and a notepad, and of course, you will have to visit your website on a computer. You will be adding a check mark to your notepad for every item that your website fails to meet.