Website Usability – Suggestions for designing an optimized website

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on September 9, 2009
Posted Under: Website Usability

This article offers some suggestions for designing an optimized website, that is user friendly, and works.

If you hope to run a successful enterprise, good web design is essential to attract visitors, and keep them on your site, .

A good, clean, simple, visual design, that fulfills the requirements of the search engines, and provides high quality content, is what designing an optimized website is all about.

Here are some suggestions for designing an optimized website, that you can use to attract, and retain more visitors.

  • The most important suggestion you should adhere to when designing your site, is to make sure that you use valid HTML or CSS coding in it’s construction.

If your website cannot be read correctly by your visitors, they will leave.  Search engines are also repelled by invalid HTML/CSS coding.

  • Determine the most used keywords that your clients use, and then sort and list the first 1000 or so by relevancy.
  • From you list of sorted keywords, write some unique, relevant, useful content referencing the keywords.
  • Bold the keywords that you used in the body of the text, and remember to use the same keywords in the title, and title tag.
  • When designing an optimized website, the main keyword should be placed in the first few words of the title.
  • For your most important keywords, make sure to use h1 headlines, for added prominence.
  • Make sure you use alt tags, for all the images in your website.
  • When designing an optimized website, use high quality images to create a unique, attractive design, to grab your visitor’s attention.

There are many Internet sites that offer attractive high quality images, at nominal costs, or for free.

If you randomly copy images from web pages, make sure to get permission to use the images, before you include them in your website.

  • Take some time to submit your website to the most popular search engines.
  • Make sure you submit your site, at least to Google, and Yahoo.  These two search engines alone, provide the majority of the searches on the Internet.
  • An important suggestion for designing an optimized website that is sometimes overlooked, is to get quality websites to link to your site.

Back links from websites with a  page rank of 2 or higher, will benefit your website and increase your ranking.

By using these suggestions for designing an optimized website, you will realize targeted traffic to your site, within a relatively short period of time.

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