Importance of Meta Tags, Header Tags, Title Tags, Alt Tags in SEO


October 11, 2010

Every business on internet aims at achieving top search engine ranks. The process that we follow to get websites on top of search engines is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is nothing but a mix of proper analysis, and well formulated strategy. SEO process contains Off Page Optimization techniques  like directory submissions, link building, social bookmarking etc and On Page Optimization which involves changes in website’s architecture, web content, links, tags etc.  It cannot be undermined that Meta Tags, Header Tags, Title Tags, and Alt Tags can help the site get a good rank, but still intelligent efforts in form of Off page optimization are a must thing.

Let me first explain what Meta Tags are. In brief, Meta Tags include information that a web master incorporates in the Head of the code (HTML) of a webpage. Meta Tags are used to convey specific information to search engines and the website users. These days however, different Search Engines use multiple means to rank a website. Google itself makes use of over 100 variables in their algorithm when establishing its rankings. Meta tags have always been an important part of the formula as they convey specific information about the webpage or the website. Meta description gives an outline of what the page is all about while Meta keywords list the keywords based on which the webpage can be found. There are many other Meta tags like robots tags, author tags etc.

Title Tags are one of the most important factors in SEO but there is a very fine line as to how to make best utilization of Title Tags. Title Tags are used to give a short heading about the web page. With proper content and keywords in page’s Title Tags, you can see a real difference in your web ranks. For internal links, though page name (url) and anchor text plays the most vital role, the title tags are used to describe where the link is taking you.

Header Tags are also an important part of the web page. They define various sections of a web page and are given weightage by search engines. It is important to use H1, H2 tags effectively. Proper usage of keywords in Header tags helps search engines to relate the web page content.

With Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 concepts, a lot of focus is on video and image content. As a webmaster, you should always accompany them with ALT tags. ALT tags are used to describe the visual content and keyword focused ALT tags is a positive step towards search engine optimization.

Each of the SEO campaign is unique in itself. It is important to plan it properly for effective results. We at Centex Technologies provide Search Engine Optimization services to our clients globally. For more information on how we can help you generate more business, just call us at (254) 213-4740

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