Well, if you have a website which is an interactive one in designing, usability, responsive design and some other features, you should also take a bit more importance to website SEO as many site designers and developers forget to do it. For what purpose this importance is giving is everyone’s question. The reason is, SEO practices in a website is checked and validated when a search engine crawls a website. So, giving importance to website SEO makes your site a top notch one in search engines.
Here are 4 design missteps and how to avoid or minimize it…
• NOT USING HEADER TAGS
Not every designer gives much importance to header tags. Header tags that hierarchically organize web design and content of webpage. Among 6 header tags, h1 have greater importance in which the text within h1 tag overlays the complete idea of the website to Google or any other search engine spiders. Same way, h2 describes the search engine that, it is the subsection of h1 tag, h3 describe the subsection of h2 and so on. A good designer can able to design text like an eye catching one.
• IMPROPER USAGE OF IMAGE
Most sites use images instead of texts. Images as well as texts have great importance in web designing. Images are always eye catching. Texts give the idea of what it actually stands for. True. But an effective SEO should implement texts over image with the assistance of CSS is the best method.
• CARRY OUT OF 404 ERROR PAGE
Obviously, 404 error pages is a must for every websites. But incorporating it in a proper manner is the one that every websites not follows. Without any links in 404 pages, Google give importance to broken links, results in a website error while indexing. Actually, designers take some effort and time for this error page development. See, focusing on users, without any links, they get into a blocked state and no more quick ways to get back to the home page. So, at the time of designing of 404 Error page just take some more times to include home button, footer links, and global navigation along with simple graphics.
• BEING RESPONSIVE
Websites!!! Think responsive and act responsive. Search engines know accessibility of a website in a mobile device as well as in desktop PC with same URL. This acceptability of websites in every environment with same URL boosts your website rankings.
So keep in mind all this steps and find out the best ways to make your site a best ranking one.