The number one spot on a Google search result page is the new Holy Grail. And getting there is a perilous quest that would leave Indiana Jones quaking in his vellies. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a concept often shrouded in mystery. It's a cutthroat crusade fraught with secrets and villains and more than 400 million websites contending for the prize. Jam Factory knows all about magic tricks, and with our new strategic alliance with an international SEO Superhero, we can guarantee Googling success…let me rephrase: If we don't get you sufficient 1st page results, you don't pay!! How does that sound!?
Sweet Ideas [heads up]
Search Engine Optimisation is a science and an art. But it's not all bubbling cauldrons and incantations. A little homemade magic potion will make your site climb search engine rankings too.
#1 - Bold is Beautiful.
Making some of your site's keywords bold gets the attention of search engines. You can make words appear in bold by putting tags around keywords in your site's backend. Enter before a keyword and after it, and voila! Bold type. Don't overdo it though. Make each keyword bold only once or twice.
#2 - Go Deep or Go Home!
"Deep links" are hyperlinks that connect to a page or image on another website instead of your own. They are one of the most important factors a search engine uses to rank your site. First prize goes to the "reciprocal link" – this happens when your site links to a site that links back to you as well. Next best is the "inbound link" – a one-way link from your site to another. To a search engine, the number of inbound links indicates the popularity and importance of your site's content.
#3 - Play Nicely, Share!
Social Bookmarking is quite simply sharing stuff you love with your friends. It enables users to create references that lead their friends to your content. A simple Facebook widget (a free application you can plug into your site) has "Share" and "Like"; Twitter has "Tweet" and "Retweet". You could also allow users to rate, comment and E-Mail your content to their friends.
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Jam Jar [showing off]
It's a fact that our designers click and type so much, they go through 17 mouse and keyboard sets a month, each. Just kidding… Here are some images of the awesome stuff they've been getting up to lately.
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