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When designing a website, you will often focus on what you have to do right. That leaves you open to facing hurdles which could easily be avoided. This article will teach you about common mistakes you should be watching out for to ensure the website you design is truly the best you can create.

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Complex URL naming structure: When naming your pages, be sure to use simple wording which includes your search engine optimized keywords. Not only will this boost your rank on Google, it will allow visitors to easily understand which pages actually offer what they are looking for. If you have complicated URLs which include all sorts of words and numbers, you will only serve to drive off potential visitors.

Banner Ads

Cross-browser incompatibility: Your site has to be designed with all browsers in mind, including Opera, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That may be difficult if you have scripting in place, but it is worth it to be sure that your site works on every platform. Test it yourself on multiple devices and in all browsers so that you know how it will function when used by visitors, ensuring they all get the same experience.

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Signing up visitors without consent: If someone who visits your site thinks they are entering a contest, but then finds out they didn’t just get an entry, but also subscribed to your email newsletter, they won’t be happy. Web DesignIf they don’t choose to sign up, the email is unsolicited and they will report it as spam. This is a great way to ruin your reputation, so be sure to make it clear when someone is signing up for emails no matter what else they may be signing up for.

Email Newsletter

Flashy, animated graphics all over the page: Try to avoid using animations in either GIF or Flash. Most people see flashy graphics as the domain of scam websites and late night infomercials. They can be useful in some situations, such as banner ads or graphics which are connected to your content, but should be used sparingly. You want people to focus on your content, not seizure-inducing graphics scattered throughout the page.

Flashy Graphics

Blaring audio: If you include audio on your page, don’t allow it to start automatically. If the user chooses to turn it on, they will be able to hear it at a volume they prefer. If you run it automatically, they may get in trouble at work or not even have the ability to hear it, wasting your bandwidth. Users want to make their own choices when it comes to when, where and how they consume your content, so give them a play button along with information on what they should expect to hear and leave the choice up to them.

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Now that you know what to avoid, you are ready to focus on creating a great website. Keep reading and learning to stay on top of changes in web design trends. The more you know, the better you will be at your job.

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38 Responses to “Night Infomercials”

  1. Rachel Reply

    How Can I Loose My Lower Belly Fat? I have a lower belly bulge. I have been doing crunches every night for the past 2 months and I can’t see a difference. There is no difference. So what exercises I can do to help me loose it? I don’t want to diet.

    • Here are some ways to lose lower belly fat:

      1. Many so-called “health foods” are actually cleverly disguised junk foods that actually stimulate you to gain more belly fat… yet the diet food marketing industry continues to lie to you so they can maximize their profits.

      2. Ab exercises like crunches, sit-ups, and ab machines are the LEAST effective method of getting flat six pack abs. We’ll explore what types of exercises REALLY work in a minute.

      3. Boring repetitive cardio exercise routines are NOT the best way to lose body fat and uncover those six pack abs. I’ll show you the exact types of unique workouts that produce 10x better results below.

      4. You DON’T need to waste your money on expensive “extreme fat burner” pills (that don’t work) or other bogus supplements. A special class of natural foods is much more effective. I’ll tell you about these natural foods and their powers below.

      5. Ab belts, ab-rockers, ab-loungers, and other infomercial ab-gimmicks… they’re all a complete waste of your time and money. Despite the misleading infomercials, an ideal ly chiseled fitness models in the commercials did NOT get their perfect body by using that “ab contraption”… they got their perfect body through REAL workouts and REAL nutrition strategies. Again, you’ll learn some of their secrets and what really works below.

      http://www.truthaboutabs.com/ab/?hop=127...

      Hope I could help.

  2. Nicole L Reply

    How To Fix Internet Explorer From Stopping And Restarting? My Internet Explorer keep not responding and then restarting. What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks to anyone who can help and 10 points to the person who has the best answer.

    • These type of problems are often the result of a 3rd party add-on that is conflicted or corrupted. Added on toolbars are notorious

      Try this go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > Click “Internet Explorer (no add-ons).

      Now run IE for a good long while and see if the crashing and freezing disappears.

      If it does help, you must now determine the specific add-on the is causing the problem.

      Go to Tools > Manage Add-ons and disable, one by one, each of the “Add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer” until the problem dissapears. Then either leave it disabled or download and install a new copy of it.

  3. Dela Reply

    How Can You LEGALY Quickly & Easily Make A Lot Of Money? Just For Fun…..? How can you LEGALY quickly & easily make a lot of money? Just for fun, what random ideas pop in your head when asked this question?

    These are the answers I have been given so far:

    1) Become surogate mother, or egg donor, or sperm donor LOL (well the surogacy part I don’t think would be quick & easy)

    2) Take out a life insurance policy on someone! LOL! How sad! Actually under certain circumstances you can take a policy out on soomeone without them knowing, BUT you must have special reasons such as alimony or child support. The laws very from state to state. Ok lets move on….

    3) Ofcourse stripping!

    4) Get rich quick late night infomercials? I don’t think so!

    5) Invent something & patent it? Perhaps

    6) Write a screen play or break into acting. (Easier said than done)

    7) Make money from an Ebay business. Ha! Not that easy! Most people LOSE money doing that.

    8) Be on a TV game show such as “Who wants to be a Millionaire”?

    OK, WHAT ELSE DO YOU GUYS HAVE?

    • I have a lot of money invested in stocks, and the stock market is up today. I legally, quickly and easily made thousands of dollars! Don’t ask me what happens on days the market is down…

  4. Bigead Reply

    Any Tips On Search Engine Visibility For Your Website? I finally made my program and finally made my website. I did everything that I needed to do. Now all I need is search engine visibility. According to some internet articles, I can make lots of sites link back to my site. But that requires signing up and that takes forever to do. So I’m looking for a way to make my site visible in a short amount of time. Any way that I can do that? Thanks in advance.

    • If you want visibility your website in search engine make quality back links for your website, submit your website in social media website, forum posting, blog commenting, directory submission, article writing and submission there are lots of method to get back links for your website

  5. Lx Reply

    Do You Think I Can Start A Business Like This? Without going too much into detail I was thinking of starting a self run business where I offer to run companies social media networks such as twittr and facebook for a fee. I’m not really sure exactly how to start honestly or how much to charge but I’m thinking of starting a website and search engine optimizing it in hopes people find me.

    Maybe if I invest some money on a good website host it can help as well.

    Anyone think something like this can make money nowdays? Would companies hire people to run their social media platforms?

    Thanks !
    I mean in the sense of running companies facebook, twitter and similar networks. Make use of effecient tweets or facebook posts to help the business or keep people following the company engaged. Also possibly run campaigns over social media such as deals a company might be running or advertising something new.
    Thanks !

    • “Run social media networks” in what sense?

      Are you talking about providing the cyber real estate?
      Because that is already a major industry.

      Are you talking about efficiency consulting?
      Because that is already a major industry.

      I think you are onto the right idea…but the problem is that it is already being done and the competition is pretty fierce.

  6. Brandon Reply

    What Factors Come To Play To Be At The Top Of Search Engine? I have a website that I am trying to optimize. For web search engines like google or bing, what do they look for that determines your website to be at the top of the list instead or somewhere like the tenth page. Really just looking to be on the first page for my profession in my city.
    Also I heard reciprocal links don’t matter anymore, is this true?

    • The title tag or meta title is the text that appears at the top of your browser window. Think of it as the title for the webpage. The meta title is also what is displayed as a link in search results.

  7. Ich_bin_tornado Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization? I am new in web developement. Can any one tell me what is search engine optimization?

    • Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results for targeted keywords. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results or the higher it “ranks”, the more searchers will visit that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.

      As a marketing strategy for increasing a site’s relevance, SEO considers how search algorithms work and what people search for. SEO efforts may involve a site’s coding, presentation, and structure, as well as fixing problems that could prevent search engine indexing programs from fully spidering a site. Other, more noticeable efforts may include adding unique content to a site, ensuring that content is easily indexed by search engine robots, and making the site more appealing to users. Another class of techniques, known as black hat SEO or spamdexing, use methods such as link farms and keyword stuffing that tend to harm search engine user experience. Search engines look for sites that employ these techniques and may remove them from their indices.

      The initialism “SEO” can also refer to “search engine optimizers”, terms adopted by an industry of consultants who carry out optimization projects on behalf of clients, and by employees who perform SEO services in-house. Search engine optimizers may offer SEO as a stand-alone service or as a part of a broader marketing campaign. Because effective SEO may require changes to the HTML source code of a site, SEO tactics may be incorporated into web site development and design. The term “search engine friendly” may be used to describe web site designs, menus, content management systems, URLs, and shopping carts that are easy to optimize.

      Ron

  8. Anonymous Reply

    Different Infomercials Time? Because of my work schedule i am either up in the moring or late late at night so, is their a website that has all the differnt infomercials on and at what time?………………………………………………………………………preferably one that lists “girlsgonewild” commercials

    • If your looking for girls gone wild just go to their web site. But late at night Comedy Central always plays it. I don’t recall ever seeing it as an infomercial on its own.

      Just buy girls gone wild since it sounds like that is what you are really asking.

      You get off on barely legal girls? Then your wife or girlfriend needs to know now. That way she doesn’t breed with you and have a daughter with you.

  9. AM Reply

    What Is SEO Or Search Engine Optimization? How To Do SEO?

    • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques can either be organic or paid. Paid (PPC) can be useful in identifying the keywords you should target for your SEO campaign, however, many small companies cannot afford these types of PPC campaigns. Organic SEO involves optimizing on-site SEO by first identifying your target keywords and long-tail keywords. A long-tail keyword phrase is the best technique for small businesses because there is usually less competition for these keywords, and it is rare for someone to enter just one word into a search engine search bar. Examples of long-tail keywords are: “Organic butter from Lancaster PA”, or “Organic Pick your own berry farms in PA”, whereas regular keywords are “Organic butter”, “butter”, “Berries”.
      You will want to target low to medium competition keywords with medium to high search volume. You can also try GEO-SEO which is using your geographic location to target customers, which might be useful for a small store trying to attract local customers.

      Here is what you should target for SEO:

      -Use your keywords that are relevant to each pages content in your title tags,

      tags, and meta-description tags.
      -Make sure to use alt=”” attribute in your image html (search engine spiders can’t see your images, so help yourself by helping them and use the alt=”” attribute.
      -The higher your content is on the page (above the fold), the more value it will impart.
      -Link to other pages (deep pages) within your own website.
      -Link to others in your industry (relevant)
      -Make sure you have a call to action on any pages that you would want to place “contact us at”.
      This is your big neon sign that screams “Get Yours Here!”

      Off-site SEO involves building back-links to your website from other sites that have high authority, are popular, are a valuable resource in their industry (your industry).

      I go into this in great detail on my website blog and I recently answered a question on back-links for Yahoo! if you would like to know more 8)

  10. Donna C Reply

    How Do I Optimize A Blog For A Search Engine? I’m a graphic and web designer, so I do understand a little bit about search engine optimization, but I’ve just never gotten it to work very well for me. I would like to start a blog, and I’d like it to be search able to the public – would it be better to make my own website, or to use something like blogger? How would I optimize it?

    Thanks!

    • I think one great way to increase your traffic, is to share link to your web as much as possible, you can try to add to directory online such as dmoz.org, share your content on digg.com or delicioous.com or the other services. The key is make is make search engine know that your domain is important.

  11. Donna C Reply

    How Do I Optimize A Blog For A Search Engine? I’m a graphic and web designer, so I do understand a little bit about search engine optimization, but I’ve just never gotten it to work very well for me. I would like to start a blog, and I’d like it to be search able to the public – would it be better to make my own website, or to use something like blogger? How would I optimize it?

    Thanks!

    • I think one great way to increase your traffic, is to share link to your web as much as possible, you can try to add to directory online such as dmoz.org, share your content on digg.com or delicioous.com or the other services. The key is make is make search engine know that your domain is important.

  12. Bar22bie Reply

    SEM – Search Engine Marketing? I have an interview tomorrow and need a crash course on SEM. what is it, what is it used for? what are some tools associted with it? any information is well appreciated.

    • SEM is “Search Engine Marketing.” It includes both SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC Search (pay-per-click advertising).

      There are many, many great web resources available, as well as some great books. Google itself has some great resources, but it has many secrets that you must learn elsewhere. SEM is really not something you learn by reading about — you pretty much MUST learn by actually doing it (optimizing a web site for search indexing, or running a pay-per-click campaign on Google AdWords or elsewhere).

      For PPC Search, I generally don’t use many “tools” apart from Google’s AdWords Editor, and its Keyword Tool, but there are HUNDREDS of software packages designed to manage bidding and keywords and ad variations, and analyze results.

      For SEO, there are many “tools” offered for sale, but I absolutely believe that SEO starts as a “mindset” or “attitude,” and that the attitude must always be, “design a web site to be useful to humans.” I avoid “SEO tricks” that might work this month, but which might result in penalties once Google realizes that the trick doesn’t reflect genuine relevance or usefulness to consumers.

      I hope you’re not planning to try to “fake it” and pretend you have knowledge and experience that you lack. SEM is a complex field and requires incredible attention to detail and analytical skill.

  13. Hondo Reply

    How Can We Simply Optimize Our Website For Search Engines? I want to make sure we don’t break any of Google’s rules when it comes to repeating keywords too often, etc. Also, how important are links?

    • Search engine optimization is based on 5 main concepts:

      1. link popularity
      2. content
      3. meta tags
      4. page title
      5. domain

      So, first you need to decide what keywords you want to optimize for. Then you need to do what you can with each concept above to optimize your site for those keywords.

      Choose just a few to really optimize for. Don’t try to optimize for more than 5 or 6 or you won’t be optimized for any.

      Put your keyword(s) in your domain (URL) if possible.

      Get as many people to link to you as possible. This is the most important thing you can do to boost your organic search ranking. This is also the most difficult. It is time-delayed as well. So if you get 10 people to link to you today, the search engines may not recognize that for 2-3 months.

      Put all your keywords in your meta tags. Those are the tags at the top of the HTML. Read about this somewhere before you do it. It’s pretty simple.

      Put your main keywords in the page of the pages you are optimizing.</p> <p>Finaly, put your keywords in your actual page content as much as you can without going overboard. As a general rule of thumb, make each keyword appear at least 5-6 times.</p> <p>When your done getting as much free traffic as you can, consider publishing an email list (permission based of course) to generate even more traffic. I know even more about that. Find more expert email marketing advice from these people: emaildirect.com.

  14. Strnd Reply

    Search Engine Rankings? I currently own a webpage design business and help numerous businesses on their websites, I notice that the websites I help design some are ranked quite high on search engines, I notice the rankings will go back and forth, question is if I loose rankings on a particular business that I am helping out on a website but then they loose their rankings, am I to blame? I almost feel that there is times when theres no control over where the rankings are, a way I can have control over that?

    • You have some control but not complete control.

      Optimizing a website for the search engines is in two logical parts; on-page optimization and off-page optimization.

      On-page is everything that is done on the website’s pages to improve search engine rankings and off-page is everything else, like obtaining inbound links for example.

      As a web designer you can control on-page factors but not off-page factors.

      Very few designers know even the basics of search engine optimization and if you were to study it for a while your clients will benefit substantially and hence so will your business

      Start with this excellent tutorial http://www.seo-blog.com/tutorial.php and by the end you will be providing your clients with a lot more!

  15. Armytruck Reply

    I Got A Website How Do I Make It Know To The Sreach Engines? I need to get the website in to goole search engine and yahoo i got it with yahoo busineess and they said it would take 48 hours its been 2 weks how can i get it out there so people can see it it is simple now but i wana bulid it up wheni get more traffic

    • The search engines will find the site on their own. But that does not mean you will get top rankings The site needs to be optimized first. Below are just a few things you can do

      Traff?c from search engines is widely considered the best (and cheapest) way to generate traff?c to your site. The increasing popularity of search engines has led to the development of a whole industry that revolves around ways to “optimize” websites.

      The end result is that many people think that only “professionals” can help their website rank high within search engines. But, the truth is that anyone can structure their site so they rank high for many keyword phrases.

      Below, are 8 simple steps that you can take to optimize your web pages. By following these, you will improve your chances of increasing your rankings:

      1) Target 1-3 keyword phrases for each page: A huge mistake that many beginners make is cramming numerous keywords onto every page. Instead of doing this, you should focus on one specific keyword phrases for each page. That way, you can make sure that the page is focusing on that one word without any distractions.

      2) List your major keywords in the links back to your site: Many search engines, Google being the most famous, have started to take into account the words that are mentioned in the title tag of the links that point to your site. So, a great way to improve your rankings for your keywords is to place it in the title tag.

      3) Make your first 100 words on the page keyword rich: Another mistake that most webmasters make is to have a menu on the left-hand side of a website. Since search engines primarily focus on the first 100 words of a website, a left side menu is a misuse of valuable space.

      Instead of doing this, you should have your title, description and web copy within the first 100 words of your site. An easy way to do this is to have your menu on the right instead of the standard left-hand side

      But, since the left-handed menu is commonplace, you can also choose to put your first 100 words above the left-handed menu, so this text will be the first thing read on your website.

      4) Insert the keyword into your title tag: In the source code of most pages are “header tags” (also known as Meta tags), which help search engines understand the content of the page. Each page should have different Title tags and the keywords used should match the page it is on

      To fully optimize your website, you can tweak the source code of the page. The first step is to insert the keyword in the title tag. (This is what is shown in the results of a search engine when your site is listed)

      5) Insert your keywords in the description tag: The description Meta tag is almost as valuable as the title tag. The information in this tag is listed directly below the title tag in search engine results. As a result, a good description can make your website stand out from other listings. To get the prospect to cl?ck on your site, it is important to write a snappy description while using your keyword.

      6) Insert them into your keywords tag: Like the title and description tags, keyword tags are used to help search engines understand the content of your web page. Although this Meta tag has become less popular, it doesn't hurt to put your keywords h?re.

      7) Place your keyword in the header: When writing the actual text of your site, the first part should be the headline. Whenever a search engine scans your site, it rates all words in the headline as being more important then the rest of the web copy. To take advantage of this, you should have your keyword in the page headline. But, since the header tag (h1) is quite large, you should format it so that it is smaller.

      8) Write your keyword enriched web copy: Once you have set up the structure of your page, you can write your web copy. While creating the text, you want to include the majority of the keywords at the top and the bottom of the page. In addition, the keyword should be included a few times in the middle. Basically, the common saying is that the keyword density should resemble an hour glass shape.

      The total web copy of your page should be about 300-1200 words. Also, the keyword should be about 5-12% of the total words of the page. The percentage varies according to each search engine, so you might want to play around till you find the best results.

  16. Anonymous Reply

    How Do I Optimize A .NET Website For Search Engines? .net framework search engine asp.net

    • .com domains are better working in search engines, but if you look through different web sites, you’ll see that .net domains also take the first positions in search engines.
      there is nothing different, you should optimize your .net domain exactly in the same way as in case of .com domain. On site and Off site optimization of your site is required. On site I mean keyword research, internal linking, meta tags, H Tags. and off site is getting back links from high authority and high PR web sites. Submitting you sites into social bookmarks and different submission directories.

  17. Brittany Reply

    Optimized Search Engines In California? Specifically, San Bernadino and LA counties. Does anybody know of any?????

    • Not sure what you mean

      1, search engines that are optimized for what?
      2. search engines that have what? in california. Offices? Servers?

  18. Mayank V Reply

    How Can I Optimize My Web In Search Engines? I have a web server in co. But when I search my web through search engine it does not give any result. So how can I optimize my web with Search engines like that Google, Yahoo.

  19. Bar22bie Reply

    SEM – Search Engine Marketing? I have an interview tomorrow and need a crash course on SEM. what is it, what is it used for? what are some tools associted with it? any information is well appreciated.

    • SEM is “Search Engine Marketing.” It includes both SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC Search (pay-per-click advertising).

      There are many, many great web resources available, as well as some great books. Google itself has some great resources, but it has many secrets that you must learn elsewhere. SEM is really not something you learn by reading about — you pretty much MUST learn by actually doing it (optimizing a web site for search indexing, or running a pay-per-click campaign on Google AdWords or elsewhere).

      For PPC Search, I generally don’t use many “tools” apart from Google’s AdWords Editor, and its Keyword Tool, but there are HUNDREDS of software packages designed to manage bidding and keywords and ad variations, and analyze results.

      For SEO, there are many “tools” offered for sale, but I absolutely believe that SEO starts as a “mindset” or “attitude,” and that the attitude must always be, “design a web site to be useful to humans.” I avoid “SEO tricks” that might work this month, but which might result in penalties once Google realizes that the trick doesn’t reflect genuine relevance or usefulness to consumers.

      I hope you’re not planning to try to “fake it” and pretend you have knowledge and experience that you lack. SEM is a complex field and requires incredible attention to detail and analytical skill.

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