How Websites Are Found by Search Engines

Web hosting Web Host World is my attempt to help you make the right choices about your web hosting. We hope to launch together on a voyage of discovery through the maze of Web Hosting Services and then follow that up with a spotlight on the next stages you will need to undertake to get you to the pinnacle of internet success.

To achieve that success you will want to get your website as far up the search engine results pages as you can, and that’s where we are going to start our journey.

No website is instantly ‘Googleable’. Rather, a site’s content is written and then you as the webmaster will ‘inform’ the major search engines that there is new content to ‘crawl’ and then ‘index’.

Based on each search engine’s unique algorithm, your site will then be ranked and the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) returned based upon keyword requests from users.

The question is: “How do you get the attention of the search engines?”

When the Internet was young, the best way to do it was to simply submit your URL to a search engine’s ‘Suggest’ page. However, times have changed and there are simply too many sites and too many pages to take into consideration.

WordPressNow, companies prefer that you notify search crawlers by way of ‘pinging’ search engines when new content is available. There is an automatic way to do this as well as a manual submission method involving visiting the site you want to be indexed by, and submitting your sitemap document.

Many Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress or Joomla, have a facility to automatically inform the search engines of any new content generated on site built in.

JoomlaBut just because a search engine has been ‘pinged’ does not mean you’re going to get the royal treatment. While some popular sites and search-friendly sites have the privilege of practically ‘live’ search results, less popular, new and rarely updated sites will only be crawled and indexed on a periodic basis.

For that matter, if your optimization methods are poor, you may actually be listed, but appear far further down in the rankings than you really should have, and might as well not be listed at all.

The good news is that by paying attention to a few basic SEO on-page guidelines you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a favorable ranking from Google and the other search engines. And we will be helping you with those secret tactics to keep you moving the right way up the SERPS.

 


 

Going Through the Easy Process of Shifting Web Hosting Service Providers

There are plenty of reasons why companies or even individuals endeavour to switch to a new web hosting service provider. The reason could be as simple as not having enough disk storage space or data transfer, or it could be because of the poor customer service the company has to offer or in many cases, a lack thereof.

It is easier said than done, indeed. But shifting from one website hosting service provider to the other might sound like a daunting task, but on the contrary it isn’t – you just have to keep things in order to make the transition flawless.

Bear in mind also that many companies will help you with the process. A spokesman at HostTop, told us “Even customers on our $1 hosting plan will be able to have our support team move their old site in from another hosting company”.

Keep your website hosting account with your existing host open. It is recommended that you keep your existing web hosting account active until you have completed all the transition steps (i.e. file transfer new, account setup, email creation and setup, DNS modification and propagation). This will ensure that your website and domain email accounts will be running during the transition.

Choose a suitable new web hosting provider. Considerations include: a) Type of OS (Windows vs Linux) – it depends on the technologies your website requires. For example, if your website requires ASP, MSSQL, MSACCESS or other Microsoft-specific technologies, then you will need to find a Windows-platform web hosting plan. b) Bandwidth and disk space requirements

Make a backup copy of your existing website: download old account files. Ideally, files should be downloaded in the same tree structure in which you want to upload it later. Also look for any file or chmod permissions that you might to set on any folder or file. This is a fairly easy task and can easily be accomplished by FTP.

However, some free web hosting providers do not offer FTP access. This is especially true if you’re currently using a free Flash/drag-and-drop website creation service (ie. Weebly.com, WIX.com).

If this is the case, you will not be able to download your existing web files and will have to re-create your new web files. You should check to see if your new web hosting provider offers a free website creator.

To avoid running into the same problem in the future, make sure your new web hosting provider offers FTP access.

Setup new (same) email addresses. To ensure that emails are properly received, it is important to keep the same email addresses, including email aliases and forwarders.

DNS changes and propagation. Once you have uploaded your web files to the new web hosting server and re-created your email accounts, you can go ahead and make the necessary domain name server (DNS) changes.

DNS is usually obtained once you have signed up with the new web hosting provider. You will need to replace your existing DNS settings with the new one – this is usually done via your domain management panel (your domain registrar).

The new DNS will take anywhere between 24-48 hours to propagate, therefore the old web host is responsible for website and email in the meantime. This is why cancelling the old service should be the very last thing to do.

Cancel your old account. Once your new account has been activated and your website and email services at your new web hosting provider are up and running, you can proceed to have your old account cancelled.
 

 


 

Bathroom Renovations Australia, Who’s The Best?

bathroom renovationsAre you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Are you looking for kitchen design ideas and constructing a brand new house? In any event, you will need to visit several kitchen showrooms for thoughts and quotes before you finalise your kitchen design. Most kitchen showrooms have in-house designers who will be happy to help you with your design. They will help you more if you come prepared. Before you visit a kitchen showroom at bathroom renovations Perth, read these kitchen designer “insider secrets” and you’ll get better service and save cash, also.

These will also necessarily be their most expensive kitchens, too. The displays become less attractive looking and smaller, as you move towards the rear of the showroom. It has given rise to the popular misconception that part of the kitchen designer’s job is to offer you the priciest kitchen they possibly can. Actually, that is rarely the situation. Yes, part of their job is to persuade you to buy your kitchen from their company, but focusing on the most expensive materials can possess the opposite effect and drive potential clients away.

The easiest way to get the very best service from a kitchen designer would be to come prepared. Before you visit a kitchen showroom have a look at some kitchen brochures. Learn about all the different materials used in production kitchens and their comparative costs. Go through the broad range of designs that are accessible and choose the one that appeals to you the most. This can help the designer serve you better as well as put you “in the driver’s seat” when you begin talking about kitchen prices.

Because the price of a kitchen depends in the amount of cupboards included in it. A good kitchen designer can instantly draw up a layout and give you some ballpark figures to pass by without needing to first visit your house. This will save you time and give you a feeling for the designer and if you need to utilize them.

If you’ve got your heart set on polish polyurethane cabinet fronts and an Uba Tuba granite kitchen benchtop, but the designer gives you a cost estimate which is twice what your budget allows, don’t turn tail and run. Chances are to be nearly as expensive elsewhere. A good designer will show you other, less expensive alternatives. If you can’t live without the doors, a look at some of other kitchen benchtops that are offered now may convince you that any of these would look just as good as granite and cost much less. Allow the designer show you all the available choices and together you will probably find a mixture that appeals to both your dreams as well as your budget.

Kitchen designers anticipate their potential customers to get more than one quote. The truth is, surveys have shown that normally, people get 3 kitchen estimates before they choose to buy. In metropolitan areas, kitchen showrooms are generally clustered together. It is because they know that if potential clients are attracted to the showroom next to theirs, they’re going to come for them next. Three quotations is probably enough, but whatever you do, do not settle on only one.

Finally, don’t rule out getting a quote from them and searching for a local kitchen cabinet manufacturer. They may not have a huge showroom, however they also will not possess the overheads of the bigger manufacturers. Letting them build and install your kitchen for you may save money to you, but have a glimpse at their portfolio first and request them for some references, only so you may make sure their quality measures up from what you see in the larger showrooms. You might even see that they provide a higher quality kitchen in a much more competitive price.