Clean up the URL:
URL rewriting is the first important factor to concentrate to make a website SEO friendly. URLs play a major role in indexing and ranking of a website. Clear and clean URLs adds value to the keywords you optimize. Loading dynamic queries at the end of the URL makes it hard for search engines to understand the page before reading the content. Static URLs always have greater visibility on search engine result page. In addition, the webmasters finds it easier to maintain the site folder using appropriate names. One other reason to recommend SEO friendly URLs is that the users find it easy to remember and type the address of even an inner page on the browser’s address bar and whenever the user makes a copy/paste action, the URL simply represents what the page is about.
It is strongly recommended to use hyphen to separate two words in a URL. Underscores are not considered to be search engine friendly due to the reason that two words separated using underscore will be considered as two different words whereas it will stay combined though separated by a hyphen.
URL syntax Practice from SEOMOZ
Heading Tag Optimization:
Every website make use of one or two heading tags using HTML tags <h1>, <h2>, <h3> .. <h6> on each web page of the website. Heading Tags should include the most important keywords associated with your organization to get listed top for your services. H1 tag carries highest priority followed by other Heading tags where you should concentrate putting relevant keywords. Least important keywords can be included in H6 tag. Do not include keywords that are not appropriate to the content for best performance of the website.
Above Fold mistakes:
The portion of the website which is viewable without scrolling is termed Above Fold part of a website. This portion should be populated with important content and images to attract visitors since your visitors have the patience of just 6 seconds maximum to stay on the webpage. Design your homepage in a user point of view more than search engine POV to make it exactly search engine friendly. Recent Google algorithmic updates insist webmasters not to place Advertisement on the Above fold area. Spam & huge Ads on the above fold websites apparently got hit by the penguin update.
Eye-tracking research tells 24% of individuals have a look on the URI. Now that breadcrumbs also take up the notice. Search engines is developing breadcrumbs routing within the SERPs which actually is eye-catching and trustworthy. Use breadcrumbs whenever required to make user give a clear picture how the site is structures. This will help usability as well as increase the search engines understanding on the web page. Do not place breadcrumbs on the title tag and make it hectic.
Site Page load
Google monitors a page load speed using different criteria. Sites that execute several hundred lines of code should get definitely upgrade server and prefer dedicated hosting for fast retrieval of web pages. Use google’s own page speed tool http://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed to optimize page speed. Page load time is the first and ultimate factor to decide usability and conversion rates.