There is a way to avoid 6 common web design mistakes that hurt Search Engine Optimization. The first mistake is missing H1 tags, especially on the home page. The second mistake is large images and media files. Having beautiful images on your webpage makes your site look really amazing. But, you have to actually be careful with the size of your media files. The third common mistake is popups. Google gave out a warning recently to websites telling them to avoid using intrusive popups.
- It is important to use best practice SEO when coding and creating websites
- Large images slow speed resulting in lower search result rankings
- Engines are penalizing pop-ups and spiders cannot crawl imbedded text on images/graphics which impacts relevancy of key word searches
“The H1 tag is one of the first elements search engine crawlers will look at to determine what the page is about.”