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Optimizing your site for search engine

By on January 22, 2009

seo logoJandrick from Live Search Webmaster Center has recommend some of the wonderful tips that we may need to take into a consideration in order to optimize our web site for the search engine.






Here are some of his tips for all the webmaster:

  • Canonicalization/Normalization. That means exposing URL per piece of content to the engines.


  • Add or remove the trailing /
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com/ TO http://tech.david-cheong.com


  • Remove the index or default
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com/default.aspx TO http://tech.david-cheong.com
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com/en/us/default.aspx TO http://tech.david-cheong.com/en/us


  • Avoid CamelCase — convert your text to lower case
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com/Google/ TO http://tech.david-cheong.com/google


  • Remove query string variables or rewrite to readable URLs
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99&displaylang=en TO http://tech.david-cheong.com/downloads/en/family/ab99


  • Remove Port Numbers
    • http://tech.david-cheong.com:8080/ TO http://tech.david-cheong.com


  • Avoid exposing secure HTTPS version
    • https://tech.david-cheong.net/en/us/ TO http://tech.david-cheong.com/en/us


There are still a lot of tips given by Jandrick at the Microsoft Webmaster central blog



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