Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: Increase Rankings with Bold Text

  1. #11
    Multima$tery's Avatar
    Multima$tery is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Interesting thread, bold done strategically in key areas can very well help increase attention from both humans and search engine spiders. However, some people go overboard with bold just SCREAMING FOR ATTENTION! I've seen some webpages where the whole darn page was in bold - and even some where it had all bold and caps like above. Again, bold can be good when done tastefully and strategically.

  2. #12
    Arunkumar's Avatar
    Arunkumar is offline Efforts Never Fail
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    323
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
    Thanks homebizseo!
    Today i have learned something about on-site-seo!

  3. #13
    Mechanix's Avatar
    Mechanix is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Pune
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    SEO should always be in sync with reader satisfaction. Ive seen many sites where content is bolded and italized so much that lack of conversions total offset the extra SEO benefits. In my opinion..the best way to go at it is to bold your header and add up your main keywords to it, Divide your main articles into as many headers as you can and include your primary and secondary keywords in them and just bold up these headers.

  4. #14
    Sundance's Avatar
    Sundance is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    bold text doesn't improve your on-site SEO.

    PS. Avoid DP for SEO advice.
    Xbox 720 Next Generation Console - Video gamers check it out!

  5. #15
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,258 Posts
    This would be something good to test...
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  6. #16
    extreme-seo's Avatar
    extreme-seo is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    LK
    Posts
    94
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    It dosen't mean that it will directly increase ranking in SE. Yes it can be said that if you have eye catching title then it can surely insist visitors to visit your site again. In this way you can increase ranking.

  7. #17
    TopDogger's Avatar
    TopDogger is online now Über Hund
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hellfire, AZ
    Posts
    3,029
    Thanks
    345
    Thanked 901 Times in 689 Posts
    About three years ago Matt Cutts did address this issue. He indicated that Google does place more importance on words within bold tags. He followed up with a video addressing the bold versus strong issue.

    Here is a video that covers the equal treatment issue.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...37348670651505


    Who knows what they are doing now.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  8. #18
    Canonical is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 11 Posts
    Using <b> and <strong> do add a tiny boost... even at Google. However, I tend NOT to use it except on very rare occasions... and then, I use it sparingly.

    I see rookie SEOs do this all of the time... They have a page on their blog that they are trying to rank for "forex trading" or "foreign exchange" or "foreign exchange trading" (i.e. their <title> element is something like "Forex - Forex Trading - Foreign Exchange Trading")... So what do they do? They bold every occurence of those keyword phrases (including occurrences of single keywords like "Trading", "Trade", "Foreign", etc. and slight variations of those) on their page.

    It looks absolutely hidious from a user perspective IMO, and it is quite obvious to anyone w/ any SEO background (including Google Quality Raters or any Googler performing a manual review of the site due to a spam report) that they are trying to manipulate their rankings w/ the <b> or <strong> element.

    If you're consciously adding <b> and <strong> to your markup to make it rank then it probably doesn't belong there. If, for example, you're highlighting a word that you are giving a definition for then that is ok.

  9. #19
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,258 Posts
    I cheat on some of my sites and bold the keyword in the anchor text for the "bookmark this page" link:

    Code:
    Bookmark <a href="http://www.example.com/forex-trading.html" onclick="return external.AddFavorite(location.href, document.title)"><b>ForEx Trading</b></a>
    It's looks natural and it's keyword stuffing goodness.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  10. Thanked by:

    Aquarezz (6 July, 2009)

  11. #20
    designknick is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by homebizseo View Post
    A great magazine article will have a great title to grab your attention, and then it will use Bold Text to highlight keywords. Many aspects of Google SEO 101 are simply a common sense approach to writing and appealing to the human reader. When you open up a magazine article there are several parts of the layout that will grab you attention. The Title of Course and bold text is another. Use this same approach to grab the Google spider’s attention when doing your web page highlights for the keyword phrase that you are targeting as well as grab the reader’s attention. The use of bold text can also add value to your keyword hyperlinked text or anchor text. If you are using a forum signature with an embedded hyper link, add bold to give your signature more boost as well. Use bold for internal linkage as well to cross indexing your web pages. In conclusion, the use of bold text will set your article apart in searches and increase your chances of a first place ranking as well as give hypertext link keyword phrase and signatures a boost. I like to call it a “Boost of Bold.
    I've heard of this many many times, but still a lot of people overlook the power of using BOLD tags. Those spiders pay just as much attention to the tags on pages as readers do to the resulting content outlay.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Smallest Thing You Did to Increase Rankings?
    By bhartzer in forum Promoting
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 2 May, 2011, 02:19 AM
  2. [WTS] Complete SEO Service | Guaranteed Increase In Search Rankings
    By Sahil Kotak in forum Services
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 4 March, 2010, 04:52 AM
  3. Alexa Software to increase the rankings?
    By saggygenius in forum Promoting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2 July, 2009, 19:27 PM
  4. Does putting text in bold make a difference?
    By Brandon in forum Promoting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28 June, 2009, 15:24 PM
  5. [WTS] Text Link Packages to increase search engine rankings
    By RankSurge in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27 February, 2009, 18:06 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •