Better SEO and Web Design with CSS   1 comment

Designing your website that is SEO-friendly and user-friendly is crucial, but there are various software available to do so. CSS is one that is highly being recommended for website design but those web designers who are less aware about SEO and CSS may design better but not providing a easy crawl environment for search engines. Hence, in this post, I will be mentioning about some important points of CSS web designing for better SEO and equally making it a highly user-friendly.

Better SEO and Web Design with CSS


CSS Pagination for Articles:

It is a well-known fact that Googlebots does not crawl the entire page of your website, especially if the content is long and consists of several paragraphs. Many Search Engine Optimizers assumes that only 200-250 lines are crawled by Googlebots, therefore, it is a wise decision to focus your keywords density and frequency within 250 lines. Furthermore, having a long content in your page is not regarded user-friendly because it involves your users scrolling can at times can be annoying. Therefore, CSS has a solution for you; use CSS pagination.

CSS and Images:

Although, we know that Google is blind and cannot read images, but still some web designers who are not aware of SEO and Google crawling are often found to include images while designing a website because they believe CSS is not enough for better designing. However, CSS gives them a SEO effective solution called Scalable Inman Flash Replacement or SIFP that allows them to generate beautiful custom headlines which is search engine crawlable and officially approved by Google.

Using External CSS:

Using external CSS is highly recommended because the benefits are healthy for your SEO exercise. Implementing external CSS provides easy crawling environment to Google search engines. Similarly, if the website weighs less and without heavy contents even your users are more likely to surf and reduce your websites bouncing rate because website with heavy content makes it slow loading and annoys your users and site visitors. Hence, I suggest you to implement external CSS so that the CSS are not embedded in your page which ultimately makes your page liter and easy crawlable.

Keyword Density:

Keyword density is essential and its one major factor that search engines use to determine the theme of the website. However, useless repetition of the keywords and key-phrases in the website can give you trouble because it is simply keyword spamming and Google do not want that. Thus, in case, if you need to add more keywords than CSS can give you better option with “li” and “ul” tag because search engines doesn’t penalize keyword repetition within such tags. Nevertheless, we are not encouraging keyword stuffing at all.

Absolute Positioning:

Absolute positioning is essential if your website is little complex and it consists of various menus and scripts. One easy and important part of SEO is making your website crawl easy for Google and other search engines. So, in such case, absolute positioning can help you a lot for giving access for such search engines to make easy crawl and easy index; placing your content higher in the page so that Google does not have to crawl the unnecessary codes.

Author: Kiran Bista.                                                                                                                                                                                     Image Source: I


One response to “Better SEO and Web Design with CSS

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  1. I have been checking out a few of your articles and i can state pretty nice stuff. I will surely bookmark your blog.

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