A Rap about SEO and Web Design

I thought I’d share something with a little bit of humor today.  This is a rap about search engine optimization by The Poetic Prophet (also known as The SEO Rapper).  The video is called, “Design Coding” and the lyrics are below the video.  Enjoy!  Thanks to iJustine for finding this gem and GottaQuirk for the lyrics.

Your site design, the first thing people see.
It should be reflective of you and the industry.
Easy to look at, with a nice navigation
When they can’t find what they want it causes frustration
A click costs an action. To increase the temptation
Use appealing graphics that create motivation
You have animation please use in moderation
‘Cos search engines can’t index the information

Display the logo of all associations
Highlight your content; therefore that’s an obligation.
Create clean design; you can use some decoration
But try to prevent any client hesitation
Every page that they click should provide an explanation
Should be easy to understand like having a conversation
Create a site style you can use your imagination
But make sure you use correct colour combinations
Do some investigation, looks at other organisations
But don’t duplicate or you might face a litigation
You done? Congratulations start construction

Move into production, please follow these instructions:
Your photoshop functions, slice that design
Do you layout with divs make sure there is a line
Please don’t use tables even though they work fine
When it come to indexing they give searchers a hard time
Make it easy for spiders to crawl what you provide
Removed font type, font colour and font size
No background colours, keep your coding real neat
And tag your look n feel on a separate style sheet
Better results with XMl and CSS,
Now you making progress, a ‘lil closer to success
Describe you doc type so the browser can relate
Make sure you do it great or it won’t validate

Check in all browsers, I do it directly
Gotta make sure that it renders correctly
Some use IE some others use flock
Some use AOL, I use Firefox
Title everything including links and images
Don’t use italics, use emphasis
Don’t use bold please use strong
Cos if u use bold that’s old and wrong

You use CSS your page should load quicker
Your client’s satisfied like they eating on a Snickers
They stuck on ur page like you made it with a stickers
And then they convert now that the real kicker

Make u a lil richer, your site a lil slicker
Design and code right man I hope you get the picture
What I’m telling you is true man it should be a scripture
If it’s built right you’ll be the pick of the litter
Everyone will wanna follow you like twitter

Competition will get bitter
You will shine like glitter
If you tryna grow; your company will get bigger
Design and code right man can you get with it?

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