If you have a business and most of your business comes from your website, chances are that you have been investing in an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) campaign for your website and have been getting good and effective professional SEO advice. Now if you have other business competitors who also have their websites but you are not sure if they also have an SEO campaign going on, this ignorance will keep you anxious. But there is a quick solution!

Ok if you want to find out if your competitors are also optimizing their website how do you find out? There is no need for you send some one to spy on your competitors. It will only take a minute for you to get and confirm this information online. All one needs to do is open the competitor’s website and check on its HTML source Code!

Here is how to go about it. Go to the concerned site’s homepage on the browser and click on “view” and choose “Source” and the HTML source code page opens up. If using Internet Explorer 2.x, right-click the Web page, and then click View Source. To view the HTML source code for a Web page that contains frames, right- click the Web page in a frame, and then click View Source.

Now if the page is being optimized you will have to just see if they are using their main keywords in the header tags, the title tags , and in the image alt tags. These are always located near the top of the source code. Also you will find that the text on the web page contains a minimal repeated use of the keyword. These must be more than enough clue to confirm the fact that your competitor is also smart enough to go for website optimization.

There are many free online tools that can be used to get the HTML source code for any website. Here is one such tool;http://www.submitexpress.com/snooper/

It is also a good practice to validate your site’s HTML code. W3C compliance should be implemented for the users, to improve accessibility and usability of the website. Here is the tool;http://validator.w3.org/

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