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9 Tips on Keyword Optimization

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by geronimo, May 6, 2009.

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  1. geronimo

    geronimo Newbie

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    The following are the SEO keyword tips revealed by Matt:

    1. Google penalizes sites that stuff keywords, not because of promoting immortality device like that of Alex Chiu. Don?t obviously stuff your posts with SEO keywords make it look as natural. There are natural ways to make them appear into your post. Use this knowledge only for good, never for evil.
    2. Use the words that users are typing in the search engine boxes in your blog posts. For example, type in lol cats in Google?s free Keyword Tool and it will show you synonyms for lol cats, like cat pictures, L.O.L, funny pics cats, funny pictures cats and LOL kittens.
    3. Use also the plural forms, not just singular.
    4. Don?t use common keyword misspellings, leave it to your readers in a very natural way. There are people who don?t care about the correct spelling of the words they type.
    5. Use categories that are good keywords like gadgets, hacks, how-to weblog, blog. This promotes usability and as well. But, don?t use irrelevant categories as it will not only harm usability but also your Google standing.
    6. Google don?t rely as much on meta description tag as they?re not seen by the users. Instead, it gives more weight on categories, sidebars, navigation menus on the side, the whole content of the page.
    7. It is advisable to use the keywords somewhere in the post.
    8. Do not repeat the same keywords within a line but you may use slight keyword variants or synonyms.
    9. Do not alter the content you send to googlebot. It?s cloaking and you will be kicked out of the Google index for a long long time. Write with the users and search engines in mind.
     
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  2. RdNk_WEB

    RdNk_WEB Newbie

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    mind if i jump in with my experience? good..i was going to anyway..

    1. I agree..however, keep your keyword density to about 2.5% - 4% of your total content on the page.
    2. agree
    3. agree
    4. i disagree, unless you're doing something other than a blog. i feel an occasional misspelling helps big G as well as makes things seem a little more "conversational" (not all of us our editors, nor are we expected to be)
    5. agree
    6. Totally DISAGREE - Users see your description below your link in the SERPS..they can have a HUGE impact on click-through.
    7. duh. refer to #1
    8. agree
    9. agree. however, if you can avoid getting caught? you're golden :)
     
  3. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    dude 6 out of 9 post are '' mat said '' :) are you some kind of forwarding service ? or I`m missing something there :)? calm down dude , we aren't at DP there you don't need to write something just to have post count's :)
     
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    We are so badly in need of a infants forum:bathbaby:
     
  5. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    good info
     
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    bhpbhp Newbie

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    Well said - don't make this another DP...
     
  7. adamster

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    I noticed the word "natural" but let me explain a couple of things:
    1-If I ever have to wait for the "natural" to happen I will be making money in the year 3000.
    2-Never ever "fall in love" with any of your sites. You are creating an army fighting for you...I stuff my sites with keywords and still rank well.
     
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    I disagree with this. Google put some weight also in meta tags. It will create some difference if you put meta description, really.
     
  9. geronimo

    geronimo Newbie

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    Matt Cutts is the man!
     
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    maybe google doesnt but the search cares a whole lot and if its not there and good. they give your site the big middle finger and move on......

    to my site
     
  11. neo

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    Matt is a big fat liar who tells us what Google wants us to believe. ;)
     
  12. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Yep I agree then its content and more content and links after all that you should make some money.