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Basic SEO practices for newbies:

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by GreyWolf, May 8, 2010.

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  1. MJ Web Services

    MJ Web Services Newbie

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    To know whether your content is good or not, I suggest you put it in Yoast plugin. It will tell you whether you are lacking keywords or you have a problem in the synonyms and paraphrase.

    But if you do not want to purchase it, the other way is to use online keyword density checker tools, just put your content in and check the density of your keyword, if it is between 1-3% your content is quite okay.

    Well, what do you say about the new Google Ads policies? How much will it affect the SEO industry?
     
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  2. edefiners

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    Hi there,

    The following will help you in making your SEO successful for a new website -

    Install Google Analytics. Essential to measure key SEO metrics like website traffic, conversions and revenue. Use Ahrefs to measure keyword ranking and link building (alternatives: OpensiteExplorer, MajesticSEO, Semrush)
    Using WordPress? Download the Yoast SEO Plugin. It will make your life 10x easier. Use it to complete many of the Technical and On-Page SEO best practices in one place.
    Verify Your Site in Google Search Console. This free tool allows you to check how the search engines view your site with reports about indexing status, search queries, crawl errors and penalties. To learn more, read this helpful guide.
    Improve Website Performance & Speed. Analyze your site with Google PageSpeed Insights. Aim to score 80+. Speed things up with the free WordPress Plugins: Better Delete Revision, WP Smush and W3 Total Cache [alternative: WP Super Cache].
    Take the Google Mobile-Friendly Test. Your site should deliver a great user experience across all devices. Extra important now that Google’s algorithm favours mobile friendly sites.

    Develop a Buyer Persona: Getting into your customers shoes is the first step to keyword research. Remember, customers are not searching for your site. They are searching for valuable information to solve their problems. Having a buyer persona is a crucial first step to to figuring out what your best customers are typing into Google.
    Keyword Strategy. Aim to target less competitive “body and long tail keywords” that competitors have overlooked. Create content around a portfolio of keywords rather then one single term.
    Brainstorm for Keyword Ideas. Make a copy of this Keyword Research Template. Hack Wikipedia for Topic Ideas and Synonyms. Generate 1000’s of long tail keywords ideas using 3 automated tools: Google Autocomplete, Ubersuggest & Keyword Shitter [all free]. Discover untapped keywords and topics using Quora.
    Narrow Down Your Keyword List: Use search volume data from Keyword Everywhere Extension or Google Keyword Planner to cut down the list. Be sure to consider commercial intent using Cost-per-click (CPC) figures as a guide.
    Choose Target Keywords: Once you have a list of possible keywords & phrases, start by reviewing the first page of Google for each keyword. Look to see if there are well established sites with high quality content. Then, use data from the MOZ SEO Toolbar to see the authority and number of links competitors have. Eliminate overly competitive keywords and focus on keywords you actually have a chance to rank for. Your chosen keywords will be the centerpieces of your content.
     
  3. naaz aniqua

    naaz aniqua Newbie

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    SEO stands for search engine optimization through which we can get online quantity and quality of traffic to our website through organic search engine results.
    Basically, there are two types of SEO, ON-Page SEO, and OFF-Page SEO.
     
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    hayssam1988 Newbie

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    what type of link building do you guys recommend??

    Also, could someone please explain where I could find bst services thread?
     
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  5. Matthew Jones

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    Thank you for your reply Grey Wolf -this is very helpful thanks. So am I assuming correctly that the higher the PR of the site you're backlinking from, the better your 'link juice'? This ties in with something i am also currently struggling with, my SEO advised my landing page needs work to make it more SEO friendly, I assume this ties in with making it more closely tied with my keywords etc... Thanks
     
  6. JayOppow

    JayOppow Newbie

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    Anyone can provide High Autority backlink list ? thank u
     
  7. Magelan

    Magelan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Have the best content (compared to your top competitors) and build non spammy links to that content, that's all. All the other things are minor.
     
  8. Honorable SEO

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    Include your keywords. Structure your content correctly, make a few title headers in the content that include keywords (use header tags h1, h2, etc.), try to have a keyword density around 2% in your content, and maybe 4% for the whole page including the metatags, alt tags, anchors, etc.

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    Don't listen to the keyword density, that's not accurate. You need to check your competition and you need to add in everything.

    Comments, meta, article, wholesite (widgets) etc.

    You could have 10+ percent and still be okay it just depends on how.

    You could shoot yourself in the foot with this in the long run.

    Also you need to know what the LSI is and make sure to get LSI from
    competing pages... not wikipedia, amazon etc. Real normal websites
    looking to rank for these keywords.
     
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    SEO Tips for newbies - 5 Easy Wins for 2019
    1. Research & Use Relevant Keywords
    2. Optimise Page Titles & Meta Descriptions
    3. Optimise Page Content
    4. Optimise Your Business Around the Web
    5. Build Relevant Links
     
  10. Crazy Backlinks Builder

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    For beginners, I would like to recommend him/her to focus on content and optimization which matters a lot and should be given top priority. Besides that, you should start working on sitemaps and creating link building to gain ranking and generate traffic by putting the appropriate meta tags and doing LSI research on your keywords.
     
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    Great post, well explained! Thanks so much!

    Do you mind if I ask a quick question about sitemap.xml files?

    Do you need to manually recreate your sitemap file every now and again or does Word Press do that for you as you add new pages and posts to your site?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Online Crib

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    Solid point on this one.
    Great share, it covers pretty much everything for the newbies :)
     
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    helpful thread but you know about meta description magic how google use to show into search engine.
     
  14. simamura

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    Do all this tips work in 2019 ? Read almost all thread, many things was helpful, thanks)
     
  15. simamura

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    Yeah, if author still using this forum, it would be super great to see actual version of his tips in 2019
     
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    Learning SEO is not an easy job but also not tough to learn. Search Engine Optimization is something that is needed by every person who owns a website to rank their website in all the Search Engine Platform. Firstly you need to learn the basics of SEO and its techniques like On-Page and Off-Page SEO. After that, you need to implement those techniques to build backlinks for your website.
     
  17. Blank_Cigarette_Boxes

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    There are many basic steps for new SEO practice.
    Google Listing
    Business Listing
    Social Bookmarking
    Social Media
    Classified Ads
     
  18. mkpdroid

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    how about .edu link, and best score domain? is it still relevant?
     
  19. Jays Octave

    Jays Octave Newbie

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    Hay Guys... You all the discussion are like a prectical experience as marketing person being here. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    lauratorgerson Newbie

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    I think Organic SEO is the best way to increase website rank. But what about Paid SEO?