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How much to edit to improve SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Gsecur, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Gsecur

    Gsecur Newbie

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    So I have been working on my writing to improve SEO. So some of my pages are lets say ranked at the top 15 for a certain keyword. If I was going to modify the SEO for that article to improve its rank how much should I modify and not Modify.

    Not Modify
    URL

    Modify
    Title
    Meta Content
    First H1
    Content

    Am I correct on this?
     
  2. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes you must modify:
    Title
    Meta Content
    First H1
    Content
    It will be beneficial as a good on-page SEO for your site.
     
  3. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    It will probably cost you more to outsource the off page SEO factors such as link building.
    Which is the most important factor of SEO.
     
  4. Gsecur

    Gsecur Newbie

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    Should I key in on just a single keyword or add like 2?

    I have been slowly building up my long tail words to hopefully build up the links to my site
     
  5. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    What I always do is go for the general keywords.
    If you target them, you automatically will get the long term keywords.
     
  6. jblaze

    jblaze Junior Member

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    Sup Gsecur,

    There are many onpage metrics to understand, some important and some not so much.
    Good to know the difference and focus your time and energy wisely.

    Metrics:
    Title
    URL
    Header tags
    Description
    Domain age
    PR
    Bounce rate
    load time, etc. etc.

    Try this out to get you started:
    1 -
    Download market samurais free trial (you can find a 40 day free trial around)
    2 -
    Also download the most recent version of "IBP" you can find.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/search.php?searchid=17553717

    With market samurai, - run a "seo competition" for each keyword, and enter your specific URLS as "add custom URLS".
    Then see where you stand vs/ your competition and check out those on-page metrics.

    With IBP - enter a new project and run optimization reports for your specific keywords and URLs. Then see where you stand with your competitors and general onpage SEO.

    Both of these tools will show you what some of the most important metrics are, as well help you see how you need to stack up against your competitors.
    Both very important!
    Review the results and then research the details of the metrics you aren't familiar with, and make correct adjustments to your pages.

    Also, to get detailed onpage data on loading times, there's a tool called
    YSlow - install and run this on your browser with your site and pages if you're seeing high loading times and get those corrected.

    General other tips: - If you're running WP - pay attention to tags and categories. Also, through WP you have access to several "seo plugins" to help you with onpage metrics so you don't forget or to help you learn.
    Here's a good resource: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/search.php?searchid=17553901


    Do all this and learn about everything along the way and you'll be rolling pretty nicely!
    Have fun


     
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  7. PicStar

    PicStar Registered Member

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    I would suggest you to mainly concentrate on the content of the article and the title. Next comes the meta tag, try keeping it below 150 characters also adding footer links to every page may also help a great deal to improve the page ranking. Also remember to maintain a fairly low keyword density (say about 2-3%).
     
  8. Gsecur

    Gsecur Newbie

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    Thanks to everyone and especially jblaze. Damn that was a nice post. I will give a report on my results soon and hopefully for the better!
     
  9. NeoPat

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    Jblazes post was brill but one more thing in terms h1 tags shall i incorporate it into my blog posts?
     
  10. JimmyConway

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    Nice job, JBlaze. You were directly on point.
     
  11. MrDoru

    MrDoru Regular Member

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    besides the obvious title, description and so on, check for kwd density.