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I'm just getting started in SEO, where do I begin ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rankingrockstar, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. rankingrockstar

    rankingrockstar Newbie

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    I am working in webdovelopment. i want to start seo also. so where is i do begin seo....
     
  2. james406

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    Are you looking to sell SEO services or to rank your own websites to earn money that way?
     
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    Great question rankingrockstart,

    Search engine optimization is a very big world and there are many things to learn however the best place to start would be with target keywords for your website. Choose the keywords and their variations that you want to include so searchers can find your content.

    You will want to include these keywords in the content on your website as well as the architecture of the website (meta tags, alt tags, and titles). Choose keywords that are important to the product or service you are marketing and build a page around each one. There are certain characteristics as to how you do this such as keyword density in website copy and the number of relevant keywords you should include in meta tags.

    Another thing you can do to start is learn about what white hat and black hat SEO are and their differences. Depending on what you want to accomplish, there are some tactics that may not be good to practice.

    The tasks mentioned above are known as internal or onsite SEO and are related to website architecture that you have direct control over. Another aspect is offsite SEO which can include creation of external web properties that contain target keywords, article marketing and syndication, optimization of video, document sharing, link building and a number of other tactics.

    It would also be wise to follow industry leaders in SEO to help guide you to good information on the subject. Keep up to date on industry news by reading the blogs and following the social media accounts of industry leaders. SEOMoz is a good one along with @randfish - Rand Fishkin the organization's founder. Another good resource is SearchEngineLand.com and you could follow @DannySullivan - Danny Sullivan, the website's Editor. Matt Cutts -- @mattcutts who is head of the webspam team at Google is another great resource.

    Here are links to more information on SEO to get you started,

    http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-beginners-checklist-for-learning-seo

    http://www.hubspot.com/learning-seo-from-experts-guide/

    Hope this helps you,

    Shawn
     
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  4. rankingrockstar

    rankingrockstar Newbie

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    Thanks Bos...
    I really appriciate your post !!!
     
  5. seoways

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    SEO is divided into two namely ON and OFF Site SEO.

    1. The on site has to do with the optimization of the titles, descriptions, tags, image and content. On site SEO tells the search engine what a target page is trying to rank for.

    2. Off site SEO is about back links. The search engine uses back link popularity to know where to rank a site in their SERP.

    Off site SEO is really broad and can not be learnt in one sitting.

    It's mainly about interlinking to quality sites and using your anchor text and what not.

    I suggest you find an ebook about back linking from Google and go through it.
     
  7. thefallsman

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    read seomoz and searchengineland. Both are great resources.
     
  8. curious73

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    A recently published book might be useful to start with, however Internet is the best place to keep up to date with best practices in SEO as it changes quite rapidly. By the time a book is written and come out of the print, the written techniques might not be very effective!

    There's a thread on this forum about seo for newbies, check it here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ch-engine-optimization-practices-newbies.html

    Once you have the basics, check this out:

    http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/

    Hope this helps.
     
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    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    read the stickies.
     
  10. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Are you providing services or are you trying to get started for your own website?
     
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    There is a guide of Google that tells about Basics of SEO. I will recommend you to read that. That one will have you a lot.
     
  12. aadi14

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    If you want to learn SEO then start with Google's starter guide and SEOmoz.they gives you best knowledge about what SEO really is.
     
  13. singhavn

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    I started with Seomoz and it is clean and simple without complex words :) for beginners.
     
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    First of all learn the basics of SEO, to get information about the same, type keyword as "SEO for Dummies". Learn onsite and offsite techniques that should make you a SEO expert.
     
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    If you offer web development services and want to offer SEO without having to go through the process of learning it (time consuming) you can outsource it, a google search for 'SEO Outsourcing' will bring up a lot of companies that offer white label solutions, essentially you pass the SEO work on to them, they carry it out, and you bill your client. The outsourcing company obviously gives you a cheaper rate than a normal client would get and you in turn can charge your client whatever you like.
     
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    Thanks for usefull tips but now i am able to understand what all do for seo and get ranking in all search engines.
     
  17. blognetworkservices

    blognetworkservices Regular Member

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    I suggest you seomoz ....Good place to learn SEO
     
  18. rankingrockstar

    rankingrockstar Newbie

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    Really seomoz is best for any seo learner. i used this site for learning seo.
     
  19. copperpanther

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    first of all do onpage seo after that offpage seo.
    always remember one thing- excess of off-page seo is dangerous for your website.excess show only one time benefit after that nothing. so do off-page in proper manner/limit.
    always use fresh content not copied.
     
  20. DarkMeta

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    Search a bit about seo

    as you are a devolper you will know much about onpage seo, for off page seo build power full link wheels....