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My tips for seo newbies

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by platinumcent, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. platinumcent

    platinumcent Regular Member

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    I have been in this field of SEO for several years. I have fallen 7 times, got up 8 times. Writing is my way of relaxing. So, here are some tips to new bies....
    The first step to building a authority site is to add atleast 20 pages. In some cases, I have extended them upto 50. Don’t be fickle minded while investing in content. Its like a foundation of a building. If foundation is weak, then the structure wont stay for long.
    · If you are going to write on your own, then prefer a niche in which you are either expert in or are extremely passionate about. If you are going to outsource your content, then your interest in the niche wont matter. Then its about the writer’s skills and passion. Don’t go for $3 a article from some south asian country.
    · I recoomended these plugins for wordpress blog:
    o My plugin stack:
    o Advanced Excerpt
    o Akismet (I DO allow comments, but I remove the URL field from comments.php)
    o W3 Total Cache (turn off minification)
    o WP Minify
    o BackWPUp + Amazon S3 - BACK YOUR SHIT UP FOOL
    o cbnet Ping Optimizer
    o GetClicky plugin (I use and highly recommend Clicky. Just dumped Piwik a couple weeks ago)
    o Dagon Design Sitemap Generator for a visual sitemap at /sitemap
    o Exploit Scanner
    o Fast Secure Contact Form
    o Google XML Sitemaps
    o Linkable Title HTML and PHP Widget by PepLamb
    o Ozh' Admin Drop Down Menu
    o Platinum SEO Pack
    o Redirection
    o SEO Ultimate (for 404 monitor and Deeplinks Juggernaut - Better/Cheaper than SEO Smart Links)
    o FancyBox - just replaced WP FancyZoom with this
    o WP Security Scan
    o WP Smush.it
    o WP Tweet Button (Twitter button at top of posts)
    o WordPress Facebook Like Plugin (Top of posts)
    o SexyBookmarks (Bottom of posts... they can do top of posts but it never formats well for me)



    Firefox is still my browser. My plugins:
    o Firebug
    o Imgur Uploader
    o Page Speed
    o Rehost Image
    o SenSEO
    o SEO Status PageRank/Alexa Toolbar


    · If you are starting out with zero percent experience the my suggestions would be :
    o Don’t spend your precious money on some SEO ebook or guide. This books are not meant to teach you anything but rob you off your money for writer’s loan repayment.
    o Get a mentor who has experience of SEO of several years. I am sure we have lot of helpful guys on this forum.
    o Don’t get carried way by some fake reviews of a new blog network. All big guys help each other to rob SEO amateurs.

    Will add more soon...to this thread
     
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  2. globolsales

    globolsales Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    from my point , seo in 2014 is focusing on content + natural high quality links .
    So, invest your money on build content and buy some high quality links

    That's it :)
     
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  3. Nilsz

    Nilsz BANNED BANNED

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    I second that.

    Thanks for the tips, but I feel you can use less plugins imo.
     
  4. satyawrat

    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Couldnt agree more. @OP: Keep it simple stupid! (Forgot about the KISS rule?)
     
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  5. testbasta

    testbasta Newbie

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    I think that Wordpress SEO from Yoast is a must! It has a sitemap function, so there's no need for another plugin
     
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  6. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    My god, you are gonna have the slowest wp site on internet lol :p
     
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  7. alessiam1984

    alessiam1984 Newbie

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    Hi,

    regarding W3 Total Cache, I had some problems with that plugin. My blog is on a shared hosting and, after a few days, the site went offline due to too many queries. Do you have any idea about the best setting for the plugin in order to avoid these problems?

    thanks!
     
  8. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny Junior Member

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    seems legit

    people gotta stop using this natural links shit, just stop it
    it's fucking 2014, 90% of the people share via social media not their own blogs/sites, so get over this amazing content shit.
    I agree that awesome content is good for you and when i build sites i make sure i have the BEST content on that subject, but i'm sure as hell not doing that for the "natural" links
     
  9. ali6500

    ali6500 Newbie

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    Your tips are best and I will follow them.
     
  10. platinumcent

    platinumcent Regular Member

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    Ofcourse Boss we have to be selective about the ones we choose.
     
  11. alessiam1984

    alessiam1984 Newbie

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    Hi there,

    Any idea for my question?


     
  12. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Just for example : W3 Total Cache + WP Minify is a overkill. WP Security Scan + Exploit Scanner is overkill as well. Try to load as less plugins as possible. They all get loaded in the front-end and makes your site slow. Just my two cents ( and yes I know what I am saying lol :D )
     
  13. alessiam1984

    alessiam1984 Newbie

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    I tried to manage with the default settings of W3 Total Cache and it seems ok for now..
     
  14. ClintAButler

    ClintAButler Newbie

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    W3 is a great plugin but it can be a pain in a$$ to get set up on shared hosting. I have found that when setting it up go with the default options and plug into a CDN and CloudFlare. Then open up tools.pingdom.com and test you page speed as you make slight changes to the options in W3. Shared hosting is slow in and of itself however so your not going to get blazing speed from your site no matter what you do, but W3 will help make it faster.
     
  15. alessiam1984

    alessiam1984 Newbie

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    thanks a lot.. This is the result of the test

    Leverage browser caching: 15

    The following cacheable resources have a short freshness lifetime. Specify an expiration at least one week in the future for the following resources etc etc

    How can I implement that with W3?
     
  16. tarunaac

    tarunaac Newbie

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    thanks 4 the tips. But what the SEO effects if we using more than 10 wp-plugin?
     
  17. ranknlastwell

    ranknlastwell Newbie

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    I would not use all of those plugins, as it is basically content that is always the king.
     
  18. ibro77

    ibro77 Registered Member

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    Yes these are very good tips. i think without good content and quality backlinks SEO is useless.
     
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  19. rueb4266

    rueb4266 Newbie

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    Thanks for the info, some interesting plugin that I will test
     
  20. kasos

    kasos Newbie

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    thanks the info very useful most firefox plugins i have but interesting for wordpress