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Newbies SEO Learning Journey & Common Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by K.H.R, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Dec 9, 2013
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    Hello BHW,
    Today Im shearing how im learning SEO.

    When i decided to make money by Google AdSense then i felt to know SEO. When i start learning about it i got huge question one by one as a newbie. And i think every newbie's feeling is same. When I knew the definition of SEO then many question in my mind but I could not find all of listed answers in one place so I had to work hard to find out all of these question's answer to quench my self.

    1.What's on-page SEO?
    2.What's off-page SEO?

    When i knew on & off page seo then i searching for
    3.How quickly will I see results?

    After that i knew about "Google Page Rank" & got few question.
    4.What is Page Rank?
    5.How often does Google update Page Rank?
    6.How does Google personalize my results?

    When i reading about Google Page Rank I found Vital Topic called "Linking Building".
    7.What is a backlink?
    8.Types of backlinks?
    9.What is anchor text?
    10.What is a do-follow/no-follow link?
    11.What is a one-way link?
    12.What is three-way linking?
    13.What is a site wide link?

    Like this im faceing more question day by day & finding answer by googling.

    14.How do I get my site indexed?
    15.How do I get my backlinks indexed?

    Keyword Research:
    16.What makes a good keyword?
    17.What is the "true" competition for a keyword?
    18.What are long tail keywords?

    This is my journey for learning SEO & im continuing this to learn. Now im answering all of these question.

    Q 1:What's on-page SEO?
    A: On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it's ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
    *Creating content around specific keywords.
    *Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
    *Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
    *Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
    *Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
    *Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).

    Q 2:What's off-page SEO?
    A: Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.
    This is a glorified way of saying, "get links" and did I mention, "more links".

    Q 3:How quickly will I see results?
    A: If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.
    If you're after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.

    Q 4:What is Page Rank?
    A: Page Rank (PR) is a numeric value from 0-10 that Google assigns to your individual web pages, and it's a measure of how important that page is.
    Google determines this importance by looking at how many other high quality, relevant pages link to a particular page. The more links - and the better quality those links are - the more "votes" a page gets in terms of importance. And the more "votes" a site gets, generally the higher the PR.

    Q 5:How often does Google update Page Rank?
    A: It used to be every 3 months but it's becoming more and more erratic.

    Q 6:How does Google personalize my results?
    A: If you're signed into Google, then Google keeps track of what search engine results you've clicked on. And even if you're not signed in, Google keeps track of what results people who use your computer click on.
    Over time, Google starts to detect a pattern. For example, if you seem to always click on Wikipedia results, then Google will start showing you more Wikipedia results. If you always click on health results from webmd.com, then you'll get more webmd.com results when you run a health-related search.

    Q 7:What is a backlink?
    A: This is when a third-party website links to your website. For example, if you write and submit an article to an article directory, then you'll have an incoming link - a backlink -- from the directory.
    The search engines prefer one-way incoming backlinks from high-quality, relevant websites.

    Q 8:Types of backlinks?
    A: TBD

    Q 9:What is anchor text?
    A: When you create a link, the anchor text is the clickbable part of the link. For example, in the phrase, "go to Google," Google is the anchor text.
    The reason this is important is because you want to use your keywords as your anchor text on incoming links. So if you're trying to rank for "gardening secrets," then those two words should make up the anchor text for several of your backlinks.

    Q 10:What is a do-follow/no-follow link?
    A: There are two types of "nofollow" attribute. The robots meta tag version -

    <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />

    Which tells (well behaved) bots/crawlers/spiders not to follow links on the page

    And the link attribute

    <a href="http://www.google.com" rel="nofollow">

    Which tells search engines not to count the link in terms of ranking pages.

    In theory these links are worthless for boosting your search engine rankings. In practice you'll often see some benefit, especially when mixed in with a load of ******** links.

    Links are automatically "********" in the absence of the rel="nofollow" attribute. There is no rel="********" attribute.

    Q 11:What is a one-way link?
    A: This is a non-reciprocal link. That means that Site A links to Site B, but Site B does NOT link back to Site A.
    The search engines prefer to see one-way links from relevant, quality sites.

    Q 12:What is three-way linking?
    A: Three-way linking is a way for two webmasters to exchange links so that each person's website gets a one-way link (rather than a reciprocal link).
    In order to make this work, at least one of the webmasters has to have a second site in the same niche. Here's how it works:
    Webmaster 1 links his Site A to Webmaster 2's Site B. Then Webmaster 2 links his Site C to Webmaster 1's Site A.

    Thus Sites A, B and C all have one-way incoming links, like this:

    Site A -> Site B -> Site C -> Site A

    Q 13:What is a site wide link?
    A: These are links that are found on every page of a website. For example, many people have a link to their "home" page (the index page) on every other page of their web site. That's a site wide link.

    Q 14:How do I get my site indexed?
    A: Don't bother submitting your site through the traditional methods. The fastest way to get a site to appear in Google's index is to create backlinks to it. Use social bookmarking sites to create lots of easy win links from sites that are spidered regularly and submit any RSS feeds you've got to directories.

    *If you're really keen to get indexed as fast as humanly possible -
    *Stick Adsense on your pages (even if you remove it later) as this forces Google to spider you.
    *Setup an Adwords campaign to your domain (Google has to spider you to determine your quality score).
    *Search for your domain name.
    *Perform site: and link: searches on your domain.
    *Visit your site using accounts with some of the most widespread ISPs (eg AOL) since their logs are used to find new content.
    *Email links to your site to and from a Gmail account.

    Q 15:How do I get my backlinks indexed?
    A: The slow way is to wait for the search engines to naturally find them. The faster way is to ping the page after you leave a backlink. For truly fast backlinking social bookmark them or create RSS feeds with links in.

    Q 16:What makes a good keyword?
    A: A good keyword is one that your target market is searching for regularly. An even better keyword is one that's not only searched for regularly, there's also very little competition in the search engines. That means you have a good chance of ranking well for that keyword.

    Q 17:What is the "true" competition for a keyword?
    A: Forget all that rubbish you see in just about everyone's WSO "proof" about how they outranked a bajillion other sites for some phrase or other.

    The only listings that matter are on page 1 so the only people you are competing with are on page 1. I would much rather compete with a billion PR0 unrelated sites than 10 PR9s that have been around over a decade and you should too!

    Find out the page rank for the top ten listed pages and find the number of backlinks they have. That's your competition.

    Q 18:What are long tail keywords?
    A: Highly niche searches. For example, "dog training" is a short tail keyword, while "how to train a deaf dog" is a long tail keyword.

    Long tail keywords tend to have less people searching for them than short tail words. On the other hand, they also tend to have less competition in the search engines, thus it can be easier for you to get top rankings for these words.

    Thanks for reading my low quality post.