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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cozziola, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Does anyone know of a guide of some sorts that will tell me how to optimize my sites SEO?

    I have just tried to employ somebody and they said it will take them 10 hours! This is a load of poo right?
     
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    michaelr1988 Regular Member

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    Depends on the amount of pages, length of content, how your navigation is structured and several other things like speeding up the page/cleaning up code. Definitely possible for it to be 10 hour job though.

    Look for phpbuilts idiot proof guide to authority sites, some good on page seo stuff there.
     
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    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    Well don't make a load of poo sites and it wouldn't take 10 hours :D
     
  4. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Wowzer a possible ten hour job!?

    How the hell can i tell if its a big job or not?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It could take some time... 10 hours is pushing it although there may be a lot there.

    woorank,com should give you some very basic stuff if you want.
     
  6. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    This is only a 25 product website with around 300 words on each product.

    Do you guys clean up all the onsite seo or get somebody else to do it? How much do you pay?

    Is it that important to have done?
     
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    It depends on how perfectly you want it done.
    A more or less full to-do list could look like this:
    - keyword research
    - title and meta description optimization
    - interlinking and navigation optimization
    - anchor text optimization
    - image alt text/image size optimization
    - canonical URLs
    - robots.txt file
    - xml sitemap
    - adding schema templates (or other semantic markup)
    - adding Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools
    - adding social buttons
    - adding any required plugins and/or making sure they don't ruin SEO
    - etc.
    Also depending on how your website is organized from a technical POV, it may take a different amount of time and effort to do on-page.
    A quick do-it-yourself guide would only let you do it on a superficial level.
     
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  9. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Skyas thanks for the link. Lots of handy info on there.

    I have yoast installed now. I will try find some vids on youtube on how to use it correctly.
     
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    Knowing all about onside seo is an ongoing process. You have to keep reading guides here and putting everything into practice. It is also good to follow frequent changes in google algorithm
     
  11. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    I need to do some digging on here and find some more helpful threads. I've seen 3 very good ones already. This forum is awesome.
     
  12. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    I recommend browsing to your site in Google Chrome, hitting F12 to open developer tools then click the Audit tab. Run an audit and see what it says :)
     
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  13. Morrow66

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    Thankd for sharing that it's highlighted a few things I never really fought about.