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Profesisional On-Page SEO (My list, and correct me if I am wrong)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Toocoo82, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    I'm trying to make the best list to help those trying to do onpage seo professionally. Here is my list (and please correct me if I'm wrong on something, or add to it if I'm missing). This is not only here to save someone time, but money, and hiring a bs crappy onpage service.

    Things you need to check for onpage seo:


    Titles Tags (70 characters long with main keyword(s))
    Description
    Keyword Meta Tags (Use 8-9 KW)
    Image (ALT) Tags Optimization (Internal and External Pages)
    Hyperlink Optimization
    Heading <H> Tag Optimization (H1-H4)
    Main Sitemap
    XML Sitemap Creation and Submission
    RSS Feed Creation
    Google Submission and Verification
    Yahoo Submission and Verification
    Bing Submission and Verification
    Robots.txt File Creation
    Google Analytics
    Main Keyword in Footer
    Text Navigational Links
    Right Keyword Density
    Content Optimization (SEO Processor)
    Search Engine Friendly URLs (use 404 handlers/error plugins)
    Home Page W3C Validation
    Yahoo Directory Submission
    Canonical Tag Implementation (all-in-one seo)
    Broken/Dead Link Checking
    - Create Social Pages (Twitter, FB, YT).

    Here are other things to check for as well:

    - Speed and load time (use p3 plugin to see if any plugins are doing a major job slowing down your site)
    - Security (Protect your site with plugins like login lockdown, etc)
    - Bold your kw once.

    I picked these tips from a wso below:
    Use permalink strucure /%postname%/
    Readible Titles should include 3 keywords relevant to content
    Create meta Description 160 characters long
    Use <H1> Top of every page and post
    Use <H3> heading of every paragraph
    BTW: I spelled "Professional" wrong. My fault lol.
     
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    This List is really nice dude. I have bookmarked this thread for my further reference. +Rep
     
  3. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Thanks. I would love to hear from any experts out there too, if it's anything we can add. I want to make sure everyone optimize their site to the fullest and have the right onpage.
     
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    What about article lenght and keyword desity, it will be interesting to hear from experts, what they suggest.
     
  5. Toocoo82

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    Typically 400-1000 words, with a 1-2% keyword density.
     
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    Titles 60-70 characters, limit Google displays in search results.

    You still use keyword meta tags? Why?
     
  7. Toocoo82

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    I would say about 70 usually does it (fixed my post), and after viewing my competition that was hitting no1 for various kw, he was sticking keywords in the meta tags, so I say go for it.
     
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    Yes, i know. That's why i said 60-70. I already thought that you made a typo. I usually stay at max 67-68 though.

    I haven't used keyword meta tags in a looooong time and not planning on using it ever again. It also does not help with seo, it will only look spammy in the eyes of G (or any other search engines), which is what you don't want.
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    You know if you just use yoast and set it up correctly it can combine a lot of this into one plug in. Makes you on page optimisation easier as you can keyword focus per post and see where you are going right and wrong.

    That's just my opinion though and what you are doing seems pretty good. I don't mind people slagging off SEO in general as I presume they are talking about off page but when it comes to on page it is an absolute must.
     
  10. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Please by all means, pinpoint me in the right direction with this. I've been doing it all manually, and using these plugins as well:

    - PC Robots.txt
    - BWP Google XML Sitemaps
    - Block Bad Queries (BBQ)

    What steps would be eliminated in my list if I used yoast, and also, I would like to use all-in-one seo. Do these work along together?
     
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    If you have a test site you can play with the just download yoast. There's a few decent you tube vids that show how to set it up correctly...watch a few of them and you will find out or I will post a decent one when I get back in front of my pc later.

    Don't get me wrong I have used all in one before with a few of these other plugins but with yoast it's one tick XML site maps and robots txt. When you analyse a page with yoast it will show you keyword density..readability index...it's just much easier to make slight changes to your articles as you know you are lasering in on focus keywords with small changes.

    Using a cache software is a good idea and I am using W3 super cache. On the advise of Originalexe I am using WPbettersecurity plug in by bit5. He has a thread showing you how to set it up correctly
     
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    There seems to be some confusion with Meta keywords.

    First, Google does not use them anymore. You could leave them out and that's fine.

    Yahoo, Bing, might still use them but I have my doubts.

    Will they hurt you as stated above? Only if there are keywords listed that are not able to be seen by a human on the page itself. So if one of your keywords is 'BHW' and no where on your site is the word 'BHW', then it may be seen as keyword stuffing.
     
  13. Lazlo1967

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    If you have a large site it might still be a good idea to use meta keywords for internal search. But realize they will have no impact on SEO, so if that is the main goal better to spend time elsewhere.

    In terms of content (length, KW density, etc.) I don't worry at all about KW density - if I write good content it will pretty much take care of itself. Obviously, Google is looking for more content, better content, etc. So, where I would in the past shoot for 300-400 words I am now shooting for 500-700 words or more. But again I don't go crazy. I have found that blog content can be shorter if it's updated more often for example.
     
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    Good list fundamentally. One thing I did see you forget is www resolve. Make sure you redirect the www version of the site to the non www version of the site, or vice versa. This is a very common mistake I see with on page.

    It is always a good idea to look at each keyword search independently, and look at the corresponding page you are trying to optimize. Each SERP result has different on page qualities. What is the content (word) count for the top 5 results? Do they have H tags? Is the keyword in the title tag? Ect.... SEO is becoming much more sophisticated, and you have to think outside the box. Ask what is it about the top 10 sites for the keywords you are trying to target that Google likes.