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Simple SEO basics for those who need it

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SeoCheat, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. SeoCheat

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    Monitor Where You Stand:

    You won't know if your SEO efforts are working unless you monitor your search standings. MarketingVox suggests that you keep an eye on your page rank with tools like Alexa and the Google toolbar.
    It's also important to check your referrer log regularly to track where your visitors are coming from and the search terms they're using to find your site, according to PC World.

    Keywords:

    You should be conscious of placing appropriate keywords throughout every aspect of your site: your titles, content, URLs, and image names. Think about your keywords as search terms -- how would someone looking for information on this topic search for it?
    The title tag and page header are the two most important spots to put keywords, PC World notes.
    BEWARE: Putting ridiculous amounts of keywords on your site will get you labeled as a spammer, and search engine spiders are programmed to ignore sites guilty of "keyword-stuffing." Be strategic in your keyword use.

    Link Back To Yourself:

    There is probably no more basic strategy for SEO than the integration of internal links into your site -- it is an easy way to boost traffic to individual pages, SEO Consult says.
    You should make it standard to link back to your archives frequently when creating new content. MarketingVox advises that you also make the anchor text search-engine-friendly: "The more relevant words point to a page, the more likely that page is to appear in search results when users run a query with those terms."
    As with all other SEO approaches, be sure your links are appropriate, and be careful not to cross the line into excessive linking -- you don't want your visitors to get annoyed.

    Create a Sitemap:

    Adding a site map -- a page listing and linking to all the other major pages on your site -- makes it easier for spiders to search your site.

    Avoid Flash:

    Flash might look pretty, but it does nothing for your SEO. According to the Search Engine Journal, "Frames, Flash and AJAX all share a common problem ? you can?t link to a single page... Don?t use Frames at all and use Flash and AJAX sparingly for best SEO results."
    "If you absolutely MUST have your main page as a splash page that is all Flash or one big image, place text and navigation links below the fold," the post continues.

    Content:

    Your content needs to be fresh -- updating regularly and often is crucial for increasing traffic.

    Social Media Distribution:

    A CEO blog is just one element of social media distribution, an important SEO strategy according to SEO Consult. You should be distributing links to fresh content on your site across appropriate social networking platforms.
    Whether displayed on your company's account, or recommended, re-tweeted, and re-distributed by someone else, this strategy exponentially muliplies the number of places where visitors will view your links.

    Just offering some tips for those who need help. Comments, thanks and +rep's are very much appreciated! :)

    Brandon (SEOCHEAT) :)
     
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  2. Mountaineer

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    Simple but sweet. Love these starter articles. Thanks for sharing :D
     
  3. colevr

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    thank you for sharing. I will give you a thanks
     
  4. raven123

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    Simple and Basic. Best to start from here. Good one.
     
  5. Bestbuyfoam

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    Nice Share...

    Thanks a million,

    And Have A Blessed One...
     
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  7. Mountaineer

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    Err.. You spoiled the show for OP :y: :D
     
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    Thank you for your wonderful ideas about SEO.
     
  10. sefstar4uk

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    Your post shows that you have a lot of soul.Thanks for this great share.