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Steps For New SEO Clients (Check List)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by trybexus, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. trybexus

    trybexus Registered Member

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    this is the basic outline of the procedure I use when starting a new SEO project for a client it is by no means complete but a good starting point to hit all the high notes :)


    TClient Interview
    -Seed keywords
    -How they convert traffic
    -Where they would like to be ideally

    2) Keyword research, (Report Summary, including backlink data, # of searches etc.)
    -Report Summary
    -Report Keywords
    -Local
    -Broad/Phrase/Exact

    3) Tracking configuration (Analytics, Goals, etc)
    -Create analytics account
    -Insert Analytics code
    -Configure monthly reporting

    4) Web Master Tools Creation (Yahoo, Bing, and Google)
    -Create Google Webmaster Tools Account
    -Create Yahoo Site Explorer account
    -Create Bing Webmaster Tools account

    5) Create Google LBL (Local Business Listing)
    -Create Listing (get, hours, payment types, and categories from customer)
    -Verify Listing with post card to customers address

    6) On-page analysis, where can improvements be made, keyword placement.
    -check for proper headings
    -check for keyword in first 100 words
    -check for keyword in image alt tags
    -check for keyword in image filename (keyword.jpg)
    -check for keyword in bold, italic or list items
    -check to ensure keyword shows up at least twice on the page

    7) Meta tag analysis, are there proper meta tags, titles, descriptions etc
    -Make sure title keyword order and meta keywords are the same
    -Verify keyword is in Meta description
    -Find out ICBM, and geo tags data for meta data

    8) URL and linking structure analysis. (Internal and external links, keywords in URL)
    -If possible create URL?s containing keywords
    -No more than two directories deep
    -No more than 2 parameters in URL?s
    -Make sure not leaking page rank with too many out bound links or two from internal.

    9) Create Sitemap
    -Submit site map to Google
    -submit site map to yahoo

    10) (Optional) Directory Submissions (Paid and Non-Paid)
    -Create directory description cheat sheet
    -Submit to free directories
    -Submit to paid directories

    11) (All along) Link Building
    -Web 2.0 Profiles
    -Articles
    -Forum Links
    -Proper Blog Comments
     
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  2. plex_brahial

    plex_brahial Regular Member

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    6)Dont forghet title keyword
    11)Proper Blog Comments do you mean manual blog comments?
     
  3. jeanywill

    jeanywill Registered Member

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    Thanks man.. very useful for me..

    Anyway, how about the search engine submission for client? is it important too?

    -> I need the answer too.. :)
     
  4. eyerish

    eyerish Regular Member

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    nice organized list
     
  5. Searay

    Searay Newbie

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    Thanks trybexusl being a newbie I need some help and was wondering what the pros required for fine tuning, your info is very helpful
     
  6. zalpriest

    zalpriest Regular Member

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    Great info :)
     
  7. nerdmoney

    nerdmoney Junior Member

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    thanks op.
    I do all this (a bit out of your order) but sometimes I forget one or two things.
    Like today I forgot the google analytics, duh!
    Good reference list!
     
  8. AdamMeds

    AdamMeds Newbie

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    Nice list - I'm new to SEO and learning as I go and found a few things that I :ahem: overlooked. Thanks :)
     
  9. Warrior 66

    Warrior 66 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Great sharing .
    I want some more knowledge in Keyword research (2 point) .
    Will you elaborate it how to search that a keyword has how many searches and anymore details .
     
  10. R0CKY

    R0CKY Newbie

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    That's a pretty good checklist. I'm preparing my own strategy and will combine it with your list, thanks!
     
  11. cro-mag

    cro-mag Power Member

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    You can use google adword keyword tool, or traffic travis for this.
    You can take a look at this thread too link
     
  12. egywbas

    egywbas Registered Member

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    thanks for that man :)
     
  13. wholesalereplica

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    great list will help me out
     
  14. photoads

    photoads Regular Member

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    Great list - I know all stuff as I have been doing my own sites for the last 10 years. But am looking to hit the local market as I think the local market is easier to rank for than the globe?

    The hurdle I have is pricing I am just crap at putting a price on the service I can offer. How do you approach clients & how much do you quote for the services you listed?