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Top 5 SEO OnSite & OffSite Elements for 2013

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackhatbeavis, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. blackhatbeavis

    blackhatbeavis Regular Member

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    My teacher asked this question today in class and I would be keen to hear your opinions as SEO is so dynamic,

    What are the Top 5 SEO OnSite & OffSite Elements for 2013?

    Keen to hear your thoughts,

    Beav
     
  2. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Jeez I had no idea they were teaching SEO at school now!

    For me it would be:

    Onsite - 1.Original Content 2.Keyword Density 3.Tags 4.Structure 5.Image Optimization

    Offsite - 1.Backlinks 2.Social Proof/Signals

    Don't have a 3,4 or 5 for offsite.
     
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  3. n3wbseo

    n3wbseo Junior Member

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    that pretty much sums it all up..

    - reliable/dedicated hosting would likely help too!
     
  4. martha.ackles

    martha.ackles Registered Member

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    This is the only factor to focus and remember- do quality content and backlinking. Just stick to all white hat techniques and you'll be fine.
     
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    vaservices Regular Member

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    I absolutely agree with you for On page SEO.
    Abt off page, I recommend for 3 element:
    -Building a list (Specify a list of blogs related to your topic)
    -guest blog
    -the social networks ( create quality content and sharing them to readers through social networks)
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    on page SEO
    Title
    H tags
    keyword density
    Keyword location on page
    image alt tag usage

    Off site:
    Contextual back-links from related web 2.0 entities
    related .gov and .edu backlinks
    Social signals
    Inclusion in Google News, and press aggregators, (not press release websites)
    Back links from Pad submissions
     
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  7. tbrown930

    tbrown930 Newbie

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    On Page:

    -Architecture: 301's, other redirects where necessary, www vs non www resolve, page speed, duplicate content, etc.

    -Keyword Optimization: Title, Meta Description, H1, Other Alt Tags, Don't ever use Meta Keywords Tag, Body Copy, URL

    -User Experience: If the appearance of your site sucks and no one wants to look at it, the rest is sort of pointless

    -Effective Call to Action: Call to action / Conversion / Whatever anyone wants to call it, if you have one, is it effectively placed and designed, and is it "converting properly"?


    Off Page:

    -Links: Links are what build and drive a site. Without them, you will usually be invisible. How you structure them, acquire them, the distribution and diversity of what type....that's all anyone's guess as to what's best. Main point being, you need some links.

    -Social: Social doesn't replace links, you still need traditional links. Social can create "buzz", show that people are talking about you and want to interact with you. There is some SEO value in this. Again, how much, and does it necessarily apply to every type of site or business? Anyone's guess. For most, there's usually some sort of SEO value in having an active social profile.

    -Relationships: aka Guest Posting, Industry Partners, etc. Depending on the type of site and subject matter, for many, developing industry relationships and social relationships can be a good thing. It's more people to potentially talk about and interact with you. The more "buzz", the better. Again, for most types of sites. There's always exceptions, and this may not always apply, just like everything else.

    -Time Management: Okay, we're not even at 5 for each of these, but whatever. ;) Because offsite can waste so much of a person's time, doing repetitive work that may result in little if any gain, we need to keep in mind working smart vs. working hard. There are tons of SEO tools, aggregators, and automation tools that will allow you to be considerably more efficient. USE these. Say your client is very socially oriented. Don't just waste all your time building social activity through a handful of manually created and manually built personas. Use an aggregator like Hootsuite, or buy BuzzBundle (or Buzzstream, whatever that SEO Powersuite tools is called) and plugin all of your personas to start doing things in volume and much more quickly. Work smart, not hard, otherwise the "best quality and most relevant content" in the world (that all of the "gurus" constantly go on about) may not help you much when your competitor is someone more efficient, faster, and able to do more work than you in a shorter period of time.

    Kind of holistic but, the point here is, I think it's good to take a step back and look at the big picture sometimes. It's too easy to get caught up in HTML code and fine details, all the individual little on/off page SEO factors, and completely forget what the general game plan is or should be.
     
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  8. ivanpenev

    ivanpenev Regular Member

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    At what kind of school are you, did not know that seo is studied in schools ?
     
  9. omnipotent$

    omnipotent$ Regular Member

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    That is pretty interesting that seo has become something teachers actually teach nowadays. The more the competition the better :D