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Where to start with SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by robbiedont, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. robbiedont

    robbiedont Newbie

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    I've just finished building my first website in years for my girlfriends new business



    arhenbe.c*m (I've not had 15posts yet!)

    Where is a good place to start as far as WH SEO is concerned??


    Any feedback on the site (good or bad) is always welcome!


    Thanks
     
  2. commander_keen

    commander_keen Newbie

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    http://www.seobook.com/


    good luck mate ;)
     
  3. metaldragon

    metaldragon Regular Member

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    You can check out my services in the service section. Its pretty good for a new white hat site. Plenty of other white hat services around here as well. I'd advise you to check them out.

    you want to start slow on lnk building in your first month.
     
  4. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

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    Download a copy of IBP 10, theres a link around here somewhere.
    Then work through everything as it tells you.
    You will learn a lot and its all whitehat as well
    good luck
     
  5. Choronzon

    Choronzon Power Member

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    Yeah IBP 10 is pretty good if you know very little about SEO.

    Try here...

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/15542-ibusinesspromotor-v10.html
     
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  6. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Learn everything you can about backlinks and article marketing
     
  7. Viltedali

    Viltedali Regular Member

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    I'm no pro, but to start, decide what keywords you want to optimize the website for (use go0gle's keyword tool to get many keywords to choose from), and add the most promising 1 - 3 keywords to your homepage title tag.

    Try to use the targeted keyword (or a version of it) early on in the content of the page.

    Do this for each content page on your site.

    That's the basics of on-site seo. As mentioned above, you could then use articles, social networks, etc for off-site optimization. When you can, use your keyword(s) as anchor text (vary it) when linking back to your site.
     
  8. mike2000

    mike2000 Elite Member

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    Start building backlinks to your site. It is the first step for off-page SEO.
     
  9. PinguSpy

    PinguSpy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    - what title he use
    - what keyword he use
    - what decryption and content he use
    - how many pages he have
    - and how many backlink he have
     
  10. Daisuke

    Daisuke Newbie

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    Find some free paid ebooks here on this forum and read them after you start to get an idea of SEO. You'll learn a lot from them, or at least I did.

    Also sign up for some SEO newsletters.
     
  11. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    You'll need to start building back links, which are links on other websites which go to your website, some of the most conmen ways of doing this, is via commenting on other peoples blogs, being active on a forum and adding your website link into your forum signature. You can also look into article marketing in order to improve your back links and also traffic.
     
  12. navin

    navin Junior Member

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    @robbiedont:

    Three things:
    1. Build awesome content
    2. Social media
    3. Link building

    This will result in:
    1. Long tail traffic
    2. Increased organic rankings
    3. Natural inlinks

    Good luck.
     
  13. sirs2k

    sirs2k Newbie

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    thanx for this infos guys!!! I copy\pasted all your suggestions in a wordpad so I can keep track of things I have to concentrate on
     
  14. wgrant

    wgrant Newbie

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    you first might want to change the word energised in the first sentence to >> energized

    sorry its just the first thing I noticed when I went to the site ; )

    then before you start building backlinks:

    Do your keyword research to find the keyword you want to target and rank for.

    You can do this quickly for some estimates with the google keyword tool

    look for keywords in your niche that get between 3000 and 5000 searches a month to start off with.

    then work on your "On Page" SEO:

    - The correct meta tags with your keywords in the title tag
    - keywords inserted through out the content
    - keyword as the title as an H1 tag

    that should keep you busy for now
     
  15. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You have some good suggestions for getting started. You will basically need all the tools you can to get backlinks quickly and easily. There are lots in the downloads section here but may I suggest one that I have made myself. It is free and available here with some good testimonials.

    It is a ******** blog searcher, these blogs give very good links if you can get a comment moderated. All you need to do is enter the keywords you are targetting, click search. The tool then gets the relevant pages and you can fill in your website and name (anchor text) along with a comment and you have a good ******** backlink. Then goto the next page and write a comment and carry on till you have 10k comments (might take a couple days lol).

    The download link is at the following post along with some testimonials, if you use it please leave a comment letting me know how you found it, useful or not.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/66966-get-free-blog-commenter-v3-0-a.html

    I have a feeling you will like it

    Jim
     
  16. thxflash

    thxflash Power Member

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  17. megabump

    megabump Registered Member

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    Google's own 22pg starter guide isn't a bad place to start

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf
    
     
  18. bmatthews

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    Internet Business Promoter. It should help.
     
  19. dropzone

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    Here's a fair basic primer - SEO Lies. I send it to my clients before I work with 'em on their SEO so they have an overview of the process and aren't in the dark so much.

    Use advanced search BHW, search lies, topic only, member downloads, no child forums.
     
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  20. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    Start reading some books about SEO. Check the link below for some nice onces..

    Code:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/195595956/Seobooks.rar
     
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