SEO 10 Tips

October 10, 2009

1. Insert keywords within the title tag so that search engine robots will know what your page is about. The title tag is located right at the top of your document within the head tags. Inserting a keyword or key phrase will greatly improve your chances of bringing targeted traffic to your site.

Make sure that the title tag contains text which a human can relate to. The text within the title tag is what shows up in a search result. Treat it like a headline.

2. Use the same keywords as anchor text to link to the page from different pages on your site. This is especially useful if your site contains many pages. The more keywords that link to a specific page the better.

3. Make sure that the text within the title tag is also within the body of the page. It is unwise to have keywords in the title tag which are not contained within the body of the page.

Adding the exact same text for your h1 tag will tell the reader who clicks on your page from a search engine result that they have clicked on the correct link and have arrived at the page where they intended to visit. Robots like this too because now there is a relation between the title of your page and the headline.

Also, sprinkle your keywords throughout your article. The most important keywords can be bolded or colored in red. A good place to do this is once or twice in the body at the top of your article and in the sub-headings.

4. Do not use the exact same title tag on every page on your website. Search engine robots might determine that all your pages are the same if all your title tags are the same. If this happens, your pages might not get indexed.

I always use the headline of my pages as the title tag to help the robots know exactly what my page is about. A good place to insert the headline is within the h1 tag. So the headline is the same as the title tag text.

5. Do not spam the description or keyword meta tag by stuffing meaningless keywords or even spend too much time on this tag. SEO pros all agree that these tags are not as important today as they once were. I just place my headline once within the keywords and description tags.

6. Do not link to link-farms or other search engine unfriendly neighborhoods.

7. Do not use doorway pages. Doorway pages are designed for robots only, not humans. Search engines like to index human friendly pages which contain content which is relevant to the search.

8. Title tags for text links. Insert the title tag within the HTML of your text link to add weight to the link and the page where the link resides. This is like the alt tag for images.

My site contains navigation menus on the left and right of the page. The menu consists of links not images. When you hover over the link with your mouse, the title of the link appears. View the source of this page to see how to add this tag to your links.

9. Describe your images with the use of the alt tag. This will help search engines that index images to find your pages and will also help readers who use text only web browsers.

10. Submit to the search engines yourself. Do not use a submission service or submission software. Doing so could get your site penalized or even banned.

Here is the submission page for google: http://www.google.com/addurl.html

Submit only once. There is no need to submit every two weeks. There is no need to submit more than one page. Robots follow links. If your site has a nice link trail, your entire site will get indexed.


Top 3 SEO Tips for WordPress

October 10, 2009

Optimize WordPress Permalinks

The most search-engine friendly permalink MUST includes the post title (%postname%) in the link,having keywords in your URL is an absolute must, In your WP admin panel, click on the “Options” tab, then the “Permalinks” sub-tab, and choose the option just below the “Default” permalink option. My suggest permalink structure is /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ or /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html .

2. Optimize WordPress Post Titles

The post title is the most important part of the blog post for many reasons. From your reader’s perspective, a descriptive and compelling title helps them decide if your post is worth reading or not. From an SEO perspective, think about the keywords or phrases people might type into a search box to find your post, and use those words or phrases in your post title.

3. Optimize WordPress Page Titles

According to most SEO experts, the page title tag is one of the most important tags on your page. In most WP themes, you’ll find the page title tag in the Header Template, and the default version ususally looks very poor SEO. I suggest you to use a WordPress plugin so call “All in One SEO Pack” to fix that problem.


Best SEO Rankings Tips

October 10, 2009

Achieving high
SEO rankings through search engine optimization is generally regarded as a long term marketing strategy. What most people don’t realise is there are plenty of niche’s online with low competition where you could achieve first page google in a short amount of time. It ultimately comes down to using the correct techniques and following a system to conquer SEO.

Here’s 5 techniques you can use to dominate
SEO rankings in your niche:

1. Keyword Density. Almost everyone has a different opinion on which is the best keyword density to use. Another question you need to ask yourself, is “What type of web content am I targeting?” If you’re looking at developing your own website, you might want to consider a density of at least 3%. Compare this to an article where there may be more restrictions on the density you can use.

2. Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI). If you’ve ever looked at how some of the top expert authors write their articles, you’ll notice that they are jam packed with keywords. Not necessarily the same word but loads of different words that relate to their main keyword. Search engines factor in the relevance of a web page by checking how well the keywords relate to each other.

3. Target a different keyword for each web page. When developing
your own website, one of the keys to high
SEO rankings is to target a specific word per web page you have displaying on your site. You might have 10 different pages accessible on your website and if each is based around it’s own individual keyword you have a much higher chance of achieving a first page Google ranking.

4. Choosing the right domain name. Always be sure to include your main keyword in your domain name. If your having trouble thinking of a domain name, try adding some of these words to the end of your wanted domain (elite, plus, edge).

5. Sitemapping. A sitemap is basically a blueprint of your entire website easily accessible to the search engines. The best location for this is on your root domain so just after the .com. Having a sitemap in place will allow your website to get indexed much faster. It’s important to include Meta Taggs when creating a sitemap, to fully utilize your search engine exposure and gain best
SEO rankings.