Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

Blogging can be great for a variety of reasons. You can spread your opinions about your favorite interests, efficiently market products or services that you are selling, or just have a good time expressing your individuality. However, you’re probably going to want visitors to actually read your blog or it will just be a waste of time. This article will give you some pointers on how to create a good blog so you can draw people to it.

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A great way to get people to your website is to use search engine optimization. Search engine optimization is using a variety of techniques to make it so your website or blog will appear higher up in a search engine’s results when people search for specific terms. Search engine optimization isn’t that complicated, however it can be fairly time-consuming. There are also search engine optimization experts out there who will know all of the tricks to get your website ranked higher. IBloggingf you aren’t totally sure what you’re doing when it comes to SEO, it could be in your best interest to hire a professional at least temporarily to help your blog out.

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People won’t find your blog to be all that interesting if you don’t use proper grammar. Using poor grammar just makes it look like you aren’t taking your blog that seriously. This can be especially harmful if you’re running a blog or website for a company that is trying to make a big profit online. If you don’t consider yourself that good of a writer, think about outsourcing the writing to someone who you know can write well. There are many experienced writers online who are dying for work that you can pay to write some articles for you if the article must absolutely be done correctly.

Business Purposes

Make sure you don’t just let your blog sit there and rot away. You should continuously update your blog and preferably do so on a regular schedule. Getting into a routine with your updates will allow your visitors to know when you will be updating your website so that they can visit during that time. This makes them more likely to visit than if you just update at random intervals and they don’t know when new updates will be posted.

Golden Opportunity

It’s really easy to allow comments on your blog with how advanced the internet has become and you should definitely encourage a conversation. Try to respond to all comments (or at least all relevant comments). When people feel like they’re part of your community they will have a tighter bond with your blog and want to keep coming back in the future. You can also learn from comments about what improvements readers want to see done to our website.

High Interest

Blogging can be relatively simple. At its core you just want to make sure you create content that your blog’s visitors will be interested in. Use the tips you learned from the above article and you’ll soon be running a successful blog that attracts many visitors.

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32 Responses to “Search Engine Optimization”

  1. Tred Reply

    How Can A Person Become A Search Engine Optimization/ Marketing Consultant? What Course Or Books Are Required? I’d like to know what sort of training and materials are required to become a search Engine Optimization/ Marketing consultant.

    • SEO Books will be outdated very quickly. Your best source is to first have an excellent understanding of web development, html, asp, design concepts and design standards.

      You need to take online courses. These can be expensive from the top online schools but worth it in the end. You need to sign up fro the best feeds, ezines, forums that are online.

      You need to be familiar with Google webmaster guidelines, ppc, link building, sem and social networking.

      You have to know how to market yourself as a professional. You best bet is after training find a mentor who can guide you and teach you the ropes.

      Learn how to search for what you are looking for as well. If you want to do SEO and SEM, then know how to find best information online. There are many and what I feel is best you may not based on your time, budgets and so on. So do some heavy research and reading as that will help you grow as well.

  2. Mohd saleem Reply

    Presently I Am Working As A SEO(search Engine Optimisation) Executive And Want To Make My Career In Networking? I was a programmer later i shifted to SEO. And presently i am working as a SEO(search engine optimisation) Executive and want to make my career in Networking. Is it better to be in SEO or shall i switch to Networking. pls give me your valuable suggestion.

    • If you can figure out how to have SEO build your network and your networking snowball your SEO efforts that is probably the best strategy. I would say pick the industry you feel you have the most skills to offer in and then use the other industry, whether that be networking or SEO, to build your influence.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    How To Deal Profitability With Search Engine Optimization Prices? Hello,
    I just start my website for my online business, I try to get traffic from PPC and SEO but the search engine optimization prices are too expensive for me.
    How to deal profitability with search engine optimization prices?

    • SEO prices can be costly, especially for small-medium sized businesses, simply due to the fact that it requires a lot of time and skill to effectively perform. If you are looking for a low-cost alternative, and wouldn’t mind putting in some time yourself to do the SEO, I would recommend a tool called LotusJump. I’ve been using them for the past couple of months and it’s really quite simple and affordable to do. I even found a promo page so sign up under so I’m quite happy with that I’ve been getting. Good luck to you!

  4. Anonymous Reply

    What Is The Best Search Engine Optimization Company? What’s the best search engine optimization company? And what exactly do they offer? It seems there’s huge amount seo companies but not a lot that makes them different.

    • I think the real question is “Who is the best at spotting the best seo company?”

      You definaltely want to stay clear of seo firms that don’t shows signs of evolving, algos never sleep. The days of keyword stuffing and automatic search engine submissions are long gone.

      SEO has transformed into marketing, conversion, usability, local search, people pleasing, analysis and testing.

  5. Prasanna Reply

    Hi, I???m Planning To Do Search Engine Optimization For My Website It Will Be Work Out As Per The Marketing??? Tel? Hi friends I???m planning to do Search Engine Optimization can anyone give me some suggestions

    • Well, i think that search engine optimization is something which needs a huge capital. There is no doubt whether it is gonna work out. This SEO is not worth the money we pay. We should pay a considerable amount for the service to be rendered. Being a Web Designer and a freelancer on web i can frankly and clearly say that this is utter foolishness. But you can do something better than this which involves low costs only. You can try out Google AdWords. Poat your Ad in Google AdSense services through Adwords. Don’t get confused. You can try AdWords. You should pay for it monthly and the rate is less than the SEO standard rates. It can also increase your website hits. So then your money is worth. You can also try out some websites like http://www.linkreferral.com/ and also http://www.weblog.com/. Post the website link there and i assure you that you can increase the site traffic. I do not say that SEO is a bad option but you won’t get good results as you have expected.

      Contact me for details:
      praveen.supergenius@gmail.com

      Praveen Varghese

  6. Anonymous Reply

    What Are The Best Social Bookmarking Sites For Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to promote my website by social bookmarking the content on my site? Which social bookmarking site should I spend my time on? And does anyone have any tips on the best practices or strategies for this type of search engine optimization?

    • List of best book marking sites is here >http://webisgood.blogspot.com/2009/04/best-321-social-bookmarking-sites-list.html

      This list is enough to drive sufficient traffic .

      Tips to improve traffic

      1) remember content is king
      2) Stick to quality guidelines from search engines ,refere googles webmaster guideline
      3) Make unique page content,title,description etc ,don’t use same title or description for pages

      & try to compare top ranking websites

  7. Anonymous Reply

    Organic Search Engine Optimization ? Hi everyone,
    Could anyone tell me what is the SEO and and other things related to it iam sorry but iam little new to such things..If I have a website so how I can promote it to Top Rank??

    Thanks in Advance.!!

    • SEO – Search Engine Optimization is a science of optimizing a website such that it would rank higher in a search engine than its form before optimization.

      You need to understand the basics of how Search Engine works before you can understand SEO.

      To summarize, a search engine is basically a database of indexes of webpages. Like how a library indexes its books, when you search in the library database for ‘Harry Potter’, it would return all the books related to Harry Potter. Similarly, when you search for Harry Potter, it would produce a list of webpages related to Harry Potter.

      The complexity comes in how webpages are indexed. Some of the main factors include the Title of the page, the URL of the page, the header text of the page, the text, and what other pages link to it. Other factors include how the page is structured, how images are labelled, and what shows up in the meta-tags.

      If you can optimize all of these factors, you can better control how search engines indexes your webpage, thus how well it is ranked. Naturally, there are competitors who are doing exactly the same thing, so nothing can guarantee Top Rank if you competitors do a better job.

      Please feel free to check out my blog to understand the ins-and-outs of online marketing – SEO is certainly one of the factors.

      Hope that helps,

      Ethical Marketer
      http://ethical-marketer.com
      Connecting Great Businesses With People

  8. Anonymous Reply

    What Exactly Is Search Engine Optimization?

    • Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short, is a term which describes the process of taking advantage of all of the existing available resources in order to obtain a page one organic search result on search engines, without having to pay for it.

      All web site owners want as many visitors as possible to enter their site. Research shows that fully 90% of all internet traffic is delivered through search engines. Therefore, in order to get a slice of this traffic you must adjust your web site (fine tune it) to the point that the search engines want to share your site on page one.

      Think about it. When you go use a search engine and enter a word or phrase; do you navigate past the first page of results to find what you are looking for? Because most people don’t. That is exactly why everyone competes for page one search results.

      And that’s exactly what search engine optimization does. Hopefully. If you’re good at it.

      There are many tools that help with SEO. Here is one such tool that is free to download…

      http://instantmarketing.info

      There are also many good newsletters and ezines out there that will guide you on how to perform SEO on your own, without hiring someone to do it for you. You can subscribe to one such newsletter here…

      http://instantmarketing.biz

      I hope this helps explain what SEO is. To find out more about all of the steps involved in the process, you should check out the two sites I just noted.

  9. Siva Kumar Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization?

    • Search engine optimization (also known as SEO) is a way of adding certain keywords, certain links, and certain content within a website to allow for better page ranking within search engines such as Google or Yahoo or Bing.

      For example, if you have a website based on cars, you would add as much content and car words that have to do with car parts such as: engines, breaks, transmissions, gasoline, repairs, maintenance, tires, dents, body work, etc etc. This will allow the search engines to better direct vistors to your site as you have more relevant content (hopefully) about cars then another site.

      Hope this helps. Good luck.

      Anthony Lead Developer – http://www.LetUsDesign.ithttp://www.intoDesign.ca

  10. Anonymous Reply

    What Exactly Is Search Engine Optimization?

    • Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short, is a term which describes the process of taking advantage of all of the existing available resources in order to obtain a page one organic search result on search engines, without having to pay for it.

      All web site owners want as many visitors as possible to enter their site. Research shows that fully 90% of all internet traffic is delivered through search engines. Therefore, in order to get a slice of this traffic you must adjust your web site (fine tune it) to the point that the search engines want to share your site on page one.

      Think about it. When you go use a search engine and enter a word or phrase; do you navigate past the first page of results to find what you are looking for? Because most people don’t. That is exactly why everyone competes for page one search results.

      And that’s exactly what search engine optimization does. Hopefully. If you’re good at it.

      There are many tools that help with SEO. Here is one such tool that is free to download…

      http://instantmarketing.info

      There are also many good newsletters and ezines out there that will guide you on how to perform SEO on your own, without hiring someone to do it for you. You can subscribe to one such newsletter here…

      http://instantmarketing.biz

      I hope this helps explain what SEO is. To find out more about all of the steps involved in the process, you should check out the two sites I just noted.

  11. KailashNadh Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? How It Is Done?

    • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a method to increase your ‘page ranking’ so that your website appears at the top of search engine lists when users search for specific keywords.

      There are many aspects to this and it is more of an art than a science.
      Some important things to consider for SEO (in order of importance)

      1.Domain name
      These should contain key words if possible. e.g. if I were selling flowers I'd want something like:
      http://www.buy-london-flowers.com or http://www.online-flowers-delivery.com
      This is the single biggest factor in SEO and it really helps to have keywords contained within your domain name.
      2.Standards compliant Markup
      If your website is standards compliant (http://www.w3.org/) then search engines will be able to read the code more efficiently.
      3.Incoming links
      Your page ranking increases depending on the amount and quality of websites that link to yours.
      Quality is very important, if nefarious sites (such as paid referral sites etc) link to your website then the opposite effect occurs and your page ranking decreases.
      There are some well known directories where you can 'post' your business website. The best directories are stringently maintained and well regarded with search engines.
      However, it can be difficult and time-consuming to get your website accepted by them.
      http://www.dmoz.org/ is probably one of the most well known and best regarded directories.
      There are plenty of quick and free directories available, although you should be very careful which directories you submit to.
      4.Page titles
      Pretty self explanatory. Use different titles for every different page.
      Use keywords within your titles.
      5.Placement of content within code
      Search engines judge content to be more important the higher up it is within the website code.
      View the source code of your site, is the 'main content' near the top of the code or the bottom?
      If it is near the bottom then it is badly designed and will negatively impact your SEO.
      6.Use of correct semantic markup
      In HTML certain tags (when used correctly) can give content more 'weight' and can benefit your SEO.
      e.g.

      Plant Machinery Sales

      = Content header
      (There are of course many different tags)
      7.META Tags
      Meta tags are now depreciated, most search engines ignore them completely and they have no effect whatsoever on your page ranking.
      Some smaller search engines however do still use them, so it's best to include standards compliant meta tags just in case.

      There are of course many other aspects to SEO but that is a very brief overview.

      You can also set up 'paid' search engine links such as Google Adwords (www.google.co.uk/adwords) and Microsoft AdCenter (https://adcenter.microsoft.com/) although these can get expensive.

      Localization
      For advertising in different countries the same SEO tips apply (see above)
      Also to take into consideration are:
      1.Localized domain names.
      e.g. http://www.flowers.co.uk - ranked higher on UK search engines
      http://www.flowers.ru - ranked higher on russian search engines
      2.Location of website servers
      e.g. a UK IP address will be listed on google.co.uk and a russian IP address will be listed on google.ru
      3.Website content Language
      English ranked higher on UK websites, Russian ranked higher on Russian websites.

      Phew!
      I hope this helps :)

      – Endjynn

  12. Siva Kumar Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization?

    • Search engine optimization (also known as SEO) is a way of adding certain keywords, certain links, and certain content within a website to allow for better page ranking within search engines such as Google or Yahoo or Bing.

      For example, if you have a website based on cars, you would add as much content and car words that have to do with car parts such as: engines, breaks, transmissions, gasoline, repairs, maintenance, tires, dents, body work, etc etc. This will allow the search engines to better direct vistors to your site as you have more relevant content (hopefully) about cars then another site.

      Hope this helps. Good luck.

      Anthony Lead Developer – http://www.LetUsDesign.ithttp://www.intoDesign.ca

  13. KailashNadh Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? How It Is Done?

    • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a method to increase your ‘page ranking’ so that your website appears at the top of search engine lists when users search for specific keywords.

      There are many aspects to this and it is more of an art than a science.
      Some important things to consider for SEO (in order of importance)

      1.Domain name
      These should contain key words if possible. e.g. if I were selling flowers I'd want something like:
      http://www.buy-london-flowers.com or http://www.online-flowers-delivery.com
      This is the single biggest factor in SEO and it really helps to have keywords contained within your domain name.
      2.Standards compliant Markup
      If your website is standards compliant (http://www.w3.org/) then search engines will be able to read the code more efficiently.
      3.Incoming links
      Your page ranking increases depending on the amount and quality of websites that link to yours.
      Quality is very important, if nefarious sites (such as paid referral sites etc) link to your website then the opposite effect occurs and your page ranking decreases.
      There are some well known directories where you can 'post' your business website. The best directories are stringently maintained and well regarded with search engines.
      However, it can be difficult and time-consuming to get your website accepted by them.
      http://www.dmoz.org/ is probably one of the most well known and best regarded directories.
      There are plenty of quick and free directories available, although you should be very careful which directories you submit to.
      4.Page titles
      Pretty self explanatory. Use different titles for every different page.
      Use keywords within your titles.
      5.Placement of content within code
      Search engines judge content to be more important the higher up it is within the website code.
      View the source code of your site, is the 'main content' near the top of the code or the bottom?
      If it is near the bottom then it is badly designed and will negatively impact your SEO.
      6.Use of correct semantic markup
      In HTML certain tags (when used correctly) can give content more 'weight' and can benefit your SEO.
      e.g.

      Plant Machinery Sales

      = Content header
      (There are of course many different tags)
      7.META Tags
      Meta tags are now depreciated, most search engines ignore them completely and they have no effect whatsoever on your page ranking.
      Some smaller search engines however do still use them, so it's best to include standards compliant meta tags just in case.

      There are of course many other aspects to SEO but that is a very brief overview.

      You can also set up 'paid' search engine links such as Google Adwords (www.google.co.uk/adwords) and Microsoft AdCenter (https://adcenter.microsoft.com/) although these can get expensive.

      Localization
      For advertising in different countries the same SEO tips apply (see above)
      Also to take into consideration are:
      1.Localized domain names.
      e.g. http://www.flowers.co.uk - ranked higher on UK search engines
      http://www.flowers.ru - ranked higher on russian search engines
      2.Location of website servers
      e.g. a UK IP address will be listed on google.co.uk and a russian IP address will be listed on google.ru
      3.Website content Language
      English ranked higher on UK websites, Russian ranked higher on Russian websites.

      Phew!
      I hope this helps :)

      – Endjynn

  14. Heyatafroz Reply

    What Is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ? Please try to explain me in a Layman’s Language.

    • Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results for targeted keywords. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results or the higher it “ranks”, the more searchers will visit that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.

      Hope it helped.
      BEST WISHES!

  15. Ramy Reply

    What’s The Difference Between Search Engine And SEO? Search engine optimization?

    • Search engine optimization (SEO) :
      Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results, or the higher it “ranks,” the more searchers will visit that site. The leading search engines, Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft, use crawlers to find pages for their algorithmic search results.

      Search Engine :
      A Web search engine is a search engine designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. Information may consist of web pages, images and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in newsbooks, databases, or open directories. Unlike Web directories, which are maintained by human editors, search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and human input.

  16. Mr.Botwin Reply

    What Is Search Engine Optimization And Marketing?

    • “Search Engine Optimization” is the process of attempting to make a website come up for keywords within a search engines “free” listings. This entail changes to the pages and structure of a site, as well as creating links that point to the site.

      Many people believe that “Search Engine Marketing” refers to the paid listings on a search engine, such as Google AdWords.

      I (and others) see “Search Engine Marketing” as referring to working with both types of listings, free and paid.

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