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A Few Simple SEO Strategies

If you need to get more traffic for your site, developing a strong SEO campaign if your best option. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the efficient SEO methods you can implement.

Each page of your site should be optimized with some strong keywords. Do not choose your keywords randomly. You need to find words the visitors you wish to target use on search engines. Google AdWords and other similar services can help you find which keywords have a high search volume. You should also check the popularity of the keywords you want to use to get an idea of how many sites are already using these keywords.

Ideally, you should have five strong keywords for your entire website or less. Use some secondary keywords if you want to optimize some sections of your site differently. You could for instance use keywords phrases related to low prices and buying for your online catalog. Place your keyword phrases within the HTML tags you use to describe your content rather than within your content itself. Your keyword density should remain under 5% of search engine spiders will notice that you are writing for SEO purposes.

The organization of your site can have a significant impact on your SEO campaign. You will get better results if your site is easy to navigate. Add a search bar and a detailed menu to all your pages. Create more site-wide links if you have other important pages, for instance by placing a contact link at the bottom of your page or by adding some banners to your pages. You should add some links to all your articles to help your readers find more similar pages. Optimize all your links with strong keywords toward the beginning of your anchor texts.

Create some back-links to get more traffic on your different pages. You should share your content on article directories, message boards or online encyclopedias. Contact webmasters who target a similar audience to exchange links. Keep creating quality content and submitting it to different online publications and popular blogs. Your content will eventually be featured if it is interesting and original. Keep creating more links on a regular basis since most links will stop bringing you traffic after a couple of months.

Search engines often update the algorithms they use to index content. This means you will have to update your SEO campaign regularly to make sure you keep your ranking in search results. Read blogs on SEO and subscribe to newsletters written by SEO professionals. You should implement new strategies right away and not hesitate to change the way you optimized your entire website if you find that your methods have become obsolete. Keep track of how your site ranks in search results to make sure you are using efficient methods.

You should use these different SEO methods to improve your current campaign. Focus on one SEO strategy at a time and remember that optimizing your site can take some time but your efforts will be rewarded.

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    • Ed
    • December 9, 2013

    How List My Website With Search Engines Without Hiring A Service? I have a new website ( and want to get max exposure without hiring an expensive service to do the initial footwork like listing with search engines. Any suggestions?

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      You should not submit your site or pages from your site to the search engines and no professional webmaster has done so for years.

      Search engines ‘spider’ the web looking for new sites/pages and it is best if they find sites/pages naturally in this way.

      Although you should not submit your url to the search engines you must have some inbound links that the spiders can follow

      Read through these two up to date, free, high quality tutorials:

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    • Kaska
    • January 19, 2014

    How Often Should I Submit My Website To Search Engines? So that it is effective and I am getting a good amount of traffic?

    How many different search engines should I be submitting to?

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      I would suggest looking at and submitting to around 200 or so search engines if you are doing it on your own. You can check out any search engines ranking based on usage (traffic/hits/Etc) at to help you decide the best search engines to submit to. Note: Interesting that Yahoo has the most hits of any search engines, not Google. After doing your homework and deciding who to submit to, you may want to also look at “pay per click” advertising. The first place to go is to look at what key wordsa are being searched. Ovwerture will also allow you to view the current bids for the key words that make the best choice for your website content. I believe Yahoo is offering $50 of free clicks just to get you to use the product and see your return on your investment with them. Another place to look at would be This company is on the board of directors for Yahoo and they actually write the “secret Codes” (algorythmns) that positions you in the natural results.

      Linking to other websites is definitley a plus to drive more traffic to you. Look for other business partners that serve your prospects. For example, if you sold windshield wipers, you could partner with aomeone that sold other auto parts or even similar industries like a car club. Use that same networking from the real world into the virtual world. If you would like to find some strong networking groups locally check out – If you only have time to network with one group, go here first and then your chambers second.

      I would also tell you to get some advertising on This is an online yellowpages and they are getting over one billion hits per year. They have partnered with AOL, Yahoo, anywho, and many other sites that your advertising bleeds over into. They also have a link next to your name that will link the consumer directly to your website. Remember these people have already made a decission to BUY and are looking for someone to SELL it to them, unlike a search engine that is usually used for people that MAY BUY.

      Here is another site I would suggest to you that may help- This site has experts in the fields of marketing, online marketing, Human Resorces, insurance or anything that a small business would have questions about.

      One last gold nugget- make sure your website was NOT designed in “frames”…Its hard to the search engine spiders to index.

      I hope this helps! Best wishes!

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    • Benammar8591
    • January 31, 2014

    Which Search Engine Use Spiders To Fetch Submitted Documents?

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      All of them, it’s a fundamental task in a search engine.

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    • Edie1313
    • March 6, 2014

    Search Engine Spider Question? I think the search Engine spiders are what collect the pictures for cached webpages, and they do that every so often. After they collect another picture of a website, what happens to the old cached page? Is it stored away somewhere or just deleted and replaced? How often do spiders take a new picture of a website?

    Also, Do all the different search engines have a different “spider”?

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      Yes all the other search engines have spiders, the only way for these spiders to find your site is by following links to your website, the more links pointing to your website the more it gets crawled.

      I dont think the spiders collect a picture each time they visit your site, I think that is done differently.

      A cache of a page is deleted when a new one is made, there is a website called “the way back machine” which tends to keep caches for awhile.

      Hope that helps

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    • Vciqbx 8
    • March 8, 2014

    Search Engine Optimization? Search Engine Optimization The Most Powerful Search Engine Marketing Software On The Web! <<<=== has anyone ever used these programs?

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      If your Web site have lots of pictures, but hardly any text (also called content or information). the search engines ignore graphics. They use software robots called spiders that spider your Web site (crawl through the text). Because you have very little content, the spiders will not find your Web site very tasty and will virtually ignore it.

      Which means you will get very little traffic to your Web site in the form of visitors, surfers, tire kickers, etc. When you went looking for a Web Site Builder, you should have made sure that they did search engine marketing (SEM) or optimization (SEO) – creating the Web site is only 10% of the project. The other 90% is SEM.

      To check how your Web site ranks go to ( No data means that the search engines don’t know you exist, you are invisible to them. Invisible means no traffic = no visitors = no sales = no money.

      Hiring an expert to do SEM is expensive.

      You can apply to DMOS for a listing in their directory ( It takes a long time to get accepted because a real person looks at your application, not a software robot like the search engine spider programs.

      If you are lucky enough to get listed, Google will index your Web site. You can also submit your Google sitemap to Google to get them to index your Web site. You have to go to Google and get the URL for the sitemap and then create a separate Web page for that sitemap.

      I assume you want to get a low page rank in Google. If that is true you need to do search engine marketing (SEM).

      If you had the right Site Build It software, Site Build it software would do all submitting for you automatically.

      Here is a tool you can use to check on how your Web site stacks up against other Web sites – ( Check for Popularity to get Alexa Rank.

      There are only 4 or 5 search engines worth submitting to, the rest are a waste of time and money.

      The best way to get traffic is via lots of pages with quality content for the SEs to spider.

      Craigslist is just one arrow in your quiver of search engine marketing arrows. It’s free.

      Hey! Did you know that the major search engines are going local? They are spending millions on local search. This is just another reason to have your own Web site, such as You should definitely have a dot com as part of your URL. This is what surfers expect.

      SEO or search engine marketing (SEM) is critical for the success of your web site. Without it, you will get no targeted traffic.

      If you own a Web site, the Web site building software should have included SEO. Otherwise, using the software is a waste of time; the Web site building software is useless. SEO includes Internet marketing and while articles posting, etc. is important, the most important thing is to select the right keywords that people use to find your Web site. You need to do keyword analysis to find the best keywords for your Web site.

      Then, you need to sprinkle those keywords onto your Web pages so that the search engines will find them as their spiders crawl your Web site as well as putting them in your Title, Keywords, headings and description.

      Why? Think about how the major search engines work. They key on what word or phrases the users enter. How do you find keywords that users want? Use Google itself at this URL:

      Just enter your keyword and it will tell you what the demand is for that keyword and how much it would cost to advertise it on Google via Google AdWords.

      Supply and demand is important for keywords. You want to find the keywords with a huge demand, but very little supply.

      Let me digress here and explain Supply and Demand. Assume that bad weather wipes out the coffee growing part of the world. The supply of coffee world-wide drops. But the demand is the same or increasing. Because there is a disconnect between the demand and the supply, the price of coffee goes up. It becomes a scarce commodity. Scarcity drives up prices. Look at oil and gasoline. There is plenty of oil, but the oil cartel, the companies that control how much oil is pumped out of the ground, decides how much to pump. They make sure they don’t pump too much. This would increase the supply and drive down the price of oil and gasoline. Same thing happens to coffee. The growers will plant more coffee to offset their bad year and soon the price of coffee plummets.

      Same with keywords, some are scarce. Those are the ones you want, high demand, little supply.

      Another good keyword analyzer is This will cost you money, but it’s the best on the Web.

      This is a very good book for building traffic: Search Engine Optimization – An Hour A Day by Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin. Their advice is mostly free.

      With this book you do not need any costly SEO services.

      There are Web site builders that do most of this SEO for you. Most free web site builders do not include SEO. That’s why most of them are a waste of time. Creating a Web site is easy, but it is only 10% of the job. The other 90% is SEO and it is critically important.

      Do you know about Alexa rank? Alexa is an Amazon company that ranks Web sites. It takes the most active Web site which total about 65 million and compares your web site to all of them. Here is how to get to the Alexa Point Test:.
      If you have a rank under 500,000 you are doing good, it you are under 100,000 you are fantastic. Google is under 10. ( Most free Web sites get a rank of “no data”; that means they are invisible to the search engines; they get no visitors, no targeted traffic. No traffic = no money.

      The Web sites that score high on Alexa have lots of content. Content is king on the Internet. What is content? Its information, information that visitors find interesting and relevant to your keywords. The more pages you have on your Web site, the better. If you have only 5 or 6 pages, the search engines will ignore you. Once you get to about 30 pages, the search engines will begin to take notice. At that time you should begin to link to other Web sites. The search engines love links, but you must avoid link farms.

      Trying to game the search engines is a thankless task. They have computer science PHds developing their search engine spiders. Do you think you can compete with them? Not likely.

      Sneaky techniques are called “black hat” optimization. Won’t work. The SEs are changing constantly. You cannot find out what they do or how they do it. When someone finds a crack, they seal it up.

      Linking is important. SEs love links. Site build it software includes automatic link exchanging.

      Work hard to create more useful sites, more Web pages Get great software for building web sites. One that does SEO for you.

      The best way to get more traffic is to have lots of pages, 100s of them, thousands are better, with relevant content (information). SEs love quality content.

      If you have the right Site Build it software, the software submits to search engines automatically, as I said above.

      How did you build your Web site? I hope it wasn’t one of those free web builder sites.

      You see, there are lots of Web sites that will build a Web site for you. That’s where they end. Building a Web site as you probably know is only solving 5% of the puzzle. The other 95% is search engine optimization and internet marketing. Most Web Site Build It software will only do the first 5%, then they nickel and dime you to death with add-ons that purport to do SEO and internet marketing. Unfortunately most of them are scams.

      So what is one to do if there is no help from your Web site building software. Do you know about NVU? This is a free web site builder that emuilates Microsofts Front Page and did I mention that it’s FREE. Go here to download: However, like most free Web sites it does not do SEM.

      Get better software for Site Building. One that has some keyword analysis. Getting search engines to spider your Web site depends on your keyword selection.

      Listen! The SEs find Web site by searching for keywords. If a Web site has the right keywords or phrases, the SEs will find it and send you to the front of the class.

      But how do you know which keywords are the best. Ahhh! That’s the question and I will give you a web site that does keyword analysis and it’s free.

      The Google AdWords Keyword Tool is an excellent preliminary brainstorming tool. Let’s say that you have ten ideas for a theme or Site Concept. This tool gives you a superb “high level snapshot” of how profitable each of your Site Concept possibilities might be. Here’s the URL: – remember, it’s free

      Here’s a book you might find helpful: Increase Your Web Traffic In A Weekend by Jerry Lee Ford, Jr and William R Stanek.

      Then, there is Brad Tabke’s “26 steps to 15K a day”. It boils down to solid content thoughtfully put together can make more impact than a decade’s worth of tweaks that may or may not work such as fiddling with META tags. Find his 26 steps here: (

      Brad also created and runs one of the best forums for Web site building information at: (

      This is the exact same plan used by Site Build It. See Ken’s blog: ( I’m not saying Brad stole it from Ken Evoy, but Ken developed what is known as the C + T + P + M formula.

      This is how the formula works:
      Create in-demand content (information) – C
      Attract Targeted Traffic (visitors) – T
      Presell Those Visitors – P
      Monitize Presold Traffic – M

      Web users search for information, for solutions. They are not looking for you – they don’t even know you (yet!). They seek what you know. Give it to them. Convert your knowledge into in-demand Content. ( To succeed online, start where they start – at “the search.”

      Your topical content ranks high at the Search Engines (ex., Google, Yahoo!, MSN), attracting free, targeted (i.e., interested), open-to-you visitors. Basically, these future customers “meet you” at your site. These visitors are known as “Traffic.”.

      Complete strangers develop trust and confidence in you. Why? You “PREsell” by OVERdelivering what they seek… relevant, original, information.

      Deliver it in your own voice, in your own way. Go beyond merely instilling confidence… your visitors will like you.

      Convert warm, willing-to-buy (“PREsold”) visitors into income. Called “Monetizing,” this is the easy part. But “M” cannot happen if you fail to first execute C T P. This is where 99% of small businesses fail.

      Kindest Personal Regards,

      Walt Brown
      Site Build It Certified Webmaster

      P.S. Start a blog to promote your Web site. Word press is a good one. It you have the right Web Site Build software, it includes a blog feature so that every time you create a new page, it gets posted on the Web as a blog. Turn your blog into articles and submit them to article sites with your URL.

      P.P.S. You flat out do not have enough content on your Web site. If you did the SEs would find you. You need more information, more Web pages with quality content, to attract traffic via the SEs.. One page Web sites have no no content. Create more pages. Use the content to submit articles to article Web sites. Make sure the articles refer back to your Web page. This will attract more visitors and the SEs.

      P.P.P.S. Good articles on search engine marketing here – no hype – (

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    • Faisal Bin Rahman
    • March 10, 2014

    3. How Does Search Engine Spider Work? I am gonna start a ppc campaign and need to learn about search engine optimization. And I need good suggestions.

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      I believe this is a bigger question than you realize. I can tell by the way you phrase your question that you’re pretty new to this search engine business.

      I urge you to take the time to get very familiar with PPC before diving in. Otherwise, you are most guaranteed to waste a lot of money if you simply start running ads without knowing what you’re doing.

      With SEO, the risks are different. You can get penalized by search engines at worst if you start optimizing and link building without some solid knowledge.

      There is SO much information on the web about this stuff, it’s really difficult for someone just starting out to find good sources of information. Instead, I strongly suggest that you read a book or two.

      For PPC, I recommend “Google Adwords for Dummies” (Howie Jacobson) and “Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing: An Hour a Day” (David Szetela). Both of these authors are very knowledgeable and write clearly, and their books are still fairly current.

      I’m not as familiar with the SEO side of things, but Peter Kent’s “Search Engine Optimization For Dummies” is a recent publication and has attracted very good reviews and ratings on Amazon.

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    • Cognoscible
    • May 26, 2014

    Do Search Engines Really Search And Show Everything On The Web? I have a feeling we dont see everything that’s there. If we did we’d have many more results. I’ve searched accurately in the past for things i knew were there and they didnt come up anywhere in the search. Also I find you dont ever receive the thousands or millions of results quoted. You can only go about 50 results pages max, even when you havent seen all the results. Is there any way around this so we can truly explore the depths of the web?.

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      All search engines trawl the web using spiders or robots to gather their info. Any webmaster can include on their site a list of places (on their site) where they don’t want the robot/spider to look. So a webmaster could ensure NONE of their site gets indexed by search engines.

      Additiionally if web pages are created with some multimedia packages such as Flash, search engines aren’t able to index the contents of these.

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    • Jorden
    • June 1, 2014

    How Do U Create Ur Own Search Engine Form Scratch…? Hey i am creating my own website and want to create a search engine like yahoo or google or msn etc….
    Guys i don’t wnat u to give to links to to existing search engines that u just customize….
    I wnat to know how a search engine works and how do u create it from scratch…
    For example, it is just a search engine that contains bascially everything that is online…

    So i wnat to create my own search engine…
    Plz explain in detail…

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      How a search engines works:

      – it has something called a “spider” that takes a look at a web page, particularly for links to other page. Then it puts the web page into a database, and follows the other links.

      – it then does various stuff with the pages in the database so that they can be easily found.

      – then it allows people to search the database through its own web page.

      The above is very simplified. A good first place to start if you want to build a search engine would be to do a college degree in computer engineering.

      Building a search engine is also very expensive, because you need a LOT of computers and hard drive space to store as many pages as websites like Google or Yahoo do. I heard somewhere that Google has several *million* computers in order to make it all work. When they started out, an investor gave them a few million dollars to get going.

      I just wanted to add: if you just need a search engine for your own website, do a search for “php search engine” or “search engine script”. There are lots of simple small ones out there. They don’t “scale up” to work like Google though – they’re just for your website.

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