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How To Simplify The Whole SEO Process
Lately, where SEO is concerned, I believe there has been two major
1. Whole Site Ranking – After Panda, Google is judging and ranking
your whole site, rather than just one page or one piece of content.
Having a site filled with excellent content is no longer good enough,
this content must be quick to load, easy to read and have all the
right navigation and layout. You must be careful to have most, if
not all of your site, filled with original content. In addition,
you should also note that some webmasters or websites who were hit
hard by the Panda Update, have found creating subdomains for their
different sections of their sites have brought their Google traffic
numbers back up, especially any sections which may be different from
your general content.
2. Social Networks/Bookmarks – Google with the introduction of Google+
and the Google +1 button is starting to create its own social ranking
program and system. These social backlinks and rankings will play a bigger
role in how Google ranks pages and your site. Your site and content should
contain all these buttons and bookmarks – so that your visitors can
follow you and bookmark your content. I also believe in very near future,
if it’s not already happening, how MANY followers, fans, subscribers you or
your site have in Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google+… will make a big
difference in how Google ranks your site and content.
Having said all that, like many webmasters, I am still pretty much
operating by the old SEO rules and practices. Creatures of habit.
For what it’s worth, here’s how you can simplify your whole SEO
1. Try to create a short domain with your targeted keyword
in the domain name, go with a .com domain if you can get it and if
you have to use a multi-worded domain, try to get your keyword at
2. Create an “easy to navigate” unique content rich site which
is optimized for the search engines, but directed solidly at solving
your visitor’s needs. If you’re on a budget, one of the easiest ways
to do this is to use the free WordPress software/platform to create
a keyword optimized site. Make sure this site is totally intertwined
with all the latest social networking programs such as Twitter, Facebook,
MySpace, Linkedin, YouTube… make sure you have profiles/accounts
in all of these platforms to compliment your main site.
3. Link to main interior pages from your home or index page.
These interior pages should have your targeted keywords in the “Title”,
“URL”, “Meta Tags”, “H1 Headings”, “First Paragraph”, “Last Paragraph”
and use keyword variations throughout the content. Place a few in bold
print and italics. Don’t be afraid to create large pages and link out
to other authority sites in your niche. Don’t worry about keyword
density unless it goes over 4%… this should not happen if you write
naturally for your visitor and not for the search engines.
4. Build quality one-way links by creating articles, press releases,
blog posts, videos, viral reports… and submit these to the major places
on the web such as free article directories (my favorites are still
ezinearticles, goarticles, buzzle, ideamarketers, isnare and article
alley). The real trick here is to consistently produce fresh content,
which steadily builds your backlinks month after month, year after year,
decade after decade!
5. Do whatever you can do to enrich your visitor’s experience.
Add valuable free content, free ebooks or ecourses, offer a comprehensive
guide or guides to your visitors. Connect all this free content to your
autoresponder opt-in list or newsletter and build repeat targeted traffic
to your site. In addition, make it extremely easy for these visitors to
bookmark/follow your content in all the social media sites: Twitter,
Facebook, MySpace, Google +1, and so on.
6. Rinse and Repeat. One of the little known tactics about achieving
top rankings in the search engines, especially Google, is to create not one
site but two or more sites in your niche market. (If you’re on a budget or
time is short, try creating two pages on your domain related to the
same targeted keywords.) Instead of trying to rank for one site in Google,
create two complimentary sites on the same related keywords, and you will
find it much easier to get to the top spots. Interlink these sites and you
can even promote them together, just make sure they each have unique content
and adds more detail and/or information for the visitor.
Over the years, I have come to believe strongly, achieving high rankings
is not some complex process but just a matter of persistence. Consistently
promoting your content by building quality backlinks will get you to the
top and keep you there. But the whole trick is persistence, keeping at it,
day after day… building those links back to your content. I also believe
it is the number of backlinks which is the key and this has been proven to
me many times over the years. Many SEO experts will now argue that links
have taken a back seat to other factors such as site authority and structure,
but I am not convinced this has happened. At least not yet, but data from
the 160+ million Google Chrome users, the new Google +1 Button and Google+
social networking platform, may eventually lower the importance of backlinks
However, at the present time, if I stop promoting a page or competitive
keyword, it usually drops from the first page of Google. To get it back
on the first page, all I have to do is promote it with a few articles,
blog posts, press releases, videos… and it jumps back into the top spots,
even Post Panda. I mention all this because many times, SEO firms and experts
will try to complicate things with convoluted explanations and complex processes.
While in actual fact, achieving high rankings can be simplified down to nothing
more than persistence and adding a few quality backlinks.
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