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Unread 3rd Oct 2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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This is for all you advance and oven-fresh PIPsters who wish to know more about the 3 big letters "SEO" that everyone down the street is talking about. Have a good read and it should be able to set you up for some good seo work.

It is often said, by many search engine optimisation experts, that content is king. Others proclaim that a text linking strategy is king. The simple fact is, if you are to be successful in your site promotion efforts, all aspects of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) are essential to the mix.

SEM consists of all the elements that are required to successfully promote a website; with the objective being to improve a website's ranking on Google, Yahoo and MSN and other major search engines. These elements may be classified as:

1) On-page optimisation (all the techniques involved in manipulating page content).

2) Off-page optimisation (all the techniques involved in website promotion).

A good way to think of it is: on-page optimisation is used to promote your product, service or information. Whereas off-page optimisation is used to promote your website.

On Page Optimisation
Site Readiness - W3C Compliance:

Search engine robots do not like broken HTML code. Your rankings will suffer if your pages do not conform to World Wide Web (W3C) standards. A free online HTML validation service is available at: The W3C Markup Validation Service.

Search engines like Google now check CSS code, this must be validated also. A tool for this is available at: The W3C CSS Validation Service.

Site Readiness - Broken Links:

It should be obvious, but is often overlooked, that broken links are a problem in terms of search engine optimisation. Clearly, if the search engine robot cannot finish spidering your site, due to broken links, then some pages will not be indexed. A tool for checking broken links can be found at: W3C Link Checker.

Site Readiness - Keyword Research:

Analyzing your niche market, or business sector, allows you to create an appropriate set of targeted keywords (the most obvious ones are not necessarily the best). A free keyword tool can be downloaded from: Good Keywords - Find the best keywords for your web pages..

Page optimisation - Copywriting

Once you have decided on the appropriate keywords/key phrases for each page, you need to work these keywords into the visible text on each page to be optimised. Remember that you are writing for users, not search engines, and the text must look natural.


Page optimisation - HTML Tag Optimisation

All the appropriate HTML tags on each page should be optimised for best effect. These include:
1) Title tag.
2) Meta keyword tag.
3) Meta description tag.
4) Header tags.
Also, don't forget the image alt tags. And very importantly the link text in your anchor tags.
Page optimisation - Build content.
Keep adding new content to your website. If necessary publish articles and RSS feeds. Google loves new content.

Off Page Optimisation
Once you have finished the on-page optimisation, your attention needs to be focused on off-page optimisation. The essential components of off-page optimisation are:

1) Link building - begin a reciprocal and one way linking strategy.
2) Directory listings - get listed in human edited directories like Dmoz.
3) Article writing - a superb way to generate one way links.
4) Blog contributions - yet another opportunity for one way links.
5) Press releases - announce your presence to the world. More one way links.

Conclusion
All of the above are essential to a successful site promotion campaign. If you wish to improve your Google ranking (the other search engines will follow), do not neglect one area in favour of another. Do it correctly. Do it all. Then watch your rankings soar.

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Thanks for this good information Ben.

I have added this link to my EZ Tips and Tricks thread so it will not get lost.

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Seems like not many people are digging into this

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for this good information, it was helpful.

I checked out the HTML validation service and put my urls in and most of them came up with 40 odd errors.
I'm not sure if that's a problem or not considering some of the top ranking sites have more than that even.

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There are certain keywords you can rank for without doing any link building. It's best in this case to use a software like Market Samurai that will give you all the information needed to do this.

But for keywords that have stronger competition the infos you provided are great.
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Hei Ben.. thanks for the valuable info there. I've already begin looking at some of the things you've mentioned there especially the W3C checker thing


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Yes there are Google Webmaster Tools that can find broken links.

Broken Links : Find and Fix Broken Links using Google Webmaster Tools

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I have observed a phenomenon no one that I know of has ever noticed and that is when you are looking up your link popularity in Google you write
link:www.yourdomain name.com and I get Results 1 - 10 of about 12 linking to www.yourdomainname.com
But when youadd 2 spaces between link: www.yourdomainname.com,
results: Results 1 - 10 of about 137,000 for link: www.w
These are the differing results for my website. Your websites may be different.
But you will be glad to know that Google recognizes many more websites as linking to yours than is usually thought to occur. You can see many prominent sites that you would not see with the link:www.yourdomainname.com written right next to each other.

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cool man thanks a lot
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ok so i used the tool and found some errors on the html side and the CSS how do i fix them ?
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These are the most common tips, while we really need to pay attention to them. Because seo is a serious work, details decide success or failure.
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A nice post about the technical side of the topic.

I recommend to read the latest Google algorithm changes
and to follow what trend Google follows.

You will find out that the idea in the future is not to
promote a site, but to build a brand.

That is quite different thing and requires more qualitative skills.

However, thanks for the posts.

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Originally Posted by runner View Post

A nice post about the technical side of the topic.

I recommend to read the latest Google algorithm changes
and to follow what trend Google follows.

You will find out that the idea in the future is not to
promote a site, but to build a brand.

That is quite different thing and requires more qualitative skills.

However, thanks for the posts.

Juhani
Hi Juhani,

Do you have a link at Google for us to read...

..."I recommend to read the latest Google algorithm changes
and to follow what trend Google follows."

Do you have a link at Google about this...

..."You will find out that the idea in the future is not to
promote a site, but to build a brand."

I ask because it would be very helpful.

Thanks for your contribution.

Jeffery 100% :-)

In the minute it took me to write this post.. someone died of Covid 19. RIP.
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This is for all you advance and oven-fresh PIPsters who wish to know more about the 3 big letters "SEO" that everyone down the street is talking about. Have a good read and it should be able to set you up for some good seo work.

It is often said, by many search engine optimisation experts, that content is king. Others proclaim that a text linking strategy is king. The simple fact is, if you are to be successful in your site promotion efforts, all aspects of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) are essential to the mix.

SEM consists of all the elements that are required to successfully promote a website; with the objective being to improve a website's ranking on Google, Yahoo and MSN and other major search engines. These elements may be classified as:

1) On-page optimisation (all the techniques involved in manipulating page content).

2) Off-page optimisation (all the techniques involved in website promotion).

A good way to think of it is: on-page optimisation is used to promote your product, service or information. Whereas off-page optimisation is used to promote your website.

On Page Optimisation
Site Readiness - W3C Compliance:

Search engine robots do not like broken HTML code. Your rankings will suffer if your pages do not conform to World Wide Web (W3C) standards. A free online HTML validation service is available at: The W3C Markup Validation Service.

Search engines like Google now check CSS code, this must be validated also. A tool for this is available at: The W3C CSS Validation Service.

Site Readiness - Broken Links:

It should be obvious, but is often overlooked, that broken links are a problem in terms of search engine optimisation. Clearly, if the search engine robot cannot finish spidering your site, due to broken links, then some pages will not be indexed. A tool for checking broken links can be found at: W3C Link Checker.

Site Readiness - Keyword Research:

Analyzing your niche market, or business sector, allows you to create an appropriate set of targeted keywords (the most obvious ones are not necessarily the best). A free keyword tool can be downloaded from: Good Keywords - Find the best keywords for your web pages..

Page optimisation - Copywriting

Once you have decided on the appropriate keywords/key phrases for each page, you need to work these keywords into the visible text on each page to be optimised. Remember that you are writing for users, not search engines, and the text must look natural.


Page optimisation - HTML Tag Optimisation

All the appropriate HTML tags on each page should be optimised for best effect. These include:
1) Title tag.
2) Meta keyword tag.
3) Meta description tag.
4) Header tags.
Also, don't forget the image alt tags. And very importantly the link text in your anchor tags.
Page optimisation - Build content.
Keep adding new content to your website. If necessary publish articles and RSS feeds. Google loves new content.

Off Page Optimisation
Once you have finished the on-page optimisation, your attention needs to be focused on off-page optimisation. The essential components of off-page optimisation are:

1) Link building - begin a reciprocal and one way linking strategy.
2) Directory listings - get listed in human edited directories like Dmoz.
3) Article writing - a superb way to generate one way links.
4) Blog contributions - yet another opportunity for one way links.
5) Press releases - announce your presence to the world. More one way links.

Conclusion
All of the above are essential to a successful site promotion campaign. If you wish to improve your Google ranking (the other search engines will follow), do not neglect one area in favour of another. Do it correctly. Do it all. Then watch your rankings soar.
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@Mike Martin: Just bookmark this page/thread created by Pat:

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By the way, may I ask the topic starter, when you say "blog contributions" in off page SEO, you mean to say, "commenting on other people's blogs"? Is it still advisable to comment on other people's blogs to build back links to our sites? Will it bring significant results for us? Or, negligible?

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What can we use now for keywords, or are they obsolete. I went to Google keyword tool today, and it tried to load but didn't. Is this keyword tool gone? It pulled up in Google, but wouldn't load.

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this one works:

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