SEO Forum - SEO - Frequently Asked Questions

by Andy Fletcher 1167 replies
This FAQ is the result of a brain storming session between myself a couple of other Warrior SEOs. It's my way of giving something back to this great forum and sharing some of the useful stuff I've learned.

Please note: It's incomplete. I'd never intentionally leave anything out but I'm bound to have missed stuff. Please ask away in the thread and as well as posting to answer your questions I'll update the main FAQ sections as we go.

So without further ado ...

Contents -

Introduction (SEO 101)
  • What is SEO?
  • What's the difference between SEO and SEM?
  • What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?
  • What's on-page SEO?
  • What's off-page SEO?
  • How quickly will I see results?
  • Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

Other factors ("Advanced" SEO)
  • What other factors affect rankings besides backlinks?
  • Does domain age help?
  • Why would I want to 301 redirect an aged domain?
  • What is rel="canonical"?
  • What's the truth about duplicate content?
  • What is a doorway page/cloaking?
  • What are meta tags?
  • What is the "freshness" factor?
  • What is a C-class IP and why should I care?
  • What is LSI?
  • Should I build links for human beings or the search engines?
  • What is an XML Sitemap?
  • What's the sandbox?
  • What is robots.txt for?
  • What's a spamblog?
  • What's an autoblog?
  • What's an "authority" site?
  • What are "supplemental" results?

Google and Page Rank
  • What is Page Rank?
  • How often does Google update Page Rank?
  • Does PR matter?
  • What is the "Google Dance"?
  • How does Google personalize my results?

Link Building Basics
  • What is a backlink?
  • What is anchor text?
  • What is a do-follow/no-follow link?
  • Types of backlinks?
  • Can paid links harm my ranking?
  • Are reciprocal links bad?
  • What is a one-way link?
  • What is three-way linking?
  • What is a site wide link?
  • What is pinging?

Advanced Link Building
  • What is link velocity?
  • Can I build links too fast?
  • What is page rank sculpting?
  • What is a link wheel?
  • What is a mininet?
  • What makes a good site for a link wheel?
  • What is link bait?
  • What is a link farm?
  • What is a footprint?
  • How do I search for footprints?
  • What is a proxy?

Indexation
  • How do I get my site indexed?
  • How do I get my backlinks indexed?
  • How can I tell if my site has been visited by a spider/bot?

Statistics and monitoring
  • What percentage of people click on the first listing in Google?
  • How do I use Google alerts to monitor the SERPs?
  • How can I track the number of backlinks I have?

Keyword Research
  • What makes a good keyword?
  • How many people are searching for my keyword?
  • What is the "true" competition for a keyword?
  • What are long tail keywords?

Official Stuff
  • What is the official Google/Yahoo/Bing policy on SEO?
  • Why doesn't Google tell me how many links I have?
  • Who is Matt Cutts?
  • Google webmaster tools

Automation, outsourcing and 3rd party stuff
  • Can anyone guarantee a 1st place ranking?
  • What is a backlink packet?
  • I bought a packet of "high pr links" but all my links are PR0, what happened?
  • What automation tools are there?
  • What SEO service should I use?
  • What does an SEO host give me that a regular one doesn't?

Glossary
  • SEO
  • SERP
  • Spider/Crawler
  • Backlink
  • Anchor Text
  • LSI

Major Contributors
  • bgmacaw

Required Reading
This is a list of the best SEO posts we've got in the forum. I'll try to keep it up-to-date but let me know if there's good stuff I'm missing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Introduction (SEO 101)

    What is SEO?

    SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

    In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


    What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

    While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

    SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


    What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

    Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

    The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

    This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

    SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


    What's on-page SEO?

    On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Creating content around specific keywords.
    • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
    • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
    • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
    • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
    • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


    What's off-page SEO?

    Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

    This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


    How quickly will I see results?

    If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

    If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


    Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

    Yes – but let’s qualify that.

    Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

    However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
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    • Profile picture of the author BillWilson
      Looks like you've spent a lot of time on this and would have some good advise. If you would have the time to look at our site and give some feedback, I'd much appreciate. We just lost a lot of our SERP when we launched new homepage (we put old one back) but haven't recovered at all. crazy4moneyclips.com. Thanks for any and all help you can provide.
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      Because we're Crazy 4 Money Clips

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    • Profile picture of the author Anas
      is there any relation between the PR of my back links sites ? such as any forum has higher PR than other forum has the first priority to me.
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      • Profile picture of the author mar99pan
        Originally Posted by Anas View Post

        is there any relation between the PR of my back links sites ? such as any forum has higher PR than other forum has the first priority to me.
        There are many relation between your backlink site with high pr.
        I have new ebook, it tell that you would better to get backlink from site with ( at least ) pr 6 up, it is better
        avoid get backlink from site with below pr6 . it is not so important to get up your page rank. If it posiible, you get backlink from google, yahoo, bing etc
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    • Profile picture of the author jingshenpr
      Thank you for your post.
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    • Profile picture of the author sharon.hodges
      This is great. I'm not just starting from scratch, but from itch. Thank you for taking the time to explain this stuff.

      Sharon
      Success facilitates more success!
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    • Profile picture of the author karthibala
      thanks for your valuable information about seo i got an clear view its good post.
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    • Thank you so much for this information!! Wow...it is extremely useful. Internet marketing is relatively new to me and the SEO information has definitely been beneficial.

      Much appreciated :0)

      Cassandra
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    • Profile picture of the author kimberama
      Thank you so much. You would not believe how much you just clarified for me. Happy Holidays.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ray01
      Thanks a lot Andy...
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    • Profile picture of the author pavan
      I am pavan. In my opinion it a very good site to know about the working of SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author mkiosberjalan
      This is a great basic guide. Thanks a lot. I need a simple summary like this....
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    • Profile picture of the author rabia1234
      Off Page SEO is also known as link building and it is SEO technique which is applies on the back of any web site.it contains following steps....
      Blogging,
      Forum posting,
      Classifieds adds,
      Blog commenting,
      Article submissions,
      Social media, etc....
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    • Profile picture of the author rakhi2012
      Amazing true information so thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexDen
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Introduction (SEO 101)

      What is SEO?

      SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

      In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


      What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

      While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

      SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


      What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

      Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

      The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

      This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

      SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


      What's on-page SEO?

      On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Creating content around specific keywords.
      • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
      • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
      • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
      • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
      • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


      What's off-page SEO?

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


      How quickly will I see results?

      If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

      If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.

      Nice post and information. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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    • Profile picture of the author mccormack

      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
      So I comment on someones high ranking page that is similar to my niche and just spam it with a key word and link to my site and do that to hundreds of sites?
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      • Profile picture of the author Monty82
        Can you elaborate on on page optimization.
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by Monty82 View Post

          Can you elaborate on on page optimization.
          What info do you want about it Monty?
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      • Profile picture of the author Monty82
        What are the factors that increase the page rank of a website?
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        • Profile picture of the author toman
          Originally Posted by Monty82 View Post

          What are the factors that increase the page rank of a website?
          Pagerank according to me is not a blog quality determining factor. Pagerank in fact according to me has nothing to do with a blog’s quality or power. Pagerank is totally based (as far as I have researched and read on other blogs) only and only on one thing i.e. the number of blogs linking to your blog and the pagerank of those blogs. So in short the entire concept of Pagerank revolves in and around links, number of links, quality of links, authority of links, pagerank of links, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author zareen2050
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Introduction (SEO 101)

      What is SEO?

      SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

      In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


      What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

      While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

      SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


      What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

      Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

      The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

      This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

      SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


      What's on-page SEO?

      On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Creating content around specific keywords.
      • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
      • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
      • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
      • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
      • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


      What's off-page SEO?

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


      How quickly will I see results?

      If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

      If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
      Thanks for Sharing such a valuable Post
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    • Profile picture of the author aadi144
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Introduction (SEO 101)

      What is SEO?

      SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

      In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


      What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

      While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

      SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


      What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

      Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

      The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

      This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

      SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


      What's on-page SEO?

      On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Creating content around specific keywords.
      • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
      • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
      • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
      • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
      • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


      What's off-page SEO?

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


      How quickly will I see results?

      If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

      If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
      can you give some more information about seo on-page and off-page seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author samshining
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Introduction (SEO 101)

      What is SEO?

      SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

      In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


      What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

      While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

      SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


      What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

      Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

      The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

      This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

      SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


      What's on-page SEO?

      On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Creating content around specific keywords.
      • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
      • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
      • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
      • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
      • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


      What's off-page SEO?

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


      How quickly will I see results?

      If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

      If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
      Thanks dear, it is really very useful information. I applied these SEO tricks to my Government Jobs website and it works very well. Thanks Again.......

      Samshining
      Shiningjobs.com
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      • Profile picture of the author farryn
        good information
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    • Profile picture of the author enjoysilk
      Thanks for given this necessary info.

      Thanks
      Jogender Singh
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    • Profile picture of the author admecii
      hello...
      seo is the most important thing for a website. If you want to show your website in search engine e.g. google, yahoo etc, you can do it only with the help of seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author antonybarros1
      hi,everyone
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      • Profile picture of the author exploremyschool
        Thank for sharing useful information about SEO, is there any other way to bring link up in google??
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    • Profile picture of the author e2 solutions
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post




      I would say mostly concentrating on Do follow links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sonu Singh
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Introduction (SEO 101)

      What is SEO?

      SEO = Search Engine Optimization, ie getting your site ranked higher so more people show up at your doorstep.

      In theory we’re interested in all search engines. In practice SEO = Google.


      What's the difference between SEO and SEM?

      While some people use SEO and SEM interchangeably, SEO (search engine optimization) is actually a part of SEM (search engine marketing).

      SEO refers to the process of using on and off page factors (typically free) to get your web pages ranked for your chosen keywords in order to get more search engine traffic to your sites. SEM takes it a step farther to include using paid search engine listings and paid inclusion to get more traffic to your websites.


      What's the difference between paid and organic search listings?

      Organic search engine listings are the main results users see when they do a Google search. The websites appearing in the organic listings appear because those sites are most relevant to the user’s keywords. Indeed, most of these sites appear in the top of the search engine results because the webmasters of these sites have used SEO tactics to ensure top rankings.

      The paid (or “sponsored”) listings usually appear on the top, bottom and to the right of the regular organic listings. Usually these are pay per click (PPC) ads, which means the website owner only pays when someone clicks on his ad (as opposed to paying for impressions).

      This isn’t an either/or game. Just because you do SEO doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t use PPC and vice versa.

      SEO is not free traffic, it takes time and/or money to get good organic rankings but in the long run it’s usually cheaper than PPC.


      What's on-page SEO?

      On-page SEO refers to the things you do on your own site to enhance it’s ranking in the search engines. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Creating content around specific keywords.
      • Formatting/designing your site so that the most important keywords are emphasized and appear near the top of the page.
      • Including the chosen keywords in meta tags.
      • Including the keywords in the navigation menu and other links.
      • Using your keywords in other parts of your site, such as the title of the page, the file name, etc.
      • Using related keywords on the site (see the question on LSI for more information).


      What's off-page SEO?

      Off page SEO refers to those things you do outside of your own web pages to enhance their rankings in the search engines.

      This is a glorified way of saying, “get links” and did I mention, “more links”.


      How quickly will I see results?

      If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.

      If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.


      Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?

      Yes – but let’s qualify that.

      Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.

      However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
      Very Very Thanks for this knowledge about SEO . I am new member on this site and , I liked this site is very helpful for me and other google user.
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    • Profile picture of the author carleywatson
      seo is a process to make a website according search engine.there are two types of seo.
      such as
      Off page seo or On page seo
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Other Factors ("Advanced" SEO)

    What other factors affect rankings besides backlinks?

    Where you’re getting your links, the quality of these links, the relevancy of these links, how many links you have and what keywords you’re using as the anchor text all affect your rankings. But there are other factors that affect your ranking, including but not limited to:
    • On page optimization factors – this is how well you’ve optimized your tags, content, formatting, keyword proximity, site map, and links on your web page. This also includes whether you use your keywords at the top of your page and in your “alt” tags (both good things).
    • Having a lot outgoing or reciprocal links pointing to “bad” sites (like link farms) – can negatively impact rankings.
    • Whether you have unique content (which the SE’s like).
    • How frequently you update your site. Faster isn't necessarily better. Check what ranks well for your niche and aim to match it.
    • Whether your domain includes your primary keywords.
    • Your domain’s age, reputation, IP address and whether it’s a top level domain (e.g., a .com is better than a .info although probably not by much).
    • Shady practices such as keyword stuffing or using text that’s the same color as the background can negatively affect your rankings. Only an issue if your site gets manually inspected and you don't have a legitimate reason for it.
    • Showing one page to the search engines and other page to visitors negatively affects your rankings. (Cloaking and doorway pages.)
    • Frames negatively affect your rankings.
    • Using content that the search engines can’t read, like audios, flash, videos, graphics (without alt tags), etc.
    • Whether you have a robots.txt file that tells the search engine bots to stop crawling or indexing your site.

    Does domain age help?

    Yes – search engines view older domains as more trustworthy, which means older domains may have a slight advantage. But this is only true if the older domain has a good reputation (e.g., it hasn’t been blacklisted, penalized or banned from the search engines).


    Why would I want to 301 redirect an aged domain?

    Google passes link juice/authority/age/ranking strength (call it what you like) from one domain to another if you do a 301 redirect on it.

    For the less tech savvy out there the 301 code means “permanently moved” and is a way to announce that your site that was once “here” is now “there”.

    The upshot of this is that you can buy an aged domain and “301” it to the site you’re trying to rank instantly passing on all that lovely ranking power that it’s acquired just by sitting in some domain squatters account for 10 years.

    Just make sure they do a domain push at the same registrar it was originally registered at or all these effects are lost.

    Also, you have to wait up to 2 weeks to see the benefits. They are not instant!


    What is rel="canonical"?

    If you have two or more pages with similar content, you can tell Google which is your preferred page to show in the search engine results. This is referred to as your “canonical” page. If Google agrees this designated page is the best version, it will show this preferred page in its index.

    To tell Google which page you want listed as the canonical page, add the following bit of code into the head section of the similar (non-canonical) pages:

    <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/filename.html"/>

    Naturally, you should replace the example.com/filename.html with your actual domain name and file name.

    For example…

    Example.com/file1.html is your preferred canonical page, the one you want displayed in the search engine results. You don’t have to add any tags to this site.

    Example.com/file2.html and Example.com/file3.html have similar content to example.com/file1.html. As such, you’d place the canonical code within the <head> tag of these two sites to tell Google that example.com/file1.html is the most important page.

    The most common reason to do this is to tell Google that these pages are all the same –

    Don’t go overboard with this and certainly don’t use it on stuff like paginated comment pages because they are “similar” but contain the same post. They contain enough unique content to be treated as unique and Google will start to ignore your legitimate canonicals if it finds too many instances of you misusing it.

    Yes, Google thinks it’s smarter than you, deal with it and move on.


    What's the truth about duplicate content?

    There is no duplicate content penalty when it comes to multiple sites. Otherwise, your shady competitors could just create near-clones of your site to make your site disappear. But that doesn’t happen. Indeed, run a search for a PLR article and you’ll likely see many SE results for that same article.

    TIP: Nonetheless, it’s better if you have unique content, rather than competing with others for the same keywords using similar content.

    What about duplicate content on your OWN site? In other words, what happens if you have two web pages with the same content but different file names? In that case, refer to the question on rel-canonical for instructions on how to deal with this.


    What is a doorway page/cloaking?

    Cloaking refers to showing one page to a search engine and a different page to your human visitors. Doorway pages are optimized pages that pull in SE traffic, but this traffic is immediately redirected (either manually or automatically) to a different page.

    Google and other search engines do NOT like these practices.


    What are meta tags?

    Meta tags are information that you put between the <head> tag of your web page’s source code. These meta tags primarily tell search engines and other user agents about your site’s content (description), keywords, formatting, title and whether you want the search engines to crawl (and index) the page.

    There are also some tags that are shown to the user, such as the title tag (which is the title that appears at the top of your browser).

    Note that the big search engines no longer take these tags into consideration when ranking your web pages (with the exception of the title tags). Some smaller and more specialized search engines still utilize the keywords and description tags when ranking and displaying your site.


    What is the "freshness" factor?

    Search engines such as Google prefer “fresh” (newly updated) web pages and content over stale content. That’s why when you first add content to your site – such as a new blog post – this page may sit high in the rankings for a while. Eventually it may sink to a more realistic ranking.

    It’s this “freshness factor” that allows your pages to get those higher rankings, even if the ranking is temporary. Thus updating your pages frequently can help push them to the top of the rankings.

    This is one of the primary reasons why you hear people talking about how “Google loves blogs”. Google doesn’t love blogs, Google loves regularly updated sites.


    What is a C-class IP and why should I care?

    A computer’s IP address is it’s address on the Internet. A C-Class block of IPs are ones which are next to each other. Links from the same IP have very limited value. Links from the same C-Class IP block have a little more value but still not much. Links from different C-Class IPs are worth the most.

    Not as important as it once was, especially when it comes to sites hosted on huge shared server clusters like those at HostGator/ThePlanet, BlueHost and others. The shortage of available IP addresses is driving this.

    Most importantly tons of domains all on the same IP or C-Class that all interlink are the fastest way to announce to Google that you’re trying to cheat the system. This may have worked a couple of years ago, now it’s just a flashing neon sign telling Google to deindex you.


    What is LSI?

    LSI is short for latent semantic indexing. This refers to different words that have the same or similar meanings (or words that are otherwise related). For example, “housebreaking a dog” and “housetraining a puppy” are two entirely different phrases, but they mean about the same thing.

    The reason this is important is because Google analyzes webpages using LSI to help it return the most relevant results to the user.

    For example, a page that has the keyword “housebreaking a dog” but NO other similar words (like housetraining, paper training, potty training, puppy, dogs, puppies, etc) probably really isn’t about housebreaking. End result: Google won’t rank it as high as a web page that does include a lot of relevant, related terms.

    What does this mean to you? When you create a web page around a keyword, be sure to also include the keyword’s synonyms and other related words.

    Pure LSI analysis isn't scalable enough to handle the volumes of data that Google processes. Instead they use more streamlined and scalable content analysis algorithms that have some basis in LSI and other related technologies. It also appears that this analysis is ongoing and not just a one time run through the system.

    Cliff Notes: Don’t write content that a drunk 4th grader would be ashamed of. Spend the extra couple of minutes to write decent stuff and you’ll be fine.


    Should I build links for human beings or the search engines?

    Both but make sure you know which one you’re going for at any point.

    If you want human beings to click the link then make sure your content high quality and worth that click.

    If it’s never going to be seen by a human then don’t spend a week writing a beautifully crafted piece of prose use automation or anything you can lay your hands on to get links fast.


    What is an XML Sitemap?

    This is a listing of all the pages on a website, along with important information about those pages (such as when they were last updated, how important they are to the site, etc). The reason to create a sitemap is so that the search engines can easily find and crawl all your web pages.

    This is really only important if you have a large and complex site that won't be crawled easily. A 10-20 page HTML mini-niche site doesn't really need one while a 20,000 page product catalog might benefit from one. Also avoid automating this on WordPress autoblogs since sitemap generation is a processor hog and can get you kicked off of shared hosting.


    What's the sandbox?

    The disappointment webmasters feel when Google's stupid algorithms don't appreciate their site. It can't be them so it must be Google's fault.


    What is robots.txt for?

    This is a file some include in some or all of their website directories. Search engine robots (bots) look at this file to see if they should crawl and index pages on your site, certain file types or even the entire site. An absence of this file gives them the green light to crawl and index your site.

    If you don’t want search engine bots to crawl your site, then create a robots.txt file in your root directory that includes this bit of code:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /

    You can also create a meta tag that keeps the search engines from indexing your site:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex">

    Important: Only “well behaved” bots read robots.txt so don’t use it to “protect” content on your site just to keep Google from indexing stuff. Most importantly be aware that malicious bots will look for pages you’re asking not to be indexed and go to them with priority to see why.


    What's a spamblog?

    A spamblog (or splog) is a blog used primarily to create backlinks to another site. Splogs tend to be populated with fake articles, commercial links and other garbage content.

    In other words, they provide little or no value to a human reader. As such, the search engines tend to de-index these sites once they discover them.


    What's an autoblog?

    An autoblog uses an automation tool to pull in content from other sources and post it on the blog. In other words, it’s an easy way to automatically and frequently update a blog.

    They are a great way to build foundation sites to provide link juice to your higher ranking, more competitive sites but a good way to get sites banned if you don’t know what you are doing.

    Most importantly there is a lot of discussion about how legal they are due to reproducing content. I’m definitely not going to get involved in that discussion and I ask you not to turn this thread into a flame fest discussing it.


    What's an "authority" site?

    An authority site is one that is seen as influential and trustworthy by search engines, and thus it tends to rank well. Authority sites tend to be well-established sites that have a lot of high-quality, relevant content as well as links from other authority sites,

    Obviously, getting your own website recognized as an “authority site” will boost your rankings. However, it’s also beneficial to get backlinks from these authority sites.


    What are "supplemental" results?

    These are results that are displayed in Google’s index after the main results – especially if Google’s trusted websites didn’t return many results. These supplemental results are no longer labeled as “supplemental” results. However, this secondary database still exists to index pages that have less importance, such as duplicate content on your site or orphaned pages.

    For example, if you have multiple pages on your site with the exact same content, then Google will index your most important page in the main index, and place the duplicate page in the supplemental index.
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    • Profile picture of the author dev12311
      Thank you very much Andy for valuable information
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    • Profile picture of the author Domenic Carlson
      I have now read a few articles which dealt with purchasing an aged domain. At face value it seems like it would be a good investment but I am wondering what the drawbacks might be. Other than retaining previous associations with the old content.
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    • Profile picture of the author yacubmk
      Thank you for the usefule info
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    • Profile picture of the author DonaldGreen
      i have a question about the autoblogs. i have a blog and i get a lot of trackbacks from autoblogs (if i understood correctly what autoblog is). they simply link to my content, copying everything on their own sites. i have to say they put the source in it so it might help me as backlinking.

      however i would like to know if this is good for me to accept on my site. should i allow these trackbacks on my side or not? can it do me wrong?
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexSafie
      Thanks a lot for sharing Andy!! this is what being a forum community is all about
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    • Profile picture of the author crg
      Andy,

      First, thank you for your informative posts. They are great! I had a question related to:

      What is a C-class IP and why should I care?

      A computer’s IP address is it’s address on the Internet. A C-Class block of IPs are ones which are next to each other. Links from the same IP have very limited value. Links from the same C-Class IP block have a little more value but still not much. Links from different C-Class IPs are worth the most.

      Not as important as it once was, especially when it comes to sites hosted on huge shared server clusters like those at HostGator/ThePlanet, BlueHost and others. The shortage of available IP addresses is driving this.

      Most importantly tons of domains all on the same IP or C-Class that all interlink are the fastest way to announce to Google that you’re trying to cheat the system. This may have worked a couple of years ago, now it’s just a flashing neon sign telling Google to deindex you.


      Will this same penalty occur with having multiple SUBdomains on the same IP that are interlinked?
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    • Profile picture of the author webdesign123
      Awesome content....thanks..
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    • Profile picture of the author sthomas
      I learnt a lot from this post and I'll definitely be using the 301 redirect. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author pratima
      Hello Sir,

      I have read this Article And i have little bit clear about seo field. Thanks For sharing your Thought.

      Thanks Again
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Google and Page Rank

    What is Page Rank?

    Page Rank (PR) is a numeric value from 0-10 that Google assigns to your individual web pages, and it’s a measure of how important that page is.

    Google determines this importance by looking at how many other high quality, relevant pages link to a particular page. The more links – and the better quality those links are – the more “votes” a page gets in terms of importance. And the more “votes” a site gets, generally the higher the PR.


    How often does Google update Page Rank?

    It used to be every 3 months but it’s becoming more and more erratic.


    Does PR matter?

    Yes and no.

    Originally PR was all that mattered in the search rankings but today that’s just not true since there are a myriad of other factors that Google considers when weighting who should appear where.

    That said, high PR is always worth having just don’t obsess over it.


    What is the "Google Dance"?

    When “stuff” changes the SERPs fluctuate, sometimes wildly. One day your site could be number 1 and the next nowhere to be seen. One of the main contributing factors to that is how Google sees your backlinks (which you’re consistently building, right?).

    Don’t obsess over it, just keep building and you’ll be fine.


    How does Google personalize my results?

    If you’re signed into Google, then Google keeps track of what search engine results you’ve clicked on. And even if you’re not signed in, Google keeps track of what results people who use your computer click on.

    Over time, Google starts to detect a pattern. For example, if you seem to always click on Wikipedia results, then Google will start showing you more Wikipedia results. If you always click on health results from webmd.com, then you’ll get more webmd.com results when you run a health-related search.
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    • Profile picture of the author zareen2050
      My Blogs page Is 3..Trying to increase it..Your post will be helpful in this regard
      thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author abuaslad
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Google and Page Rank

      What is Page Rank?

      Page Rank (PR) is a numeric value from 0-10 that Google assigns to your individual web pages, and it’s a measure of how important that page is.

      Google determines this importance by looking at how many other high quality, relevant pages link to a particular page. The more links – and the better quality those links are – the more “votes” a page gets in terms of importance. And the more “votes” a site gets, generally the higher the PR.


      How often does Google update Page Rank?

      It used to be every 3 months but it’s becoming more and more erratic.


      Does PR matter?

      Yes and no.

      Originally PR was all that mattered in the search rankings but today that’s just not true since there are a myriad of other factors that Google considers when weighting who should appear where.

      That said, high PR is always worth having just don’t obsess over it.


      What is the "Google Dance"?

      When “stuff” changes the SERPs fluctuate, sometimes wildly. One day your site could be number 1 and the next nowhere to be seen. One of the main contributing factors to that is how Google sees your backlinks (which you’re consistently building, right?).

      Don’t obsess over it, just keep building and you’ll be fine.


      How does Google personalize my results?

      If you’re signed into Google, then Google keeps track of what search engine results you’ve clicked on. And even if you’re not signed in, Google keeps track of what results people who use your computer click on.

      Over time, Google starts to detect a pattern. For example, if you seem to always click on Wikipedia results, then Google will start showing you more Wikipedia results. If you always click on health results from webmd.com, then you’ll get more webmd.com results when you run a health-related search.
      Google Page Rank formula :
      To calculate the PageRank for a page, all of its inbound links are taken into account. These are links from within the site and links from outside the site.



      PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + ... + PR(tn)/C(tn))


      In the equation 't1 - tn' are pages linking to page A, 'C' is the number of outbound links that a page has and 'd' is a damping factor, usually set to 0.85.


      In a simpler way :-



      a page's PageRank = 0.15 + 0.85 * (a "share" of the PageRank of every page that links to it)


      "share" = the linking page's PageRank divided by the number of outbound links on the page.
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    • Profile picture of the author matt282
      All very important stuff here!

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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Link Building Basics

    What is a backlink?

    This is when a third-party website links to your website. For example, if you write and submit an article to an article directory, then you’ll have an incoming link – a backlink -- from the directory.

    The search engines prefer one-way incoming backlinks from high-quality, relevant websites.


    What is anchor text?

    When you create a link, the anchor text is the clickbable part of the link. For example, in the phrase, “go to Google,” Google is the anchor text.

    The reason this is important is because you want to use your keywords as your anchor text on incoming links. So if you’re trying to rank for “gardening secrets,” then those two words should make up the anchor text for several of your backlinks.


    What is a do-follow/no-follow link?

    There are two types of “nofollow” attribute. The robots meta tag version –

    <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />

    Which tells (well behaved) bots/crawlers/spiders not to follow links on the page

    And the link attribute

    <a href=”http://www.google.com” rel=”nofollow”>

    Which tells search engines not to count the link in terms of ranking pages.

    In theory these links are worthless for boosting your search engine rankings. In practice you’ll often see some benefit, especially when mixed in with a load of dofollow links.

    Links are automatically “dofollow” in the absence of the rel=”nofollow” attribute. There is no rel=”dofollow” attribute.


    Types of backlinks?

    TBD


    Can paid links harm my ranking?

    Google’s official stance is that buying links is an attempt to manipulate rankings – and Google frowns on this practice.

    In reality, however, it’s very hard for Google to penalize you for buying links (and they wouldn’t be able to tell for sure anyway). Indeed, if there was a penalty, then you could destroy a competitor simply by purchasing links to their site and then reporting them to Google. Poof, competition gone.

    Of course it doesn’t work that way. As such, if there’s any “penalty,” it may just be that Google doesn’t “count” links from paid sources.

    TIP: Google does penalize the sites that are selling these backlinks – so if you buy backlinks, be sure that the backlinks aren’t coming directly from the penalized sites.


    Are reciprocal links bad?

    They’re not bad, per se, especially if they’re coming from relevant, high quality websites. However, one-way incoming links tend to be more valuable in terms of SEO.


    What is a one-way link?

    This is a non-reciprocal link. That means that Site A links to Site B, but Site B does NOT link back to Site A.

    The search engines prefer to see one-way links from relevant, quality sites.


    What is three-way linking?

    Three-way linking is a way for two webmasters to exchange links so that each person’s website gets a one-way link (rather than a reciprocal link).

    In order to make this work, at least one of the webmasters has to have a second site in the same niche. Here’s how it works:

    Webmaster 1 links his Site A to Webmaster 2’s Site B. Then Webmaster 2 links his Site C to Webmaster 1’s Site A.

    Thus Sites A, B and C all have one-way incoming links, like this:

    Site A -> Site B -> Site C -> Site A


    What is a site wide link?

    These are links that are found on every page of a website. For example, many people have a link to their “home” page (the index page) on every other page of their web site. That’s a site wide link.


    What is pinging?

    Pinging is informing web-crawling bots (such as search engines or directories) that you’ve updated the content on your web page. The goal is to get these bots to crawl and index your new content immediately.

    For example, if you post a new article on your blog, you can use pingomatic.com or pingler.com to inform multiple bots about this change.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zara Marie
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Link Building Basics
      What is a backlink?This is when a third-party website links to your website. For example, if you write and submit an article to an article directory, then you’ll have an incoming link – a backlink -- from the directory.The search engines prefer one-way incoming backlinks from high-quality, relevant websites.
      Hi. So you think backlink and inbound links are the same? I believe backlinks are links referring to a page which can either come from other pages within your website and outside. Inbound link is mainly from other websites. What do you think?
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    • Profile picture of the author njaman011
      Can you tell me what is the best website for SEO?
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        SEOMOZ.org
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by samshining View Post

          SEOMOZ.org
          What makes you think that's the best SEO website?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Advanced Link Building

    What is link velocity?

    This refers to how quickly you gain backlinks. For best results, maintain a consistent link velocity.

    Most importantly don’t build a load of backlinks (especially with fast indexation techniques) and then stop. Google sees this as a news article that was interesting for a short period of time but no longer relevant so stops ranking it. “Too many links” or “links built too fast” are rarely a problem but inconsistency is.


    Can I build links too fast?

    Yes and no. If you’ve got a brand new domain name and you fire up some of the more powerful link spamming automation software you’ll get you domain flagged quicker than you can say, “help me my site is gone”.

    If you’re building links manually or controlling your usage of serious spam software you’ll be hard pushed to build links too fast on any domain that’s already been aged a bit. Just be consistent.

    If you think you can build links too fast on any site here’s an experiment for you next time you’re having a slow weekend. Go out and buy the fastest, spammiest link building software you can lay your hands on and pick a Wikipedia article that currently ranks quite well. Go nuts. All you will do is strengthen its position.


    What is page rank sculpting?

    There are various techniques available to channel link juice through the links you actually want to receive it and thus rank them higher. In theory Google has corrected this but several experiments have shown this isn’t the case, although the actual PR passed through the links no longer gets affected.


    What is a link wheel?

    A link wheel refers to setting up multiple pages on multiple third-party websites (usually at least five) as a means of getting backlinks to your main site.

    You link these properties to each other, but not reciprocally. For example, you link your EzineArticles article to your Squidoo page, then link your Squidoo page to HubPages… and so on. Finally, you link each of these third-party pages to your main site.

    By using sites with a ton of content (and other SEOs backlinking them) you’re naturally tapping a bigger seem of link juice. Take advantage of this by writing high quality content for them so human beings follow the links as well since they will rank alongside your money site.


    What is a mininet?

    This is like a link wheel, except that you own all the sites that you’re linking together. You may link together a series of smaller niche sites, with each smaller site linking to your main site.

    For example, you might link your dog housetraining site to your dog obedience site, and then link your dog obedience site to a site about training dogs to do tricks. All of these smaller niche sites would then link to your main dog training site.


    What makes a good site for a link wheel?

    Web 2.0 properties and other websites that have a high Page Rank. The best ones are sites which you get a page that will be automatically linked to from all over the site. Article directories like EzineArticles are perfect for this since you get tons of internal links to kick things off with.


    What is link bait?

    This means “baiting” others into linking to your site. Typically, this means posting unique, controversial, extremely useful or otherwise entertaining content or tools so that others naturally link to your web page.

    In other words, you create and post viral content.


    What is a link farm?

    Link farms consist of large networks of sites whose sole purpose is to generate pages that can be used to link out to other sites that are actually worth something.

    They are pretty much essential to rank for more highly competitive keywords but don’t attempt this unless you really know what you are doing. Google is smarter than you!


    What is a footprint?

    TBD


    How do I search for footprints?

    TBD


    What is a proxy?

    A proxy server is one that sits between your computer and the Internet, and using one allows you to go online somewhat anonymously. If you get online using a Proxy, no one can trace your IP address back to you and your computer.

    For example, you can use a proxy to set up multiple EzineArticles.com accounts.
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    • Profile picture of the author orvn
      Thanks so much Andy. That was absurdly illuminating.

      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      What is a footprint?
      TBD
      How do I search for footprints?
      TBD
      Am I correct in assuming that an SEO footprint is sort of like evidence that I- as and SEO optimizer- leave behind when I mess with the system?

      For example, if I create a link wheel of a whole bunch of my sites, but they're all hosted on the same server set?

      Am I correct in assuming that I should be minimizing my SEO footprint so as not to be penalized by Google?
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        I also say thank you for all who post some tips and guide about SEO. I know that this can help me a lot in my website problems.
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    • Profile picture of the author roversin
      Hi i heard link building concept, but this Advanced link building concept is really such a new thing to learn in depth of link building factor. Yes really the link building concept is spinal cord of SEO. Nice informative to shared.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Indexation

    How do I get my site indexed?

    Don’t bother submitting your site through the traditional methods. The fastest way to get a site to appear in Google’s index is to create backlinks to it. Use social bookmarking sites to create lots of easy win links from sites that are spidered regularly and submit any RSS feeds you’ve got to directories.

    If you’re really keen to get indexed as fast as humanly possible –
    • Stick Adsense on your pages (even if you remove it later) as this forces Google to spider you.
    • Setup an Adwords campaign to your domain (Google has to spider you to determine your quality score).
    • Search for your domain name.
    • Perform site: and link: searches on your domain.
    • Visit your site using accounts with some of the most widespread ISPs (eg AOL) since their logs are used to find new content.
    • Email links to your site to and from a Gmail account.


    How do I get my backlinks indexed?

    The slow way is to wait for the search engines to naturally find them. The faster way is to ping the page after you leave a backlink. For truly fast backlinking social bookmark them or create RSS feeds with links in.


    How can I tell if my site has been visited by a spider/bot?

    By checking your traffic logs and statistics. Most traffic analyzing software will recognize and label the bots and spiders that crawl your site. You can also recognize these visitors manually, as the “user agent” is usually labeled something obvious, such as “Google Bot.”
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    • Profile picture of the author divyamusic2
      Where I can find Free Fast Approval Directory Submission Sites List?
      I am looking forward to reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Statistics and Monitoring

    What percentage of people click on the first listing in Google?

    Only Google knows for sure, but estimates range from about 40% to 50%. AOL once released their data, which suggested that 42% click on the first listing. “Heat map” studies tend to lean more towards 50% or more.


    How do I use Google alerts to monitor the SERPs?

    All you have to do is get a Google account and then go to Google Alerts. There you enter the keywords you want the tool to monitor the SERPs for, choose “comprehensive,” choose the frequency you want to receive the alerts and then enter your email address where you want to receive the alerts.

    Once you’ve completed those simple steps, you’ll get alerted when new pages that use your keywords appear in the search engines.

    You can also use this tool to monitor your backlinks as they appear in Google. Just enter this search term into the alerts field:

    link:www.yourdomain.com/filename.html

    Replace the above URL with your actual link, of course.


    How can I track the number of backlinks I have?

    There are a variety of tools available to you, such as using the Yahoo! Site Explorer, Google Webmaster tools (check the links report) and SEO Quake.

    Using these tools is preferable to searching directly in Google. That’s because searching manually generally yields only a sample of the sites that are linking to your site.

    Ultimately they’re all wrong! Don’t obsess about tracking these things just focus on building more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Keyword Research

    What makes a good keyword?

    A good keyword is one that your target market is searching for regularly. An even better keyword is one that’s not only searched for regularly, there’s also very little competition in the search engines. That means you have a good chance of ranking well for that keyword.


    How many people are searching for my keyword?

    You’ll need to use a keyword tool to find out the answer. Example tools include the Google keyword tool, WordTracker.com, MarketSamurai.com and any number of other similar tools.


    What is the "true" competition for a keyword?

    Forget all that rubbish you see in just about everyone’s WSO “proof” about how they outranked a bajillion other sites for some phrase or other.

    The only listings that matter are on page 1 so the only people you are competing with are on page 1. I would much rather compete with a billion PR0 unrelated sites than 10 PR9s that have been around over a decade and you should too!

    Find out the page rank for the top ten listed pages and find the number of backlinks they have. That’s your competition.


    What are long tail keywords?

    Highly niche searches. For example, “dog training” is a short tail keyword, while “how to train a deaf dog” is a long tail keyword.

    Long tail keywords tend to have less people searching for them than short tail words. On the other hand, they also tend to have less competition in the search engines, thus it can be easier for you to get top rankings for these words.
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    • What is the "true" competition for a keyword?

      The only listings that matter are on page 1 so the only people you are competing with are on page 1. I would much rather compete with a billion PR0 unrelated sites than 10 PR9s that have been around over a decade and you should too!
      Good post(s) Andy.

      As for the above, never a truer SEO word said.

      Phrase match, less than "x", competition, allintitle, yawn, could care less.

      Who's in positions 1-5 and can I whup them.
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        Very helpful thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author vrobinson57
      Thanks for the answer to the many questions about these topics and sub-topics. I have gained more understanding about how the search engine works, even though it is a very complex.
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    • Profile picture of the author reddy2011
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Keyword Research

      What makes a good keyword?

      A good keyword is one that your target market is searching for regularly. An even better keyword is one that’s not only searched for regularly, there’s also very little competition in the search engines. That means you have a good chance of ranking well for that keyword.


      How many people are searching for my keyword?

      You’ll need to use a keyword tool to find out the answer. Example tools include the Google keyword tool, WordTracker.com, MarketSamurai.com and any number of other similar tools.


      What is the "true" competition for a keyword?

      Forget all that rubbish you see in just about everyone’s WSO “proof” about how they outranked a bajillion other sites for some phrase or other.

      The only listings that matter are on page 1 so the only people you are competing with are on page 1. I would much rather compete with a billion PR0 unrelated sites than 10 PR9s that have been around over a decade and you should too!

      Find out the page rank for the top ten listed pages and find the number of backlinks they have. That’s your competition.


      What are long tail keywords?

      Highly niche searches. For example, “dog training” is a short tail keyword, while “how to train a deaf dog” is a long tail keyword.

      Long tail keywords tend to have less people searching for them than short tail words. On the other hand, they also tend to have less competition in the search engines, thus it can be easier for you to get top rankings for these words.
      Hi,

      If we dont have any Idea which keyword is suitable for my site, then how do we know?

      For example : i have a site sampleproposal.org, if I don't know how which keyword is perfect (perfect in the sense, good traffic), how to know that without knowing the keyword.

      Please don't suggest adwords or similar tools. my question is before starting a website how to search which keywords people are searching on a particular topic, so that later.. we can buy the domain and rank for those keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Official Stuff

    What is the official Google/Yahoo/Bing policy on SEO?

    The search engines encourage you to design your site and organize your content in a search engine friendly way. This includes proper use of meta tags, creating information-rich sites, including words on your site that your users are searching for, using site maps and more.

    However, they all strongly discourage any attempts to manipulate your search engine rankings, such as keyword stuffing, link spamming, cloaking and similar practices.


    Why doesn't Google tell me how many links I have?

    Google only shows a sample of backlinks, because generally it’s only webmasters who are seeking this information. As such, webmasters who know ALL of their competitor’s backlinks can just go and get links from the same sources (which may be viewed as manipulating the rankings). By only showing a sample, Google helps reduce this practice somewhat.

    They also make some claim about the amount of resources required to list all this information which I guess would be true if they didn’t have to have it stored for a million other reasons. Bottom line, they don’t want you to have it, get over it.


    Who is Matt Cutts?

    Matt Cutts is a Google employee specializing in SEO issues, and thus he’s seen as the authority on all things Google. He frequently talks about SEO practices, Google’s policies, link strategies and other Google issues. You can find his personal blog here.

    He’s an incredibly talented and influential individual but never forget that he has Google’s best interest at heart. Not everything he says can be taken as Gospel.


    Google webmaster tools

    Google offers webmasters a variety of free tools that allow you to do things like: submit your site map, get more info about how often the Google bot is crawling your site, get a report of any errors the bot found, see the internal and external links pointing to your site, determine how your URL is displayed in the SERPs, etc.

    You can access the full set of Webmaster Tools here.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Sol Radina
      Thank you this is very helpful!
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      Wow. That is all I have to say!

      Thanks
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      Matt Cutts discussed at SES San Francisco to talk on stage and answer questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Automation, Outsourcing and 3rd Party Stuff

    Can anyone guarantee a 1st place ranking?

    No. Because the search engines can and do change their algorithms, and because a third-party site may drop or change your links, no one can guarantee a first place ranking for a keyword.

    However, SEO experts can create high rankings – even first place – for certain keywords. They just can’t guarantee those placements, as the algorithms and third-party links are not under their control.


    What is a backlink packet?

    Instead of searching for high-PR, .edu, .gov and authority sites to place your backlinks, you can save time by purchasing a “packet” that lists these types of sites for you. These packets typically include “do follow”:
    • Blogs where you can make comments.
    • Forums where you can set up profiles.
    • Directories where you can post content and backlinks

    …and similar sites.

    The bonus of these packets is that they save you time since you don’t have to seek out these sites yourself. The downside is that sometimes the webmasters change their policies once they get an onslaught of these links. For example, the owner of a high-PR blog may change to “no follow” links or disallow comments altogether.


    I bought a packet of "high pr links" but all my links are PR0, what happened?

    Usually this is because the main page of the website – such as the main page of the forum – has a high PR. However, the actual place where you put your link – such as your profile page – is PR0 because you basically just created the page when you created your profile.


    What automation tools are there?

    There are a variety of tools you can use to help automate the SEO process, including:
    • Tools to structure your content in a search engine friendly way. (Hint: Content management systems and blogs like WordPress do this naturally, but you can also use SEO plugins to make your blog content even more search-engine friendly.)
    • Keyword tools.
    • Tools to automatically submit or update content, such as tools that submit to directories or tools that automatically update your social media content (such as ping.fm).
    • Tools that automate social bookmarking.
    • Tools that help automate tasks like building link wheels.
    • Tools to create content, such as article spinners, scrapers and autoblog tools.
    • Pinging tools (like pingomatic.com or pingler.com).
    • Tools that automate link-building, such as blog and guest book commenting tools.


    What SEO service should I use?

    This question is far too contentious for a forum FAQ like this so I’m not going to name specific services. Instead here’s some general advice on selecting SEO services.

    Don’t fall for hype about “ranking for the most competitive terms in the SEO industry”. SEO companies that do this are pouring their resources into this highly competitive game because of the PR boost its worth. Ultimately that cost has to go somewhere. Instead find SEO firms that focus on customer testimonials showing good results.

    Don’t get involved in “my links are better than your links” battles. Nothing annoys me more than seeing arguments about how so-and-so’s link packet is more effective than such-and-such’s. Just focus on building a large variety of links and you’ll be fine.


    What does an SEO host give me that a regular one doesn't?

    Multiple C-class IP addresses. So even if you host multiple websites with one host, you get different addresses. And that means you can build a mininet more easily without being detected.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carol Hansen
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Automation, Outsourcing and 3rd Party Stuff

      Can anyone guarantee a 1st place ranking?

      No. Because the search engines can and do change their algorithms, and because a third-party site may drop or change your links, no one can guarantee a first place ranking for a keyword.

      However, SEO experts can create high rankings – even first place – for certain keywords. They just can’t guarantee those placements, as the algorithms and third-party links are not under their control.


      What is a backlink packet?

      Instead of searching for high-PR, .edu, .gov and authority sites to place your backlinks, you can save time by purchasing a “packet” that lists these types of sites for you. These packets typically include “do follow”:
      • Blogs where you can make comments.
      • Forums where you can set up profiles.
      • Directories where you can post content and backlinks

      …and similar sites.

      The bonus of these packets is that they save you time since you don’t have to seek out these sites yourself. The downside is that sometimes the webmasters change their policies once they get an onslaught of these links. For example, the owner of a high-PR blog may change to “no follow” links or disallow comments altogether.


      I bought a packet of "high pr links" but all my links are PR0, what happened?

      Usually this is because the main page of the website – such as the main page of the forum – has a high PR. However, the actual place where you put your link – such as your profile page – is PR0 because you basically just created the page when you created your profile.


      What automation tools are there?

      There are a variety of tools you can use to help automate the SEO process, including:
      • Tools to structure your content in a search engine friendly way. (Hint: Content management systems and blogs like WordPress do this naturally, but you can also use SEO plugins to make your blog content even more search-engine friendly.)
      • Keyword tools.
      • Tools to automatically submit or update content, such as tools that submit to directories or tools that automatically update your social media content (such as ping.fm).
      • Tools that automate social bookmarking.
      • Tools that help automate tasks like building link wheels.
      • Tools to create content, such as article spinners, scrapers and autoblog tools.
      • Pinging tools (like pingomatic.com or pingler.com).
      • Tools that automate link-building, such as blog and guest book commenting tools.


      What SEO service should I use?

      This question is far too contentious for a forum FAQ like this so I’m not going to name specific services. Instead here’s some general advice on selecting SEO services.

      Don’t fall for hype about “ranking for the most competitive terms in the SEO industry”. SEO companies that do this are pouring their resources into this highly competitive game because of the PR boost its worth. Ultimately that cost has to go somewhere. Instead find SEO firms that focus on customer testimonials showing good results.

      Don’t get involved in “my links are better than your links” battles. Nothing annoys me more than seeing arguments about how so-and-so’s link packet is more effective than such-and-such’s. Just focus on building a large variety of links and you’ll be fine.


      What does an SEO host give me that a regular one doesn't?

      Multiple C-class IP addresses. So even if you host multiple websites with one host, you get different addresses. And that means you can build a mininet more easily without being detected.

      What does an SEO host give me that a regular one doesn't?

      Multiple C-class IP addresses. So even if you host multiple websites with one host, you get different addresses. And that means you can build a mininet more easily without being detected.


      But, Google knows you own all the domains, so does that not negate the linking and even ruin your mininet a bit? Just trying to figure out if C-class IP would be for me. I have a lot of sites to link together. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author rocco071
      I don't have 5 posts yet, but wanted to thank for this wonderful post!
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    • Profile picture of the author gambit75
      Hey Andy, thank you for breaking this down for us. It is very much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Glossary

    SEO: Refers to search engine optimization, which is the practice of using on-page and off-page factors to improve your search engine rankings.

    SERP: Refers to search engine results page. When a user enters a query into a search engine, the results are called the SERPs. You can also refer to specific pages of the SERPs.

    For example: “My website is on Page 3 of the SERPs for my keyword – how do I get it to Page 1 of the SERPs?”

    Spider/Crawler: This is a robot (bot) or computer program that search engines and directories send out to find and index pages across the web. It can only find pages that are linked to other pages. You can check your traffic logs to discover when and how often various spiders / bots / crawlers visit your site.

    Backlink: This is an incoming link pointing to your web page. Search engines prefer to see one-way backlinks (rather than reciprocal links) coming from high-quality, relevant websites.

    Anchor Text: When you create a link, the anchor text is the clickable part of that link. For SEO purposes, you should use your chosen keywords as your anchor text.

    LSI: Refers to latent semantic indexing, which is a way to analyze content to see if all content on a page is related. For example, if there is a page about swimming safety, you’d expect to see words like “water” and “swim.” Both of those words are different than the word “swimming,” but an LSI analysis will realize the content is related.

    Google uses LSI to help it return the best results to searchers. As such, be sure to use related words on your own pages. For example, if your page is about cats, then use the words: cat, cats, kitten, kitty and feline.
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      Some good info, but there are some items I don't agree with...

      "Your individual web pages should all fit under one main theme"

      You mean single themed sites like About.com, Yahoo Answers, Wikipedia, etc, etc, etc

      This kind of targeting is somewhat helpful with Adsense and for the impact of outbound links but doesn't seem to significantly affect search results for that site itself.

      "(e.g., a .com is better than a .info)"

      Search for...

      pagerank checker
      Noam Chomsky
      roman coins
      new york transit
      craft ideas
      regular expressions
      move your money
      etc.....

      It's all in the links, not the domain extension.

      "Having a lot outgoing or reciprocal links"

      Outgoing links are not a huge factor in and of themselves, but it's what they're pointing to. In fact, you might have a more authoritative site if you link out correctly.

      "How frequently you update your site"

      Not a significant factor in many cases. A lot of older sites haven't been updated in over 10 years and still rank well because their content is evergreen. Now, if you're doing a celebrity blog, you'll need to update like crazy.

      "using text that’s the same color as the background can negatively affect your rankings."

      Only a factor is a site is visually inspected and there are many cases where the use of this technique is legit, such as hiding TV/Movie spoiler information.

      "Just make sure they do a domain push at the same registrar it was originally registered at or all these effects are lost."

      Not necessary at all. Google doesn't appear to algorithmically track this. Otherwise, the old domain penalty problem you mentioned just above this wouldn't be a factor.

      "Links from the same IP have very limited value. Links from the same C-Class IP block have a little more value but still not much."

      Not as important as it once was, especially when it comes to sites hosted on huge shared server clusters like those at HostGator/ThePlanet, BlueHost and others. The shortage of available IP addresses is driving this.

      "Google analyzes webpages using LSI"

      Pure LSI analysis isn't scalable enough to handle the volumes of data that Google processes. Instead they use more streamlined and scalable content analysis algorithms that have some basis in LSI and other related technologies. It also appears that this analysis is ongoing and not just a one time run through the system.

      "The reason to create a sitemap is so that the search engines can easily find and crawl all your web pages."

      This is really only important if you have a large and complex site that won't be crawled easily. A 10-20 page HTML mini-niche site doesn't really need one while a 20,000 page product catalog might benefit from one. Also avoid automating this on WordPress autoblogs since sitemap generation is a processor hog and can get you kicked off of shared hosting.

      What's the sandbox?

      The disappointment webmasters feel when Google's stupid algorithms don't appreciate their site. It can't be them so it must be Google's fault.
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      • Profile picture of the author dburk
        Hi Andy,

        Wow, you put a bit of work into this post and I must commend you on your effort!

        I have to agree with bgmacaw on his tweaks of your answers. Some of your answers are spot on, others sorta right and many of your answers are just too vague to be useful in my opinion.

        When I have just a bit more free time I will try to add a few alternate answers with a wee bit more specific and useful information.

        Please don't take me wrong, you made an excellent start, but hope to add a bit more clarity in some of those answers.
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        • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
          Originally Posted by dburk View Post

          Hi Andy,

          Wow, you put a bit of work into this post and I must commend you on your effort!

          I have to agree with bgmacaw on his tweaks of your answers. Some of your answers are spot on, others sorta right and many of your answers are just too vague to be useful in my opinion.

          When I have just a bit more free time I will try to add a few alternate answers with a wee bit more specific and useful information.

          Please don't take me wrong, you made an excellent start, but hope to add a bit more clarity in some of those answers.
          Please do. I'm merely the caretaker of this project and not too proud to accept additions/edits as I've just done with bgmacaw's excellent work.
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          • Profile picture of the author SMS
            This is a sterling effort, Andy - and I hope that people appreciate the work that went into this.

            This compilation is much better than the majority of reports & ebooks that people pay good money for.

            Thanks a lot.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        Some good info, but there are some items I don't agree with...
        Thanks for your excellent additions. I've edited some in verbatim and others I've reworded to fit in. I've added you to a major contributors list in the OP rather than citing each individual addition, I hope all that's OK.

        If you'd like me to add your real name next to your screen name I'm happy to do that.

        The only one I didn't edit in is the comment about the 301 redirect. I've seen reasonable evidence to suggest that Google can and does track that and since there is very little additional effort in getting the domain pushed at the same registrar it's probably better to be safe than sorry.

        Thanks again,

        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
          Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

          The only one I didn't edit in is the comment about the 301 redirect. I've seen reasonable evidence to suggest that Google can and does track that and since there is very little additional effort in getting the domain pushed at the same registrar it's probably better to be safe than sorry.
          Having bought over 200 pre-owned domains, I've never seen any evidence that Google algorithmically tracks this. They may use it for visual inspections, testing and spot checks but it doesn't seem to affect the primary search algorithms at all. So, it may be 'safe' to switch registration but, then again, people switch registration information all the time for other reasons as well and an update will show on the registration record anyway.

          Basically, I see these domains hold on to or regain PR or remain penalized for wrong doings in the past.
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        • Profile picture of the author someshwar
          thanks for sharing your views.its great to know about press release and article submission.its a nice tool and working too good.i will surely try it.it so clear and simple too.it saves all ours time.keep up the good work.
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
          Originally Posted by ryanjoseph45 View Post

          sandbox is place where google keep new website and they hold it until the site not fulfill ranking criteria.
          It's not always new websites. It's a penalty against over-optimized sites. It's actually just a method of penalty.
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    • Profile picture of the author server102
      Thanks man its very informative
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    • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      Glossary

      SEO: Refers to search engine optimization, which is the practice of using on-page and off-page factors to improve your search engine rankings.

      SERP: Refers to search engine results page. When a user enters a query into a search engine, the results are called the SERPs. You can also refer to specific pages of the SERPs.

      For example: “My website is on Page 3 of the SERPs for my keyword – how do I get it to Page 1 of the SERPs?”

      Spider/Crawler: This is a robot (bot) or computer program that search engines and directories send out to find and index pages across the web. It can only find pages that are linked to other pages. You can check your traffic logs to discover when and how often various spiders / bots / crawlers visit your site.

      Backlink: This is an incoming link pointing to your web page. Search engines prefer to see one-way backlinks (rather than reciprocal links) coming from high-quality, relevant websites.

      Anchor Text: When you create a link, the anchor text is the clickable part of that link. For SEO purposes, you should use your chosen keywords as your anchor text.

      LSI: Refers to latent semantic indexing, which is a way to analyze content to see if all content on a page is related. For example, if there is a page about swimming safety, you’d expect to see words like “water” and “swim.” Both of those words are different than the word “swimming,” but an LSI analysis will realize the content is related.

      Google uses LSI to help it return the best results to searchers. As such, be sure to use related words on your own pages. For example, if your page is about cats, then use the words: cat, cats, kitten, kitty and feline.
      Nice stuff, i really like this
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      Wow breath taking and valuable information..!

      Go warriors..
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      Thanks for sharing this wonderful info! I think all people who are new to SEO will benefit from this!
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      You have written a well detailed information about SEO. I don't really knows SEO previously. But after reading this, I get the idea. Thanks!
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        Originally Posted by Zzz View Post

        thanks , new here
        Hey Zzz. welcome to the Warrior Forum. You're hanging out with the 'Big Boys' now :-)

        There is a lot of awesome advice here. To find it you have to take your time and go through each section of the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    That's a heck of a powerful thread.

    Kudus to you Andy!!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    Now that is a ton of valuable information and a lot of work you put into it. Greatly appreciated Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author williamsam
      Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

      Now that is a ton of valuable information and a lot of work you put into it. Greatly appreciated Andy
      Yeah kim u r right this is very good information it certainly help lot to all as far as SEO is concerned
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobo82
    Hey Andy,

    Thanks so much for a detail explantion on SEO. I know we all appreciate it especially those of us who are just babies waiting to grow. Thanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author dhoste2
    Great resource, but one of my panging questions is where should one begin in link building...meaning how should I go about asking people for high quality links without looking like spam?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Good stuff Andy. It should really help with the wild west opinions going on in the forums. Lot of solid SEO advice there. The only issue I would lightly take exception to is the whole nofollow thing. There is a whole lot of debate on this and alot of people are greatly misled into running down no follow links or buying packets with them because sellers find it easier not to filter.
      I have yet to see anyone present evidence that the theory isn't a reality and that Google really doesn't follow the links as far as counting them toward serps.

      but still thats alot of work and appreciated.



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  • Profile picture of the author cloteria
    How about strategies to in doing SEO..
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    • Profile picture of the author Rajforum
      Thank you for your post
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  • Profile picture of the author WFmark51
    Some TERRIFIC info there, Andy.
    Thanks a Bunch !

    I'm searching forums and reading Lots.
    There are still some terms that (I think) are Very Basic:

    Somebody please define:
    A Landing page: A visitor “lands” on a “landing” page, but is that simply a website page? What is different about it?
    Is a “money page” where the visitor would actually buy something? What about in affiliate marketing?
    What’s a ”static” website?
    I know about “bookmarking” a website when in my Firefox browser, but how does that apply in the affiliate marketing business?
    What’s a "hop"?
    What is to “submit an RSS feed”?
    What’s a Sub blog and a Master blog?
    What’s a “feeder” site?

    Again, Thanks Very Much for this post.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author grafx77
      Hi Vipin,
      On Page Optimization is a technique by means of which your web page gets a high ranking on various Search engines like yahoo, Google, MSN etc. On page factors are directly related to the content and structure of the website. It is the term that describes the necessary changes made on a site to increase its presence online.
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    • Profile picture of the author perpetualmike
      A Landing Page or Squeeze Page is used by marketers to
      get people on their mailing lists.

      Usually you give something away for free in exchange for
      an email address, then you can email these folks with content
      and eventually with your offer.

      If you are an affiliate marketer, you can capture names and
      use content to warm the prospect to your offer

      Hope this helps

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  • Profile picture of the author mikejeckson
    Wow!!!!

    Thanks for sharing really good SEO questions....
    And Please keep sharing it.....
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  • Profile picture of the author mozesteven
    Thank you. I found your post is very helpful.

    Regards,
    Mozes
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  • Profile picture of the author 24kWing
    Andy,

    Thanks for taking the time to put together this very informative thread. I'm sure many people will profit from the hard work and time you put into this.

    Also, you did a great job keeping it easy to read (not to technical) for newbies.

    Great Job!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jaquin
      I am Jaquin from India.it`s good information to the SEO Services this is benifit for me and all friends of mine.thanks !
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  • Profile picture of the author Rocket web
    Absolutely, I am completely new to this, but I could read all of it in one sitting. Thank you very much.
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    Now I understand that Google does personalize results even if I'm not logged in any google account.
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  • Profile picture of the author vinild
    Thanks for your post. It was very useful. I have one question, one of my sites has several back links, I am sure it has more than 10 but when I checked it's ranking on alexa, it says, there was only 1 out bound link. Any reason why?
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    • Originally Posted by vinild View Post

      Thanks for your post. It was very useful. I have one question, one of my sites has several back links, I am sure it has more than 10 but when I checked it's ranking on alexa, it says, there was only 1 out bound link. Any reason why?
      May be, Alexa just counts the do follow backlinks and neglect no follow, or many websites that count backlinks are not updated and they give their database results often, I mean, they have their database updated on all the search queries and only update their database on the real time data sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author searchmanagement
    Two kinds of optimization followed in SEO. First method is on page and second one off page. Off page refers to web site optimization techniques and implementations that help web page search engine ranking and that are not implemented directly on the page. In on page optimization we make changes with coding part of web page that affects its ranking on SERP. Update contents, Meta tag, title, description, keyword, h1...h6, canonical etc... and internal linking. Good quality content and links are important in SEO...they are complimentary to each other. And also content and links are required for a website to rank well in Google. If you have good content and have done your on page optimization well you can expect to rank well in yahoo and Bing, but Google takes into account backlinks more. So make good inter linking also do forum posting, comment posting and article its very helpful for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author javabeane77
      Hi Guys -

      This is my first post.

      WOW! A very, very, very incredible resource!!

      The Big G is changing the game.

      Here'a some questions for you.

      I think all of us are thinking about this stuff, especially the small details and especially now that Google is changing our ability to locate and develop niches by changing their SERP algorithms. If anyone can answer this, we'll all benefit!

      Is it more effective, from a Google ranking perspective, for my domain name to exactly match a highly searched, exactly-worded keyword phrase compared to a domain name that only contains that keyword and also contains other keywords? For example, for the keyword "coffee" - would coffee.com be ranked any different than coffee-is-good.com if both websites were identical in all other ways?

      Are domain names that contain exact keyword phrases useful and effective in regard to improved Google ranking only when the domain and the webpages that are in that domain are together on the same hosting platform? In other words, if I submit the GoDaddy URL to Google, will it consider the GoDaddy-URL-domain-name or will it consider the name of the webpage that it is forwarded to? And, if I make the webpage name match the domain name, is that as effective as when the domain and the webpages that are in that domain are together on the same hosting platform?

      Best, Steve Downing

      Originally Posted by searchmanagement View Post

      Two kinds of optimization followed in SEO. First method is on page and second one off page. Off page refers to web site optimization techniques and implementations that help web page search engine ranking and that are not implemented directly on the page. In on page optimization we make changes with coding part of web page that affects its ranking on SERP. Update contents, Meta tag, title, description, keyword, h1...h6, canonical etc... and internal linking. Good quality content and links are important in SEO...they are complimentary to each other. And also content and links are required for a website to rank well in Google. If you have good content and have done your on page optimization well you can expect to rank well in yahoo and Bing, but Google takes into account backlinks more. So make good inter linking also do forum posting, comment posting and article its very helpful for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author agraj2
    From now this page is my Bookmarked page, and ill share it with my friends to learn complete about SEO strategies and all related factors by which we can improve our knowledge.


    thanks for posting these multiple pages combined in single one.
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    what is the cpa how is work tunde
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  • Profile picture of the author Ulumma
    The first time I posted a thank you note to this section especially the last book in the recommendation, I had clicked the option of quote message in reply. My post was not posted because I had not done sufficient number of posts to warrant this type of attachment. I was advised to remove the link and resubmit but there was nowhere for me to click to remove the option. So I had to log out to now come back. Does anyone know how to do this with less pain?

    Thanks for this post - I find it very useful especially the last book in the recommended list of three.
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    • Profile picture of the author farryn
      How can i improve my seo techniques?
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    Great Stuff!
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    woww.. thzx so much for ur information.. helped me alot
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr 2steps
    Thanks for the top quality information
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      That is by far the best post I've seen about SEO. Thanks for the info
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    • Profile picture of the author Edk
      Andy, I want to be as helpful as you. Thanks very much
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    • Profile picture of the author Otunba272
      wonderful information for a starter like me
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  • Profile picture of the author Belinda Jane
    As someone starting out, this is a fantastic resource - thank you!
    Belinda
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    • Profile picture of the author Quiny
      Can anyone tell me if a site such as netshoppers.com could ever be SEO friendly despite being so image heavy. I am developing a similar site and wonder if article marketing or shopping guides on the site would boost it significantly or whether it is held back by the lack of product text. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author bryansmith1
      Awesome post .Thanks for sharing this useful information. This post is useful for everyone for newbies like me
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    • Profile picture of the author roy13
      You have a lot of things going on but you're right. optimizing the content you have before off page optimization really matters.


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    • Profile picture of the author Submission Zone
      Thanks for this useful thread.....really powerful and help ful
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    • Profile picture of the author signity
      Its really awesome collection and definitely informative for all of us. I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks Andy for sharing this with us!
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      What a great effort, I really appreciate what you've done. Thank you so much for the information.
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    • Profile picture of the author jibjam
      thanks a lot , u done great work. now SEO is no problem for me again thanks thanks thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author oskosh inc
      Great educative post,I have learnt a thing or two.
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      Plz tell me some benefits of article posting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitel
      This post can really help to us, very useful too.

      Lot of thanks man.
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    • Profile picture of the author Uncleflag
      Thanks Andy... I believe most newbies have no idea how much value is in this post. This stuff takes years to truly understand
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    • Profile picture of the author ankita shukla
      seo is an interesting topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author janfav
      I am very amazed and excited that in this forum people are willing to share such information very freely. i am very excited and thankful. the information is very great, and also quite easy for any lay man to understand, i did not have time to go through the whole of it, but trust me, i will surely go through it later and read the whole blog, it is very informative and helpful at the same time.

      I am very encouraged. Thanks so much for the information. i am a new learner of internet marketing and your blog just boosted my understanding to another level. i am very grateful.

      I just love warrior forum, i learned about it last month in March, its very inspiring, with mature and serious people. i wish i had joined it earlier, but i had not learned about it then.

      Regards
      Janfav,
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    • Profile picture of the author aminwasu
      Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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    • Profile picture of the author synard
      Awesome! I just finished reading it all and i can say that this really made me learn many things about seo. Thank you for compiling them this really helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Schneider
      Thank You this has put the most relevant information on this subject right in my hands. So I'm printing it out and sticking it in my binder. I appreciate the time you took to gather this information and present it in a very straight forward way...!

      Very Best Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author godwinsam
      I am starting my career in SEO. This is a great collection for me.It helped me a lot to have molre knowledge about my job.Thanks a lot Sir.
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    • Profile picture of the author briancox676
      Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author ktshoppe
      Tons of useful information. Doorway pages is a bit confusing. Is it not spam as appearing as one thing to visitors and another thing to search enginges?
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    • Profile picture of the author trunghuce
      Great thanks for sharing that.
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    • Profile picture of the author owencooper
      This is a fantastic post I have bought WSO with only a fraction of what you have posted here. A very valuable resource Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author frankpoku
        Thanks for this great SEO report. This can easily sell for $27 or so.
        The fact that you've given out for free says much about you, Andy.
        Waiting for your WSO.
        Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author eswari
      Great post...I really thank for who are all posting this valuable information..
      What i was searching i got it here..
      Thanks you so much...
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    • Profile picture of the author janetjay
      Hot Tip: I recently created a new site for a client, put the Google +1 icon on there, asked my friends on facebook to take a look, share on facebook and click the Google +1, site was indexed within 3 hours in on the front page of Google at number 7.

      Then went to Fiverr, paid a reputable person 5 bucks to add 33 legitimate clicks on the Google +1 icon - reached number 3 on Google the next day. That's pretty fast.

      With Google looking to use +1 as ranking criteria, if you haven't already installed the icon or plugin, I highly recommend you do that today.
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      • Profile picture of the author grangonzo
        Originally Posted by janetjay View Post

        Hot Tip: I recently created a new site for a client, put the Google +1 icon on there, asked my friends on facebook to take a look, share on facebook and click the Google +1, site was indexed within 3 hours in on the front page of Google at number 7.

        Then went to Fiverr, paid a reputable person 5 bucks to add 33 legitimate clicks on the Google +1 icon - reached number 3 on Google the next day. That's pretty fast.

        With Google looking to use +1 as ranking criteria, if you haven't already installed the icon or plugin, I highly recommend you do that today.
        Do you really think it will be a ranking criteria will all the servies selling +1 to thousands of sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author mtntgr
      Hi,

      I work in new SEO Dept at a fairly large hosting company -
      which shall remain unnamed for soon to be obvious reasons.

      Although I have been getting multiple page one rankings for sites I am responsible for it has been waaaaaay harder than it should be.
      Some of the reasons for that -
      • seo was never even considered when the company started
        (on any level)
      • server guys (to this day) remain hostile and drag their feet on any suggested improvements
        e.g.- no php (accessible on user level), no ftp, no plan for (or even understanding of the concepts of seo writing, backlinking, etc, etc...)
      • churning out of duplicate sites and using randomly generated file-extensions and filenames to "fool the engines" -
        I kid you NOT.
        e.g.- index753.php,indexHH589.asp, etc...
        all being identical html pages aside from the filenames
      • in short -
        the organizational level and complete lack of forethought brings to mind the phrase -
        "...couldn't organize a p###-up in a brewery..."
      • but still takin' dat $$$ from the customers :rolleyes:
      In short its been an uphill battle, and without what I've learned here and elsewhere - I would just give up on the whole project.
      But I try to help to customers - as best I can....

      My Question:
      I'm thinking that this must be addressed server-side, but would love to be proven wrong (e.g.- link rel="canonical").

      I'm pretty sure the SEs would consider them 2 separate sites and ignore any attempt by the customer's site to say otherwise.
      (And the volume of sites involved is HUGE.)

      In closing - HELP!!!

      Thanks,
      mtntgr

      PS. Not much hope of the company addressing this issue anytime soon - as management lives in -
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    • Profile picture of the author quyasspk
      such summarized concepts really helpful for beginners.I really appreciate this effort
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    • Profile picture of the author jmontalto21
      Excellent advice. Well thought out and very helpful.

      Social bookmarking ezine articles and squidoo is something I am going to try.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalvision
      thank you about SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author Priya12
      Thanks you for this information.
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    • Profile picture of the author myiphoneapp
      informative and interesting thread on SEO activity, thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author joshuasoena
      Hi

      I am new to seo. From your post i came to know that what is SEO and how it is useful to websites. Thanks for sharing such valuable post.It helped me a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
      We must appreciate your effort, provide detail explanation about SEO, such inspirational insight. Thanks for posting
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    • Profile picture of the author seofirst8
      Hey Andy,

      You share very rich information about SEO in detail. Many people around us are not aware properly what SEO is and how it is useful for business? This is going to help out a lot to all including SEO experts.

      once again I will thank you to pass on very useful peace of information. Keep us updated with new topics about SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bshellz
      Brilliant simply brilliant. The info you provided is laid out very well. Thanks alot Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author hotelsindubai
      Hello Everyone!

      I am new too this forum but i not in SEO. I would like to thanks for this great stuff. these are really helpful and informative post. thanks for the shared with us i appreciate it..
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    • Profile picture of the author regenesis
      Information provided here is simply great. It really helped me getting my fundamentals cleared.

      Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
      Great source of information here especially for SEO beginners here, Bundle of thanks for providing such detail in an explicit way.
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    • Profile picture of the author vitun
      Now that is a ton of valuable information and a lot of work you put into it. Greatly appreciated
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      This is a lot of fantastic information for a newbie like me
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      Very useful stuff. As I want my site on top of Google ranking so, this post will help. Thanks,
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      wow... good stuff here.This was actually an interesting subject I’m looking for more info on this topic.i will be waiting for your further updates.
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    • Profile picture of the author warnerbob18
      SEO is about to make rank of your web product on different search engines, its not about to only make rank its all about to get rank on main pages of search engines.There are sevral techniques to get ranked on main pages of search engines. But most oftenly it is categorized in two categories:
      1.On page optimization,
      2.Off page optimization.
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    • Profile picture of the author seobyindia
      This FAQ is the result of a brain storming session between myself a couple of other Warrior SEOs. It's my way of giving something back to this great forum and sharing some of the useful stuff I've learned.

      Please note: It's incomplete. I'd never intentionally leave anything out but I'm bound to have missed stuff. Please ask away in the thread and as well as posting to answer your questions I'll update the main FAQ sections as we go.
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    • Profile picture of the author worldsystemperu
      Such a great information, that will helps to achieve targets that i have setup in my mind. Extremely thanks.
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      These are very useful and informative questionnaire. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author atcomaartltd
      This guide lines for SEO is very helpful and useful for different SEO activities. Thanks for sharing all such nice stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author hirithk
      hai
      thank u very much sir for valuable information. it had helped me as i am fresher in seo industry.
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    • Profile picture of the author gaylordellis
      Really very valuable information for the new users who want to learn about the SEO.I have copied all the data in my PC for further use.Thanks for such a nice information.
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    • Profile picture of the author seoforu
      hi, there is lot of question related to seo but i have a question, i asked many other people but cannot find in right way. if you have the answer please share
      Qus: what is the difference between robot.txt and robot met tag?

      please help

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      • Profile picture of the author ryanoryan
        Robot txt applies to the whole site, whereas a robot meta tag applies to the individual page.
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      Thanks Belinda awesome information! I am gooing to start my very first site and these information is enough to get me high.
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      Thanks for that - great read for us new to the game...
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelvadal
      Wow I was really very thankful that you have posted this thread it would be a good resources for fellow warriors like me who are just starters on SEO.

      Thanks Andy
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      Thanks for share very useful information.
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      Very nice sharing .
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    • Profile picture of the author bookmarking143
      Here is the list of 30 latest & frequently asked technical SEO.

      1. Which are the most important area to include your keywords?

      – Page title and Body text are the most important areas where we can include keywords for the SEO purpose.

      2. What are webmaster tools?

      – Webmaster tools is a free service by Google from where we can get free Indexing data, backlinks information, crawl errors, search queries, CTR, website malware errors and submit the XML sitemap.

      3. What is the best way to maximize the frequency of crawling of your website by search engines?

      – Frequently adding new, original and quality content on the website.


      4. What is the best criterion to identify the value of a backlink?

      – The authority of the domain, quality of the content on the page where the backlink is provided and then the page rank of the website.

      5. What is keyword proximity?

      – Keyword Proximity is a measurement criteria of the closeness of the keywords within the Page Title, Meta Description and Body Text.

      6. What is keyword prominence?

      – Keyword prominence is the location of the keywords in the page title, meta description and body text

      7. Difference between exit rate and bounce rate?

      – Bounce rate is the percentage of people who leaves a particular website just after visiting a single page on this and exit rate refers to the percentage of people who leaves from a particular page.


      8. What are Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors?

      – Crawl errors provides the information about the URL’s of your website which are not accessible but linked from somewhere.

      9. What is a landing page?

      – A landing page is a page in the website which is designed to attract the visitors to contact/subscribe/buy a service or the product by reading few lines of important information about that particular service or the product on that page.

      10. How to handle the duplicate page in the website?

      – using canonical tag.
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    • Profile picture of the author manishmaharjan3
      Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the fastest growing marketing approach for the businesses. It is the most efficient form of promotion because it matches an active lead to your website at the right moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author innpacked
      It is a very unique and independent platform where you can learn everything about SEO. please guys post more information in this thread. thanks lot it really helpful for some of term i heave heard first time.
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      Thank you for helping this newbie out!
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      Thanks for your valuable post.
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      Thanks Andy for this huge informative and valuable description about all things related to SEO.
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      Thanks for plenty of SEO information
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    • Hello!
      I read your all's comments and I also learn more about SEo.
      Thanks all.
      But I wanna know more about SEo.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cloud Strike
        Originally Posted by emam hossain razib View Post

        Hello!
        I read your all's comments and I also learn more about SEo.
        Thanks all.
        But I wanna know more about SEo.
        One of the best documents available, in my opinion: "Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide".
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        • Profile picture of the author Korendir
          Originally Posted by Cloud Strike View Post

          One of the best documents available, in my opinion: "Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide".
          Thanks! That was useful
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      This post really contained a great stuff. This informative text really helps me to do a great SEO thus getting higher search engine ranking & maintain the visibility in the market.
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    • Profile picture of the author ahxnccj
      I was looking of such like post that i have found here. So much informative post about SEO. I have a lot of sites for doing seo. So this post made me easy to do seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crannyde
      It is really a good and useful information for the person who going to learn SEO for the first time. Thanks..
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      This stuff help me a lot improving my knowlegde about seo and link building.Thanks guys i apreciatte your effort.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aarav
      Andy Fletcher... you had done such a great job here where beginners able to get full knowledge about search engine optimization and aware from all the techniques of search engine optimization. I really appreciate your work.
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    • Profile picture of the author makemyvacation
      Yes, there are various frequently asked questions, to begin with i would like to ask mainly about
      What is Search Engine Optimization?
      What is Search Engine Marketing?

      Other questions to be asked are :-

      How to measure social media
      What directories should we submit to?
      Are directory submissions worthwhile?
      Can SEO be automated?
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    • Profile picture of the author rajivwebads
      Awesome Post,will be very useful for the SEO newbies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hearlessex
      Excellent effort. A fantastic resource of SEO for all. In a single page, one is getting all of seo. I salute!
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      I see its great , well Done !
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    • Profile picture of the author fronpy
      This is a perfect reference for SEO. IS there any book that can explain all that matter in detail?
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      • Profile picture of the author jyotsna
        Originally Posted by fronpy View Post

        This is a perfect reference for SEO. IS there any book that can explain all that matter in detail?
        webmasters please suggest should i create a account on pingler or just start pingling withoiut log in..
        looking forwrad for a reply..!!
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    • Profile picture of the author jyotsna
      very helful post for all the bloggers..
      however some tips were beyond i ever heard or read..
      thanks for sharing it..!!
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    • Profile picture of the author justinkemp99
      The only tutorial you will ever need to learn about the basics of Seo. The time and effort you invested in sharing this resource really paid off. Most of the Newbies visiting this forum would be benefited by this resources which I think will answer most of their queries.
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    • Profile picture of the author jellybelly12
      Online marketing is on boom and thus SEO is becoming more and more famous as everyone wants to rank top of the Google.
      This post is very beneficial for those who have interest in SEO field and by reading this post they will surely get benefited.
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      • Profile picture of the author bougalo
        Originally Posted by rochell View Post

        Internal linking involves getting your web pages interconnected with each other. Made up of links, the Internet allows you to navigate not only from web site to web site but from web page to web page on your own web site—your internal links. Consequently, you want to spend some time developing SEO-rich text that will help you rank high on browser search pages, but will also direct visitors to your web site to explore other pages of your site. The longer you manage to keep a browser focused on your website, the more likely you are to make a conversion.

        Internal Link Building Involves SEO-Rich Content

        Internal linking is just one of the many methods that SEO professionals use to help you produce well-written relevant content that is not only informative and interesting but optimizes your web pages to attract visitors by helping your site appear in the top of page rankings. Search engine spiders/crawlers are programmed search out your internal links so your site appears higher up on page ranking searches. Consequently, interlinking your web pages through internal linkage within your site will help your website rank higher and drive visitors to your website.

        Most web users are inpatient to find what they are searching for. By optimizing the pages within your business’ website, linking your pages and using specific key words and key phrases in your web content pages, blogs, articles, videos, graphic descriptions to build internal links, you guarantee that your website will be very visible and attract the clients and customers who will want what you have to offer.

        Websites with well-written, SEO-rich web pages will make it more convenient for users to locate the quality information and relevant content right in the pages of your one website. And, as an additional bonus, your website will help search engines filter through your site, locate the key words or key phrases that you need it to find and rank your site in top position on browser page ranking. Such successful ranking is all about what you publish in your website, how it is structured and how your internal links interconnect. Always remember that no matter how old some of your web pages may be, creating internal links to any and all of those pages will increase your visibility on the Internet. Take the time to always interlink new pages on your site to others.

        Creation of inbound and internal links is a sure-fire method for improving your ranking on the Internet. Thus, more backlinks, inbound links and internal links will result in more traffic to your website of people truly interested in your product or services. The advantage of internal linking is that you as the website developer/owner have full control over your anchor text and content. Consequently, your ability to create SEO-rich internal links will ultimately result in more visitors to your site and more sales for your business.

        Contact SOAP Media for All Your Internal Linking for SEO Assistance

        If you need help with SEO-rich internal linking assistance, contact the social media networking experts at SOAP Media for all your internal website linking needs.
        Google will sure love this optimization strategy. Thanks for sharing
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    • Profile picture of the author aaronbenny
      This is a detailed explanation of SEO. One can acquire good knowledge through this forum. Thanks a lot for sharing this.
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      Really a great information....thanks for doing such a good job...
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    • Profile picture of the author avgadvertising
      I want to know about Alexa rankings I mean how does it work...how to get rankings and reputation in Alexa..
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      • Profile picture of the author ricoramiro
        Originally Posted by avgadvertising View Post

        I want to know about Alexa rankings I mean how does it work...how to get rankings and reputation in Alexa..
        The Alexa Traffic Rank will show how popular a site is compared to yours, including Reach, Pageviews and more.

        Search Analytics will show you which terms your competition is using to get traffic.

        The Audience data will show you what kind of visitors your competition is attracting.

        The Clickstream data will show you where your competition is getting traffic from affiliate programs and partners.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vamp1re
      Yes Its Use Full Info Realy Good thanks all , please share more useful info...
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    • Profile picture of the author seophalanx
      This is very informative thread. Its very helpful mostly for SEO beginners. Thanks for sharing such knowledge tips.
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    • Profile picture of the author blueincome
      Basically, SEO is the way to manage your site becomes useful site. In general, SEO divides into two parts namely on page SEO and Off page SEO. On page SEO focuses to manage your site by optimizing the contents of your site such as managing template, category, tag, title, heade, writing articles, etc. In addition, Off page SEO focuses on managing your site by optimizing link building. To manage your site, Off page SEO service will put backlinks and spread into some directories like forum, social bookmarking, edu., wiki, 2.0, etc. Thank for share
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  • Profile picture of the author czeof
    thank you for explanation
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    Does SEO applies on Sub Domains?
    Must Answer
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  • Profile picture of the author depians
    thank you. it's really helpful for me as a beginner.
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    I am very thankful with all the information, it made me so inspired to do it
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  • Profile picture of the author raphnexx
    Great post.What a summary of basic and advanced SEO information.
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    thanks for the info..its a great help to me..its something new to me and will implement this to my site
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  • Profile picture of the author Jinil Sung
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    Thanks Andy!!! It is great. Now I feel very comfortable on SEO.
    It is feeling like I am ready to sink into SEO competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnysbt
    Hey we are asking questions in the forums, without knowing that all the answers are in this posts for what we are looking for..
    Thanks for making such an great effort... Really very Nice...
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  • Profile picture of the author ddfvn
    Amazing post, thank you verymuch
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    This thread was more than helpful! Thank you to all who contributed!
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    • Profile picture of the author 37375tn
      Thank you for this post... VERY informative for a newbie (ME!).

      I have several questions:

      1. How does Google look at URLs that have dashes?

      2. I'm having a very hard time getting my arms around broad match/phrase match/exact match as these terms relate to how Google treats them. Is searching for "brentwood attorney" going to return the same results as "attorney brentwood?"

      Thanks,
      Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author gman2319
    Hey..Amazing Thread...am loving it...Quick question regarding Hosting sites on the same IP.

    What happens if i get very similar links(i.e. from the same batch of sites) to each of my site, hosted on a single IP? Is that a footprint that google picks up on?
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  • Profile picture of the author Find
    Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

    • What is a C-class IP and why should I care?

    I guess the best way to save money from paying for different hosting accounts just to get different IP addresses and rankings is to use web 2.0 sites that have different IP address
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  • Profile picture of the author DiTesco
    Solid information about SEO. While I am not totally new with the subject matter, there is always room to learn more. Thanks! It will take a while before I can digest all this information.
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    Thank you
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    I have little idea about seo, and want to deepen the study again with this beloved forum
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    THx for the info! this is very useful!!
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    Awesome.....
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    Thanks, for such a beneficial information.
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    WOW lots of info to digest...I've saved this as a great reference tool...Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nayr Bena
    A well discussed post. Thanks so much, Andy. I have learned a lot.
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    This is a lot of help!

    Thanks, Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbjr
    Great post Andy. It would take weeks to find and learn all of this information. This will help a lot of people on here. This is the roots people dont take the time to learn. Learn this stuff first warriors then move on to different IM avenues.
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      Very useful, great, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sousen
    Nice post well described it's very helpfull for newcommer
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  • Profile picture of the author slimrider94
    Thanks hopefully this'll point me in the right direction to better myself in SEO
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    There is so much information to put off anyone can get instruction from here.Thanks to Andy for this wonderful information!
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  • Profile picture of the author bunny12
    How i learn on page seo. Is there any institution which i can join for this purpose. I want to become expert seo. How it is possible?
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    Awesome...thanks a lot!!
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    Thanks. You da man! Now you know this message isn't SPAM because what spammer would ever say "you da man!"

    Seriously, this Forum is a great resource.
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    Great input.. Thanks a lot for sharing such a valuable information..
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    Really very informative and useful conceptual thread for SEO's. I found answers are quite good and knowledgeable.
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    I have not seen such excellent information on SEO at one place ! Great !
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    Very well structured and great informative post I have ever seen. Thank you so much Andy Fletcher..
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    great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDeaf
    I am a newbie and I am on my way to learning SEO. This is really a great help for newbies like me. I may not understand it all but I got most of the point. I hope to learn more here in warriorforum.

    I wish to learn and I think I picked a great place to start. The warriorforum. ^_^
    Thank you warriors specialy to Andy for starting this thread and helping me understand many things about SEO.
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    Useful information.THANKS...
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    That was a great thread. Thanks. I am trying to be a good Nube and read the stickies first !
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    Thread which is very useful, and very inspiring, to immediately apply it. thanks so much andy
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    Very well written. I'll save it. Way to go, Andy.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Interesting information about Class C ips, many people don't seem to care if their link are on a bunch of sites in the same Class C ip address
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    Thank you very much helped me alot
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    The basics of SEO and the advanced learning methods by Andy Fletcher its been a long time to me as a new SEO to see and learned other things regarding SEO's Techniques many practitioners will benefit this kind of contents. Thanks Andy.
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  • Profile picture of the author GenerousBoy
    Wow, there's enough there for an ebook! you should write it out and sell it! Cool.
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    • Profile picture of the author sonjay
      Originally Posted by GenerousBoy View Post

      Wow, there's enough there for an ebook! you should write it out and sell it! Cool.
      This is true!

      Although maybe it will be better if you sell this as a mini-course... because all the info may be overwhelming to a beginner.

      The great news is, I believe a lot of the basics are covered well. Strategies and techniques all have the basics as foundations, so you cannot be lost if you stick to these.

      Thanks a lot!
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    great thanks for sharing that!
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    huh...!!! What an effort!!! I must appreciate this post. This post has made SEO possible with ease and can be used as a checklist for SEO by webmasters
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  • Profile picture of the author Quiny
    Having just gotten started with developing websites and SEO I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the site I have developed for an iphone offer in the US.
    I have written the pages myself with keywords in mind, have sent a few articles to ezine, goarticels and associated content but after one month have not seen much traffic. the site is gadgetgizmos.net for those that don't mind passing some of their knowledge.
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    This is highly informative and beneficial to me and would really make use of such a wonderful information that is hard to get elsewhere on the net

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  • Profile picture of the author e.calabio
    Newbie here, I have a keyword research question:

    The profitable keywords I've gathered doesn't seem to be directly related to my main keyword...

    For example, let's say I'm into the public domain niche but the profitable keywords that pop-up are write ebook, get rich online, fast internet money, etc...

    Is that really how it's supposed to be? Those are the keywords which I should write my articles around?
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    good useful information for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Retta
    That is a ....load of information, some I am familiar with and some are making me go ???? But thanks so much for providing the info. It should keep me busy for a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjay
    What a great thread! It's not often you find this kind of material written so that folks just starting out can understand. Usually, it's more like trying to translate a foreign language. Wish I'd found it a long time ago - thanks, Andy!
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    Andy - thanks for taking the time to write down all this great info. Very generous, like getting a free SEO course!
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      Thank you, Andy! I've printed and bound the info you provided - just the sort of info I need!
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    Thanks man, this will definitely keep me busy for a while...
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    Nice Info....i must take advantage of it..hope it'll work for me..

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    Great info here

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    Fantastic information! This is a great resource. Thank you!
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    Nice post.. Very useful information.. very much thanks for sharing...
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    Thank you ..
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    Hello Andy,

    Awesome post. Thanks for valuable information. Just few days before i was searching for seo related questions.
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  • Thanks. these are wonderful set of questions under one roof.
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    • Profile picture of the author dirtyroger
      Great post amazing information!

      Most of this i was aware of but thank you very much for explaining the link wheel i understand this alto more know.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC Ops Manager
    Wow! What an excellent source of SEO information. Great job! I haven't finished reading everything yet, but I already voted excellent to your post.

    Thank you!

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    awesome post about SEO...it will useful guide for beginners.
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    Wow, Can't imagine that how much you spend on summing up all these resources?

    Thanks a lot!
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    trusted resource for suggest to anyone who is new in SEO and wants some basics of seo.

    Great information.
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    Useful information. Thank you for the sharing.
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    What a big project you did! Thank you very much!

    Really great information for us!
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  • Profile picture of the author agorimorgan
    Search engines invite you to design your site and organize your content into a search engine friendly way. This includes proper use of meta tags provide information-rich sites, including Word on your site that your users are searching through maps and more.
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    Awesome thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandeep Nath
    One FAQ I still have... not related to SEO, but related to the forum... and that is...

    "how do I say thanks?" I wanted to click on the 'thank you' thingy for all the contributors but didn't know where to locate it. Thanks! And some admin please message me the reply.
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    Thanks For the GREAT information
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    Hey amigo!
    Great thanks for sharing that!
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  • Profile picture of the author NetworxNZ
    Great thread here guys! Awesome effort in putting this together for people.

    One thing I've learnt over my three years of working online fulltime - SEO can be time consuming and laborious work. It is the sort of stuff that is best outsourced to folk who know what they are doing from the outset. Especially for newbies when you consider there is so much to learn and often times so much mis-information it's difficult to know where to start and as experienced has taught me the hard way at times, if you do things "wrong" it can actually work against you in the rankings.

    So thanks again for providing such a valuable resource here.

    Cheers

    Darren
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    Great Stuff!!!

    You covered about everything!
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  • Profile picture of the author StarMedia
    Just noticed the post you made was done back in April, are there any major changes done or comming to update this?
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  • Profile picture of the author joesmith1608
    Very goog collection dear.I think you spent a lot of time at this material.This is more helpful for all SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author fansi099
    super great stuff !! it's like a lesson !! want more lessons
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  • Profile picture of the author alinak
    Very informative. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author akinwolekay
    Thanks very much andy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvin
    Thank you andy. This just made it a whole lot easier. Now the "world" is different. It is more SEO-ergical

    Keep up the good work!

    Elvin Xhimitiku
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  • Profile picture of the author florincms
    great informations, tnx andy
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  • Profile picture of the author trebor99
    All useful info

    Thanks Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author SGForce
    WOW!

    Everything I ever wanted to know about SEO but was afraid to ask!
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  • Profile picture of the author megamix
    SEO looks like an absolute minefield, I have been trying to do it for about 2 months now, trawling blogs and forums for advice. There seems to be so many different ways to do it and many ways to do it badly (in ways that google doesn't like). The thing is as it takes so long for your back linking etc...to be recognised I fear I have two months worth of work that if I am doing it wrong, could prove fruitless!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelvk
    Hi Andy,

    Wonderful post, thanks for putting this together! "This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Keep it up!"

    thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Clickvision PPC
    Cheers for the heads up very informative...Hell of alot to think about though ;-0
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  • Profile picture of the author creativekone
    Thank you so much for the effort for this posting, it will help a lot especially for the newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author citiusonline.com
    Hey Andy,

    Great Work
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  • Profile picture of the author creativekone
    Wow! what a great effort, I really appreciate what you've done. Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas to us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessyjen
    Hi,
    Lots of useful information is shared here. I want to know more on blogs searching patterns. Are there any new method for searching auto approval blogs.
    I will be thankful to you. Waiting for your fruitful response.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessica21
    Hello and thanks for sharing excellent post on seo. This thread is really very helpful for all of use! Keep providng us more updated news on SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author lewcrippen12
    Hello
    thank you very much for perfect information related to the SEO, SMO, SEM. In your post each and every information are nice, cover all necessary detail in all field.
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  • Great Posting thanks for he sharing with us..........
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  • Profile picture of the author seoiwc2010
    Really.... really very great great and great information its help to all i think thanks to share... this information.... keep posting....
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  • Profile picture of the author cevin
    Very informative. Thank you for this thread. Is really helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Downward
    This was really great to read through. There is so much here about SEO that it actually answered a couple of things that I didn't know about. So thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinewarriors
    very helpfull, thank's many times!!

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  • Profile picture of the author lobojohnson
    Is there any way to increase the popularity of any site a part from doing seo on site?
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    • Profile picture of the author db8
      Originally Posted by lobojohnson View Post

      Is there any way to increase the popularity of any site a part from doing seo on site?
      PPC and Offline Advertising can be effective if you want alternatives to SEO!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Sam
    Thanks very much! great stuff !
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  • Profile picture of the author RCA Ieftin
    Great list, I think for online stores it's good to have a "Secured Site" badge, such as the one from McAfee, it seems that google tend to favor those sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author evo2010
    Andy,

    Very handy quick guide. Thank-you!
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  • Profile picture of the author MickeyC
    Nice Post... I always giggle about the duplicate content "penalty"... the penalty is that you're not first, because it's not the best of the duplicates :-)

    THANK YOU for the information - great starting points for SEO folks.
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  • Profile picture of the author johndee
    Thank you for sharing the information, it was indeed very useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
    Excellent thread! I've been piecing together SEO info but had some gaping holes that this helped fill. Thank you SOO much for all of the time you put into this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun
    Thanks a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author mel guard
    Thanks for the info you have done an awsome job, it gets all a bit confusing when starting out but information like this valuble
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  • Profile picture of the author supermail
    Excellent post! What do you think of the latest anti "content farm" update by Google? Ezarticles got hit badly! The CEO even posted on his blog about it
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  • Profile picture of the author rhrayan
    Great collection of information for SEO people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Moondive
      Great post thanks!!

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  • Profile picture of the author akif
    Glad i landed here and Thank you for providing such a great info on SEO basics and everything else. I'm just a newbie here but i'd be glad staying here for a longer period Good luck and keep updating us for latest tactics about SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonaldGreen
    what would somebody use robots.txt? as i understand this is to stop google from indexing your site ....and this is the opporite of what we want right?

    maybe i understood wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author K1CK3R
    how can i understand if the link is dofollow?
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  • Profile picture of the author designtech44
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    hey do you have a good site for me to learn WP from besides the main site? I mean, I've gotten some videos and have read so much but there doesn't seem to be any kind of real how to build a WP site just for affiliate marketing..
    Can someone please help me here?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dillinger411
    Wow! This is a thorough crash course. I had to learn all this stuff over the course of two years. Copy and pasting to send to my VA's if you don't mind.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author SundayForever
    Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author dirocket
    i have one query
    what is the difference between dofollow and nofollow
    how its help in Creating backlinks and which one is good for website