What are the basics of SEO? In a few lines

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Hey Warriors,

I would ilke to know if anyone would be so kind as to explain to me what the basics of SEO. In a short list. Just so I can know where to focus my attention.

Thanks a bunch,

Mivka M.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    1. Get your meta tags, headings and keyword density right.
    2. Get plenty of relevant backlinks

    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author matsumoto2307
      I know this may sound stupid but. What is a meta tag. Is it that stuff I put on top of my html code?
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by mivka_mathieu View Post

        I know this may sound stupid but. What is a meta tag. Is it that stuff I put on top of my html code?
        Let me Google that for you ...

        Let me google that for you

        Will
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
        Originally Posted by mivka_mathieu View Post

        I know this may sound stupid but. What is a meta tag. Is it that stuff I put on top of my html code?
        That's why asking for something complex to be explained in a few lines is rarely a good idea.

        There is a reason why people write whole books on the subject, and it isn't just to pad a few lines out. Well, not always.

        Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      1. Get your meta tags, headings and keyword density right.
      2. Get plenty of relevant backlinks

      Will
      1a. Google hasn't used meta tags in ranking for 6-7-8 years now.

      1c. How does the theory of keyword density work with dynamic pages where the words, text and picures all change? For example, a search for "Los Angeles news" brings up the LA Times website. The content on the LA Times homepage changes daily, yet the rank of the page remains pretty constant, at #1. How does keyword density affect the LA Time homepage?

      SEO Basics:

      1. Keyword research - The newer you are to SEO, the more you should concentrate on keywords with low competition.

      2. Put lots of words that people search for that can make you money on lots of pages.

      3. Get lots of links to those lots of pages that use words people search for that can make you money.

      4. Repeat lots of times.

      SEO is about numbers. How many pages does Google have in its index? What percentage of those pages are yours?

      Google indexes lots of links. How many of those links point to your pages?

      The first step in SEO is to increase your "market share" for words, pages and links, using keyword research to optimize your efforts.
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    • Profile picture of the author sparckyz
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      1. Get your meta tags, headings and keyword density right.
      2. Get plenty of relevant backlinks

      Will
      e.g.

      1. onpage SEO
      2. offpage SEO

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  • Profile picture of the author Vicc1971
    Wow Will you nailed it in just two lines. Good stuff.

    Victor
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    Off Page Optimization-Meta tags
    Google use this information for the description of your site in the search engine.

    On Page Optimization-Link Building
    This will generate quality backlinks to your site and for google rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author orvn
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      1. Get your meta tags, headings and keyword density right.
      2. Get plenty of relevant backlinks

      Will
      Really? keyword density isn't that important anymore, is it now?

      Originally Posted by mivka_mathieu View Post

      Hey Warriors,

      I would ilke to know if anyone would be so kind as to explain to me what the basics of SEO. In a short list. Just so I can know where to focus my attention.

      Thanks a bunch,

      Mivka M.
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  • Profile picture of the author parker12
    Seo stands for Search engine optimization i.e optimizing website following the Search Engine guidelines. It is off two types ON Page optimization and Off page optimization.
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  • Profile picture of the author brp002
    30% on page optimization
    5% Google Maps Listings
    65% Natural Link Building

    This can be done through social bookmarks and submit original content to article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author cagliostro
    1. Your pages TITLE tag to include the keywords you have searched and selected

    2. Backlinks

    3. Content
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewcollings
    SEO play a vital role in IM. SEO can be divided in two way Onpage & Offpage.

    For Onpage you can use meta tag , meta description, use keyword density 5-6%in your site . Keep in mind content is king for SEO.
    For Offpage create quality backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjustin
    Content is King.
    Technique is Queen.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    SEO is the process of improving the visibility of your web site. Today there are lots of methods and strategies used in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulbatra
    You can start with onpage and than go for ofpage.
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  • Profile picture of the author VladWorks
    My best suggestions are get your onsite seo basics done right...I am amazed at how many clients I take on that come from other seo companies only to see no H1 tags, bad relevancy, and meta tags.

    Then just start building links.

    Thats the basics...After that it turns half science and half theory.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonjay
    One basic in search engine optimization is that you cannot explain it in "just a few lines".

    First of all, there are two TYPES of SEO. ONPAGE SEO is about doing some things on your own website's webpages (codes/tags and content) so the search engines will immediately determine what your website is all about (keywords), and the search engines can then evaluate your website according to your target market/audience. OFFPAGE SEO is the process of getting "votes" in favor of your website - in the form of links pointing to your website or "backlinks - which will then determine your relevance regarding the topic/audience of your website, or your rankings for search terms (keywords).

    Now, I believe that the more important type of SEO is OFFPAGE. I look at onpage SEO as part of the "product development" phase of an online business. On the other hand, offpage SEO pretty much covers all of the "promotion" phase. Even if you have the product which can change the world, if no one knows about your product, then it is almost equivalent to that product being non-existent.
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  • A quick SEO write-up for ya!

    1. Use meta tags, descriptions, pages titles for every page.
    2. Have the majority of your pages in your sitemap (great for google)
    3. Use alternate tags for EVERY image on your website.
    4. Implement keywords in body text and headers

    I hope this helpful
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    • Profile picture of the author sonjay
      Originally Posted by theleathercollection View Post

      A quick SEO write-up for ya!

      1. Use meta tags, descriptions, pages titles for every page.
      2. Have the majority of your pages in your sitemap (great for google)
      3. Use alternate tags for EVERY image on your website.
      4. Implement keywords in body text and headers

      I hope this helpful
      These are for ONPAGE SEO only.

      Now, for OFFPAGE SEO:
      1. Article Marketing
      2. Social Bookmarking
      3. Blog Research & Commenting
      4. Forum Link Building
      5. Video Marketing
      6. Social Network & Media Marketing
      7. RSS Marketing
      8. Pinging

      I will be finishing my write-up about this in my blog - I will update you warriors after I posted it. Hope this helps.
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