Monday, April 29, 2013

What You Should Know About SEO

Once you start your path to becoming an Internet marketer, you must have at least some knowledge of search engine optimization. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of the major techniques that internet marketers use to raise their websites within the ranks of the search engines. Once you get your site ranked high enough in the major search engines, you won't have a problem bringing in traffic. However, you have to learn a bit about SEO to get it right. Those people who just jump in without proper education will have a hard time with it. Let's go over some SEO essentials that will help your marketing efforts.

You have to take some time to see results from SEO. The major search engines are not able to crawl every page on the internet every day. There are entirely too many websites to cover in one day. You'll need to have enough patience to wait for your site to rise in the search engine rankings after you've worked on getting the right keywords and tags into its content. It takes time for Google and the other search engine spiders to get to every site. It's not possible to get your site on "the front page in 24 hours" so don't believe anyone who says they can do this for you. You must have patience. Give your site a couple of months before you switch techniques or rip down your content and try to redo it! Duplicate content is THE one thing the search engines absolutely despise. You might be tempted to write one article, stick a bunch of your keywords in it, add some links to your site and then submit that one article to every single article directory in existence as well as putting it up on your site. This is the absolute worst thing that you could do for yourself. If you do purse this approach, you will be practicing what is known as creating duplicate content, which will cause legal problems for you with the search engine majors, the article directories, and your own website. The ramifications you could see are site de-indexing, becoming banned the article directories, and a fall in traffic so severe it could bring you under. Just stick with original content.

DonĂ­t try to optimize for more than one keyword at a time. You want to make sure each page or post is tightly focused and only has a single keyword phrase. If you try to incorporate too many keyword phrases, your writing could end up not being readable at all. You should always produce content that reads well and intrigues the audience. When you try to cram in tons of keywords, then your information stops sounding human and starts to sound like a pitch. No one will stick around and read it. They'll move on to something more personable sounding. Spiders are good, but readers are better. As a matter of fact, your site rankings turn on readers. 

If you have aspirations to become successful as an Internet marketer, you must know the basics of SEO. You can use SEO in several different ways, as well! Some people will use SEO as much as they can on certain web pages, while someone else may simply use quality content. Sooner or later, you will figure out what SEO methods work best for you. As you keep going, you'll find the best way to use search engine optimization!

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