Boy, I really hate it when this happens. Some *guru* will state something like “Install All In One SEO and you will be instantly found by Google”. What a load of horse-manure.
Let me correct this terrible misconception, before it destroys some small business blogger’s dream.
First and foremost, All In One SEO (AIE SEO) is a great plugin. I don’t want this post to sound like I am dissing the plugin itself. Only the guru’s accidental (?) misconception. Installing it is Step 1.Read The Rest
This short video will show you click by click and step by step exactly how to build up your internal linking structure and vote on your blog yourself.
Just to recap the basics of SEO and inbound links though, you should understand that Google counts each inbound link to your post or page as a sort of *vote*. A pledge of support or an agreement from your peers (niche partners) that your content is relevant to the topic at hand.Read The Rest
You have started your Search Engine Optimization education and have learned that inbound links count as *votes* for your site when Google ranks you website. Come on, everyone knows this right?
So, how do you get those coveted inbound links?
You can surf for blogs in your niche that have a page rank, and contact them. You can then beg, borrow or wheedle a link from them. Good luck with that if you haven’t already established a relationship with them.
You can comment on their blog, on the posts that are most similar to the content you are posting. A good idea, but somewhat time consuming since it’s important when you comment, to add value to the conversation.
Or, you can use a built in …Read The Rest
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, has two major factors which govern your success, or ultimately, your failure. Want your site to succeed? You need to master both.
SEO On Page Factors
The first major factor is really the simplest to master. But first, you need to know what those creepy little *spiders* look for when they come and *crawl* your site. Oh wait.. I didn’t tell you about the spiders?
Spiders (bots, robots, crawlers) are small programs that …Read The Rest
In 2009, the population at large is connected via cell phone, iPod, PDA’s and personal computers. At any given moment, a digital device is close at hand to most of us. The Internet is home to more than a billion surfers daily. It has infiltrated our world to such an extent, that the act of looking something up has turned the name of one of the number 1 sites on the Internet, into a *verb*.
People say “I’ll just Google it“, and everyone knows what they mean. More importantly, everyone knows how to Google something. Well, okay… not your 2 year old niece or your 108 year old grandmothers, but pretty much everyone else.Read The Rest
Well, I have to tell you that choosing the 5 blogs for an SEO Makeover was tough. I wanted to help them all. In the end though, I went with almost purely scientific factors in deciding The Five . I wanted as wide a variety as possible, so no two blogs are in the same niche.
And to those that asked, but were not accepted as one of the blogs in the case study… my apologies. I hope you will follow the published results of the case study so you can increase your traffic yourself. I believe there will be quite a few pointers and more than a little direct SEO advice.
For the next 4 days, I am opening up my case study to worthy Wordpress bloggers in a variety of niches.
If you want to be a part of the case study, and get your blog optimized by me, for free, then submit your details and let’s talk. I am only taking on 5 new blogs. Not everyone that wants to join in, can; there just isn’t enough time to effectively handle more than 5 right now.
So, pop in and leave me a comment about why I should consider you…Read The Rest
Most folks would define SEO (or search engine optimization) as the science or ability to optimize your site or blog for the search engines. That gets you visitors, right?
When the search engines can find you, typically, everyone else can. But is there another way? Do we have to rely on the giant search engines like Google, MSN or Yahoo to send visitors to our sites?
Or do we?Read The Rest