Saturday, October 20, 2007

5 Free SEO Tips

This past week we have focused on 5 Free SEO tips. This Advice should help you with your search engine optimization. They are as Follows:

  1. Selecting a Domain with your Main Keyword

  2. Get a Dedicated IP Address

  3. Create Keyword Rich Content

  4. Building Backlinks to your Blog or Website and

  5. Optimize by Using Meta Tags wisely.

These 5 Free SEO tips will go a long way in helping you rank high in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Keep in mind though that we have just scratched the surface on each of these Free SEO Tips

During the coming days and weeks we will be taking a closer look at these and other important factors that should help you with your Search Engine Optimization. Stay Tuned.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Optimize by Using Meta Tags Wisely

There is much debate among the many who write about SEO in regards to using meta tags. First, there are the nay-sayers who go as far as to say that using meta tags is a useless task and that they return very little results when it come to search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Second, there are the radicals, who wouldn't even think of building a website without adding or using meta tags. And then there are the moderates who declare that while meta tags have lost some of there lustre of the past few years, it is still a good idea to spend some time building and using meta tags in each blog or website.

The discussion about using meta tags will probably never end and the views of some may never change, however, it must be noted that many well known companies who rank high in search engines are actively using meta tags. Take some time and search the web for some of the companies that you know and then check out their source code and you will find included in their website or blog structure the much debated meta tags.

The debate really has been polarized mainly because of those who employ tactics that breech the guidelines set forth by Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. They employ techniques like keyword stuffing, which quite simply is an over use of one keyword or keyword phrase, or they place keywords within the meta tag that have nothing to do with the content of the blog or website. These are the things that make using meta tags such a challenge today.

However, the best response to everything that you read about using meta tags is to develop a strategy that incorporates the best practices. Mainly stay away from anything that even remotely resembles keyword stuffing and don't place keywords in your meta tags that don't show up in your sites main content. Then take care to add the words that really captures the essence and substance of your blog or website.

Remember, these keywords should be carefully placed when using meta tags, especially within the keyword, h1 and h2 and description tags. Remember not to over do it, be careful not to place the same keywords in succession or to over capitalize. These are the things that can get you into trouble with search engines.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Building Backlinks to Your Blog or Website

When it comes to SEO there are many factors that must come together so that your blog or website will rank high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Backlinks, like keyword rich content are among the greatest factors for ranking high in search engines.

In my previous post I spent a quite a bit of time explaining how important it is to create and add keyword rich content to your blog or website. This is important for many reasons and especially for search engine optimization.

Today, I am going to venture into the world of backlinks and explain why they are important and also reveal some of the good ways to get backlinks to your blog or website. First, though a simple definition, backlinks are quite simply defined as links that point to your blog or website from another website or blog. They are like votes of approval for your website or blog, thus the more backlinks the more votes and with more votes comes better search engine placements.

Therefore, when it comes to SEO for Blogs and Websites the more quality backlinks or votes of approval you have from other websites or blogs the greater the chance you have of ranking high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Notice, I said quality backlinks, there are some backlinks that you are better off not having, for they will have the opposite effect on your ranking in search engines. They are backlinks that come from link farms and sites that have been banned or disciplined by search engines, because they participate in practices that breech there guidelines.

The Backlinks that you really want to have and are of good quality are those that come from visitors to your blog or website who really like what you have to offer and therefore they link to your blog or website. This is good, but what is even better is when Websites link to your blog or website that have the same topic matter. This is where your original and keyword rich content really pays off, because if you have invested some time writing your own material in your own words then you will be offering something of value and something that people will not find anywhere else.

This hard work will often be rewarded especially by bloggers and web developers. And remember when they reward you with backlinks or votes of approval your ranking in search engines are going to grow and grow. The two work in tandem, keyword rich content and quality backlinks and they are a winning pair when it comes to SEO.

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Create Keyword Rich Content

During the past couple of days I have discussed two important factors regarding SEO. In a bit I am going to move on to a third factor which is; create keyword rich content. But before I do, here is just a little recap of what we have already discovered.

First, I have explained the importance of purchasing a domain with your sites main keyword, for instance if your blog or website is about watches then purchase a domain containing the keyword watches. Secondly, I have written about the importance of getting a dedicated IP address in regards to search engine optimization. If you want to rank high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN, then it is important to get a webhost who provides you with a dedicated IP address.

I have taken time to focus on these things first, because quite often they are the first two things that people do when they consider blogging or building a website and quite frankly, these are things that I wished I new about search engine optimization before I built my first website.

Let's move now to the importance of creating keyword rich content, I am going to take some time to explain the importance of creating keyword rich content, especially, of course, in regards to SEO and how this will help you rank high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.

This step is probably one of the most important steps towards good SEO. However, it seems that it is the one step that most people want to avoid. The reason for this probably varies, but I am guessing that the main reason that Bloggers and Website Developers pass over creating keyword rich content is that it requires alot of work and some thinking or maybe the other way around.

But that doesn't matter, what matters is that there is no good reason to not create keyword rich content. This is a must, for you could do everything else right, but if you avoid or pass over this step you will not rank high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN, the three biggest search engines on the web.

Why is this, that is the question that most people want to have answered, especially when it comes to SEO. The answer is very simple, the search engines read text, not images or text embedded in images. When one of the robots from Google, Yahoo or MSN visits your site they are looking for something to read and they read text best. So be very careful to build pages with readable text which contain keyword rich content.

Therefore, take some time to clearly think about what you want your blog or website to be about and then focus in on one main topic for your blog or website and then incorporate that keyword throughout your site. Further, develop as well keyword phrases that relate to your topic and create keyword rich content around those phrases.

When the search engines visit, read and rank your site for specific keywords, the single most important factor that will determine if you will rank high for specific keywords is Content and especially original content, which is content that has come directly from you and not other sources. The importance of original content cannot be overstated, don't fall into the trap of copying and pasting from other sources, for this will do more harm than good when it comes to SEO.

So take time and focus and write your own original materials the way only you can write and say it and this will help you far more than adding other materials, especially when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. This will also make your blog or website much more interesting to your readers and may I add, helpful and refreshing. Enjoy your SEO work today.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Be Sure to Get a Dedicated IP Address

This blog is designed to help anyone who is seeking SEO advice for ranking high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. The first SEO tip we looked at was selecting a domain containing your site's main keyword. The next SEO tip goes hand and hand with the first.When you consider a webhost, be sure to get a dedicated IP Address.

A Dedicated IP Address(Internet Protocol Address) is simply defined as having one website hosted per IP address in contrast of having several and sometimes 25, 50 or more websites hosted all on one IP Address.

This is an important factor in Search Engine Optimization, because if you have several sites hosted on one IP Address there is a greater chance that you could get banned from search engines for no other reason than that one of the websites hosted along with your site committed a forbidden act and when they get punished you get punished and sometimes banned if they breech a guideline according to search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.

There are other good SEO reasons for purchasing a webhosting plan where you get a Dedicated IP Address. I have done testing and have found that sites that are ranking high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN (the big three when it comes to search engines) are sites that have a dedicated IP, this is especially true with Google which just happens to be the biggest by far of the big three for providing traffic to websites.

Finally, when it comes to SEO you really want to get a dedicated IP, for without it your website may looked cloaked, which is a major problem with search engines, especially, you guessed it, Google. For a clear explanation of cloaking visit Google Guidelines for Webmasters. To avoid even the appearance of this act you should carefully select a webhosting plan where you get a dedicated IP address.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome To The Seo Advice Blog

In this blog you will find SEO Advice that should help your blogs and websites list well in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Search Engine Optimization is an ever changing challenge for every person who desires to get their site in the top ten of search engine results.

However, there are some things that don't change in the SEO world. These are the things that you can do and be sure that they will always help you in your quest to rank well in search engines Like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Below you will find some SEO information that you can use towards this goal.

SEO Tip - Select A Domain Containing your Site's Main Keyword

A domain is quite simply the address of your website or blog (i.e. Google's domain name is ). When you get up the courage to build a website or to begin blogging be sure to select a domain name that contains your site's main keyword. This is the first step towards search engine optimization and thus succeeding in ranking well in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN which happen to be the three largest search engines available on the web.

For instance if your blog is about watches you should incorporate the word watches into the domain name that you select. I have tried searching for various items in search engine like Google, Yahoo and MSN and have found over and over again that a large percentage of the top ten results for an item have contained that particular keyword in the domain name.

You can do some testing yourself very easily. Just go to a search engine like Google, Yahoo or MSN and type in a keyword and then look at the domain name of each of the top ten results. You will soon discover that more often than not that the keyword will show up in the domain name.

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