Basic Search Engine Optimization

Basic Search Engine Optimization

There are millions of websites across the net and all the webmasters would love to get more free website traffic from Google and the other major search engines. You can set your website up so it will rank for the keywords you would like to rank well for. The problem is the majority of webmasters and bloggers across the web who are trying to earn money online do not have any idea how to optimize a website. This post will help you learn the basics of search engine optimization and hopefully help you build free traffic from Google and the other major search engines. The great thing about search engine optimization is the main three search engines Google, Yahoo, and Bing use pretty much the same algorithm with only small differences. To rank well in all three of these main search engines you will need quality content, keyword anchored backlinks, and the worst of all time.

From the first letter on your website it is important to know exactly what keywords you would like to begin ranking well for. If you know the keywords when creating your presence or publishing content you can add the keywords as naturally as possible. To know what keywords are best to rank for I recommend using Google Adwords Keyword Tool which you can find by searching Google. Place the topic of your presence into this tool and it will bring up the monthly traffic for the term you type in and 99 other terms which closely relate to your topic. Pick around 10 or so keywords you would like to rank well for and make sure you place them on your site. Another important thing to remember is Google wants fresh content ranked well in their index not out of date content so try and update your site regularly.

The second part of and the part which is the most difficult is going off site and building links towards your website. A backlink is your URL in a clickable format placed on a website other than your own. When building links it is important to remember that the text used to represent the link back to your web presence is one of the keywords you would like to rank well for. Keep the list of keywords you found using Google Adwords Keyword Tool and use the list when building links towards your website. The best place when you first start out is directorycritic.com which has thousands of free general directories. After you submit to all of these directories it is a good idea to begin marketing your content offering it to websites and in return they will give you links to your website or blog. Personally the best content marketing website on the net is freetrafficsystem.com.

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