Do the following:
0) Use Good Keywords to select appropriate target keywords.
Use moderately searched keywords
1)Use appropriate title in the pages.
2)Use the keywords in metatags
3)Use them in body text.
4)Bolden, italisize or emphasize the keywords
5)Use alt tags in images to insert keywords
6)Submit your site to directories. Around 100 directories should do.
7)Join link exchange programs and exchange links with relevent sites
8)Open blogs on blogger and blog on relevent topics. Place links to your site on the blog(s). Comment on others blogs.
9)Join in forums and make relevent posts to get backlinks.
10) Develop and Update CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT.
To be considered: Build an rss feed for your website, update it regularly. Then submit it to feed directories. Make your rss feed title as eye catching as possible. Soon or later, there would be scrapped by another sites interested in your feed's theme. The result is you get many backlinks.
First of all, you have to make sure that you are fine with ONSITE SEO setup, with the keywords, meta description, content and etc.
Then, you have to focus on OFFSITE SEO, that is link building, for that there are many ways, such as blog commenting, social bookmarks, forums posting, article submissions, profile creations, using web properties 2.0 sites, link exchange and etc.
good post stymiee. i recomand a more deep though service for a new website , since you can broke the link
- Off Page Optimization –
- dofollow Social Bookmarks. 4h
- directory submission ( 7000 data base of free directories ) 4h
- forum postings for expected niche or posted in high PR forums 4h
- dofollow blog comments ( high PR ) 8h
- article creation and submission in Top 25 article directories 6h
- press release session 4h
- competitive link-building that will provide you placement in Top 10 Google. 10 h
- One way link building ( blog comments, web2.0, angela & pauls method ) 10 h (next week ).
- Link wheels programs.
- Link building combinations.
- Permanent one way contextual link.
- RSS Submission.
Stick with the white hat that moderator suggest and never touch the black hat technique,it will wasting your time doing all that black stuff for your site, the risk is too high and I dont want you to feel guilty about it
stymiee is on the money with that advice. I agree with all of it and the layout and sequencing is excellent too.
Another action you might consider is to register with Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics, Yahoo Siteexplorer and Bing Webmaster. Add some ID code to the page header in your template (which they supply), to confirm to them that you're the owner of that site. That way you can build a 'stable' of trusted sites and you, the administrator become the trusted party. Recent submissions I have made, have been indexed more quickly as a result.
Also - Google Webmaster and Analytics are good at drawing attention to 'long tail keywords'. People accessing your site by longer word combinations that are more specific, and less targetted by competitors - with smaller traffic streams. What also happens is that you can stumble upon unlikely and unexpected bonuses.
I added a page on a recent site, explaining social bookmarking, even though the site is nothing to do with it. But it was fairly in-depth and I started to get significant visitors who came by way of that page, but stayed to look at a lot more. It was a happy accident, but the analytics alerted me to it.