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hello members

I am kinda new to SEO thing. Acutally I have to work on an old site. Which PR is godknows...

what should be the first step and late steps should i be taking....


thanks in advance


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Last Post by stymiee
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Before you write one line of code:

  • Do keyword research to determine what keywords you want to target

While constructing your website you should do the following:

  • Use markup to indicate the content of your site
    • Optimize your <title> tags on each page to contain 1 - 3 keywords
    • Create unique Meta Tags for each page
    • Use header tags appropriately (H1 > H2 > H3)
    • Use <strong> and <em> tags if appropriate
  • Optimize your URLs
  • Optimize your content
    • Use keywords liberally yet appropriately throughout each page
    • Have unique content
    • Have quality content
  • Use search engine friendly design
    • Create a human sitemap
    • Do not use inaccessible site navigation (JavaScript menus)
    • Minimized outbound links
    • Kept your pages under 100K in size
  • Design the navigational structure of the site to channel PR to main pages (especially the homepage)
  • Create a page that encourages webmasters to link to your site
    • Provide them the relevant HTML to create their link to you
    • Provide them with any images you may want them to use (although text links are better)
  • Make sure your website is complete before launching it

Immediately after launching your site you should do the following:

  • Submit your site to all major search engines
  • Submit your site to all free directories
  • Submit your site to relevant directories
  • Begin a link building campaign (attempting to get keywords in the link anchor text)
    • Put a link to your website in your forum signatures
    • Reply to relevant blog posts (Don't spam please)
    • Submit articles to relevant websites

If you will pay to promote your website:

  • Submit your site to pay directories
  • Purchase text links from high PR (Pagerank) sites related to your site

Finally, as part of an ongoing strategy:

  • Continually update your website will quality, unique content
  • Continually seek free links preferably from sites in your genre

Do NOT do the following:

  • Make an all Flash website (without an HTML alternative)
  • Use JavaScript for navigation
  • Spam other websites for incomming links
  • Launch your site before it is done
  • Use duplicate content
    • Point several domains to one site without using a 301 redirect
  • Use markup inappropiately
    • Style <H>eader tags to look like regular text
    • Hide content using 'display: hidden' (for the sake of hiding text)
  • Use other "black hat" techniques (unless you accept the risk - Banning)
    • Doorway/Landing pages
    • Cloaking
    • Hidden text
    • Keyword stuffing

Additional Tips:

  • Usable and accessible sites tend to be search engine friendly by their very nature
  • Be patient! High rankings don't happen overnight
  • Don't obsess with any one search engine. They are all worth your attention.

In other words you have SEO in mind before you start your website. And only submit once you have a complete website.

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Frankly you dont need to go for deep seo. Just make sure your site pages header,title,content, meta tags are proper made with main keywords. But make it natural.

Dont stuff the keywords everywhere. Also make sure your internal navigation is smooth. Make some anchor text.

Try to get as much as relevant backlinks. Some major directory listings is also good . Hope this helps u.

Thanks

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For getting popularity for your website, try to post good articles in articles directories and blogs and forums with your keywords as anchor text for your site, this will help you for getting targetted traffic.

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For getting popularity for your website, try to post good articles in articles directories and blogs and forums with your keywords as anchor text for your site, this will help you for getting targetted traffic.

I agree with this

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Even better would be to write a great article and not give it to anyone else. Great articles that are unique to your website will attract lots of visitors and encourage other websites to link to you. Those links are extremely valuable in SEO.

Submitting articles to article directories is a dying strategy. As Google cracks down on duplicate content those articles will get less and less traffic. Thus that means less and less traffic for you. Additionally, links on those pages probably have a greatly reduced value versus links from pages with unique content.

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