what is search engine optimization, and how do i use it for free?

Posted on 26 October 2010 by SEOman from Seattle

Originally posted 2010-10-17 17:17:33. Go Home page

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  1. cody b Says:

    SEO is getting your website seen an ranked by the search engines. To get it for free it’s about keyword density, inbound links, keyword competitiveness etc, it’s to big for one answer really. Ezine.com i think has some good articles on it.

    Good luck

  2. stcajo2009 Says:

    SEO is hugely important and depending on what you put into it is what you will get returned.

    There are many differant ways to help your sites SEO rankings. Could be blogs, articles, back links or tons of other things too numerous to list here.

    Im an affiliate marketer and rely heavily on top search engine rankings. Its just about being consitant on what you do. As long as you want things to happen they can.

    Feel free to get ahold of me if you want to see how I learned Seo and many other traffic tips through great lessons on the internet.

    You can get a hold of me here or by sending me a message through yahoo messanger.

  3. purejamesmusic Says:

    SEO – Search Engine Optimization – helps you become “visible” online, in other words, helps you bring visitors to your site. There is no such thing as “free” SEO, you have to invest your time and learn SEO or to hire a professional and let him do the job. There are lots of useful resources online for learning SEO, but it takes time to get necessary skills and understanding, so be patient. If you ever consider hiring someone, make sure this person has proven results and doesn’t guarantee any particular rankings as no one can guarantee it. If you decide to learn and do SEO for your website yourself, here is the link below that will help you to start.

  4. Matt M Says:

    All of these answers are correct, but if you choose to do it yourself, here are a couple tips you can use for your site:

    Title Tags – Make them keyword rich with what keywords people will use to find you.

    h1 Tags – The main headline on the page should be in an h1 tag and should be keyword rich also.

    Keywords on the page – Make the content engaging but using the keywords people will find you through.

    Inbound links – Have sites that are keyword rich and rank well with SEO to link to you.

  5. vicseo Says:

    The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
    to first set up a website and publish its domain name
    on major search directories such as Google.com,
    Yahoo.com [at http://www.google.com/addurl/?...... and
    MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
    search directories to provide them with goods and
    services. In a sense, these search directories are a
    very large Internet Yellow Pages.

    Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
    fail to contain "generic" keywords, then anyone using
    such "generic" queries will not be able to discover
    your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
    in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

    You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
    when observed and committed in designing of a website
    with placement of various critical metatags that can
    surely achieve a high search engine presence and
    increase Internet traffic to your website. These
    metatag strategies work well with published webpages
    at Google and Yahoo.

    Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
    website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
    such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
    to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
    be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
    Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
    example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
    take too long to load up and therefore analog users
    will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
    Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
    lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
    before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
    question, “Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or
    DSL?” And if you had to choose between these two users
    for maximum marketability, then select analog users
    since 80% of most resident users are still analog
    Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
    is best for them.

    A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
    is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
    the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
    graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

    Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
    are unable to properly classify textual material.

    Placement of Metatags:

    A ranking or search order does take place with Google
    and Yahoo and it begins with the “Title” metag which
    should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
    by commas. The “Title” should describe in generic
    terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
    from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
    The placement of a domain name which is not generic
    within the “Title” is not appropriate, unless your
    domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

    The second metatag is the “Description” which is
    usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which
    best describes one’s goods and services.

    And the very last category – “Keywords” are also
    somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural
    and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
    which could be mistaken as “spamdexed entries” which
    is defined as the loading, and submission of
    repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
    “Spamdexing” when discovered on a webpage and reported
    to Google’s spamreport.com can result in the
    elimination of your website from their search
    directory.

    Good luck!

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