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Beginners Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Aug 17, 2007
So you want to SEO your website. You probably read some place online or even on a forum that if you correctly SEO your website you can draw in thousands and thousands of highly targeted visitor all at little or no cost to you. Well that information is correct, but what you dont really know is that it might cost money, and it will cost you a lot of work.

First lets go over the very basics of SEO. What does SEO even mean? It stands for Search Engine Optimization. Using this on any website will allow your site to rank in the search results for some of todays biggest search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN.

Thats great and all but what does it mean for you? Well if you could get your website ranked in the search results for keywords that are targeted to whatever your business might be you will almost instantly receive hundreds or even thousands of visitors to your website, and we all know the key to running a successful website is getting traffic.

Imagine your business being placed right in front of the eyes of millions of people who all want what you offer. Now think if you sold something on your website. Now you can see the big picture, and just how powerful, and profitable a well optimized website can be.

Now let me go over the basics of how to optimize your website. First and most important is content. Every website needs content, and the more you have the better. Search engines love new content. Im not just talking about one big page loaded with content. Im talking about a number of different pages each related to your website. The more content and pages you can have on your website the better chances it has of becoming well optimized.

The second most important thing, and some even think it might be the first is getting links to your website. Now I know you probably are wondering what in the heck is he talking about? Well you will need to go out and exchange links with other website to help increase your popularity. Now you dont just want to exchange links with any old site you come across, but you want to exchange links with websites that are similar to yours, and make sure both of your sites share information that is related to one another. This will show the search engines that your site is worth taking the time to look at. It will also help increase your rankings.

That about covers the basics of Search Engine Optimization. There are a number of other different techniques you can do to help achieve better results, however you must first master the above materials before you can move on.
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