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Getting to the Top of the Search Engines

Sep 21, 2007
Have you ever had a friend call you and say, Hey, I googled myself today and actually found me! great, you think. You go to your computer and try to google your friend as well. Nothing comes up. Their reply is. well, you have to click next at the bottom of the page. Keep clicking that until you're on like, the forty-seventh page do you see me yet? Of course, just keep clicking next, why didn't you think of that?

You didn't think of it for the same reasons millions of other people searching the Internet don't think of it. They're either in too much of a hurry to pay attention to anything after the first results page, or they've come to believe that anything after the first results page isn't as interesting or helpful.

Getting your website and business on the search engines is a good way to help promote yourself, but getting to the top of the search engines is where you really want to be. After all, people are't going to keep clicking until they find your site on the forty-seventh page.

People don't even know they're looking for your site. It's your job to put it out there so it's easy for them to find, and one way you can do this is by getting to the very top of the search engines.

Before you submit your website to a search engine you want to first make sure your site is rich in content and that you are avoiding all spam and html tricks that could get you complaints. Then, once you're listed, keep these keep points in mind.

The higher your number of quality inbound links to your website the better,this can be a numbers game so keep adding them on a regular basis.

Keeping your keywords at the top of your page is the best place for them, by putting keywords in the right places helps in getting to the top of the search engines. Search engines look for important keywords in the headlines, subheads, and first paragraph. While you should make the first paragraph as keyword rich as you can, don't sacrifice content to do this.

Search engines view hyperlinks as important, so use important keywords in hyperlinks. This works especially well when the name of the page you hyperlink to has the same keywords as in your hyperlink.

Pay loving attention to each page of your site. Matching search phrases is more effective than matching single words.

Keep it simple, elaborate graphics are not very helpful.

Once you've been successful in getting to the top of the search engines, you must keep working to keep yourself there, so stay focused! It is crucial to monitor your status on a regular basis, and pick up the step if your position on search engine result pages starts to slip, consistency is the key to a successful business.
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Vincent Murphy is the Webmaster/Owner of http://www.HomeGrail.com
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