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A little bit of help for a newbie please :)

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Tilda, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hello everyone :)
    SEMrush
    I have spent a few days cruising around this forum which is an absolute mine field of great information and I must say I am feeling rather dizzy :confused:

    I have a website and have been forking out lots and lots of $$$ and being ripped off on more than one occasion so I have decided to take on the SEO stuff myself as I now don't have a lot of trust in people working on my site.

    My website is a bit of mess at the moment but I am slowly getting it together.

    Obviously like a lot of other people here I am wanting to work on my google rankings, where is the best place for a newbie like me to start? Could someone please point me in the direction of good easy to understand threads on this board that might help me a little? I have been reading heaps but a lot of it is going straight over my head.

    Thank you :)
     
    Tilda, Jun 7, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. infogle

    infogle Prominent Member

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    see if you are considering traffic for your site with SEO then you need to do following steps...

    1. directory submissions.
    2. social bookmarking submissions.
    3. article submissions.
    4. forum posting.
    5. buy blog review or posting.

    these are written in how you should go about... with this you can easily gain traffic and sales

    hope this helps.
     
    infogle, Jun 7, 2009 IP
  3. Tilda

    Tilda Peon

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    #3
    WOW, thank you for your fast reply :)

    1. directory submissions.- I have been doing that.

    2. social bookmarking submissions.- What is a social bookmarking submission?

    3. article submissions.- I have done one of these but need to look for other places to submit them.

    4. forum posting- Forum posting? How does that help google rankings? lol

    5. buy blog review or posting- Ha? buy blog?

    Sorry, as I said this is all very new to me and I am not familiar with a lot of the terms used on this site.

    Once again, that you very much for your reply :)
     
    Tilda, Jun 7, 2009 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    escalaweb Peon

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    #5
    What is your url?
    You really have to start with a very good page title with all your main keywords in it (the text that you see in the top of your browser). Then make sure that you have good titles (h1, h2 etc.) and feature your most important keywords frequently in the text. And yes also a good meta description to encourage visitors of Google to click on your link. That is the most important.

    When that is in place start promoting your website by commenting in forums, blogs, submit to directories and write some articles. Every link to your site will increase your Google Page Rank. The higher your google Page rank the higher you ranking in the search engines will be.

    If you want me to do a quick analysis of your website then pm me.
     
    escalaweb, Jun 7, 2009 IP
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    mrandrei Peon

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  8. Tilda

    Tilda Peon

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    #8
    Thanks so much everyone for the advice, much appreciated and needed :)

    Its great that I now have some links to checkout, read and work with.

    escalaweb, I just tried to put my URL here but it wont let me, it is matildasplace dot com dot au
     
    Tilda, Jun 7, 2009 IP
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    AnnoyedMonkey Peon

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    #9

    What is a social bookmarking submission?

    Answer: A social bookmarking site is a place for people to share websites they like. The reason you should submit your website to social bookmarking sites is primarily for the backlink that you get for each bookmark. Backlinks will help you rank better in google.
    Submitting bookmarks manually can be a pain in the ass, luckily there are a free website onlywire.com that will do it automatically for you.


    forum posting- Forum posting? How does that help google rankings?

    Answer: Posting links to your website in your forum signatures will give you backlinks and traffic. Again, backlinks will help you rank higher in google.
     
    AnnoyedMonkey, Jun 8, 2009 IP
  10. blunty58

    blunty58 Peon

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    #10
    Best social bookmarking site I have found is mixx.com. Just make sure you don't bookmark your website too much as this will negativel impact your search engine ranking.

    Here is an overview of the process I use to get links pointing back to my micro niche and authority sites. I split this up into easy, medium and hard. Easy are obvioulsy easier and quicker to get and as you move down the line they get harder.

    Easy
    -Bookmarking, social submissions
    -rss submissions
    -blog directories
    -classifieds

    Medium
    -Blog comments, squidoo/hubpages comments
    -forum posts
    -article submissions
    -video submissions
    -profiles on high PR sites
    -Lenses, Hubs and third party hosts
    -Wikis
    -Link exchanges with buddies

    Hard(often paid links)
    -Press Releases
    -Article and Link Networks
    -Feeder sites
    -Guest Blogging

    If you PM me your email I can actually send you my link building mindmap which shows me everything I need to do to build back links.

    PS. I also do Press Releases for clients which rank top of google news for whatever keywords you want to rank for so if you are interested in that just let me know.

    All the best!
     
    blunty58, Jun 8, 2009 IP
  11. manaschuen

    manaschuen Peon

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    #11
    Very Useful thread for me as a newbie also.
    Thanks Tilda, I learn a lot from your thread.
     
    manaschuen, Jun 8, 2009 IP
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    Thanks for nice and informative post
     
    drcsystems, Jun 8, 2009 IP
  13. Tilda

    Tilda Peon

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    Thanks Blunty, monkey and everyone else :)

    So much to learn but I am finding it all very interesting.
     
    Tilda, Jun 11, 2009 IP
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    web-fanatic Banned

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  15. Tilda

    Tilda Peon

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    thank webfantastic, I will have a read now :)
     
    Tilda, Jun 11, 2009 IP