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Improve your search engine rankings

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Brandon Sheley, Dec 20, 2007.

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    Improve your search engine rankings - vBulletinSetup.com

    So you’ve decided to create a Web site. The first thing you’ll want to think about is search engine optimization. Using proper SEO will ensure your site gets great placement in search engine results. You can hire someone to help you or use SEO yourself.

    Here are some tips on improving your search engine rankings:

    1. Select and use strong keywords. You’ll want your content to be rich with keywords, but don’t go overboard. If you use too many keywords search engines will pick up on it and your site won’t rise in the rankings. If you use too many keywords, your site could be excluded altogether.

    2. Compare to other sites. You’ll want to see what those with great placement are doing on their sites. Search for sites that are similar to yours. Take a look at the sites that have received high placement in the search results. While on the web page select “view” and click “source.” This will give you the opportunity to analyze the keywords and tags that were used.

    3. Use keyword tools. A keyword tool is helpful in determining how visitors search for sites related to yours. By using a keyword tool you’ll be able to see how many hits a site would get using certain search terms. You can use the popular search terms you find to get better search engine placement.

    4. Have working links. Make sure all the links on your web site work. If you have dead links on your site, it negatively effects your site’s placement in search engine results.

    5. Submit your site to directories. There are several free directories you where you can submit your site. Others charge a fee. Don’t overlook paying this fee though because this increases your changes of having search engines list your site.

    6. Create a sitemap. Creating a sitemap and submitting it to search engines will guarantee that all the pages of your site will be included when the search engines crawl the site. You can use a free program to create a sitemap.
    SEMrush
    7. Create backlinks. It can take awhile for search engines to find your Web site. One way to promote it is by using backlinks. Backlinks are links that point back to your web site from a different web site. Ways you can get backlinks are to write articles related to your site’s topic and submit them to free article sources such as Ezine Articles. At the end of the article, write a little bit about yourself as an author and link to your site.

    8. Use reciprocal links. Find sites that are related to yours and ask the web site owner to place a link to your site on their site. In return you’ll do the same. You can contact sites that are complementary to yours. For example, if you have a site that sells a variety of hats, you can have links placed on sites that sell coats and jackets. You can get in contact with the web site owner by looking for the contact information on the site. Send an email and ask for a reciprocal link.
     
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    The only one i do not do that much anymore is recipe links. Some sites take them off after you set link up and some sites add no pr.
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I have about 7 reciprocal links on my site that are linked to sites related to mine and I check them often, so I'll know if they remove my link. :)
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    You are welcome to add to the list if you have any suggestions. :)
     
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    Nota Bene
    And don't forget to spy every day the top ranking sites!
     
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    I like to run a back link check on the competitors sites to see where they have links and then work on getting links from the same sites.
     
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    thanks for the info, everyone can use some of these tips.
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I've done that before, especially for clients which I have no knowledge about their niche.
     
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    Thanks for the list :)
     
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    That to me is the most important thing you can possibly do. In case of doubt, look at your competitors. See what they are doing. Don´t jump to conclusions too fast though. Look at all of the results on the first 4-5 pages and get an idea on what it takes to move on up there.
     
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    Nice information.
     
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    When you do this do you use yahoo.com, google.com or some other tool or search engine when checking back links of competitors.
     
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    Nice contribution Loco. Really appreciated.
     
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    Thank you for your great thread,i think i should follow No 4,as i just found some links to my site.Thanks for sharing.
     
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    great tips, thank you!
     
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    It is very helpful. Thank you!
     
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    Simple guide, aint rocket science - useful for the newbie none the less.

    On recip. links -

    Dont you think its pretty obvious for G to detect it when you do recip. link exchanges?
    - They can easily figure it out when both of you have links pointing to each other's websites in case of recip. linking and it is also pretty easy to devalue such links.
     
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    Nice find thanks for the information you give.
     
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    I don't do recip links for the pr, I link to sites that I think users that are visiting my site might enjoy or find useful.. All the links I exchange with are friends of mine, so we're just building a network :)
     
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