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Top 10 List of Important SEO Factors

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by The SEO Man, Apr 2, 2009.

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    SEO can be very confusing and hard to grasp because of the many complex factors that are involved. I personally know what it's like be confused about what factors of SEO matter the most, so I wanted to create a list of important SEO factors for webmaster to consider when learning how to optimize a website.

    Knowing what the factors are, understanding the factors, and knowing how apply important factors of SEO to your website is critical when optimizing a website for organic traffic from; Google, Yahoo, & MSN.

    In comparison to most webmasters, I think that I have a slightly different approach because I do not try to use social bookmarks and blogs like a lot of people do and advise others to do. I am not saying that I do not use them at all, and I am not proclaiming that I think they are a bad idea; I just do not focus on that approach of SEO as much as other webmasters seem to do.

    Every website requires a unique approach, but most of the same factors will still apply. I created a list of 10 factors that I consider when creating a strategy for optimizing a website.

    Other SEO Experts may have had results that differ from my personal results, but the following is a list of import factors that I consider when performing search engine optimization on websites.

    Below is a list that includes the top 10 most important factors of SEO that I take into consideration when I am optimizing a website for organic traffic.

    1. Keyword Selection - (I feel that it is import to start off with a plan that involves good keyword strategy.)
    2. Relevancy of Title Tags to Back Links - (I think this is one of the most important factors of SEO.)
    3. Relevancy of Title Tags - (Title tags are at the top of the list for important factors of SEO.)
    4. Relevancy of Content - (I can not say relevancy enough, but if the page has content, relevant content will bring the best results.)
    5. Relevancy of Anchor Text - (It is very important to know how to effectively use anchor text to increase keyword performance.)
    6. Relevancy of Back Links - (Quality and Consistency is Very Important!)
    7. Internal Link Structure - (It is important for search engine spiders like GoogleBot to be able to crawl your website. Some people use a Sitemap to help with this factor.)
    8. Meta Tags - (Meta tags can be done many different ways and everyone has different ideas about meta tags and how to use them to optimize a website.)
    9. I like to add at least (1) one very relevant reciprocal link. - (Some people do not like reciprocal links, but it is just like everything else, it is not what you do, it is how you do it that matters the most.)
    10. Domain Name - (I do not feel that the domain name plays as much of a roll in optimizing a website as the factors that I listed above, but I do feel that it is important enough to make the top 10 list of important SEO factors to consider when optimizing a website.)
    SEMrush
    Please note: I posted the list in order of importance with the most important factor at the top of the list.

    When it comes to search engine optimization every SEO expert and webmaster has a different style and uses different techniques, I do not want to state that my ideas are better that the ideas that others have

    If anyone has any questions about search engine optimization or comments feel free to post them.
     
    The SEO Man, Apr 2, 2009 IP
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  2. gary101

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    #2
    Good info for newbies.
     
    gary101, Apr 2, 2009 IP
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    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    #3
    Some good information. I had trouble pocking holes in his logic.
     
    CanadianEh, Apr 2, 2009 IP
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    Really nice, thank you.
     
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    #5
    Nice work.

    How about "age of web site?"

    Or how about "quantity of IB links"
     
    catanich, Apr 2, 2009 IP
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    Very nice topics. Its really helpful if the domain is old.
    New domains takes time to show effect on search engines.
     
    jhonlee, Apr 2, 2009 IP
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  8. JessieJames27

    JessieJames27 Active Member

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    It seems that you are getting articles from different sources.. Anyways, it is much appreciated if you will include which website you are getting your articles.
     
    JessieJames27, Apr 2, 2009 IP
  9. seoservice1

    seoservice1 Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Nice, Thanks for sharing
     
    seoservice1, Apr 2, 2009 IP
  10. frostfire

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    #10
    good intro, thanks
     
    frostfire, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    sfinances Banned

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    seo needs more than you show here. ITs basic only but all sites need improve and new method to get top position.
     
    sfinances, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    prakaz044 Active Member

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    #12
    Nice info....
     
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    You should also include domain age. It makes a lot of difference in competitive markets.

    Internal linking is not only to let the spiders index the entire website but it is also to show the relevance of a page in a site. Your home page for example should have a link in all the pages and if you add and Anchor with your targeted keyword at the place of "home" it will help.
     
    seosapien, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    #14
    good info. it is really help for newbies in SEO.

    good job. appreciate for your work.
     
    pollux, Apr 3, 2009 IP
  15. fadetoblack22

    fadetoblack22 Well-Known Member

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    10. Domain Name - (I do not feel that the domain name plays as much of a roll in optimizing a website as the factors that I listed above, but I do feel that it is important enough to make the top 10 list of important SEO factors to consider when optimizing a website.)

    I have found that it is important.

    In my niche the top site has the exact keyword in his domain, but not many links and a low PR. Google gives an unfair advantage to these sites.
     
    fadetoblack22, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    #16
    Nice info for newbies. Thanks
     
    kutekutta, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    #17
    Excellent Information share here !!!
     
    Ginger6, Apr 3, 2009 IP
  18. The SEO Man

    The SEO Man Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome, I wrote this all myself from the top of my head.

    Kind Regards,

    Brett Topovski - SEO Expert
     
    The SEO Man, Apr 3, 2009 IP
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    seo man , nice post thanks
     
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  20. SEO_WatchDog

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    #20
    What is exactly what I would start with!
     
    SEO_WatchDog, Apr 3, 2009 IP