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SEO Basics – Content

Sep 17, 2009   //   by freshtraffic   //   search engine optimization, seo techniques  //  Comments Off

Continuing our ever growing list of SEO Tips, we’ll step into another batch of really basic optimization techniques which can help you improve your sites appearance, and hopefully, appeal on the search engines.

*Continually update your site-Sites that have new content added on a regular basis are seen as more reliable than sites that rarely do. This also helps you to increase the amount of relevant material on your site, which also improves your rankings. Consistently adhering to this principle, you can over time, become “the authority” in your niche.

*Unique content-Adding all the content you find on the internet won’t help improve your appearnce, if none of it is original. You need to provide content that has different information than what is on other sites and other Web pages.

*Try to use your keywords in your headlines-Headline tags (h1, h2, h3, etc.) are a great place to use your keyword phrase and secondary keywords. Search engines recognize that headlines are more important than the surrounding text, and so assign greater value to keywords found there.

*Try to get your keywords inside incoming links-Inbound links are a great way to improve your page rank, and your standings in the search results. But it’s difficult to control how people link to your pages. Most incoming links don’t use a phrase that has anything even remotely close to any of your keywords. Remember that they are doing you a favor by linking to you.

One way to get your keywords into inbound links is to provide your customers with the link text ready-made. For example:

Please link to this page: a href=”http://www.freshtraffic.ca/online_internet_marketing_sales.htm” Search Engine Marketing

Just a few more tips to add to the beginning stretch of beginning SEO. As always, there’s always more to come.

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