Wednesday, September 26, 2007

SEO easy Lesson #2 "Why Google should be your best friend"

This is a pretty easy one to explain, and I will go into as much detail as possible. Google currently holds right around 1/2 of the world's search market. This simply means that on average 1 out of every 2 searches done on the internet are done using google. This is quite a feat considering the amount of competition out there. So, one must ask, how does google continue to get people to use their search engine? The answer is simple. Generally speaking, Google provides more relevant search results than the other search engines. AOL for example, now just uses google's own search results in AOLSearch. The basic concept is that, anytime you optimize your site for any purpose, it should be to make it what google wants it to be. The key word here is relevant. Google wants your site to be on topic and relevant to the rest of the material in it. This includes links as well. Basically if you can rank well in Google, you will begin to rank well in all the other engines as well because they are trying to do what Google is doing. One of my site ranks exactly the same for the same keywords on both Google and Yahoo. But it was Google who began ranking the site for these keywords much earlier. Ok now lets take into account Adsense. If you use Adsense on your site, and optimize for google search results, you can actually use google to make money from google. One other trick is using blogspot to build sites for free. Basically, Google gives you everything you need to make money from blogging. All you have to do is figure out how to get them to bring you traffic, which is where the SEO in this blog comes into play. Another benefit with using a blogspot or another blogging service, is the domain name. This blog
is better than if I had my own domain such as This is because SEO is the main keyword here and the closer it is to the beginning adds extra weight with google. So this blog would come up in results before the other one, of course there are many other factors as well. I hope this has helped in explaining how to take advantage of what google has to offer, and use it to your benefit. In lesson #4 coming up I will go into more detail on how to do your keyword research, and how to use the keywords in your site.

Listening to: Eve 6 - Promise
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Brief Break in lessons and why im qualified to write this SEO blog.

Sorry for the delay in getting to lesson two. I am now working on it and will be posting it sometime tomorrow so come back for more tips. Right now I would like to share my success with SEO recently, just more proof that by following my tips you can rank well in the search engines as well. Here are some of my rankings as of this writing.

Heroes blog:
heroes theories - 3
heroes synopsis - 4
heroes summary - 4
heroes season 1 final episode summary - 10
heroes tv show timeline - 9
heroes episode summary - 8
summary of new heroes episode - 1
heroes episodes plot summary - 6
heroes show timing - 5
theories on Heroes - 2
heroes season 1 summary - 4
heroes season finale synopsis - 10
latest heroes episode discussion - 2
heroes episode theories - 1
(Most of these are ranked equally on Yahoo as well.
These are only some and not all of the rankings for this site.)

Online Income Streams blog:
online income streams - 4
best online income streams - 2
And this one is ridiculous. Out of 37,900,000 websites my blog is ranked
#13 for the highly competitive keyphrase "tips on making money online" on Yahoo.

Addiction to Redemption blog
redemption and addiction - 5
how to help someone get sober - 10
what to expect when living sober - 24
letting go of the past after you get sober - 8
addiction to people - 8
sober living tips - 16
sober recovery addiction blog - 3
sober blogs - 24
helping someone get sober - 13
redemption and sobriety - 1
Explain redemption when it comes recovery - 1

Unique visitors

keyword summary

I have also posted a link to a couple tracker screenshots for my heroes site, one with a keyword summary, and one with the total number of unique visitors for the past couple days. Have a wonderful day, and stop back tomorrow because Lesson 2 will be up!!

Listening to: Buckcherry - Everything
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, April 26, 2007

SEO is a recipe

Ok, now I bet some are wondering exactly what this means, and really it is very simple. Search engine optimization is similar to a recipe to make about anything, in the fact that there is a certain order that you need to complete certain tasks. In this lesson I am going to give the order in which you need to develop and market your website, and you may notice that many people have this backwards. The first step is to have an idea for a website about something, which is where a little imagination and creativity helps. The next step is after you have this great idea, take 15 or 20 minutes and do some keyword research on the general topic, and possibly the keywords you want to target if you already know them. For some tools to achieve this with, you can try SeoChat and another good keyword tool is the Google Adwords Keyword tool. Ok so now you have your idea, and some good keywords you want to rank highly for, its now time to start building your site. The thing you need to keep in mind, is that your goal is to develop a quality site with content to attract visitors and keep them returning, and at the same time using your keywords or phrases the right amount of times, but most importantly the right areas of the page. The most important key to this is getting your 4 or 5 main keywords or your keyphrase in the title of your page, which is what will show in the blue bar at the top on your browser. You want these keywords in the title to have the first letter capitalized, since Google adds extra emphasis to capitalized keywords. It also is helpful if you can put your main keyword or two into the domain or subdomain of your site, as google gives some extra points for this as well. Now that this is done, you can begin creating your site, and trying to add in your main keywords, however, it needs to be done while keeping the site still useful and enjoyable. Most SEO experts agree that a keyword density of 2-3% is the optimal amount. This means that you should be able to just create your site, and as long as you have the right keywords for the site you are creating you should end up with right around this amount. One of the most important things you need to do when building your site, is to make sure your internal links, or in other words your buttons or menu, which go to other pages in your site, are all working links. Many search engines will not even index a site when they find broken links in it. Now its time to create all that keyword rich content. In our next lesson, I will be showing you how to get google to index your site in less than 48 hours, without submitting to a single search engine.