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How Can Rhetorical Questions Help SEO?

December 8th, 2010

seo-questions.jpgA successful search engine optimization strategy is one that tailors the content of a website to reflect the search terms people will use to find your content. Most webmasters understand this basic principle of SEO but there are other factors to take into consideration to capture the maximum possible traffic through search engines.

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Link Building: The Simplest Search Engine Optimization Method

September 24th, 2010

link-building-method.jpgHaving a website is only the first step in online business. The real challenge is to drive traffic to your website so that your business can run well. There are many things that you can do to drive traffic to your website. If you have large marketing budget, you can simply use PPC (Pay Per Click) ads or other similar advertising methods. But if you have very low budget or even no budget at all, you have to find a good way to promote your website at minimum cost.

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SEO Scams: Webmasters Beware

September 21st, 2010

seo-scams.jpgThere are no short cuts when SEO is involved. Unfortunately, there are more advertisements for low cost SEO shortcuts than there are seconds in a day. Webmasters beware.

Search engine optimization or SEO has become a household term. If you have used the Internet to any significant degree, you have probably heard about SEO. Everyone is competing furiously for top positions in searches for their main keywords. The concept is that the higher you rank for a keyword, the better your website will do. If done correctly with the right keywords, this can be the case.

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Building Better Links: Anchor Text

March 17th, 2010

anchor-text-links.jpgIt is apparent that most webmasters are aware of the importance of building inbound links to their website or blog. After building hundreds of backlinks, many webmasters are left frustrated and confused at the results. They have not gained the traffic they desire and therefore they are not making enough money. This low level of monetary gain can be attributed to poor use of anchor text.

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Keyword Research and SEO

December 18th, 2009

keyword-research-seo.jpgSEO has become a very popular set of strategies to market your website or blog. It contains methods which will help you to get your website better ranked and hence the visitors will be in abundance. One other good thing that you can achieve with Search Engine Optimization is the targeted traffic which is otherwise hard to obtain. Unlike other marketing techniques, SEO targets the search engines and helps you to get the traffic from people who are actually looking for the information that you have to offer. Because search engines have many visitors who are performing queries during every minute of the day, if you can get your website featured there, you have a very good chance of receiving a nice boost to your traffic statistics.

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Where to Find the Right Keywords

December 2nd, 2009

keyword-find.jpgIf you are an online marketer who is looking to bring traffic to your website then it would be to your advantage to learn some good SEO techniques. Search engine optimization techniques will help you top up your website with targeted traffic, and after monetization you will be happy with the output of your hard work. This kind of strategy will not change things overnight; it will require some patience and you will need to make a long term commitment to your site’s success. But the results are generally better than what is realistically achieved through any other online marketing technique and the traffic will be highly targeted.

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What Does Your Instant Keyword Research Software Offer?

November 26th, 2009

keyword-research-software.jpgWhen you are choosing software for instant keyword research, you should make sure that you are not buying the wrong thing. You have to make sure that it meets your needs related to search engine optimization. SEO desperately needs well researched keywords; fortunately, there are some good programs available that can do this for you. So if your software is not good at doing the proper keyword research, then you are wasting your money. The problem is how would you know whether a particular software if fulfilling your needs or not? For this purpose, you will have to check it for few things. Here are the things that you should check before purchasing instant keyword research software.

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Black Hat vs. White Hat Search Engine Optimization

July 20th, 2009

white-black-hat-seo.jpgWhat is the difference between black hat and white hat SEO methods? Because of the constantly improving security measures of major search engines, SEO firms and experts should be more wary about the techniques they use, and should also be aware of the adverse consequences that may occur if we try to trick the search engines into giving us higher rankings by using black hat SEO techniques.

Across the World Wide Web, practitioners of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can choose to either be conventional or unconventional with their methods. To take the lead in the ever-changing race for page rankings means to play by the rules, or to join the dark side. Such is the dichotomy now known as White Hat SEO and Black Hat SEO. Judging from the colors, it’s fairly easy to determine which side is which.

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Three Tips for Making a URL Search Engine Optimization Friendly

June 9th, 2009

url-good-keywords-seoThe URL of your website is a key factor in search engine optimization. It is important to choose a search engine friendly URL that search engine crawlers can read without problems. If the URL can be easily read and crawled, then the likelihood of getting your site to the top of the search engine ranks is increased. Here are some tips for creating an SEO friendly URL.

1. Create a short and static URL. Static URLs do not contain special characters or long strings of code. They usually take the structure of www.yourwebsitename.com. Search engine crawlers prefer this form of URL as they prioritize short and static URLs when indexing web pages.

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Search Query Sunday, 55th Edition

March 8th, 2009

search-traffic-statistics-55.jpgThe first week of March has been a profitable one in terms of both traffic and revenue. We managed to surpass 1,000 unique visitors per day for four days last week, including one day (Monday) in which there were over 1,000 visitors just from the search engines. Even more encouraging is the fact that the number of pages from the site that received at least one visit has increased to 497, significantly higher than the totals observed previously, which have averaged around 300-350.

This indicates that I may have received an overall “authority boost” of some sort from Google; a similar phenomenon occurred about one year ago when the site went from about 40 visitors per day up to about 250 within one month. Back then I was closely observing the number of pages indexed and ranked well by Google and noted that this number had stagnated at around 25 for several months and then suddenly jumped to 51 back in February 2008. Since that time there has been a gradual increase in the number of pages ranked relatively well as I have continued to publish pages at a consistent rate of one per day, but there have not been any sudden jumps until this past week.

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Search Query Sunday, 54th Edition

March 1st, 2009

search-traffic-statistics-54.jpgTraffic to the site is still showing a gradual improvement, with over 5,600 search engine visits coming in during the last week in February. AdSense earnings for the month also increased over last month’s totals and are now up to $114.89. The Lemon-Info.com site actually generated $5.76 of this amount, which is encouraging because it did not seem to be attracting any AdSense clicks at all in the beginning. The stats for the last two weeks indicate that traffic to this site has stabilized and there is actually a relatively high CTR and CPC now. I am considering the idea of writing a few of my own articles for this one because the click values have been relatively high. If I can manage to add any sort of affiliate revenue to the mix, the site would become profitable very quickly. As things stand right now, it will take approximately one year for the site to recoup the initial expenses, most of which were from outsourcing the articles.

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