What All SEO Newbies Need To Do First

posted on 20 May 2013 10:48 by pajamaact05
The kind of traffic numbers that are possible with SEO can be the stuff of legend, but of course it depends on things being right. Sure, of course you have to work hard to make it come true, but it can be so incredibly worth it. If you don't set the foundation right, then how do you expect to have long term results? Just hold off on starting your site until you know what you need to do - you will avoid a do-over. Let's talk about some very basic SEO principles that are mandatory stuff to get started on the right foot.

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend gobs of money paying someone to rank your site for your targeted keyword. Hey, you can succeed with SEO if you put your mind to it. No such beast as iron-clad, guaranteed ranking - not any more; so avoid being gullible and handing over your money to those who much such empty claims. Knowing how to successfully make these things happen on your own is a skill that can earn you literally millions of dollars. When you make that decision, then you will naturally make sure it is done right.

Internal linking within your site is something you should discover more on because it will help you. One excellent model for internal linking is Wikipedia, and that is one serious authority site. Never put the cart before the horse, and with this we mean that you need to know what you are doing before you jump in with both feet. If your site is not huge, then you do not want fifty internal links on each page - massive overkill.

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Now say, you wish to rank high for the term, "solar panel". Now you know that there are hundreds of websites about renewable energy (a lot of them about solar energy too), and some are pretty well popular. Yours might be different, but it can get stuck into the crowd of these solar power targeted websites. You need to do something (and a lot of it) more than simple On-page SEO to stand out from the crowd. This is where link building comes in.

Content is more important than ever with the Panda update by Google, and that is all about quality content. The search engines love sites and blogs that focus on the content. It is not content alone that will rank your site, but rather the kind of content that makes people like your site. If you truly put the effort into giving your audience the very best information you can find, then you will build a good reputation for yourself and more people will come. If you like to write and can do it well, then that will make it easier for you to take care of it on your own; otherwise, find somebody you trust to write it and pay them to do that.

You can find some methods to rank highly and in shorter periods of time, but usually those are methods that are not long-lasting and ultimately will waste your time. Just avoid those completely because you will have to start over at some point later on. You can achieve the things you have read about with SEO, but it is best to do it with proven methods. Your best results will occur with the proper approach, and you have to gain additional knowledge to do that. Now you have a better idea about SEO and what is required of you, so now just keep moving.

Further Reading:
How To Make Sense of SEO if You Are A Newbie
Getting Your Feet Wet with SEO and Your Web Business
Effective SEO Tips for The Fledgling Online Marketer
How to be Successful at SEO as a Beginner