What is this? SEO stands for search engine optimization. This is where a website gets position on the search engine for the keyword they are targeting. By getting top position for the keyword your website is is about, sets up your business or website for success.
Search Engine Optimization is not easy but when done well, my gush, it could make you a rich person. Well, not fully rich, but put 1000’s in your pocket.
I understand SEO and I sometimes wonder why people tend to shy away from it. I think the problem is Search Engine Optimization is hard work. There are really no guarantee and I believe this is the main reason people tend to shy away from it. Most just pay someone to get their site on the front page of the search engines.
The hardest right now is Google. Yahoo and Bing are easiest. But now, I see bing is doing almost everything that Google does. Their results are almost identical and yahoo is somewhat in between. I don’t know what yahoo is doing right now. They seem to more interested in the news and articles instead of Search Engine stuff.
For the most part though, only think about Google and Bing. Do you have a site that is no where on the search engine?
The first question you should ask yourself is this….
A: Is my keyword in the Title of the site?
B: Is my keyword in the description of the site?
C: is my keyword in the first sentence of my articles?
D: is my site categories correctly?
E: Am I using LSI on my site?
F: Is my site getting traffic from any of social media
G: Does my site has any social media buttons?
These are just some of the many questions you should ask yourself. If you answer no to any of them, you must implement these to have any type of success. More importantly is if the keyword you select a very high competition, chances are your site will not show up.
For some success, make sure you pick a keyword with high search volume and moderate competition. There are many ways to find the keyword competition before you even decide to go after it. In another post, I will go over a few tricks and tips. I have learned a few of them and they have helped me well.
Another thing to look out for is what sites appear on the first page when you type in your target keywords. if you see that high authority site are there, like wikihow, Pr 6, Pr7 or Pr5 and Pr4 sites just move on to another keyword. What you can do is try another variation of the that same keyword.
Also, make sure the keyword has more than two word set long. Here is what I mean. [black high heel shoes]. Instead of high heel shoes or black pumps, you could use black high heel shoes. By doing this, you are narrow down the people who are actually looking for a specific type of shoe.
Conversions here are much higher. Even though the traffic less, conversions is higher and that’s what matter!
Does This All Matter for Free Website Builders?
Not really but if the main goal is to just build a site for free then its really a waste of time. On the other hand, they can be beneficial for a period of time. I recommend using these free website for building backlinks to your main site.
Eventhough this site is dedicated to letting people know about all the free websites out there that will allow you to build a website, I still believe that a self hosted site is the way to go for long term. What you will find is the the free site offers a paid option. Why you think they do that?
If something really matters to you, chances are you’ll pay for it instead of getting it for free.
Seo is cool and it can become rewarding when done well. It’s challenging and there right and wrong way to do seo. Doing it the wrong way will get your website blacklisted by the search engines.
If you follow the rules, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts. What the video below for a quick tip on seo.