5 tips for better SEO

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Today's topic: 5 tips for better SEO

First of all we have to define what SEO stands for and what does it mean. The interweb knows SEO as Search Engine Optimization, thing that basically means the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. Maybe that "natural" or "organic" terms sound familiar for those of you who use Google Analytics.. if not .. other post, other day:)
Anyway, there are millions of tips on this subject but i will focus on some that actually helped me. The most powerful search engine is Google, so everybody wants to be found by it:) Why, you may ask? Because Google drives tons of traffic, and traffic helps the ranking. So here's a few tips on how to help that happening(and this is what I'm still learning myself):

1. Spiders don't crawl flash or images, but just text, so make sure you put text links(hyperlinks) somewhere on the page so that spiders can find it. Like if you have an image of your delicious pie don't just put the picture of the pie but also put the name of the pie under the picture with the link to your post.

2. Make sure you link within your site first. This way you help people stay on your page longer. Like if for instance you make a reference to a table setting and you wrote a post about a table setting a while ago, make sure to instead of just mentioning "a white and blue table setting" link to it(via hyperlinks) within your site. This way people who might be interested in seeing how would that look, would check yours first, what do you know?!.. they might have missed that post of yours or they might have just landed on your page and wanna check it out:)

3. Also when you link within, make sure you focus on your key phrases. Like if you wanna link to "hiding the navigation bar" post, don't just say "click here" and hyperlink it. Google looks for keywords phrases, so better just say "hiding the navigation bar" and link to it. Also if you have a post about "our vacation" don't just link to that, better say "our vacation in Bali" and link to it. This way you have a better chance for local searches to find you.

4. If you just opened a business or you want to make your site better known faster, the easiest way to go is getting a link to it through another related quality site. Google's spiders track that fast. Like if you have a home designing blog and you've been featured on HGTV or something big, make sure you mention that in text and make sure they mention you in text with a link back to you. This way Google might find you faster in relationship with the featuring site.

5. Also content is everything. Make sure you post at least 2-3 times a week, with fresh content on a regular basis. The little spiders need to be fed:)

Next time we'll talk about Title Tags on each page of your site(another SEO tip). But that's gonna be longer as I'll tell you how to do that, so more for next time:)


54 comments:

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A 2 Z said...

Thanks for the info. Already a follower!

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Vivianne's Vista said...

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Vivianne's Vista said...

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Pumpkin Tart said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm now following you and love your "Technical Support" tips.
Even for the one or two things I already knew how to do, it's nice to have it validated by someone else! Keep them coming!

-Andrea

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Annie Robertson said...

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Katina Rice said...

Hey thanks for the tips! Following you back! Would love to hire you to help me out with some tech stuff!

Brandy said...

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Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your layout and look forward to learning tips from you too!

Happy Tuesday!

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tenenda said...

Thanks for the follow!! and great blog, i think i will learn a lot from you!! Glad to have you around :)

Ashley said...

Thanks for following me! I'm trying to play catch up with the Tues Tag-along and inevetably would have ended up following you anyway! Gonna go catch up on those tech tips girl!

This Lil Piglet Boutique said...

Floowing you back from FMBT; thanks for following my blog. You have some great tips here; I'll definitely be keeping my eye on your blog. :)

Cori said...

Thanks for the tips for blogging! I really appreciate it :) Always looking for ways to improve my blog!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours!

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Happy Tuesday!

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Already Following from FMBT!

Genny said...

Following you back. What a darling place you have here.

I married my high school sweetheart too. :)

With our best said...

Hi there!

Thanks for the SEO tips. SO much work to get a good SEO, but worth it in the end!

Following through Tues Follow! I like your blog and looking forward to reading more!

I would love it if you looked around and followed me back!
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-Karissa

~Tara said...

Hey there! Stoppin in from FMBT... what great tips! can't wait to look around some more!

Carissa said...

Hi, I'm following you back! What a great blog, thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Following you back! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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Tara said...

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Katie Jeans Jewelry said...

Cant wait to see your next tip. This was a great read. New follower.

Marianne (aka Lucy's Human) said...

Thanks for the info. I'm a little bit new to blogging, and frankly the techy stuff boggles my brain! It's great to know that I can just come pick yours and learn all kinds of new stuff!

We're from Welcome Wednesday & your newest follower. We would love it if you came over and checked us out!

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Busy Working Mama said...

Thanks for the tips!

WhitneyB99 said...

Hey, I love your blog!! I'm your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday

Tessa said...

Great tips!! Looking forward to your posts :)
Have a great day!

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forthelove0f4 said...

great blog with great info ... i look forward to reading more and sharing about your blog on mine . thanks for the follow

Claude said...

Thanks for the follow, I now follow back!

Jessica Warrick said...

This is such good information. I did not know that more links in my post would help me with google crawling my site. I have been following you for a while. Just checking back and learning alot.

Katie said...

Very cool blog. I'm your newest follower.
Thanks for checking mine out!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

great info!! I have a favor..could you email me privately and tell me how to do the links within a post? I have tried and failed!! I am not blogging savvy at all!!:) my email is ; dtsb4991@gmail.com
Thank you!!!

Every Mom Has Her Day said...

hi from social parade, im following you back! :)
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fancygrlnancy said...

thanks for the follow.. I am finally following back!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Admirer Monday. I already follow you.

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thanks for following my blog I now follow yours

Anna M Blanch said...

There are some seriously great tips in this post. Thanks for the advice on alt texting photos and writing out the information on hyperlinks, i usually only do that sporadically, but i'll definitely be sure to watch myself on that now! thanks!

Sherri said...

Hi
Your newest follower here from Meet Me Monday. thanks for coming to my blog.
You have a lot of good tips here.
I'll be back.
thanks
Sherri

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

Hi!
I'm visiting and following back from NFF! I really need the SEO tips, as that is the next thing I'm working on on my blog! I'd love to read the title tags, is that a future post? I couldn't find it.Also do you know how to have a divider line show up betwenn sidebar items like here:
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/
Thanks!
Enjoy your weekend!
Sharon

Sandra said...

That was such terrific information! I'm always on the lookout for these helpful tips. I can't wait for the other tips. I've got you featuring prominently on my blog. I hope your button doesn't count as "clutter!"

Jessica - Mom of all Trades said...

So glad I found your blog! These are some really great tips. I look forward to readign more!

Emily Joyce said...

I definitely never heard of the spiders before. Thanks for these tips. I'm usually good at linking within my site, but not always to specific phrases, so I'll work on that!

Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

Wow! I'm new here following you back & I'm learning all kinds of SEO stuff I wanted to know so keep it coming!

Susan @ myhomeroad.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for posting all this great information. I'm working on making my blog more visible. Your tutorials are the most understandable things I've read on the subjects. Thanks for posting the information.
I'm loving blogging and I've learned so much which was my goal in all of this... to have fun and to Learn!
Thanks again.
Susan

Katja said...

Just started to read your blog and learnd already a lot! Will be back for sure and do participate in the weekly link-up! Thanks for writing! Katja

Michelle said...

Lots of great tips! I haven't even begun to learn about SEO!! Thanks so much for the "beginning" to my lessons! Thanks for linking with us at the S&R weekend hop!

Angela Lynn said...

Really great tips! Thank you so much! :)

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