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What's the first step to good SEO?



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What's the first step to good SEO?

My first step is to do thorough keyword research so that i have the right words to target in my on page content (articles, menu links, alt tags, meta tags/descriptions/titles).

What's your first step toward good SEO?

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jjohnson777

Writing good content.




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Corzhens

This is a very short reply but it has a lot of sense because content is king and always be king when it comes to the website. Without content there is no website to speak of but it would be just a domain name, right? Good contents can boost the ranking of your site with the search engines and it can get more traffic from the users not only of Google but of all search engines. A good content is unique and not copied from any site in part or in whole and it is also well written.




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Beverly

Unique Content is the first step of mine as it increases the chance of getting indexed quickly.


Of course, writing great content is key to a successful site but don't you need the right keywords to target in your articles? Don't you need a basis on your page like a good menu system, meta information, etc? Doesn't all that come first? Or, do you really just start writing articles first? Everyone has their own technique. And, not that there is a wrong way to SEO (assuming white hat practices). So, it's nice to see what others are doing differently.




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randeep

writing or posying valuable comment




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Beverly

writing or posying valuable comment

Do you mean like comments on other people's blog posts or comments on a forum with signature line attached?




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Tommy Matalino

Do you mean like comments on other people's blog posts or comments on a forum with signature line attached?

That's off page SEO right?




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Beverly

That's off page SEO right?

Yeah, it's off page and still a valuable tool for achieving search engine rankings. But the question is, how far can a blogger/webmaster go with bookmarking their own posts before Google starts saying that they're using Blackhat techniques and discounts those backlinks?




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steelbuildings

My first step is keywords research and then according to these keywords write contents and title for the site




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missionrestor

My first step is keywords research and then according to these keywords write contents and title for the site

Yeah, the basic step is keyword research.




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sam986

Use fresh and unique content,




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kellys

Keywords and unique content are most important in SEO




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JamesDonovan

Best keywords.




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papercupmachine

Use fresh and unique content and also keyword




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hustler

The first Step to SEO is Keyword Research, then followed by good content Onpage SEO, and finally Offpage SEO
Read more webonmobi.info/improve-search-engine-ranking/




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goodmorning

making a good website with rich content .bust build quality link from multiple platform/




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swapnil

Of course, writing great content is key to a successful site but don't you need the right keywords to target in your articles? Don't you need a basis on your page like a good menu system, meta information, etc? Doesn't all that come first? Or, do you really just start writing articles first? Everyone has their own technique. And, not that there is a wrong way to SEO (assuming white hat practices). So, it's nice to see what others are doing differently.

Exactly Beverly, the first step to good SEO is always making a good keyword research, followed by On Page Optimization of the website or blog, proper use of meta, heading tags, alt tags, etc
Followed by a certain plan to do off page seo with some prior plan to follow the steps within the stipulated time and then go for actual implementation of the Off Page SEO, of Directory submission, article marketing etc.




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get3view

The first Step to SEO is Keyword Research,keywords write contents and title for the site.





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robertman11

The first Step to SEO is Keyword Research,keywords write contents and title for the site.




Agreed 100%

Then on page SEO is the next logical step.




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Beverly

Exactly Beverly, the first step to good SEO is always making a good keyword research, followed by On Page Optimization of the website or blog, proper use of meta, heading tags, alt tags, etc
Followed by a certain plan to do off page seo with some prior plan to follow the steps within the stipulated time and then go for actual implementation of the Off Page SEO, of Directory submission, article marketing etc.


Maybe a prequel step to keyword research would be to search Google and see how many other sites are your same niche/topic. This is not directly related to on page or off page SEO but it does help you know how many competitors you have. That will give you an idea of what your chances are when competing for those keywords. Most times, I won't even attempt to start a site in an overly saturated keyword niche market, just too much work involved to rank (even for long tail keywords).




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swapnil

Maybe a prequel step to keyword research would be to search Google and see how many other sites are your same niche/topic. This is not directly related to on page or off page SEO but it does help you know how many competitors you have. That will give you an idea of what your chances are when competing for those keywords. Most times, I won't even attempt to start a site in an overly saturated keyword niche market, just too much work involved to rank (even for long tail keywords).

I didn't say keyword research is related to on page optimization, rather it is the first step which is used not just to find appropriate keyword to be targeted for your site, but also looking around for the competition of the keyword in your niche and the number of websites using the keyword, I always prefer to start with long tail low competitive keywords that makes it bit easy to rank higher than to switch to the competitive keywords, what do you prefer???




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johnmith

Yes my first step is also selecting the good named domain after that i start the keyword analysis to get the good demand keywords in search engines.




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Peetter123

hi,
According to me good content and effective keyword will help in increasing the traffic and applying most of the ofpage seo techniques also helpful




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supergal

good content,article submission.




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Beverly

I didn't say keyword research is related to on page optimization, rather it is the first step which is used not just to find appropriate keyword to be targeted for your site, but also looking around for the competition of the keyword in your niche and the number of websites using the keyword, I always prefer to start with long tail low competitive keywords that makes it bit easy to rank higher than to switch to the competitive keywords, what do you prefer???


Is keyword research not related to on page optimization? Without good keyword research you can't really optimize your pages for keywords. I don't know how to begin good SEO without keyword research. It's my first step and directly impacts what content I put on my page.

And, what you said about long tail keywords is actually a strategy i have used for many years.




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monitorscout

Off course writing unique and quality content is considered to be the first steps in quality SEO work. But then it will be of no use if you don't publish it in authoritative website and share it in social networking platforms.

Since sharing is the way to make it viral, so that more and more people will come to know about it.

That should be the ultimate goal and worth of search engine optimization.




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angie828

Content is king. You need to have good quality content that has not been published anywhere else.




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Tommy Matalino

Content is king. You need to have good quality content that has not been published anywhere else.

Then, what is "good quality content" to you? How can you describe a content that is of "good quality"?




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FunkNugget

The 1st thing is making sure your On Page SEO is done right with proper use your keywords in the Title Tags and Meta Description. Then proper use (not over use) of the H Tags. Without this any other SEO effort you do will be for nothing




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Tommy Matalino

The 1st thing is making sure your On Page SEO is done right with proper use your keywords in the Title Tags and Meta Description. Then proper use (not over use) of the H Tags. Without this any other SEO effort you do will be for nothing

H tags? To be honest, I rarely use one on my blog. How much difference does it make when using <B> or <STRONG> tags?




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FunkNugget

H tags? To be honest, I rarely use one on my blog. How much difference does it make when using <B> or <STRONG> tags?


H tags show that your site is structured and to make the most of them should contain keywords you wish to target. The search engines view this as the most important words you wish to target. The H1 would be most important then every other paragraph use H2 tags placing secondary keywords in there as well. Again the SEs see these terms as important for the page. Combined with contextual link building I promise you using H tags is very powerful.




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Tommy Matalino

But aren't H tags not that appealing in the eyes in some website layouts?




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FunkNugget

You don't absolutely have to use them but you should, the do help a lot.




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Tommy Matalino

You don't absolutely have to use them but you should, the do help a lot.

I'll try using them on my next article. Hopefully, it shows better results.




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mattchauhan

First of optimize your site i.e do onpage optimization
check for unique content
create meta tags
submit sitemap and robots.txt file
then submit your site to better quality of sites having high pr.




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onapthanh

[onaprsc.com.vn] I see that writing great content is key to a successful site on ap but don't you need the right keywords to target in your articles? I make my web about "on ap standa-rs' but it very weally So you do not need a basis on your page like a good menu system, meta information, etc? Doesn't all that come first? Or, do you really just start writing articles first? Everyone has their own technique. And, not that there is a wrong way to SEo




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onapthanh

onaprsc.com.vn you didn't say keyword research is related to on page optimization, rather it is the first step which is used not just to find appropriate keyword to be targeted for your site, but also looking around for the competition of the keyword in your niche and the number of websites




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onapthanh

That is not directly related to on page or off page seo and sem but it does help you know how many competitors you have done




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onapthanh

I think the first step to good SEO is always making a good keyword research, followed by On Page Optimization of the website or blog




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onapthanh

I think to certain plan to do off page seo with some prior plan to follow the steps within the stipulated time and then go for actual implementation of the Off Page SEO and SEM




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onapthanh

I always prefer to start with long tail FOR example [onaprsc and onaplioa] low competitive keywords that makes it bit easy to rank higher than to switch to the competitive keywords




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onapthanh

YOU think that the question is, how far can a blogger/webmaster go with bookmarking their own posts




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blogginghelp

creating lots and lots of backlinks, best is commenting on other blogs, you should concentrate on offpage optimization more than on page...




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angie828

Then, what is "good quality content" to you? How can you describe a content that is of "good quality"?

Content that gets to the point and does not have a lot of fluff in it. Content that is easy to read and understand.




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warnerilink

First Step is
1) Analysis the website and layout and domain age.
2) Which business you going to be promote.
3) Keyword Research




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gracyy

First step for SEO--post unique content and keyword research, meta description and site map.




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tionna

Quality content will help you out greatly. That is the first step. Without good content, you will not have much of a site.




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pavithrathiva

Selection of Keywords and Quality Content is the first important thing in SEO.




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johnystrong

Start fresher in SEO . knowledge of good content writer and internet marketing.




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deepak2789

My first step analysis about the website current status, and then do research & development for website on page including website page title, keywords, description, alt tags, content, internal linking and many more things.




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Beverly

Content that gets to the point and does not have a lot of fluff in it. Content that is easy to read and understand.


Google search bots can't really tell what is fluff, so long as it contains words related to the general theme of the article. So in this situation, the longer an article is, the better.




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tacitinc

Here is something I do not see many people discussing which I think is a bigger piece of the pie than any other. That would be the art of developing a real project model / plan to execute and thus knowing ahead of time, what your best seo method for that specific niche would be, instead of just jumping into the water before you see how hot it is ;)
I cannot tell you how long it took me to realize that when it comes to new projects on the web, and you are laying down the foundation of your seo work, the best made plans of mice and men as they say, if you do not have your eye on the prize the entire time, then you are going to get nowhere fast. You might as well consider yourelf inducted into the giant pool of internet marketers out there just running in place, all because they only try something half-assed (pardon my language to anyone that is offended).
The best thing about this, is there is no one ebook or WSO that will tell you exactly what to do, everyone is different and you have your own subjective way of looking at your new project build, however one thing we all hold vastly in common is that we must have the road paved before we can drive on it, so make sure you have your master plan in place, conduct excellent research in all areas of your niche, not just keywords (as 90% of people seem to just jump right into)
Just my 2 cents, back to building my new project What
Be Well Everyone - Jon of Tacit




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angie828

Google search bots can't really tell what is fluff, so long as it contains words related to the general theme of the article. So in this situation, the longer an article is, the better.

Yes that is true but I was thinking in lines of the visitors that you have. If you have a lot of fluff on your page, then the visitors may not return or you may have a high bounce rate.




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tacitinc

Yes that is true but I was thinking in lines of the visitors that you have. If you have a lot of fluff on your page, then the visitors may not return or you may have a high bounce rate.


I could not agree with you more on this one. Finding the right balance is always hard, but in short the Psychological research (most recent) suggests that less is better What Im not going to hijack this thread and go into a psych discussion but do some research, get to know your readers!!




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narasimmarao

Good Keywords




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oliver321

Google search bots can't really tell what is fluff, so long as it contains words related to the general theme of the article. So in this situation, the longer an article is, the better.

I don't think the length of an article really matters. All it need to be quality rich.




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avihabibi

SEO is a ling term competition. This thing never stops. You have to keep testing. There is ON-SEO and OFF-SEO. To begin with find a HOT topic/niche. Write an original & high quality article with at least 3% keyword density. Google doesn't like keyword stuffing. Look for long-tail low competition keywords. This will help you rank higher and quicker. This involves just the setting up. Getting backlinks and traffic is a different story.




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missionrestor

Very well said, first step to do seo is keywords research. You should target the right keyword. After that do further work.




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vcontents

Choose long tail keywords




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tacitinc

I don't think the length of an article really matters. All it need to be quality rich.


Just a heads up - According to google's own blog - Articles: 400-500 words with 2-3% keyword density...

That is optimized according to google... What About as good as its gonna get kids lol




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bloggersjoy

The first step should always be good content and the correct use of meta tags.




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Lalithya

Content as well as proper on page optimization are very first steps to start over SEO for your website.




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silexsolutions

Good Content or related keywords for sites!




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Tommy Matalino

Google search bots can't really tell what is fluff, so long as it contains words related to the general theme of the article. So in this situation, the longer an article is, the better.

The longer the article, the less people gonna read the whole thing. Well, you can put that on my preferences.
I prefer articles to be short and direct to the point, rather than a long and repetitive post. f you have something related to that post that you wanted to add, better put it on a different post for further reading.

Of course, there are exceptions on this, like reviews and such.




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Beverly

The longer the article, the less people gonna read the whole thing. Well, you can put that on my preferences.
I prefer articles to be short and direct to the point, rather than a long and repetitive post. f you have something related to that post that you wanted to add, better put it on a different post for further reading.

Of course, there are exceptions on this, like reviews and such.



From the reader's point of view, shorter posts might be more favored . I've just found longer posts work better for SEO on page optimization. Maybe there is a happy middle ground that can be achieved with article length that will satisfy Google and readers alike.




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Tommy Matalino

From the reader's point of view, shorter posts might be more favored . I've just found longer posts work better for SEO on page optimization. Maybe there is a happy middle ground that can be achieved with article length that will satisfy Google and readers alike.

But I do noticed that as article gets longer, less Google ads show on my site.
The 5-link ads end up as 1-link or 2-link ads...




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Beverly

But I do noticed that as article gets longer, less Google ads show on my site.
The 5-link ads end up as 1-link or 2-link ads...


oh! That's a very interesting observation. And, actually I've noticed something similar on my Hubpages. If the Hub is very long, no ads appear way down the page. The site encourages much longer Hubs and those seem to rank very well in Google, but if they are not properly monetized, (such as ads appearing through out the page), they don't earn money well. I'm sure that's the same for a blog post.

There must be some way to balance SEO with monetizing concerns, while keeping the wishes of the reader in mind.




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Tommy Matalino

As much as possible, I try my posts to have a maximum of 5 paragraphs. But we can't always do that as there are articles that needed more explanation than that. But as I have observed, less ads.

Another thing is, posts which include "survival" or "death" sometimes get less ads.




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Savannah

As much as possible, I try my posts to have a maximum of 5 paragraphs. But we can't always do that as there are articles that needed more explanation than that. But as I have observed, less ads.

Another thing is, posts which include "survival" or "death" sometimes get less ads.



Maybe those keywords are targeted less by advertisers. Is that a possibility?




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Beverly

As much as possible, I try my posts to have a maximum of 5 paragraphs. But we can't always do that as there are articles that needed more explanation than that. But as I have observed, less ads.

Another thing is, posts which include "survival" or "death" sometimes get less ads.



Actually five paragraphs is a nice length. When you said short post, I thought you meant like a few lines or even one paragraph as I have seen blog posts that short. And to me, those blog posts are tricky cause they can come across as keyword stuffed if you choose to target specific keywords when writing.




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shek

For me first step is to decide on topic ! Most of the cases we decide on topic and after some time we loose interest on it and then we start neglecting that site. So, I would suggest everyone to choose a topic which can interest them for long time.




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MikeQ

After keyword research, you need to write content, content writing takes time but you should give time for this as content is very important these days.




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Beverly

For me first step is to decide on topic ! Most of the cases we decide on topic and after some time we loose interest on it and then we start neglecting that site. So, I would suggest everyone to choose a topic which can interest them for long time.


It's good that you are putting the emphasis on your reader, not search engines. Blogs and sites which cater to the human visitor will always be more popular in Google anyway.




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owen100

Create original content




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home1234

As per the my view Keyword research is the first step in SEO because we required the Keyword for website promotion.




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MikeQ

As per the my view Keyword research is the first step in SEO because we required the Keyword for website promotion.



Yes, keyword research is very important thing and you should research appropriate keyword for your site, you should have understanding of competition too and go for low competitive keywords only.




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PointBlank

The foundation of SEO is reaseach.




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Tommy Matalino

Maybe those keywords are targeted less by advertisers. Is that a possibility?

That's a possibility.

Actually five paragraphs is a nice length. When you said short post, I thought you meant like a few lines or even one paragraph as I have seen blog posts that short. And to me, those blog posts are tricky cause they can come across as keyword stuffed if you choose to target specific keywords when writing.

I don't really like posting blog post that only have a single paragraph. I just felt that it's too short. But there are times that I can't help it and just post what I know about the topic.




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papercup

Keyword Research is first step for seo.




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softona1

Keyword research and using unique and fresh content.




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VanessaMeacham

HI ! yes i agree that Keyword Research is the basic step and then you can create meta content according to your keywords and then prepare site content and then you can do off page Activities.




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Ashlyn

That's a possibility.


I don't really like posting blog post that only have a single paragraph. I just felt that it's too short. But there are times that I can't help it and just post what I know about the topic.



Also short posts are boring to me as they don't really provide enough information on the subject to really learn anything.
But sometimes, you can't post more than a paragraph. In that situation, you do the best you can.




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blueeyes

Also short posts are boring to me as they don't really provide enough information on the subject to really learn anything.
But sometimes, you can't post more than a paragraph. In that situation, you do the best you can.


I agree that if you only have a short post, it is hard to learn something from it. But if you are only allowed so much space, condensing it can be really hard sometimes if you have a lot to say.




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ForumPoster

Keyword research first, find good/less competitive keywords first, then register the domain name which is related to the keywords.




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Beverly

Keyword research first, find good/less competitive keywords first, then register the domain name which is related to the keywords.


Once you've found the niche you want to specialize in, keyword research will help you know what words are being searched by your potential reader. This is always a first good step.




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vinaya

Giving a good title is my first step of search engine optimization. title is the key to the discovery of your contents on search engines. If your title exactly matches the search query, it will appear on search lists. Second is using keywords on the body of the content. About five percent of your total word count should be the primary keywords. Thirdly, writing a description and including keywords for your content is a good way to do search engine optimization.




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Corzhens

I may not have the expertise yet about SEO methods but based on what I have learned from the discussions in this site, the content is the easiest to do. Write an original content, whether it is a blog or an article, that is original and unique, of course, no copying. When the content you uploaded is directly related to your niche, the search engine will give it merit that will affect the SEO rank of your website. Uploading frequently can further increase your rank.




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