SEO Mystery

There seems to be a significant amount of mystery that surrounds appropriate use of SEO and everyone is trying to find themselves at the ‘top of the heap’ as it were.  SEO doesn’t have to be a huge mystery, you simply need to understand the ‘basic’ premise of SEO marketing.

SEO in Blogs

If you’re trying to get an SEO ranking in your blog you first need to ensure that your blog is relevant.  Let’s face it if you have a blog about writing you certainly wouldn’t suddenly start adding information about sports right?

Try to keep your posts relevant to the topic that you are discussing!

SEO in Websites

In order to make sure that your website is properly calibrated for effective SEO marketing there are some tips you need to make sure you’re using:

A)  Make sure your primary key words are contained in the first paragraph of your page;

B)  Make sure the key words flow naturally (this is one that often gets abused);

C)  Try for no more than 10% density – in other words if you have a 500 word page you should mention your key words approximately 50 times through the page – but don’t stuff!;

D)  Make sure your closing paragraph contains the key word

Don’t force it

Nothing is more disturbing than trying to read an article that is so stuffed with key words that the article starts sounding repetitive. I actually had a little bit of fun with this article on SEO Marketing.

Make sure that your text flows naturally and has the feel you’re looking for! SEO doesn’t have to make you crazy, you just need to exercise some common sense!

We’ll have more about this in upcoming posts so feel free to chime in!

About Doreen Martel

Well-rounded freelance writer who contributes to various blogs, paid to write sites and revenue sharing sites. Doreen is legally blind and has worked at home for more than 10 years. She uses the lessons learned from this experience to enhance her writing and share information with others.

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5 Responses to SEO Mystery

  1. January 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    great information. seo is new to me so i am learning alot. great post.

  2. January 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    nice post. we have learned a lot specially for those people who is just starting

  3. jmloquist
    January 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Well written and informative article, but I would be cautious with the 10% density on the keywords as it may be seen as stuffing.

    Try for between 2% and 5% for your keywords and keep your articles informative, though truthfully, by aiming at your audience more than the search engines you will likely see the density naturally fall into this percentage spread anywho.

    Writing for the web is tricky, you want to bee search engine friendly, but if your words are less than compelling, your top-rated spot will do you no good.