More Basic SEO Tips

Creating a website that search engines can easily find and list in searchers’ results takes some time and attention to detail. Your website is a labor of love, and offers several ideas to help your site reach its full potential.

  1. Link Your Site to Others with Similar Content.

When you link to other sites from yours, it constitutes a virtual vote for the other sites. On the other hand, if you are strategic about selecting sites with relevant content and your visitors click those links, search engines think you’re an expert on the subject of your site. Include a blogroll, resources page, or link list to get started.

  1. Don’t Let Your Site Stagnate.

Upload new, fresh content to your site on a regular basis. Sites with changing content typically rank higher in search results. Blogs and directories such as Wikipedia do well because their content is updated all the time, according to

  1. Ensure Your Site is Indexed in Search Engines

Site engines will usually find and index your site’s content automatically, but it’s not a sure thing. Google, Bing, and Yahoo are just some of the search engines you want to be sure are crawling through your site’s content. This helps searchers find you. You can also add your site directly to the search engines if they haven’t hit upon your site.

  1. Get Other Sites to Link to Your Site.

Writing and creating great content is about the only thing you can do to encourage other sites to link with yours. This is usually out of your control. However, you can sometimes ask for other sites to link to you, and that occasionally works. Another way to get links is to write guest posts for other sites and blogs. Links from other sites are vital for search engine optimization.

  1. Keep Your Doman Name.

The older your site name is, the better the site ranks in search results. Avoid creating a new domain name for your site all the time.

  1. Keep Your Content Human.

Robots are not authors, and your site’s content shouldn’t appear to have been robot-written. Write as you would talk (using proper writing conventions, of course), and incorporate keywords in a conversational, natural way.