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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Google Shares 5 Vital SEO Tips

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So you have your website but just can’t seem to get good ranking in Google’s search results. Well, if you’re a DIY search engine optimizer then what’s best way to fix this?

This is the questions that USA Today recently asked Google engineer and active blogger, Matt Cutts.

Matt has outlined 5 basic yet vital tips to optimize your site so that Google can find it.

So I bet you want to know these tips, don’t you? Well, here they are, straight from the expert’s mouth:

1. Spotlight your search term on the page.

“Think about what people are going to type in to try and find you,” Cutts says. Matt’s example is of meeting a chiropractor from San Diego who complained that his site couldn’t be found easily using Google search. The words “San Diego chiropractor” weren’t listed anywhere on the site. “You have to make sure the keywords are on the page,” Cutts says. So it’s best to let people know so immediately what your business is, at the top of your page.

2. Fill in your “tags.”

Title and description tags are crucial, Cutts says, because they are shown in search results most often.

3. Get other sites to “link” back to you.

Google ranks sites based on popularity. Cutts says it looks at more than 100 pieces of data to determine a site’s ranking.

4. Create a blog and post often.

Cutts says blogging is a great way to add links and start a conversation with customers and friends. With a blog, you can link back to your site and offer links to others. It’s also a great way to start building content, Cutts says.

5. Register for free tools. Google’s google.com/webmaster offers freebies to help get your site found.

Google’s Local Business center (google.com/local/add) is the place for business owners to submit a site so it shows up in local searches, with a map attached.

The final word… Cutts says not to overdo it. In other words, don’t cram your pages full of keywords. This is called “keyword stuffing” and it’s a big no-no from Google who will have your site removed from the index if it is practiced.

So there you have it, 5 vital SEO tips straight from someone who lives and breaths Google and SEO.

As I mentioned these are just some of the basic SEO techniques that you can use to better your ranking. However, if you want to get really serious about boosting your Google ranking then look no further than G-Boost, which will help build your Google ranking with 5 new backlinks each month!



Courtney Mills Courtney is an online marketing and communications specialist at ineedhits - a leading search engine marketing firm with over 16 years experience. Courtney has been living and breathing online marketing for over 5 years. She specializes in web and communication marketing, while providing news and opinion to online marketing communities.

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Discussion (6 - comments)

Great and informative article!
Only thing that I find missing is ” In other words, don’t cram your pages full of keywords. This is called “keyword stuffing”…is a definition or some kinda “rule of thumb as to how many keywords is too much or on the other hand too little?

By briguy - July 2, 2008



Your page should be natural, readable text. A gibberish list of keywords done over and over is unreadable to visitors and obvious to Google as too much.

None is too little!

By Opal - November 29, 2009



Can you provide more information on this? take care

By Pasquale (I love Seo ranking tips) - February 11, 2010



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i think google is not only for our seo focus, while seo we should leeok beyond google, like bing and yahoo.

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