Do not just copy the gurus and the popular ones

Just a forum written convo with client – thought i’d share… — Hi Raul, When i initially came to know that you wanted to make this site i thought this is a good idea (but only if you have got the basics right). Your question : What is seo ? Seo is short for search engine optimization. You know when you go and type in a keyword in a search engine like Google and a site comes on rank 1 ? rank 2 ? rank 3 ? These ranked sites have done search engine optimization. Meaning they have optimized a site in such a way for the search engines that makes the search engines love them and give them top ranking. The replica watches site you were talking about has optimized the site and has also built links for it to rank higher. If we just copy their entire site and try to be like it from our own domain then it wont work because of 2 reasons : –Copied content – search engines hate it. –Our site is new and not popular enough – How do you think your customers will find you ? To make it popular we will have to edit each page and add content to it. Unique and fresh content which is not copied. Also link building is required to gain popularity. There are 1500 sites liking to the one which you showed and what we have right now is only a domain with no site and no link. So as a web designer cum seo expert I advice you not to go ahead with your...

Search engine optimization basics

Search engine optimization basics people need to know about… I am doing search engine optimization in India for many years now and and every now and then i just come across a question or a query just makes me yell from within : Did you get you SEO basics right ?!?! 1. Link exchange : Link exchange just does not mean exchanging link. Yesterday I got an email from someone asking for doing a link exchange with my website. The website of that person was in no way related to my website but still the person sending the email was really enthusiastic and hopeful that the link exchange might do us both good hence we should exchange links. I think their seo is being handled by the wrong person. My Website content : Search engine optimization training and more Their website was related to health and nutrition. Lesson : Link exchange to improve search engine rankings should only be done between two sites with similar content. 2. Below i have compiled a list (see comments section) of Search engine optimization basics using our new search software – ‘Jvw’s Answer me now 2008′. Hope people will read and learn. Enjoy Regards, J....

Tips to choose search engine optimization firm

Best way to get your website ranked high is by getting your marketing and Search engine optimization done by a seo firm. There are many search engine optimization firms in the market which guarantee you top rankings. So which Search engine optimization company is the best and which would you choose. Choose wisely 1. If you received a quotation from an seo firm and you like it then please make sure you know about that seo company very well before you hand them your order/money. 2. Check their background on various search engines. Have they done their work properly ? Are there any negative comments about that company ? 3. Checking on forums is also a good way to see how the search engine optimization firm has been doing. 4. Are they going to handle everything by themselves or are they going to outsource part of their work. Do not choose such companies which outsource some or most of their work to other individuals/companies. 5. Ask them of their procedure – Will they follow the search engine guidelines properly? All the link building strategies should be ethical too. 6. In the end it is also important to ask them exactly as to how many hours they are going to put into the work and how often will they report to you. 7. Stay away from blackhat seo and fake seo companies. 8. Check for the content they use for seo – is it unique content or are the articles just machine based junk content. Also stay away from such a freelancer or seo agency which use copied content on...