SEO Basics Conclusion, SEO the Practical Way

Search engine optimization is a hard and tedious job, it can take a large amount of your time, there are too many pieces of the puzzle that you need to piece together. I once read “Promoting a site that writers on the web are unlikely to link to is as deadly as creating a fantastic website no one will see.” I think the writer said it all in this simple sentence. There is no use in making the best website in your niche when you are not promoting it.

Again, you must realize that SEO is a long process, like everything else in life, nothing good comes over night. If you think that you can implement a few things you read here and get good rankings you are mistaken, search engines are slow and you should give them time. Handling one part at the time of everything we talked about here will improve your ranking significantly, but you have to give it time. So let’s summarize what you need to do if you want to succeed online.

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The number one is of course High Quality Content, you need to offer a good read with plenty of useful information, so concentrate on quality, uniqueness, depth and presentation of your content.

You also need to make contact with people in your niche and similar communities, people that will recommend you and promote your website as well as link to you.

Where and how you place your links is also very important, no one will want to link to you if your content is divided by ads or you have pop-ups on every page. Present your content in the most professional way and you will get the most out of it, play with your content and you will lose in this game.

Make sure you have a plan on how to monetize your website, this is simply a must, otherwise sooner or later the costs of hosting, bandwidth and development will dry up your resources. We will help you with this issue very soon and we will help you get through all of the options for monetization.

The last part you should consider is the actual market you are into; if it is competitive you should consider making a budget for links, ads or even hiring an SEO expert to help you in ranking high in the SERP. You can always hire one of the SEO consultants at Practical SEO; just send us an e-mail at seoconsult@practicalseo.org. All of this will help you get ready for the SEO campaign that is ahead of you. But these are just SEO basics, there is much more that you need to learn about SEO and how to successfully run your website.

Again, go for quality over quantity, we will repeat that thousand times more as it is the most important thing that you need to remember. You can create hundreds of pages and cover every single keyword in your niche, but that will be seen as spam and it is less effective than creating a single page, a single article on a single keyword. The same goes for linking, you can go for thousands of PR0 links and they will give you a boost in the SERP, but not as only a few high PR sites will, especially if they are relevant to your site.

After going through the SEO basics you need to decide between do-it-yourself SEO vs professional SEO service. You now have the basic knowledge of SEO, if you are still uncertain check out Practical SEO, Do It Yourself SEO VS Professional SEO.


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8 Response to SEO Basics Conclusion, SEO the Practical Way

  1. Website Designers on January 12, 2011

    Very Well Written Post, Thanks for Sharing, It is very Informative as SEO Prospective.

  2. Prince Zermic on February 23, 2011

    Always make sure your content is relevant to your site and easy for both the user and search engines to read and enjoy. Make sure you your content includes your keyword or phrases, but avoid keyword spamming at all costs. This can be easily done with making use of techniques such as using headings or H1 tags. It is also beneficial to make sure your page has a theme or topic and to not stray away from it.

  3. Jared@SEO Basics on March 8, 2011

    I totally agree with quality over quantity. Too many times people get so obsessed with building links, they get themselves in trouble. (Too many links in a day, or linking to bad link farms).

  4. Website design on May 16, 2011

    I little bit dislike the very first line. SEO is not tedious job if you are really interested in internet marketing.

  5. Zarko on May 16, 2011

    Well, that might not sound good, but it is the truth, one person cannot fully optimize or maintain a large ecommerce website, so it all depends on the size of the website you are optimizing and link building for. Everyone I know in SEO professional world loves internet marketing and SEO, but that doesn’t change the fact that it can be really hard and sometimes tedious, mostly due to clients…

  6. Veronica@miami real estate on May 28, 2011

    True, having too many ads too early turns people off, anyone with a new site should initially just focus on the quality of their content and ways to increase your readership (where SEO comes into play) but once you reach to the point where you have good number of readers, then only you should start thinking of monetizing it because too many ads on new blogs make them look spammy and when you monetize it, place ads intelligently.

  7. mariam@ seo specialist on November 14, 2011

    I guess you made a point in your article. But it still depends to the person if he/she hires and SEO to do the job or do the job itself.

    If you are running a lot of businesses, you don’t need a do it yourself task but rather hire someone who knows it best. Especially, when you only know the basics of the job such as SEO.

  8. What is SEO on February 23, 2012

    Make sure you your content includes your keyword or phrases, but avoid keyword spamming at all costs. This can be easily done with making use of techniques such as using headings or H1 tags.

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