Monthly Archives: February 2012

SEO Guides

Guides for SEO First thing you must do before diving into search engine optimisation is to digest some knowledge. You can start by reading our starters seo guide and then moving into some of the more heavyweight stuff. SEO Starter Guide from Google Everyone wants to be top of Google so it makes sense to read what they have to say about seo. This free PDF guide is easy to read and very detailed although it may be a little lightweight for some but it does a good job of covering seo basics, Get it here SEOMOZ The guys at SEOmoz know their seo and have released many guides. They have a great free guide and also a selection of paid for offerings and memberships. However reading the free guide will help you immensely so what are you waiting for? Visit site here. SEO IN PRACTICE This seo guide is free and written by Dan Richmond from Link Assistant. Its […]

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SEO Training

Train in the art of SEO If you want seo work carried out internally or would like to understand the intricate nature of how search engines work, compile data and rank websites then you have a number of ways to achieve this. You can train by doing research online. The problem with this approach is the number of conflicting messages you will get from different places. A great start would be to read our seo tutorial which covers all the basics of seo. Attending an seo training course If you want the hands on approach being taught at your premises or a location near you, then check out our seo training course. This will not only teach you about seo, but also provides all the training material and back up services for questions that will inevitably come up after finishing. You can then put some of the practises you have learned into practise on your website and start seeing the […]

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Outsourcing your SEO work

If you want seo work carried out but are not so happy paying seo companies to be the middle man, you can go direct to the outsourcing companies that carry out this work. Be warned though, that working direct can have its disadvantages as well as advantages. Outsourcing backlinking work and content creation/article writing etc. can be a good move but you will probably need to try a few before you find a good worker. Outsource seo websites:- VWorker – Formerly known as rentacoder but now virtualworker is an online database of workers looking to complete jobs for you. Elance – Find and hire workers and watch as your work gets done. Warriors for hire – The Warrior forum is packed full of people selling all kinds of backlink services and many other tasks. Of course it is important to do your research before parting with any cash If you would rather let us complete your seo work then check […]

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Website Directories

Something you must do if you havent already is to post your details on local business directories. They not only give you a backlink but will possibly show your website when users do local searching such as ‘seo essex’ or ‘plumbers basildon’ etc. Google Places is the biggest but there are many other free business directories you can use.

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Local Search and Directories

Make your Business found Locally Something you must do if you havent already is to post your details on local business directories. They not only give you a backlink but will possibly show your website when users do local searching such as ‘seo essex’ or ‘plumbers basildon’ etc. Google Places is the biggest but there are many other free business directories you can use. I will post a list of the best UK business directories to post to shortly.

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Article Writing and Submission

Article Writing for ranking benefits Since the internet began, people have ranking positions for their websites thanks to well written articles. However it can be a minefield and some practises can hinder rather than help. So follow our advise and write a well written article then submit to the best directories. The plan is that if you have an interesting, useful and well written article that is of interest then many other sites may well link to it giving you many more backlinks, Writing Content Although article marketing can be a very effective way to get both backlinks and traffic to your site, the problem is time (or lack of it), and that any useful content should be posted on your website rather than someone elses. So what is a good article writing and submission strategy Writing your Article Before writing an article do some research using Google. There are websites about any subject you can think of, as well […]

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Press Release Advice and Websites

Press Release for seo A well written press release is a great way to both promote your website, business or service and gain backlinks at the same time. Press Release in effect is you telling the press and media companies that you are launching a new product or service. Maybe you have carried out a survey, some research. Your about to hold an event or want to declare your undying love for somebody. OK maybe not that one. How to write a Press Release The difference between an article and a Press Releases is that your press release should be in the news format style. The body is divided into several paragraphs or sections. The first section or the paragraph should mention about the purpose of the Release. Then we have the second paragraph which is important and needs to concentrate on the four W’s, who, why, where and when. Also remember to write down the date and also the […]

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Competitor Analysis and Backlink Checkers

Backlink Analyses A great place to start when discovering why your competition are ranking much higher than you, is to look at the backlinks they have to their website. The following tools will help you discover what backlinks they have, where they come from, what page they are linking to, and the anchor text used. So what can you do with the information, how about stealing your rivals backlinks for a start. Just run a search and find all the links from blogs or forums and add your own. Any websites that show links to your competition can be contacted and ask for a link to your site. By grabbing the same links and building more you will find that pretty soon you will rise above them. Backlink Check Websites – The Yahoo site explorer is a great way to find who is linking to a website of your choosing. Best use is to investigate your competition and find […]

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Keyword Research

One thing that is vitally important in your seo project is researching the keywords you are targeting. Get it wrong and even though you may be top of the search engines nobody will visit or care. If the keywords your looking to rank for are too difficult then go for the longer tail keywords and searches. These are the things that keyword research will find out for you and narrow down your target audience. Keyword research can be done in a number of ways, both free and paid for. Here are a couple of good free keyword tools:- Google Keyword Tool The free google tool is great for finding search volumes for your keywords and also finding related keywords. This tool helps you to find what your customers type into the search engines when trying to find your product. Using the information you can optimize pages of your site for those words. Keyword Eye Keyword eye is a great tool […]

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SEO Software

There are many software packages that make seo easier and automate a lot of the more mundane tasks in seo and backlinking. Be aware that many backlinking software uses black hat techniques (not liked by search engines) and get get your site into trouble. The best software just makes your life easier rather than automating everything. Below are some we recommend. MARKET SAMURAI This is a very highly rated piece of software that incorporates keyword research, competitor analysis, seo competition and backlinking partner search amongst many other things. Updated frequently and available as a free trial download, so no reason not to check it out here SEO POWERSUITE This software, Link Assistant’s PowerSuite software is possibly the most comprehensive set of software tools available. The software is very easy to use and guides the user through every task necessary in order to achieve high rankings. The software is frequently updated and has some great link building features. Find out more […]

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