To Do or Not To Do with Your Website SEO..

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In order for your Internet Marketing business to succeed your site must be optimized to get the attention of the search engines. There are a few dos and don'ts that you need to keep in mind. There are ways to not only get your site optimized, but also keep it optimized on a regular basis.

Due to the ever changing SEO rules, you have to make sure you are on top of the latest SEO information. Below are just a few of the dos and don'ts in SEO.

First you should know who you are dealing with. There are hundreds of search engines on the internet. The Three main search engines are Google, Yahoo/Bing and MSN. It's obvious that Google owns more than half of the market share, but the others are not far behind. Google and Yahoo/Bing also power many of the smaller search engines as well. For example, Google powers the free listings on AOL and Netscape as well as Ask Jeeves and Lycos. Yahoo powers the free listings on MSN, AllTheWeb and HotBot.

It's safe to say that Google calls most of the shots and delegates the rules in the search engine arena, so it's important to always stay ahead of the curve by knowing what they look for and what they expect. When you tailor your site's SEO around that, your page rank will continuously increase. Keep in mind, however, that Google and Yahoo! power many of the smaller search engines.

Search rules changes are inevitable. Although it's great to monitor the changes of the actual search engines, it's not enough. Search engines also change their algorithms the use to rank websites. They try to avoid having site owners manipulating their indexing methods in order to get higher ranks. So they often change the algorithms the prevent that. They are on top of these manipulations and when they find out that a trick has been used, they figure out how to catch them and change their algorithms.

You should be careful not to be so quick to jump into some great strategy that some marketing expert tells sells you. It's possible to get banned from the search engine listing if you get caught.
Dos of legitimate SEO

Relevant sites linking to your site

One of the major contributors of search engine page rank is the amount of relevant sites that link back to your site. It's not just any sites that should be linking to your site. They must be niche relevant and be of good quality. If you are a dog trainer and you sell dog training resources and you have health food sites linking to your site, it will do no good for you. The sites must be related to your niche and of have quality content on their site.

The search engines also look at the online presence the site has and their page rank. If you have a high ranking site linking back to your site it looks great for you. However, you should have a mixture of high, medium and low ranking sites to your site. That is more legitimate.

Keyword usage and placement

Although keywords are not the only contributor to your page rank, it is still important to maintain the keyword usage and placement on your site. Your content is what Google and the search engines index and if there are not keywords in your content, you will be declared non relevant to your niche. That in turn will give you a low page rank.

Your main keywords should be used in your URL / domain name, your title pages, your website title and subtitle, your article titles and your meta description. Each of these areas should have your main keywords in them, so the search engines know your site content is relevant to your niche.

Submit your site to online directories

I have stated before that it is important to submit your website link to online website directories. Having your site submitted to these sites will give you a higher ranking with the search engines.

Don'ts of legitimate SEO

Be aware of irrelevant links

Don't allow irrelevant sites to link to your site. The search engines only like to see relevant sites that are linked together, and that's what makes the site rise in the page rank. If there are irrelevant sites linked to your site, they will lower your page rank.

Irrelevant keywords

Irrelevant keywords will definitely lower your page rank. Google and other search engines hate to see keywords that have nothing to do with your niche. That is especially for your Meta data. It's important to keep your keywords throughout your site relevant to your niche at all times.

Over use keywords

Do not overuse your keywords where it diminishes the quality of your content. Your content must remain of good quality. If you overuse your keywords the search engines will think you are trying to manipulate the page ranking process. You should stay between 1.5 % and 3% to stay within the search engine's criteria.

Creating link farms

People used to build multiple doorway sites just for the purpose of having multiple links directing to their sites. That is not the way to build your page rank.

These search engines have caught on to these tactics and will definitely drop you off of their listings if they find you doing it.

These dos and don'ts will help you not only increase your page rank, but also keep you out of search engine trouble. Search Engine Optimization is a great way to get you higher on the search pages, but only if you do it legitimately. Good luck.

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