Getting started with search engine optimization(SEO)

Whenever I hear of someone starting a new website or complete a website for a client, the question, “Will my site be visible by Google?” always comes into the picture. Search Engine Optimization is very important for any website and we all would like to know how to make our websites well known by search engines. In this article I will go over the basics of how you can get started with search engine optimization for your website.

Submitting website to web directories

Search Engine OptimizationOne of many things people do when starting their website is submitting their website to web directories. Why? Well web directories are great for seo because it let’s search engines know that your website is finally out and gives it the green light to start indexing it. If your website is being indexed by Google, Bing, Yahoo etc then that means the search engines recognize your website and that you’ve successfully did step one correctly. I know there are many experts out there who “oppose” this step and rather do it by themselves, but if you know nothing about seo then I suggest doing it this way, as it will save you a ton of time.

Creating and Managing Keywords

Keywords are very important when it comes to seo as it one of the main factors you will need for search engines to categorized your website. When creating a website make sure you have keywords related to your niche and what you do. If I ran a website that had something to do with cars my keywords would be things like, cars, fasts cars, Lamborghini and etc. Remember keywords makes your website stand out!

Backlinks & Incoming links

Search Engine OptimizationBacklinks are very important when considering seo as they give your website a pagerank. Backlinks are links from other websites that links to your site. Imcoming links are links that you link out from your website to other websites. Incoming links do not have much weight to them but they sure do help out and linking out is always a good thing as in you can make great friends that way and hopefully get a link back to your website. Backlinks and Incoming links both are very important because they manage your pagerank.

Conclusion

I did not get into details with this articles because I wanted to scratch the surface with you all so you could get an understanding of how everything works. I did not included everything but the good thing is we now have a seo section which i will start to update so you all can learn how to be a seo master.

Joe Granados the author

Joe Granados is the owner of WebDevTuts. He is also a web designer & developer who loves to design and develop websites. If you're looking for him you can find him via @webdevtuts
  1. SEO says:

    Hi Marcell, true its the basics of SEO, but very important to start in the right direction right from the beginning. google loves linking to websites, and keywords that are related to your website been in the content themselves or in the meta-keywords in the code. i have a habit of checking page sources to websites and you will be amazed how many websites don’t have meta-keywords or meta-description in their code….very good start. keep up the good work.

  2. Yes, and these are really only the basics. I’m glad you did not make it sound easy, because it isn’t and don’t forget that content is kind, at the end of the day you want the traffic to come and do something useful on your site…

  3. Kirsty says:

    Yeah SEO is easy but it needs a lot of hard work before it will turn into revenue and because of that , you have to allocate few hours a day on your site before you will see some changes and of course a little planning on it 🙂

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