How to do SEO - Search Engine Optimization in a Few Easy Steps by Matt Canei
Search Engine Optimization is a prime technique for webmasters looking to have their website display in top search positions for keywords of their choosing in search engines. The best part of optimizing is it's absolutely free, doesn't cost a dime and is extremely effective. The benefits of being listed on the first page for the top keyword phrases you are targeting cannot be matched in value and efficiency by pay-per-click or any other method of traffic. The benefits of search engine optimization include:
* Absolutely free, targeted traffic * Being on the first page means Google looks at your site as a top match for your keyword phrase, which subsequently means searchers that search for that phrase do to. * That leads to targeted traffic that will generate convert very well because your site is exactly what they are looking for.
Now you will discover exactly how to optimize your site so you can receive a ridiculous amount of traffic and sales.
The first step is to conduct keyword research to make sure that the keywords or keyword phrases you are targeting are not too competitive yet have enough search traffic to warrant their targeting. If you have no idea how to conduct keyword research look up my article titled "How to Keyword Research - The Keyword Research How To" for a quick, easy run-down of how to get it done. If you have issues tracking this down, I have a massive section in my e-Book about both keyword research, search engine optimization and a load of other internet marketing-related topics that you may want to look into (link is at the end of the article).
The second step is to set up meta tags in your website's code so that search engines are aware of what keywords you want your site attached to. The primary meta tags that are absolutely necessary if you want to optimize your website is the title, description and keyword tags. If you do not know HTML or use a content management system like Joomla, there are usually fields within your admin panel to include meta information such as site description and targeted keywords. Meta tags appear as follows:
<meta name="META NAME" content="CONTENT HERE">
Which means for description and keyword it is set up like:
<meta name="description" content="Your site description here (include your top keywords and keyword phrases in the front half of your description).">
<meta name="keywords" content="primary keyword, secondary keyword, backup keyword, backup keyword, tertiary keywords">
Now for the third step...
About the Author
For a more complete and detailed explanation of meta tags and search engine optimization, as well as a dozen of other internet marketing-related topics check out my e-Book at http://www.seofornoobs.com