How Can You Get Started With SEO

How Can You Get Started With SEO Avatar Posted by keepupweb under Resources
From http://keepupwiththeweb.com 217 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on May 19, 2014 11:35 pm
Do you know what an XML sitemap is or how to optimize your blog for SEO? Organic search traffic is a very effective method of driving free traffic to your website. This week’s #FridayFinds is a roundup of posts that can help you get found in the SERPs (search engine results pages).

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Written by Brosj
157 days ago

Very helpful post. You helped me clarify certain things about search engine optimization.



Written by iamsourav
209 days ago

Great one !! Truly appreciated.Left a comment over there ;)

Cheers :)



Written by keepupweb
207 days ago

Thanks for commenting here and on my blog and for tweeting it too! I'm glad you liked it.



Written by keepupweb
217 days ago

Hi Heather,

I was just experimenting to see what my post would look like in the SERPs. I doubt very much if anyone would search on those 4 exact words but I wanted to make sure that I would be able to see it on the first page. (That way, I could quickly get back to writing my post.)

My article (on my blog) appeared as the 10th result but the same article (that I shared on Scoop.It) ranked second. One take-away that I got from this is that: ScoopIt and social shares from influencers (like Pam Moore and Adrienne Smith) have a high potential of ranking high in the search engines. Another take-away is that 2 of the 4 keywords that I was focusing on (Google and SERP) were highlighted in the SERP snippet.

I always try to incorporate my main keywords in both my title and the meta-description of my post and (at least in this case) Google pulled both of them into the search results. One note is that I searched for a recent post of a blogging friend of mine. He blogs about “financial freedom” but I don’t believe he uses Google authorship or meta-tags. In the SERPS, Google pulled the image from his post (rather than his profile pic) and the snippet was about a “mango vendor” in “Thailand” (the caption of the post). That tells a lot. (I’ve made him aware of this.)



Written by HeatherStone
217 days ago

Hi Sherryl,

Interesting post on SEO. Just two questions. First, how high was your post listed in the results? I'm also wondering what the likelihood might be that someone's going to list this exact combination of keywords when doing a search? I think anticipating how people might search for your content online is probably the hardest part of the equation.



Written by HeatherStone
207 days ago

Hi Sherryl,

I did see and appreciate your very complete response. Thanks very much for participating in the community.



Written by keepupweb
207 days ago

Hi Heather,

I just realized that I replied to your 2 questions but I posted it as a new comment. So, you may never have seen it! Here's what I replied:

Hi Heather,

I was just experimenting to see what my post would look like in the SERPs. I doubt very much if anyone would search on those 4 exact words but I wanted to make sure that I would be able to see it on the first page. (That way, I could quickly get back to writing my post.)

My article (on my blog) appeared as the 10th result but the same article (that I shared on Scoop.It) ranked second. One take-away that I got from this is that: ScoopIt and social shares from influencers (like Pam Moore and Adrienne Smith) have a high potential of ranking high in the search engines. Another take-away is that 2 of the 4 keywords that I was focusing on (Google and SERP) were highlighted in the SERP snippet.

I always try to incorporate my main keywords in both my title and the meta-description of my post and (at least in this case) Google pulled both of them into the search results. One note is that I searched for a recent post of a blogging friend of mine. He blogs about “financial freedom” but I don’t believe he uses Google authorship or meta-tags. In the SERPS, Google pulled the image from his post (rather than his profile pic) and the snippet was about a “mango vendor” in “Thailand” (the caption of the post). That tells a lot. (I’ve made him aware of this.)



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