Sitemap promotion: White hat methods for promoting your sitemap/website

Using a sitemap generator to make a sitemap for your website is a great decision. With a sitemap generator it makes the task of establishing fully functional and useful sitemap a breeze. What’s more with a sitemap generator, any changes to your website is usually updated without you doing it manually. This is a huge time saver and eliminates the tedium of doing this task manually. However, even if you have the best sitemap in the world it is not worth anything unless you religiously promote your sitemap and/or website. There are many ways to promote your website/sitemap and it ranges from the typical to the illegal. Of course, as ...
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Beating The Competition With A Solid SEO Plan

In the 21st century, more and more businesses are turning to the Internet and World Wide Web to market and sell their goods and services. As a result, the Internet is becoming a very competitive place. Therefore, if you are a business owner, operator or manager who is establishing an Internet presence, you need to understand that the best way of ensuring that you will be able to take on the competition effectively is through the development of a sold SEO plan. Indeed, in the absence of a solid, aggressive SEO plan, your online business venue likely will flounder and end up being of little help in your overall marketing ...
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Things I Love About Google

The word Google is on the lips of young and old. Ask anyone a question and if they don’t know pat will come the answer “ask Google.” Among the many search engines in the World Wide Web, Google stands apart. Its unique, exciting, innovative, and a pioneer. Like adventurers of yesteryears that sailed the un-chartered seas, Google sails the cyber universe in search of adventure. Easy to use, Google is a free service with a mission to offer at a click the world’s information. A clever use of the mathematical term Googol, 1 followed by a 100 zeros, it just means infinite information presented in an organized way. Google is ...
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Optimizing with Firefox

One piece of software any optimizer should love is Firefox. Now some may say "Why Firefox, it's only a browser?" Yes, it's a browser, but one that supports a big variety of plugins, some of them very useful for search engine optimization. So let's see what those plugins are: 1. SEOpen ( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/570/ ): this is one of the best and most used Firefox seo plugins, and has many tools that make it a favorite of mine. So let's see what it can do: * in Google it can check for: backlinks, indexed pages, related pages, cache and PageRank. * in Yahoo and MSN: backlinks and indexed pages. * for ...
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Building Your Website Business With An SEO Professional

Many people enter into the world of creating an Internet based business on their own. They feel that because they know how to access and undertake some things on the Internet that they know enough to develop an overall Internet business marketing plan. In point of fact, the typical Internet business owner actually does not know all he or she needs to know in regard to Internet marketing and promotion. If you are in the process of starting or creating an Internet based business, you should give serious consideration to employing the services of a SEO professional to aid you in developing your own Internet business marketing plan and program. ...
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Search Engine Ranking

Everyone knows that top ranked sites get a lot of traffic, BUT is that because they are “top ranked” or is it because they get a lot of traffic that makes them top ranked? Which comes first the Chicken or the Egg? The eternal question, here’s a way to answer it, in relation to Search Engines anyway First, the major Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN, all have different formulas for calculating how they rank a site and these formulas are always changing so it’s impossible to know exactly how to optimize a site for top ranking all the time. One thing is fairly certain though and it doesn’t ...
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Google Co-Op Overview

Google Co-op was announced by Google, along with other announcements, in May of 2006. Google Co-op represents Google's efforts to embrace social web and social search concepts in a major way to help improve Google search results. Google Co-op will allow users to contribute context, knowledge, and expertise. In essence, Google Co-op allows users to tell Google what web content really is by providing labels (categories) for that content. Users will also get to "vote" on what content they find to be valuable by subscribing to the content of various web sites that they value. An additional benefit to end-users is that Google Co-op allows them, through their subscriptions, to ...
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Create a Buzz in the Internet through Search Engine Marketing!

Search engine marketing simply means promoting a site online. In this internet age there are numerous online sites for various products and services. Simply having an online site will trim down your site just to me a mere presence in the World Wide Web. Websites must have appropriate publicity to make new sales and profit through these sales. There are a number of successful search engine marketing strategies that can help your business grow by leaps and bounds. There are many advantages of using search engine marketing for your online site. Search engine marketing strategy is cheap compared to any other forms of marketing strategy. You have the option of ...
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Importance of SEO

Up-to-date Content Keep your site very content rich. Have a lot of pages.Update the site even twice a day if you have the time. Content is a golden word in SEO. If your content is Original then its a big plus. High ranking websites in google,yahoo and msn have a plethora of content.You can gain much on a poorly updated site. No Spam and No Duplicates Updating your site does not mean that you copy paste content from other sites.That will only push your rankings further down. Don't have any duplicate content. At the same time ,dont spam multiple content across the same website. Clean URLs Clean Search Engine Friendly ...
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Simple 3 Step SEO Plan For Small Businesses

If you're a small business with a website, but no SEO plan, you're missing an excellent opportunity to promote your products or services. Plus, SEO is not very expensive – with a moderate amount of time and money, you can start getting traffic from the major search engines. Assuming you're ready to start optimizing your website for top rankings on Google, Google UK, Yahoo UK, Yahoo, MSN, etc, there are three basic steps you should follow in your SEO plan. Step 1 – Choose your keywords. You first need to choose the keywords that you want to rank well for. I'd suggest that you start with 3-5 main keywords. Keep ...
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Do-it-Yourself SEO for Beginners

You may want to perform SEO services on your website by yourself but do not know how to get started. You probably have always wanted to get involved more with SEO but simply do not have the time. Unfortunately this is usually caused by the misconception that SEO is easy to implement and does not take a lot of experience. Even though SEO does require experience and time there are several options out there to start doing SEO on your own and be successful. Option 1: Become an SEO Expert This is the hardest path to take to implement SEO on your website while yielding the greatest personal satisfaction. You ...
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How Much Important is the Content of your Website?

“Only the content of your website gives you promotional leg to stand on” Everyone wants to make money on the web and so as you. This you can make only if you have a web presence and bring customers to your website and turn leads into sales. Your search engine ranking is the key to the amount of visitors, and the success of your website, finally. But… but… but… this is not an easy task. In the age of tough competition it’s difficult to achieve top ranking on the top search engines and for the top keywords. Its good to a have website highly rich with animated pictures, graphics but ...
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Google Sitemaps’ useful SEO Tools

One of the most useful utilities that the engineers and think tank at Google have ever devised is the Google Sitemaps program. The said program, which is a product of their much publicized and much vaunted policy of allowing its engineers to spend 20 per cent of their paid time on personal projects, has been a boon to many webmasters, website operators and SEO professionals because it has made certain aspects of their work far easier and more intuitive. Google’s decision to come out with Google Sitemaps is based mainly on the desire to present more intuitive and better search results to users. Because of the current limitations presented by ...
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SEO Elite Review: Check out SEO software ranking examples!

SEO Elite does what exactly? SEO Elite starts from the following assumption: - look at the page that ranks number 1 in Google, - do exactly the same + a bit better, - and you will be number 1 SEO Elite will examine "all" the SEO parameters that it finds out about the number 1 site in Google. Then this SE software will automate the process in mimicking this for your site. SEO is more than a software-approach! SEO is the art of ranking number 1 in any search engine for any keyword. Spiders rank a website number one because they "think" that this site deserves to be number one. ...
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The Worst SEO Mistakes That Lead To Lowering Your Search Engine Ranking

Mark Nenadic Though there are many different theories out there regarding what makes the best SEO technique, when it comes to some issues that will work against your SEO efforts, there are some issues where everyone agrees. Among these, the most prominent are: • Not having a web page title • Using too many graphics, images, or flash animation on a given web page • Having a menu system that is prohibitively complex It is extremely important that every web page on your site has a title. Without providing a descriptive title that is search engine optimized with the right keywords, you’ll not only hurt your ranking, but you’ll ...
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The Elusive Practice of Search Engine Optimization

Search engine technology has completely revolutionized the way we retrieve relevant information. Mastering the algorithms that drive these marvels of technology is the challenge, and assures the webmaster complete marketing success. In 1990, Alan Emtage at McGill University developed the first search engine, named Archie. Its purpose was to create a database of web filenames that could be queried, and retrieved by any user. Archie helped address this data chaos by integrating a script-based data collector with a standard expression matcher for relevant user query retrieval. Contemporary search engines use software 'spiders' that go out into the internet, and retrieve content and data. Armed with this retrieved data, search engine ...
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Top 10 Ways To Get People To Link To Your Web Site!

1. Offer other web sites free content to post on their web site. Include your link on all of your content. The content should relate to your web site because it will be in front of your target audience. 2. When you visit a web site you've enjoyed a lot, write a review for the site. Write about the benefits you gain from the web site. Tell them they can publish it on their web site if they link to your web site. 3. Allow other people to publish your e-zine on their web site. Include your web site's ad and link in each issue you publish. This may also ...
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12 Months Without SEO

It is more than a year now since I concluded that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) was, or was soon going to become, a waste of time. I had already, 6 months before then, said farewell to spending an hour a day working on getting reciprocal links. What led, at the time, to what many would have said were very rash moves? After all, reciprocal linking was still being expounded, by all and sundry, as an essential way to get a good ranking, and the software tools were being actively marketed still. Search engine positioning software was still being heavily marketed and is still today; keyword density was a buzz term ...
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