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SEO consists of two major parts: on-site and off-site (also called on-page or off-page) optimization. Just focussing on one of them means neglecting the opportunities that the other one opens up. It is fatal to think being perfect with on-site leaves room for neglect in the off-site optimization. This is sooo not the case.A DefinitionOn-site and off-site optimization are a team. And there is a reason why people say "Never change a winning team".On-site optimazitaion refers to all SEO done directly on the website that is to be optimized. This includes adjustments in the HTML-Code as well as in the editorial content. Because I don't consider myself an expert in technical SEO, I will focus on editorial content as well as some HTML tactics to better your on-site optimization. Off-page optimization is the opposite to the on-page optimization, as the wording indicates already. But let me break it down: Off-(the)-site optimization refers to all measures undertaken outside the own website. Often it is misunderstood as pure link building. Though link building is an integral part in SEO, it is not the main ingredient in the optimization mix.Off-site SEO is a mixI am referring to off-page optimization as a mix, because there is more to it than links. If you have all the links in the world, but fail to master all the other implications in off-site SEO a lot of potential is thereby neglected. There is more to it than just (spammy) links in directories and social bookmark platforms. Even building a content network is not enough. While many agencies still operate this way, off-site SEO has gone further than just links from blogs.But what ARE the ingredients in that mix? Other than links there is one major area often referred to as social signals. Social signals simply means what is the response in social networks towards your website, your content, a subpage or a posting. The more people talk about you in their social media feeds, the better it is for your website. Good social signals or a large quantity of them might not automatically lead to a high ranking, but it definitely adds some spice to the mix. Ultimately, social signals are also links. Because talking about something in "social media terms" means sharing, commenting, posting and liking. Ultimately, those social signals create links as well and thereby add to the link mix of a site.
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When you create your first website or when you buy an existing website or web business my advice to you is don't get too caught up in the design. I'm not saying that a nice looking website isn't important but I don't believe its the most important thing.You can have the ugliest, simplest site in the world but if you're selling something people want, a product or information people will pretty much overlook how your site looks provided you solve their problem and solve it fast. To me, what you write is the key. Generally speaking people are more likely to be moved to buy by words rather than pictures. There are lots of websites with pictures of fancy houses, cars and exotic beaches but I think these type of images are less effective than they used to be. For that reason I'd suggest you focus on what you are writing as much as you can.So far as the writing is concerned on your website I'd suggest paying particular attention to any headlines and sub headings. People like to skim. They are checking to see if the website they have come to (yours) is going to give them the information or product that they want. They're busy people, they maybe at work, so tell them what you can do for them fast!. If you're heading or even the website domain itself tells them the story even better. For example, take the domain icuredmyeczema.com - i think you'll agree that you pretty much know what it's going to be about just from the domain. Add that to a compelling headline and sub headings and your chances of success have just got a lot better. Until next time
SEO - Internal Factors: Do You Get Them Right?
In this article I will talk about the importance of the internal factors that, in my view, are very important in getting your website high ranked for targeted keywords. You may have already heard that big G, Yahoo and many other search engines like content rich, high quality websites. By high quality websites I mean quality not only from outside but also from inside. So my main concern will be inside factors.SEO experts try to influence on both sides of the coin. However, internal factors are the most difficult ones to influence. From external factors point of view, we have learned how to optimize them. There are thousands of paid services that provide you with all sorts of optimization and automated tools.Internal factors, however, can't be automated. Even if you have a perfect optimization tool or web system, you will still need to do those recommendations manually. Furthermore, there are factors that automatic optimization systems cannot optimize at all, because it depends on specific characteristics of what you are trying to promote. How should we structure our work on internal factors of the website, so called directions? Firstly, content optimization (linguistic approach, keywords stuffing etc.); internal linking (preserving flow of links juice within the website). Utilization of all additional HTML tags such as "alt", "title" "anchor text". Balanced usage of multimedia elements (video, SNS modules etc.).To be honest this list could go on and on. The truth is that we do not know search engines' algorithms except people who work there. But we do know and easily can say if a website is complete or lack of something. Incomplete sites do not have a logical start and ending. They are sort of abrupt in the middle of development. A user visiting such websites feel as if they were left hanging on a cliff. Search engines are getting more and more clever, because its people who are behind those machines. So they can easily notice things.So if your site has one stop information for your users, for example having installation instructions if it's a software, video showing how to install it, testimonials of people who used your product or services etc. Such website is said internally well optimized. So you can see that its not just HTML tags that are important as internal factors but logical completion and most of all user satisfaction.Current situation is this. You are doing SEO because you want to outrank your competitors. Search engines must provide a useful, high quality resource to its users. If your and competitors websites are almost perfect, the one which has logical completion i.e user satisfaction wins the honor to be number one. This factor will stay for a long time and if you stress and focus your time and efforts to that part of optimization, you will get the benefits. If you are wondering why are not you ranking better than your competitor even though you optimized everything you know, then check what they have on their website that you do not have. I do not mean sophisticated technology. You can achieve the same goal by using different way. What matters is the end result.
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