The Secret SEO Formula To #1 Ranking

You’d think most people would learn quickly enough that there is no secret formula to seo. That there is no equation that when applied will guarantee top results, bring large amounts of traffic and result in a site owner deliriously spending all their instant millions. Still every day, on every forum that discusses seo in some way there will be at least one question where that’s what someone is hoping to get as an answer. So for everyone who wants a secret magic seo formula here it is.

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Blogs And The Long Tail Of Search

Lately I’ve seen a lot of questions in small business and webmaster forums relating to how a blog can help a website. A few clients have brought up the idea of adding blogs to their site as well. While a blog isn’t a magic pill for your site, it can improve traffic by becoming a magnet for long tail searches.

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Trusted Sites Rank Better

If you haven’t heard, search algorithms are now all about trust. Most noticeably at Google, but where Google goes the other engines tend to follow. SEO today is about establishing confidence for your site with search engines. When a trusted site creates a new page that page will often rank well in a short amount of time. The key to the kingdom of search is to develop trust for your site.

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The Art Of SEO

When people first encounter search engine optimization I think the tendency is to see it completely as a science or mathematical discipline. They look for the successful formula that will take their pages to the top. Maybe something like use keyword ‘x’ times in your page content, ‘y’ times in your page title, and ‘z’ time inside of ‘i’ ‘j’ and ‘k’ page elements and the next time you search for your keyword at your favorite search engine your page will be #1. Those who hold onto this original view of seo generally won’t succeed while those that can move past this early thinking and see search engine optimization more as art based on scientific or mathematical principles have a much greater chance of achieving success.

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How To Recognize A Quality Link

You most likely know that links are important to search engines and if you want to have your pages show up in search results you need more links. What you may or may not know is that the quality of your backlinks are more important than the quantity of links you have. A handful of quality links will carry more weight in search engines than many times that handful of low quality links. But how do you recognize quality links?

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