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SEO Series Part 4: 5 Quick SEO Tips

seo by Shannon Noack on February 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

This concludes our SEO series, but keep an eye out for more SEO articles in the future. It’s a hot topic right now and there’s always more to learn and reminders like these help us all keep our sites sharp and search engine friendly. As a review, we’ve covered the basics in Part 1, Google Analytics in Part 2, and some helpful tools to analyze your site in Part 3. These articles are a good place to start to learn about SEO and the basics for the web. But how does it directly relate to your site? Today, we’ll go over 5 quick and easy steps to get you started on the path to SEO bliss.

1. Add unique page titles to each page.

This is in the head section of the code of your website and should look something like this:

<title>snoack studios blog | Search Engine Optimization 101</title>

I include the sitename in the page title, and then a unique descriptor for each page, and this is what appears at the top of your browser bar as well.

2. Add titles to images.

This is a great way to get more keywords in there, something that search engines will see but most people won’t see. It will look like this in your code:

<img src="images/imagename.jpg" title="image title goes here" />

3. Add titles to links.

Along the same lines as image titles, this is another opportunity to add keywords and also helps give search engines an idea of what this link is. It will look like this:

<a href="link.html" title="link title goes here" />

4. Add a unique description for pages in the meta data.

This is also in the head section of your code and gives more keywords for search engines.

<meta name="description" content="unique page description goes here">

5. Add more pages with more content.

This is the absolute best way to get more relevant content in your site for search engines. It’s the truest form of content and keywords and is also helpful for users visiting your site.

As you can tell, getting more relevant keywords on your site is good. But don’t confuse this with keyword stuffing, which is bad! Keyword stuffing is considered black hat and can get you blacklisted from search engines, which will really hurt your rankings. Adding too many keywords just for the sake of adding them and not to help you in any way is keyword stuffing. I hope you’ve enjoyed our short list of tips to help with SEO today, and I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on SEO!

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