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Backlink Basics 101

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From: Robby LeBlanc – Marketing You Can Use
Re: Back Link Basics 101

If you want to increase your search engine page ranking and overall search engine optimization, then you want to maximize the number of backlinks to your site.  A backlink is essentially a link to your site from another website or internet location. 

If you are a blogger and you include links to relevant sites and resources, then you are giving that source a backlink.  Backlinks are important because they are part of the alogarithm that Google uses to rank your website. 

Building backlinks should be part of your overall blogging and website marketing and search engine optimization strategy.

Not All backlinks Are Created Equally…
Search engines value quality backlinks and therefore it is important to be aware of the most effective types of backlinks.  Also be aware of which ones are frowned upon by the various search engines. 

You Want To Avoid The Following:
- Link farms
- Link swaps and
- Purchasing links

However, if you decide to employ them, be very cautious…
They may very well ”NOT” be worth the time or money it takes to build them. In fact, they could significantly damage your site.  do your research.

What is the single best way to increase your backlinks?
 Offer great content. 

When you offer your readers…
-  Well written
- Relevant and
- Interesting content…
 They will want to link to your site and in doing so expose you to more and more readers. 

Focus your efforts on offering your readers a site they value and read regularly. It will prove to be the most effective strategy for building links to your site.

Now Go Create Some Great Content,
Robby LeBlanc

17 Basic SEO Tips

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17 Basic SEO Tips:

Here are 17 Basic SEO Tips that will increase your website traffic and search engine rankings.

• Create a site with valuable content, products or services.
• Place primary and secondary keywords within the first 25 words in your page content and spread them evenly throughout the document.
• Research and use the right keywords/phrases to attract your target customers.
• Use your keywords in the right fields and references within your web page. Like Title, META tags, Headers, etc.
• Keep your site design simple so that your customers can navigate easily between web pages, find what they want and buy products and services.
• Submit your web pages i.e. every web page and not just the home page, to the most popular search engines and directory services. Hire someone to do so, if required. Be sure this is a manual submission.
• Do not engage an automated submission service.
• Keep track of changes in search engine algorithms and processes and accordingly modify your web pages so your search engine ranking remains high.
• Use online tools and utilities to keep track of how your website is doing.
• Monitor your competitors and the top ranked websites to see what they are doing right in the way of design, navigation, content, keywords, etc.
• Use reports and logs from your web hosting company to see where your traffic is coming from.
• Analyze your visitor location and their incoming sources whether search engines or links from other sites and the keywords they used to find you.
• Make your customer visit easy and give them plenty of ways to remember you in the form of newsletters, free reports, reduction coupons etc.
• Demonstrate your industry and product or service expertise by writing and submitting articles for your website or for article banks so you are perceived as an expert in your field.
• When selling products online, use simple payment and shipment methods to make your customer’s experience fast and easy.
• When not sure, hire professionals. Though it may seem costly, but it is a lot less expensive than spending your money on a website which no one visits.
• Don’t look at your website as a static brochure. Treat it as a dynamic, ever-changing sales tool and location, just like your real store to which your customers with the same seriousness.

Now Go Get Some Traffic,
Robby LeBlanc