Search Engine Optimization Techniques

Whether you're a webmaster yourself or you're planning on working as a SEO specialist, you need to begin somewhere and the best way to learn is by mastering a few Search Engine Optimization Techniques. There are plenty of factors that you would need to consider when it comes to optimizing your website or blog for search engines.

Note: Search Engine Optimization Techniques are not methods to beat search engine algorithms. You're only going to be successful if you actually offer your website visitors something of interest. So, unless you're going to take the trouble to ensure that your site is going to be interesting, don't bother reading further.

This page is going to be a sort of resource to various other helpful pages - basically I'm going to try and make it your one stop shop for SEO techniques. Beginning with the very basics, we're going to go ahead and learn more about SEO. Take your time to read and understand what needs to be done as it's really important today - especially after the latest Google Algorithm updates.

Search Engine Optimization Techniques - the very basics:

There are quite a few things that you need to consider before you go ahead and begin creating your website, such as: 
(Note: Skip what you already know as you've got a lot more to read through)

Picking a Niche

Whether you're planning on creating a blog or website (Personal or Affiliate based) you should make sure that you pick your niche well. There are plenty of factors that you need to consider before you pick your niche, which include but are not limited to:
  • Competition
  • Your knowledge of the Niche
  • Your interest in writing about it
  • Do you have a lot of information to share?

Choosing a Domain Name

Once you've picked your niche and sub-niche, you would next need to focus on a domain name. You could either go ahead and buy a domain name or just end up using a free sub-domain. 

There are plenty of factors that would govern your decision regarding the need of buying one or using some existing sub-domain. But, when it comes to search engine optimization techniques you need to remember that your domain name no longer plays an important role in ranking - Don't take it for granted though. Read the post regarding domain names for more information on this subject.

Also Read: How to pick a Domain name. 

Your host plays an important role in SEO too

One of the most important factors that you need to consider when setting up a website is that of picking the right host. Usually webmasters tend to pick their host based on the price of the hosting service. But, this isn't the right thing to do. Instead you should pick a host based on:
  • The traffic you expect to receive 
  • Up time of the servers
There are plenty of tips that you would love to know about when it comes to picking a hosting service, to know more about them take a look at the post on hosting services.

Also Read: What to look for in a Web Host


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