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Tips that you can use to help get better positioning in search engines.

One of the greatest challenges facing website owners is marketing their website. Many believe that they need deep pockets in order set their site apart from the rest, but that is not the case. If you are willing to work hard at it, marketing on the web can garner great results at a minimal cost.

Writing Articles

Viral marketing is a very powerful tool if you can capitalize on it. Writing articles is a great way to encourage people to pass your information on to the next person. By writing articles and including your information, along with a link to your website in the byline, you are building rapport with the reader IE: showing your knowledge of the topics in which you are writing and also providing a way for the reader to easily click over to your website. If someone enjoys your articles they will forward them to others they know and/or include them as content in their e-newsletter or website. Website owners and e-newsletter publishers are always looking for content and by writing a number of credible articles they will certainly use these within their online publications. You can also submit your articles to websites such as Article City who will offer them to others who are need of content.

Search Engines

Search engines are a wonderful way to drive targeted visitors to your website, however most find it too difficult to achieve high rankings. There are two approaches to Search Engine Optimization: on-site and off-site optimization. On-site optimization, as the name implies, involves changing your current site. Examples include: inserting the keywords within the title portion of your website, changing the page links to directly relate to the keyword/key-phrases that you are optimizing IE: if you are optimizing the key-phrase golden lamps, changing the page name from “” to “”, increasing keyword density on your website the percentage of times that a keyword appears on your page, and including the keywords in the meta-tags and alt-tags.

Off-site optimization has two main elements: your domain name and incoming links. If starting from the beginning, research has shown that choosing a domain name that contains your main keywords separated by hyphens can improve positions. If your current site’s domain name is not keyword-rich, you may choose to build an “informational website” that is optimized to rank well for your targeted, most competitive terms. Building links, either for the informational web site or your current site has been shown to have a strong direct correlation to improved search engine rankings. The greater quantity and quality of links that you have to your web site the better. Ideally, links coming to your site from other web sites will have your targeted keywords in the anchor text, that is, the text that is underlined and clicked to get to your site.

Let’s re-cap On-site and Off-site optimization and then I will go into more detail that should help you properly develop an “info-site”.

On-site Optimization

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