If you want to start making money online with your website or blog, SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the think you can’t avoid. SEO always means traffic and traffic is money, here’s the golden rule.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a process of optimizing your website so that when people search for keywords or phrases in search engines, your site appears on top.
SEO requires choosing the most appropriate targeted keyword phrases related to your site, so that when someone searches for your topic, your site ranks high in search engines and returns your site on top. SEO involves fine tuning the content of your site, the HTML and Meta tags, and also involves appropriate link building process.
The most popular search engines are Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, AOL and Ask Jeeves. Search engines keep their methods and ranking algorithms secret to prevent spam pages from clogging the results. A search engine may use hundreds of factors in ranking site listings as well as constantly change the weight relevancy of those factors. Algorithms can differ so widely that a webpage that ranks #1 in Yahoo could rank #200 in Google.
New sites need not be “submitted” to search engines to be listed. A simple link from a well established site will get the search engines to visit the new site and begin to spider its contents. It can take a few days to even weeks to get a new site indexed.
If you are unable to research and choose keywords and work on your own search engine ranking, you may want to hire someone to work with you on these issues.
Search engine marketing and promotion companies will look at the plan for your site and make recommendations to increase your search engine ranking and website traffic.
If you wish, they will also provide ongoing consultation and reporting to monitor your website and make recommendations for editing and improvements to keep your site traffic flow and your search engine ranking high. Normally your search engine optimization experts work with your web designer to build an integrated plan right away so that all aspects of design are considered at the same time.
Making money online all depends on search rankings and the amount of traffic you receive. If you really want to start earning good cash from home, find out more about SEO by reading my future posts.