Search engine optimization
Professional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services are offered by many companies. You may see these services offered as management plans, directory submissions, white or black hat (bad). This may have you wondering what you really need for your website and how to perform your own SEO.
This series will attempt to answer some of these questions by providing relevant articles and resources about SEO services.
A good starting point is usually with the “basics.” Understanding SEO terminology is a must in order to really grasp the more advanced ideas.
Here is an excellent article to get you started: . It doesn’t get into doing your own SEO; that’s something we’ll discuss in a bit. Rather, it’s more of a glossary with some easy to understand descriptions of SEO concepts and terms.
After you read the article some of the stuff we write here will probably make a lot more sense. For the benefit of those who are completely new to this we will start with the simple and move to the more complex aspects of search engine optimization. We will cover important topics such as: website statistics, internet marketing SEO, social media, search engine ranking, and more. But first we need to cover the basics.
How do I know where my website is found?
You have a beautiful website that you worked hard or paid lots of money to launch. You might wonder if anyone is actually seeing it. To find out go to alexa.com and enter your url into the ‘site info’ box. You can get lots of useful information: your site’s rank, competition, and back links. Don’t get discouraged if the first time you visit, Alexa doesn’t have any data. Just visit a few times, enter your url and Alexa will get curious about your site and start gathering information about it. (Neat huh?)
You can also go to Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. and input your site name eg: wallyswidgets.com into the search bar and see if your site comes up. Hopefully, it does. If you go through enough pages you are sure to find it. If your website is new and you haven’t done any SEO it may take going through many, many pages.
It might seem like a lot of work finding your website and you might start thinking that if you have trouble finding your own website, how will anyone else. And that’s where SEO or search engine optimization comes in.
»Continue reading through our articles to find out what SEO is and how to use it.