Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SEO Article Content Writing Rules in 2013

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Many webmasters are wondering in the beginning of the year whether their site is up to the 2013 requirements of search engines. The truth is that we are in the middle of a process when everything is moving towards a better user experience. Therefore, SEO article content has a higher importance than ever before. Find out the general rules of writing and submitting SEO posts and building links in the new year and make a fresh start, even if your site has fallen back in results in 2012.

One of the most important aspects of links is relevance. Therefore, buying Facebook likes from general profiles will not work anymore. When submitting articles, press releases and posts, you always have to manually select the most important category and choose the best keywords based on your niche and content. This is something many people miss out on. If you do social media bookmarking, it is important to have an account opened for every niche you are in with the right messages, attracting people interested in that topic.

Being unique has always been an important aspect of gaining traction on the marketplace and in search engines. SEO articles need to be written from scratch; there is no way around it. Even if you are convinced that it is possible to create readable spun content, this has to be done manually. Re-using and rewriting articles and human editing is OK, but software work less and less these days. Checking CopyScape when you order SEO article content from companies is a must, and plagiarized posts can make your site disappear from search results very fast.

Social Media Traction
Your social media links have been measured by search engines to determine your SERP for years, however, they will have a higher contribution towards high ranking in 2013. Creating relevant Facebook pages and getting people to share the content on your site is a good way to get genuine links that stick on the net. Buying followers and subscribers is not working any more, no matter how much internet marketing gurus want to sell you their automation software or service.

Diversity of Content
Apart from articles, you will now have to focus more on different ways of distributing information. Getting videos online, as well as downloadable PDF files, broadcast channels and audios is a good way to go. Press releases continue to be effective ways of building links and getting the SEO content republished on multiple platforms.

Diversity of Links
Some SEO experts would tell you to buy high page rank links and your site will fly high in search engines. However, this is not the case anymore. You will need to collect diverse backlinks; from social media sites, news pages and video sites, as well as small niche blogs, article directories and authority sites. The combination of links would tell search engines that your message is relevant to all readers in your niche. Squidoo and HubPages, as well as free blog networks links will add value to your SEO projects in 2013. 

Laura E F Wolf is an experienced Article Marketing advisor and SEO article content writer. She provides free evaluation and advice for webmasters to make the most out of their SEO article website content using advanced methods.

Monday, April 30, 2012

What is SEO Article Writing? - SEO Copywriting Explained

Wait. How do you REALLY feel about yourself?
By Yuwanda Black

Many freelancers have questions about what is SEO; what is SEO copywriting; what is SEO writing. This article explains - in detail - what this is. And, how to make money from it as a freelance writer.

What is SEO?

SEO is an acronym for the phrase "search engine optimization." Search engine optimization is all about doing specific things to your website to drive more traffic to it so that you can increase online sales - and traffic.

What are some of these "things?"

There are many, but here we will discuss what it is as it applies to freelance writers. And, this means writing text in a certain way so that web surfers (ie, internet users) can land on a particular site.

What is SEO As It Relates to Freelance Writers?

What freelance writers need to be concerned with is keywords. What are keywords? Keywords are the words and phrases that web surfers type in when they search for things online.

For example, let's say you were interested in starting a foreclosure cleanup business. You may not know anything about it other than foreclosures are hot in the news right now and you are interested in starting this kind of company.

So, you log onto your favorite search engine, (eg, Google, Yahoo! MSN, etc.) and type in the keywords "foreclosure cleaning business" or "foreclosure cleaning" or "foreclosure cleanup" or some other relevant keyword phrase.

Note: When you type words into a search engine to find something on the internet, the words you type in are called a keyword (one word) or a keyword phrase (two or more words with commas in between).

How Businesses Get to the Top of Search Engine Results

When you type in these words and hit "ENTER", a bunch of sites pop up and you start to surf (ie, click on the results) and start investigating the sites to see if they have the information you need.

The sites that pop up are the results that search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, et al think are the most relevant to the keyword phrase (aka search phrase) you typed in. Companies pay a lot of money to be among the first two or three pages in the results that search engines return.

Why SEO Copywriters are So In Demand and How They Make Their Money

One of the ways they get to pop up in the first two or three pages of results is to have relevant text that contains the proper keyword phrases. And, this is where you as an SEO copywriter can make a lot of money. You write the text that their site needs to pop up high in search engine results.

Many times, companies will simply give you a bunch of keyword phrases and let you write what you want -- as long as it's a certain length (usually 300-500 words).

There are many freelance writers - hundreds of thousands, if not a few million. BUT, only a tiny minority know what SEO is and how to write this type of copy. And, this is why they're so in demand.

SEO copywriters have an in-demand skill. And, as more and more companies move larger portions of their advertising budgets to internet marketing, there is an even greater demand for their skills.

In the SearcheEngineWatch article, The SEO Copywriter: Wordsmithing the Web, William Flaiz, underscores the importance of an SEO copywriter. He writes:

"The role of the agency SEO copywriter is unique because.... Suddenly, the writer must optimize press releases, craft articles for social news, monitor social network communications, and develop wiki content.... a strong SEO copywriter is adaptable and capable of internalizing a lot of new information extremely quickly. These unique individuals have fast become the backbone of many SEO engagements. If content is king, then they [SEO copywriters] are the kingmakers."

And this is why SEO copywriters can charge a premium for their services. If you're looking for a way to start or maximize your income as an online freelance writer, then SEO copywriting is they way to go.

About the Author: Yuwanda Black heads New Media Words, an SEO content writing and distribution firm. She is the author of the best-selling ebook, How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles. Ms. Black says, "You can work from home as a freelance writer in your PJs, getting assignments via the internet. I do it every day." Learn more about how to start a successful SEO writing career.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SEO Company- Modern Golden Goose

Author: SEO Company

Being able to get indexed in Google has been dream of every small and big businessman. Because it is only by this way the company can do excellently across the world.  SEO techniques will help you in generating the desired traffic, followed by potential business. This is what the strong link between corporate houses and an SEO company. Many corporate houses hire SEO companies for marketing and advertising to click business.  But you need to choose very carefully as there are so many available in the market. Nowadays everyone knows the importance of SEO. Hence black hat practitioners are also abundant. That is why you have to be very careful about SEO Company's credibility.

Search Engine Optimization is not a new word these days. Those who are acquainted with online business almost know what it is. It is aggressive web marketing with set of SEO techniques. SEO Company highlights your online presence emphatically. Thus pushing your horizon higher, it helps you in the business elaborately. SEO techniques help you to be on the first page of Google. Your business will reach every nook and corner of the world in a stint helping a boom. Search Engine Optimization is simple but demands regularity everywhere. It is entirely online marketing as it predominant everywhere.

SEO techniques will surely help you to be indexed noticeably on Google. Optimizing your web through SEO techniques will surely get you returns more than you expect. You will not get that much traffic as you would get on the first few pages. First page is very prestigious; hence there is an absolute tight competition to be indexed on the first page. Content, keywords, Meta tags, site design and many other things matter a lot in SEO techniques. Keywords play important role. SEO-fellows use all these as sharpest weapons to bring the sure shot result.

Here are few tips on how to choose good SEO Company. First indication is a good SEO Company will not disturb in the main flow as it will not consume your time. Surely SEO Company has to complement the main stream and not to cause any kind of harm. Secondly if any SEO Company promises you number one position, then it is telling a white lie! Nobody can promise confidently as everyone is trying!

Just visit that SEO Company's site and find out its credibility. It gives clear picture about the achievement of the company. The SEO Company's owner or web site owner's details should be there if they are genuine. Next comes package deal, you need to verify with the ongoing prices in the market. SEO Company's quote should not be either too low or too high. And lastly just check what all services they are offering and whether they are worth the work. This is very important to check.  Make it a point to meet them directly and speak once before the deal. This SEO Company may be working well with other but may not work for you. So work out on all these steps before placing an order.


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Three things you should NEVER do

(even if some slick-talking "expert"
tells you it will cost you only $499
and will guarantee you gaggles of customers)

By David Leonhardt

A webmistress asked me recently how much I would charge to optimize her site for the search engines. I took a glance at her site, and the first thing I found was a hidden link to an association she was part of.

I asked her why the link was there. She told me it was "for the search engines." It never ceases to amaze me how much really bad - I mean absolutely horrible - advice is floating around the Internet.

She never did hire me, but she did walk away with one free piece of advice that I now share with you: "Remove that link ASAP." Hidden links and hidden text are big trouble and something you should never do.

A hidden link is simply a link the search engine robots would follow, but is not visible to the naked eye. It could be a one pixel by one pixel graphic the same color as the background. Hidden text could be keyword written in the same color as the background.

If a search engine detects text in the same color as the background, it might penalize or even ban your site. In fact, one search engine expert has even suggested that if your background is, say, white, and you have a black table with white text on your page, that search engines would read that as hidden text (white background, white text) even though the text is clearly visible in the black table. Hmm. I will have to revisit my own site's colors.

Why are hidden links and hidden text bad? Because they try to cheat the rules. Cheating is bad, and search engines do not like playing with cheaters.

Duplicate pages are also a no-no. Search engines like original content made for human visitors. Five pages with the same article are seen as spamming, even if you did change "bicycle repair" to "fix your bike" in the second version and to "bike repair" in the third.

I was asked to exchange links with four websites this one person owned. The sites are very wholesome and I believe the webmaster is too. But the link pages on each website are identical: same introductory text and same links in the same order with identical wording each. All it would take is one complain to get all four sites banned, or at very least, severely demoted at Google and other search engines.

Needless to say, I turned down the offer, so that my site would not be associated with a "bad neighborhood".

Why are duplicate pages bad? Because they try to cheat the rules. Cheating is bad, and search engines do not like playing with cheaters.

Doorway pages are also bad. A doorway page is a page carefully designed to do well on search engine results, but is never meant to be used by humans. Often there is then a link to a website or there is some form of redirect.

Why not just optimize your site for the keywords you want, rather than try to trick the search engines? It probably will cost you less to hire a good search engine optimizer, and your website will not get banned.

I was approached by someone offering a combination of doorway pages and link farming (another no-no!). He did not call them by those names, even insisting they were not doorway pages. He wanted a few hundred dollars a month. There's nothing like your friendly neighborhood mortician coming to call when business is slow and bearing his own special brew for you to sample.

Why are doorway pages bad? Because they try to cheat the rules. Cheating is bad, and search engines do not like playing with cheaters.

By the way, "doorway pages" should not be confused with "entry pages". I get lots of my traffic entering through one or another of my articles. But these are real articles with real content, designed for human eyes and optimized for the search engines. This is a good tactic, because it adds content (which is what search engines are looking for).

Hidden links and text, duplicate pages and doorway pages are just a few of the "clever" tactics that can land you in the "Search Engine Slammer". If you spend much time on the Internet, you'll be approached about many others sooner or later.

Here is a simple question to ask yourself: "Would this be helping the search engines deliver the best results, or would it be trying to cheat their rules?" If it feels a little funny, don't try it. Or ask someone who knows.

Search engines are your friends. Be nice to them, and they'll be nice to you. You might just land yourself a berth atop Mount Google.

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David Leonhardt is an effective, professional seo consultant and a website marketing consultant. For a free quote, call 613-448-3931, or send us an email.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Google Panda Algorithm Update, Article Marketing And How To Write Articles

by Peter Nisbet

Article marketing will live on, but you may have to learn how to write articles differently after the Google Panda algorithm update. Some call it the Farmer update, but that is just one guy's name for it - Google named it Panda, so Panda it is. What did this Panda algorithm update achieve?

Panda is an update to Google's search engine algorithm, that determines what web pages should be indexed and where these pages should appear in the results pages offered to people using specific search terms to find information. In a nutshell, it changed the way Google looked at web pages and listed them and in turn, the way that online marketers used article marketing.

The main change was to put more emphasis on the site as a whole, and to remove web pages that failed to offer expert information on the topic. If an article seems shallow in content, and does not appear to be written by an expert, if it appears sloppy and not well researched, if it is short or fails to offer information other than what is obvious, then Panda might well decide it does not deserve a listing.

Keep in mind that Google's main objective is to provide Google users that are using the search engine to find useful and authoritative information on the topic defined by their search term. It does not take your article marketing strategies into account, and if Google's algorithm calculates that your page content or article is not offering useful and authoritative information then don't expect it be listed.

So how to you write articles to meet the needs of Google's customers - not Google, take note, but Google's customers! Those who understand how to write articles after Panda will know that they should write only on those topics they know a fair bit about. Article marketing has returned to the domain of the writer rather than the plagiarist or the spinner.

Fudging and waffle will no longer work, no matter how many keywords you sprinkle about in it, and this signifies the end of many fairly expensive eBooks out there that explains how to create meaningless articles, and also of many forms of spinning software that will generate articles of little meaning and certainly no chance of being listed.

Article spinning is on its way out due to the Google Panda algorithm update no matter what the software designers try to tell you - straight from Google's mouth! Give up spinning and start writing your own articles with substance; with a lack of similarity to thousands of other articles and with some unique or at least meaningful information useful to Google's customers.

Articles of below 400 words will no longer be acceptable, and you are recommended to write from 500-800 words if you want Google to list your articles or web pages. Ezine Articles no longer accepts fewer than 400 words - I think the minimum should be 500, but I was also one of those that complained about articles of under 400, so I got my way.

How to write articles after Google Panda? Easy! Write about a topic you know or care about, write well with good grammar and spelling (bad grammar is no longer acceptable in article marketing), structure your article properly, making it absolutely clear what you are writing about, and try to be original without copying other articles. Do all of that then perhaps your article will be accepted for publication, and if it is then you also have a chance of it being listed by Google.

Acceptance and listings are no longer guaranteed, and large numbers of Ezine Articles submissions are being refused when they would have been accepted for publication prior to Panda. Most of these substandard articles have been removed from Google's index and hence its listings, and also from the directories' databases.

Article marketing is getting close to being honest again, with genuine writers writing genuine articles without recourse to software spinners or scrapers plagiarizing or copying from other articles published online. Google has got wise to you, so get honest, with clear and honest information, and you will be rewarded. Anything else and you will be punished if you do not know how to write articles properly - particularly after the Google Panda update.

Further information on article marketing and how to write articles can be found on Pete's website where you will also find details of Pete's article ghostwriting services.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What to Find Out When Shopping for a SEO Specialist

Author: Sonu Seo

When shopping for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) company or the specialist you need to be aware of certain things. If someone offers you quick results, they can be by pulling his leg. If you are not listed on the search engines for the average duration of the index will take approximately 4 weeks. Someone offering bids in less than coning is you. Web sites that have already signed up and are only being updated will be faster results.

A guarantee is not always reinsurance. Just because a site shows that they can help you in the stain 1 does not mean that they can deliver. Or, they can you listed under an obscure keyword or phrase. More legitimate SEO's will tell you no one can guarantee first place on all keywords and phrases. Search engine optimization is not an exact science. Trail and error consistent with the emphasis will help bring your site closer to your goal.

Most Seo Expert should give you some information on your site, which is currently being held. You links, keywords, where you rank on the major search engines, and so on. Or, do one yourself. My article "Google's Helping hand" show you free tools that can help you assess your position on search engines. Do not go into any SEO work blindly. Knowing where you are before and after.

Price is never a good idea of how a service is. More is not always better. Shop try to get the most for your money, but be realistic. If this seems too good to be true, then it may just be. Be prepared to shell some species. SEO is not cheap. You may want to consider SEO as advertising. It should be a candidate, however, that your advertising efforts.

Ask questions! Do not be afraid to ask what would be done to increase your rank. Most SEO's not a problem, tell you what they will do. They may not want to reveal their entire SEO process. But they will give you an idea of what they will do. Talk to more than one company SEO. Compare what everyone has to say. Doing research on your own. Find out if these companies were reported to the Better Business Bureau. If a company or a person has had articles or written comments on them. Ask around. Try to get an idea of the company or persons credibility.

A few additional things to keep in mind are:

Seo Services is the principal activity or it is a sideline to other businesses. SEO is a full-time job. In particular, stay abreast of constant change. Do they have a specialist? Have they outsource? How do they really know? What are the views on the link farms and doorway pages? Will they do something for you the link and flow? Even if search engines frown on the practice. Can they can explain clearly how their action plan? Seek it to take small steps with you? Or, are they trying to sell you the biggest package SEO possible?

Follow this plan if you are looking for someone to optimize your site. At the end, it will have been worth it. Joe Balestrino's site is it offers affordable SEO, bids and other articles on SEO and marketing. His other site offers affordable web design and free lodging for life.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization

A well-designed, easy-to-navigate website is useless if no one can find it. If your company is going to succeed in the web economy, optimizing your site for search engine visibility is essential. In this book, four of the most noted experts in the field of search engine optimization (SEO) provide you with proven guidelines and cutting-edge techniques for planning and executing a comprehensive SEO strategy.

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