Written by Stu Kushner

What Is SEO And Why Is It Important?

SEO successSEO, or Search Engine Optimization is essentially a methodology used to increase the amount of visitors to a specific website. By achieving a higher “ranking” your placement in the list of similar websites is higher on the ”results” page of a search engine.

Search engines are programs like Google, Bing and Yahoo! that rank documents a website by  matching  keywords and then ranking them by the number of  “hits” or “visits”, to that site by users searching for related documents and information on the World Wide Web.

Since the ranking is based on the number of hits or visits to a website, it’s essentially a “beauty contest” – the “most appealing” website is the websites with the most search hits and wins first place – that is, they appear on the first “page” of the search result.  In television terms, those websites appear on prime time, all the others are relegated to the “less popular” and “less watched” time frame. Obviously, you want your website to show up on “prime time”;

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Written by Stu Kushner

10 Things I Have Learned Over the Years Running an SEO Business

By Firestarter-SEO

Posted by Firestarter-SEO

This article, blog, guest post, or whatever you want to call it, is written for those who are new and learning SEO. I hope I don’t come off as cocky or arrogant. I simply want to help make the SEO community a better place. After practicing SEO for several years and assisting businesses in succeeding online, I feel I have learned some very valuable lessons I’d like to share with those who care.

1. Read These Documents

As the SEO market becomes saturated with new content each day, there are some pieces of content that have withstood the test of time. I would categorize the following SEO related documents as  must read. I wouldn’t say they need to be completely comprehended but they definitely should be read.content

  1. The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine: This paper is essentially the birth of Google. Whether or not everything in this paper is still current and relevant is debatable. However, the article provides valuable insights on how Google is/was supposed to operate.

  2. The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web: Any experienced SEO reading this knows PageRank is not what it used to be. However, it is fascinating to study the value of links and the authority they can pass. Understanding how links work and why they are important are essential to being successful at SEO.
  3. Search Engine Optimization Secrets: I did not realize how important links were until I read this book. Danny Dover said something along the lines of, Most of the problems SEOs run up against can be addressed by adding inbound links. In my opinion this is one of the better books on SEO.
  4. Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide: This piece …read more