Dominating Searches Through SEO

There are plenty of articles written on how to improve your website's ranking through search engine optimization (SEO). Yes, those articles are true. They present several topics on how to get your website ranked on the first pages. Were you able to apply those techniques? As the saying goes, "It takes two to tango", in search engine optimization it does need a combination of techniques in order to get your site on the top results.

Google has a different implementation with Yahoo. Focusing your technique on how to rank your site in Google will not insure you of the same ranking in Yahoo. There is no doubt to it since these are two giant moguls in the industry. Ranking your site on different search engines require some combination of SEO technique.

To place your website on top and maintaining on top need a lot of hard work. No big deal about that, ranking is not static. Once you have the chance of making it to the top on a search engine with your SEO technique, do not focus on it. Develop your technique to receive the same ranking on another search engines. Users are flexible and do not want to focus on a single search engine. If your website is at the top, do not let go of it. The higher your website ranking, the more work and pressure you have to exert.

Article submission combined with directory submission can give your site a jolt. Let us consider Google. The more backlinks your website has the more chances of getting it to the top pages. How to get backlinks involve several processes: article submission, forum posting with your signature, posting and etc. A combination of techniques will give a better result than a single implementation. …

The Secret of Black Hat Seo

Are your seo efforts at a standstill while everyone else seems to be getting results? Maybe it's time to take some tips from the guys that know the limits of optimization and the benefits of playing in the gray area. So let's see what black hats do to get traffic:

1. Go for the long tail – black hats do this because it's easier to rank for a 4,5 or even 6 keyword search that has no direct competition than it is to rank for a search phrase that has hundreds of thousands or millions of results.

Of course, spam sites have the advantage of massive numbers of pages, so even if that page only brings one visitor per month it's still enough – spam sites are created in only a couple of hours and usually have from 30 000 pages and up.

But if you keep writing daily (or even more than once a day), it will add up. This brings us to the next point:

2. The money's in the archives – although some visitors will first see the main page of your site, many more will first see one of the inside pages as these will be the ones that come up for specific, long tail searches.

With each page you publish you increase your chances that at least one more visitor will find your site and more importantly, if it's a good resource, it will more than pay for itself by getting backlinks from many different sites that will diversify your inbound links profile .

3. Small degrees of separation – this is one of the best methods for writing new content: if you have a page on a certain subject just write another that has some differences.

For example: you've just written an article on how to promote a site on Digg – now write another on how to promote on Del.icio.us, and yet another on how to promote your site on Slashdot (of course, don ' t just change the names and URLs, you actually have to change the article a little bit).

Please understand this: if you have a 30 page site do not put up 10 pages that resemble each other very much. By doing this you'll certainly trip a duplicate content filter.

4. Comment spam but without the spam – let's face it: black hats are synonymous with spammers. They're on comment and guestbook spamming to get their huge websites indexed and this proves one thing that I've tested and found to be true: even "no-follow" links have the power to rank and index your site, although most optimizers say these are useless.

What to do: find 10 or 15 blogs that are on the same subject as your site and start contributing with valuable information. Do not spam, do not say "Nice blog!" every time just to get a link! You must actually participate.

5. Create (legitimate) doorway pages – this is a great method for link building and actually …