The SEO Puzzle 2012

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SEO is a large and dynamic puzzle. No one piece alone will achieve and sustain long term rankings. Some pieces are larger, some are smaller, but they are all imperative to a successful strategy.

To have a successful SEO strategy, you will need to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Is Your Site Easy For Search Engines To Read?


URL Structure

Meta Tags: use the proper description for all pages

Title Tags: use a unique and relevant title for each page

H1: use relevant and structured headings throughout the website

IMG: make use of alt description tags for images

SITE MAP: Keep a xml copy of your site map on your server and submit it search engine.(google, bing,yahoo)

Website Architecture

Google does not rank websites, they rank pages.

Each Category and product should have its own page

Consider the site hierarchy

Use Breadcrumb links

Title Tags: use a unique and relevant title for each page

Website Speed

On Page Factors

Quality Content: The key to a successful website is unique and relevant content

Keyword Research: Analyze and choose the appropriate keywords for your site.

Keyword Usage: Do your website pages use the words & phrases you want to be found for?

Keyword Density: Proper saturation of keywords being optimized for

Engagement: Site Analytics- CTR, Bounce Rate, Time on Page, Time on Site, Total Pages Visited

Freshness of Content- Revise and Refresh content often

Off Page Factors

Content, Content, Content


Link Relevancy: Create high quality back links directing to your website

Anchor Text Links : Do links pointing to your pages use the appropriate keywords?

Link Quantity : The more high quality & relevant links pointing to your site the better

Link Quality: Link from only high quality relevant websites

Anchor Text Links

Press Releases

Optimized Videos


Social Posts


Blog Posts

Forum Comments

Online Directories

Consumer Reviews

Social Factors

Social Sentiment

Facebook Likes: Bing uses Facebook likes as a ranking signal for logged in users

Facebook Shares- How often are your posts shared?

Google+ Plus 1’s : Google says it is working on using +1’s as ranking signals

Twitter Followers : Tweets help Google index content faster

Twitter ReTweets – How often are your posts retweeted?

Social Authority- What is your social authority on the web

Social Authority of your fans/ friends/ followers/ connections

Blog regularly: Include unique and relevant content

Social Forums: Engage in relevant social forums

Online Directories: Complete profile on online directory sites




RSS Feeds

Reputation Management

Website Reputation: What other are saying about your business

Review Sites: Google Reviews, City Search, Yelp

Trust : Trust from users and search engines is imperative for long term-success

Domain Age- How long has your site been online?

Domain Authority: Strength of your website

Page Authority: Strength of your internal pages

Personal Preference

Location of searcher

Personal settings of searcher

Search History of searcher



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