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How Many Backlinks Can I Expect From Your Monthly SEO Plans?

By |February 19th, 2012|

SEO is a moving target, on a good day, and I consider it an art. I cannot guarantee you a certain number of links per month and here’s why.

Everything in search engine optimization is about naturally building links to White Hat sources because you can’t spam your way to success here. We have to do this right for you to protect your website from harm.

However, what you are paying for is to rank for specific, predetermined keywords. That’s all that matters. Frankly, what does it matter how many links you have pointing to your website if you are in the […]

How to Get More Blog Traffic

By |February 13th, 2012|

You want more traffic to your blog or website?  Here’s how.  This technique is the fastest, easiest way to get free targeted traffic to your site.  There is nothing to even buy, this is pure gold that will help you in your daily efforts.

Although there are tons of ways to get people to visit your blog, I like free traffic so let’s talk about search engine optimization and let’s talk about a specific type of SEO.

Most people go out and try to optimize for terms that are too broad and even if you are link building every single day, will […]

High Quality Back Links

By |February 13th, 2012|

The number of high quality back links is the greatest factor to how well you will do in the search engines and subsequently how much free traffic they will send your way. Everyone knows that it is the number and the quality of websites linking to you that makes all the difference, but 1. what makes a website high authority and 2. how do we get these seasoned, trusted sites to link to us?

Sites with high authority that provide the highest quality links are sites that have been around for a while and have a PageRank, the higher the better. […]

How to Check Website Traffic

By |February 12th, 2012|

How to check website traffic is a question everyone has at some point in their online career because you need to know how you match up to other sites in your industry and more importantly, you want to see if people are reading and responding to your content.

My favorite way is by using the Jetpack for WordPress.com plugin for your WordPress.org self-hosted site.  Once you install the plugin it will ask you to connect it to your wordpress.com site.  If you don’t have one you can sign up for free at http://wordpress.com.

Once you connect the two, you will begin seeing […]

How to Get More Website Hits

By |February 12th, 2012|

There are hundreds of different ways to get more website hits but in this blog post I will discuss my favorites that seem to be reliable year in and year out.

First off, let me start out by saying that getting more visitors to your website will be infinitely easier if you have at least a few hundred pages or posts on your site.  The search engines love content and the sooner you give them what they want, the sooner they will send you more free traffic.

When I am pushing hard for more traffic, in order to promote a new product […]

How to Link Build

By |February 9th, 2012|

Today we will not discuss how to build a metal chain to secure a bicycle to a fence post.  The type of links we are talking about are hyperlinks that point back to your website or to any website that you want to give a boost to in the search engines.  If you don’t know what a web link is you can visit another blog post on this site entitled, What is a Back Link?
Building a Link with HTML Code
If a website accepts HTML code, here is the string of code you need to use to link text to another […]

What is a Back Link?

By |February 4th, 2012|

This definition is for beginners who don't have any experience in search engine optimization. Back Links are the most important factor in ranking better in the search engine results pages.

SEO Business Question from a Twitter Follower

By |January 12th, 2012|

Yesterday I got an email from a twitter follower and thought he raised some common questions shared by many so I decided to share my response here, on my blog.

I won’t copy and paste his email verbatim but here are his three questions:

He asked me if 1. I do my own link building, 2. how do I get SEO clients and 3. what other web 2.0 sites, besides Facebook and Twitter, do I use to promote myself.

 
Here was my response:
Hey Eric,
Thanks for the email.

1. Yes I do my own link building.
2. I attract clients by giving out my business card […]

How to Get Your Website Ranked #1 on Google

By |January 9th, 2012|

Probably the biggest question we get at SEO Spartan is “How EXACTLY do you get your clients’ websites ranked in the top ten for their chosen keyword phrases?”

Well, the simple answer is backlinking and using the power social media and Web 2.0.

Here is how Wikipedia defines web 2.0:

“The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast […]

Factors That Play a Role in Search Engine Rankings

By |January 6th, 2012|

Here is another very good question about SEO that I heard today:
How do some websites have such high rankings on google but do not have h1 or h2 tags?
I will probably get a lot of grief about this but,
right now search engine optimization has almost nothing to do with on-page optimization and everything to do with who is linking to you and with what anchor text*.

Only exception I can think of is if you are in a really weak industry in terms of SEO competition, then google will pick up your content without many links pointing back to you.

Periodically Google […]