SEARCH ENGINE RANKING COMPONENTS

This article will show you the main components for Search Engine Optimization and how they influence any campaign. I review the 5 key components.

Keyword Research.
The first step of any SEO campaign is to research your keywords, and even more important, is to get them right. You cannot skip this step. And why would you?
You may think you know what keywords to target, and you may be right about them, but what keywords are your potential visitors searching for? One example: You could have a travel site wanting to optimize for “discount tickets” when actually your visitors are searching for “cheap tickets”. Another thing is the timeline to achieve results, like in the short, mid, or long-term. No unrealistic expectations here. One way I like to approach this is to optimize by levels. For example, I will choose 3 levels of difficulty and select the according keywords.
As I achieve the easiest level, I move on to the next and so on. Results diferr
per competition volume and markets, but overall results prove it does work.

On-Page Factors.
The most important elements in the page are the Title, Headings within the copy and keyword focused content. Keeping your code compliant is also beneficial. On-page optimization a very important part of the process, but it is almost indirectly proportional with the competition levels for the given target keywords. So it is highly scored into rankings when present within low to medium levels, but less significant among high competitive terms. So keep this in mind, according to your market.

User Friendliness.
Site structure and overall navigation are being considered by search engines increasingly when ranking websites. So what are search engines looking for to determine and weight user friendliness? Coding errors, broken internal or when outbound links are bad. Fast loading pages, contextual links between pages, links
to authoritative sites or resources within related topics are good.

Article Writing.
Quality content still rules… Content that is topic centered, and highly focused on your target keywords is really what search engines are looking for. So when this is applied on multiple pages across your site, you get results. Because of this, context, not content, is king.

Link Popularity.
“Tell me who links to you and I will tell you who you are” is how search engine scoring works on link popularity. Just like content, the quality factor is very important. This is the most important element to consider when your site is on a highly competitive market. So make sure you have applied all the previous elements, in order to achieve link popularity from related sites, avoid links from bad neighborhoods, and make sure to never link to sites not indexed by Google.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

If you enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment or subscribe to the feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Comments

[...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onSEARCH ENGINE RANKING COMPONENTS | Technical SEO ConsultantsHere’s a quick excerptThis article will show you the main components for Search Engine Optimization and how they influence any campaign. I review the 5 key components. Keyword Research. The first step of any SEO campaign is to research your keywords, … [...]

Leave a comment

(required)

(required)