The Ten Search Engine Commandments to Observe if you want WEB PLACEMENT!

Thou shall not overlook the POWER of the search engines to show your work to the world! After all- where do over 80% of Internet users look before finding the web site of their choice?  GOOGLE. (BING is awful, avoid it). Here are 10 tips that will help you on your journey toward search engine Heaven!

#1 - Thou shall not Try to trick the search engines with techniques such
as invisible text. This will only make your journey a difficult one. Try
to work together with thy search engine brother, and HELP them to find
your web site's useful content.

#2 - Thou shall not Fill thy "meta keywords" with useless words such as
"business" if your site is about "computers". Be kind to your search
engine neighbor and try not to confuse him. These days, it's virtually
impossible to be placed for "business" if your site is about
"computers"! Narrow your focus, and you'll start to notice that it was
MUCH more difficult to be a "jack of all trades", yet master of none!!

#3 - Thou shall not Submit thy site more than ONCE a month! Search
engines are very strict about SPAM. If you've been submitting your site
every day, chances are that you have been banned by the time you read
this article!

Thou shall not Repeat keywords right next to each other! Make sure to
include each keyword only ONE TIME! Too many people make the mistake of
repeating keywords over, and over again.

For Example: "computers, business, computers, components, computers"

This is a HUGE mistake, and will only make sure that you end up at the
BOTTOM of the list!

#5 - Thou shall not Use the same keyword list, and "title", for every
page! Each one of your pages can get placed for a different keyword.
Don't "sell your pages short". Besides, one page on your site might be
seen as more relevant for a particular keyword when compared to another.

#6 - Thou shall not Submit dynamic pages such as ASP, or Cold Fusion,
because most search engine spiders can only read basic HTML pages. If
your site was developed in a language other than HTML, make sure that
there's AT LEAST SOME static content for the spider to read.

#7 - Thou shall Write relevant, useful content that pertains to your web
site and it's keywords. Whatever you do, make sure that writing
educational, informational, and useful content is your FIRST priority.
Search engines cannot read your pretty web design, graphics, or FLASH.
The only thing that is of use to them is your content, and the code that
verifies what each page is about ("meta keywords",

{"description", "title", "alt tags", and the list goes on..).

Be Specific!

Tell your users what each page is about, and include the keywords a few
times within the text. Do not repeat your keywords excessively- but make
sure to include them!

#8 - Thou shall Make all pages accessible to the search engine spiders
within 1 or 2 levels of the home page. Even better, if you make a web
page with a list of every page on your site (kind of like a "site map"),
then the search engine spiders have a way to find all of your content!

#9 - Thou shall Attempt to get reciprocal links between your site and
other sites in the same industry. This should be easy, as it will
benefit both your site AND theirs. Link popularity is one way in which
some search engines judge what your site is really about. Web site's
with more "link popularity" can place higher on some major search

#10 - Thou shall Be patient! You will not achieve top placement
overnight. You might not even get placed at ALL for months! The major
search engines can get backlogged or full, and sometimes will not even
accept your submission. One thing that I've earned is that successful
search engine optimization is a time consuming and laborious task. You
must be patient and will learn the most about it mostly through trial
and error.

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