Your fully updated guide to search engine optimization
Packed with tips, tricks, and secrets, SEO For Dummies shows you how to create and maintain a website that ranks at the top of search engines and drives high-volume traffic. Using plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instructions, this friendly guide helps you come to grips with search engine basics what they are, which ones are important, and how to get started and build a search-engine-friendly site.
SEO is an integral part of getting a site to rank in the various search engines in order to attract potential customers. In the new edition of this bestselling guide to search engine optimization, you'll learn the ins and outs and best practices of successful SEO in order to make your website content more search-engine friendly so that it ranks higher among searches and draws the masses. Covering the latest information on pay-per-click options, using social media to boost your profile, and managing your platform and reputation to positively impact your search engine rankings, this hands-on guide is the fun and friendly place to start learning how to move your site to the top of the rankings.
Develop a search strategy and use local search capabilities
Build sites that increase your search visibility
Analyze results with updated tracking tools
Maximize content marketing strategies
If you're asking yourself the essential question of "how do I get people to visit my site," you've come to the right place!
Peter Kent is an e-commerce consultant who specializes in SEO. Over the last decade he has advised hundreds of companies, large and small, about search engine optimization. He has worked online since 1984, written about the Internet since 1993, and authored over 50 books.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with SEO 5 Chapter 1: Surveying the Search Engine Landscape 7 Chapter 2: Search Results, Deconstructed 23 Chapter 3: Your One-Hour, Search Engine Friendly Web Site Makeover 31 Chapter 4: Beating the Competition Planning a Powerful Search Engine Strategy 49 Chapter 5: Making Your Site Useful and Visible 67 Part II: Building Search Engine Friendly Sites 83 Chapter 6: Picking Powerful Keywords 85 Chapter 7: Creating Pages That Search Engines Love 107 Chapter 8: Using Structured Data Markup 135 Chapter 9: Avoiding Things That Search Engines Hate 143 Chapter 10: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap 163 Chapter 11: Bulking Up Your Site Competing with Content 179 Chapter 12: Finding Traffic Through Local-Search Marketing 203 Part III: Adding Your Site to the Indexes and Directories 229 Chapter 13: Getting Your Pages into the Search Engines 231 Chapter 14: Submitting to the Directories 247 Chapter 15: Product Search: Remember the Shopping Directories and Retailers 257 Part IV: After You ve Submitted Your Site 283 Chapter 16: Using Link Popularity to Boost Your Position 285 Chapter 17: Finding Sites to Link to Yours 309 Chapter 18: Even More Great Places to Get Links 331 Chapter 19: Social Networking Driven by Drivel 343 Chapter 20: Video: Putting Your Best Face Forward 351 Chapter 21: When Google Bites Back: A Guide to Catastrophe 357 Part V: The Part of Tens 377 Chapter 22: Ten-Plus Myths and Mistakes 379 Chapter 23: Ten-Plus Ways to Stay Updated 387 Chapter 24: Ten-Plus Useful Things to Know 393 Index 409