We hear so much about SEO and how important it is for your business online. You could spend a career on learning SEO and actually make quite a bit in building webpages with the factors involving SEO. It can change at any time so there is a possibility of a learning curve.

Quality and quantity really do matter! For example, it’s not 300-500 word blogs that get the frontline any more. It’s the ones that average about 2,000 words with quality (meaning VALUE). that get the attention. Personally, I wouldn’t know how to write 2,000 words. That’s like writing a research paper for a college class! But if I want to succeed at SEO in my business, I will have to practice this skill.

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And you can’t just say, “blah blah blah” and expect to be on the first page of Google (like I just did!). Google has claimed that they have live humans looking at websites and determine if it has VALUE. Value means everything in this time of technology and instant knowledge. Google have other tools to help them.

You could just write a blog with value and only that, and be successful. However, there are other factors that are just as important, especially if you want to be on the first page of Google.

  • Links to other webpages that relate to the content of your blog.

Here is a webpage that goes in the deep waters of SEO, much more than I could dare of doing: SEO Guide. This website goes into detail about the tools I mentioned above.

  • Backlinks

Backlinks are a little tricky. These are the links that go to YOUR page from someone else’s page. The best way to get that is making quality blogs that people want to read and share. The quickest way is to follow, like, and comment on other blogs. If you want to learn more about backlinks, go to this page.

  • Videos that have quality (VALUE)

Whatever video you put on your blog, make sure it relates to your blog and has value for your viewers. Here is a  pleasant video about SEO:

  • Tags

Tags are like signs that say “You’re looking for X? Here are some pages that have X.” They help people find your blog online. If you are looking for horse back riding, you wouldn’t want to find “how to change a tire.” So use your tags wisely and make sure they are RELATED to your blog. Here is a Free SEO Keyword Search Tool to help you find related tags people are searching to what you are offering for content.

These key factors will help you move up in the ranks on Google and get more exposure. I just hit 503 words on this blog (wordpress has a word counter, thankfully) and will be learning on how to increase my blog’s content and make it that much more valuable to each and every one of you! To learn with me, make sure to follow my blog and like my Facebook page!