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Keyword Difficulty Checker And Its Uses

Most of traffic comes from search Engines ( mostly from Google, then Yahoo and then MSN ) so be in first page for a keyword or a keyphrase is a must if we want our site to be visited. Now it’s proper to talk about the keyword difficulty concept and its applications, keyword difficulty evaluates how is hard to be in the top ten for a keyword, more keywords or a keyphrase and can vary from 0 to 100. For example the keyword “shareware” has a keyword difficulty that is 63 and it’s impossible for a site born yesterday to rank high for a such keyword though a good placing for a such keyword would bring an enormous traffic, then another possibility is to strive to get in the top ten for a less competitive keyword or a keyphrase that brings less traffic but is easier to get a good result. We should attempt to reach for keyphrases that have a keyword difficulty less than 15 ( we can get a keyword difficulty evaluation through free tools like the one offered from seologs.com ).
But why is difficult to be in the top ten for a keyword or a keyphrase ? Simply because we have many or less competitors, their sites have contents created through years and quality links from valuable sources that we don’t have, so if we want to compete with them we must add content to our site and get quality links from other sites. Getting links from others is not easy and neither through link exchange since if our site is about a business then our competitors will not be available to link us and neither we will be available to link them. Links should come from sites pertaining the things our site talks about, getting a link from a site focused on another topics is nearly useless: for example if we sell pet accessories and we get a link from a download music site then this will not be appreciated by search engines.

So if we want to get in the top ten for a competitive keyword then we must get through a process of adding related content and pertaining links to our site, to get pertaining links we can use a technique called article marketing that is about writing good quality articles and sending them to the article directories that can be found searching Google by “article directory”, it is wise to submit the same article to many article directories so more links we will get but also changing the title of our article for every article directory we submit is a good trick to get far more traffic since the number of keywords and keyphrases will increase in this way.

Since we want traffic right now then we will choose a keyphrase to optimize our website about and with time when we see the number of our site’s pages and its links growing then we will optimize for a more competitive keyphrase or keyword and who knows maybe a day we will be in the top ten for the keyword shareware. It’s hard but it’s not impossible. It’s time now to introduce you to the PubblicitAdvertising article directory where you can submit your articles and getting in this way backlinks, also PubblicitAdvertising features a forum about SEO and marketing so it will be a good place to start from.

Ten Essential Tips Ofr Delivering Successful Seo

tips for effective SEO:

Tracking

Before you start your SEO campaign make sure to implement a quality web stats package that lets you know what search engine spiders are visiting your site, what keywords are referring the most traffic to your site, and how many hits/page views you are getting.

Build great design

To get the best search engine visibility web designers should follow the 5 basis rules if web design which states that web site should be:

Easy to read
Easy to navigate
Easy to find
Consistent in design and layout
Quick to download

Write effective Title tag on the page

Arguably the most important ranking factor for effective natural SEO is the title denoted by the – title – tags on HTML. This title is considered primary text by the search engines meaning that all the search engines record this text and place considerable value on it. It is important because it is the first text shown in the search results as a hyperlink to your site. As a general rule a descriptive title should be 5 to 10 words for each page or 69 to 75 characters.

Body text

On your page you should always aim to have a healthy amount of descriptive body text to explain what the page is about, don’t rely on the title of the page. You should aim to have your keyword in the text as much as you can, with it still being comfortable to read. This is known as keyword density. All search engines consider words at the top of the page, above the fold as more important in value than the rest of the page

Domain and the URL

Placing key-words in the domain can have some weighting in the effectiveness of your natural SEO. The reasoning is that the terms or phrases matching the words you typed in a query are highlighted when you view the search results. This is known as search- term highlighting or term highlighting. Note; If you are going to buy and use a URL that may have already been used in the past, it is worth while checking the history of the URL.

H1, Bold, Italics

You should have your main keywords once in an H1 tag, once in bold and then once in ITALICS, this should show the search engine crawler that these are important words/phrases for the page, so in turn the crawler will make the assumption that the keywords are important for a visitor.

Anchor text

Anchor text is what we call text links. You should always try and have all text links as descriptive keywords. When a spider follows the link to your page it should have an understanding of the content. Anchor text is a great way of improving your rankings on competitive keywords.

Write fresh content

Google loves fresh content. They have a fairly new spider called freshbot, it crawls the web daily looking for new/updated pages and sites. It will then list the page at the top of their index for that sites keywords. It will stay there for a few days, if the page was just an updated version of what is already in the results it will revert back to the old version and drop back to it’s old position, if the page is brand new then it will drop completely from the index, until the next full update when it should take a permanent place in the results.

Linking

Build high quality external links to your website. Sites with high quality credible links pointing into them gain more popularity than sites with low quality links. It is rumoured that Googles places up to 60% of its weighting on quality of party external links:

See: www.barracuda-digital.co.uk/linkbuilding

Page submission

Submit the root page to all the major UK search engines on the Internet: Google, Yahoo, MSN. It will take them a while until they crawl your site fully but be patient. There are plenty of directories online, find one that fits the theme of your site and submit the root URL, again this may take a while but be patient.