SEO - Yes or No?

Written by Jer Strausser

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Since you haverepparttar 127866 google toolbar, just right click onrepparttar 127867 mouse, and scroll down to "backward links", and click on it. This is another neat feature ofrepparttar 127868 Google Toolbar. It tells you how many other sites, or pages that link torepparttar 127869 page or site in question. Very powerful tool. The site in question... ZERO! Imagine that :)

Even tho this is usually enough to deter me, there is one more simple test, that really takesrepparttar 127870 cake. Just do a search at Google forrepparttar 127871 term "SEO" and "search engine optimisation". Is this site listed inrepparttar 127872 top 10? The top 20?repparttar 127873 top 100?

In our case, yep you guessed it... A BIG FAT NO!

Ok, so here is a site, selling SEO work, and offereng link packages to thousands of other sites, for hundreds of dollars, claiming to give YOU top search engine rankings when..

1. They have no links to their own site 2. They themselves, don't even have top search engine listings!

Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of successful SEO companies out there. It is a very competitive field, but if you are looking to pay someone to do this kind of work, you need to be informed.

Do some research, and ask some questions;

1.Do they themselves, carry top positions inrepparttar 127874 field they represent?

2.Do they have any real references? (It is not hard to get a top placement for keywords like "top used car salesman ofrepparttar 127875 year award", but it IS hard to get a top listing for something like "used cars") if they have helped sites get great listings for top keywords, then they know what they are doing.

3. Do they offer a guarantee or some other sort of compensation if they can't deliver?

These are just a few things that should be considered when hiring out for SEO work, and always ask for advice, if you don't know what you are doing. Your actions can make or break your website, and your business!

Jer Strausser is the owner of the highly popular work at home community at Visit them for tips, news, and articles for your home business success.

Increase Online Traffic

Written by Anita DeFrank

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Website Content If you don't utilize any ofrepparttar tips I've mentioned so far please make absolute sure you follow this. This is one of THE most important factors needed to increase online traffic. You must have quality content. I can't express exactly how important this is torepparttar 127865 targeted traffic you receive. Make surerepparttar 127866 content on each page is relevant to your site, to your title and meta tags and most importantly to your visitors. Don't have your title tag horses and makerepparttar 127867 site about dogs. If your site is about horses, make sure you write about horses. Search engines love text. The more quality text you haverepparttar 127868 better. Don't forget to have those keywords in your content!

Articles This tip always makes everyone run and hide when they see it. It's not really as hard as you think. Hopefully, your website is something you know about. So, if you know about it; write about it. Article writing is your own little arsenal for back links. There are tons of places online that you can submit your articles to for free. There are also tons of people out there searching for free content. It's a win-win situation. They getrepparttar 127869 content and you getrepparttar 127870 exposure. There is a list of places to submit your articles to located at

Be sure to include a bio atrepparttar 127871 end ofrepparttar 127872 article. Include your Web site URL inrepparttar 127873 bio. Make it a condition for free publication thatrepparttar 127874 article appears with bio and business link. A bio is a short paragraph about you, your business and of course a link to your website. You can view an example bio atrepparttar 127875 end of this article. The good thing about article writing is that it establishes you asrepparttar 127876 expert and therefore increasesrepparttar 127877 chances of people visiting your website.

Still looking for more traffic secrets? Aren't we all?!? For even more secrets to Non-Stop, FREE Targeted Traffic, I highly recommend taking a look at author Jim Edwards's book Turn Words Into Traffic ( The targeted traffic it brings you is as good or better than anything you could pay for ... except you don't have to pay for it! Check it out; you'll be glad you did ;).

Don't be too quick to jump at every program available that might help increase your online traffic. Stop by and find out what NOT TO DO too

Anita DeFrank is a Work-At-Home mom, publisher and webmaster. With the Mission to provide the best resources for all that are working at home and to make the dream of working at home a reality to those who wish to. Bringing together the perfect balance between working and working at home.

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