How I reached #1 in Yahoo!

Written by Michael Rock

How I reached #1 in Yahoo!®


            By accident, no all that reading and studying statistics finally paid off.  I started out by reading articles from people with opposing views and trying to figure out who was wrong and who was right.  To findrepparttar right person to listen to I didn’t only look at his educational background, but was more interested in his results.  Good thing too, because results I found.  And I hope people look at my results to help them reach #1.

            Inrepparttar 127820 past I had a great working simple traffic tracker on my site that started stated someone visited my site by typing in ‘online editor flash sites’ into Yahoo!.  I went to Yahoo! And typed inrepparttar 127821 keyword phrase and found out I hit #1 out of 1,040,000 hits!  Two weeks later I dropped to #2 and found out that my other site took #1.  Now I hadrepparttar 127822 #1 and #2 position in Yahoo!.  My world changed forever and at that moment and never will go back.  Today I have more sophisticated software, charts, data, articles, and trends referenced for my webs posted onrepparttar 127823 wall.  I maintain contact with forum discussions and receive up-to-date news in my email telling me of changes taking place.  I have achievedrepparttar 127824 top 10 list inrepparttar 127825 top 3 search engines (Google, Yahoo!, and MSN) and wish to educate you on how to dorepparttar 127826 same.


Part One:  Keywords and Keyword Phrases


SEO- search engine optimization;repparttar 127827 process of designing your site to achieve high rankings inrepparttar 127828 search engine


            Pickingrepparttar 127829 right keywords is essential.  Step into your customer’s shoes and think of what keywords they would use to findrepparttar 127830 information on your site and write them down in a list.  Get your friends and others with different opinions and ask them what they would type to findrepparttar 127831 information that is located on your site.  Add these keywords and phrases to your list.  Now check your competitors’ sites that have reached #1 status inrepparttar 127832 search engines.  (Careful don’t pick sponsored sites located atrepparttar 127833 top or side, they got there by using a PPC (pay per click) ad campaign.  You wantrepparttar 127834 non-sponsored sites.  Right click anywhere onrepparttar 127835 page and select view source to seerepparttar 127836 site in html format.  Underrepparttar 127837 header tag called <META name="keywords" content="keywords are here” you will findrepparttar 127838 keywords thatrepparttar 127839 site used to get torepparttar 127840 top.  Add these keywords to your list.

            Now you should have about 40 to 50 keywords and keyword phrases in your list to research.  (Byrepparttar 127841 way 2 or 3 word keyword phrases are usedrepparttar 127842 most today, when only a few months ago 1 word keywords were used.)  Just following one of these three avenues (your list, your friends list, and view source) will not get you torepparttar 127843 top, you must use all three and researchrepparttar 127844 40-50 words to get torepparttar 127845 top.

            Now take these 40-50 keywords torepparttar 127846 search engines and type them in.  Dorepparttar 127847 results pertain torepparttar 127848 information on your site?  If not, cross them off.  You should have about 40 keywords left.

            Here is a good SEO (search engine optimization)

Do Not Build A Website Until You Have Researched Your Keywords

Written by Kusuma Widjaja

Imagine that you have a $25,000 marketing budget for your online weight loss herbal supplement business. Should you invest it in trying to build a site to rank #1 in Google for "weight loss?" NO.

What would berepparttar point? To get tons of traffic? Maybe. But people searching on "weight loss" could be looking for everything from weight loss diet books... to weight loss prescription drugs... to scientific studies on weight loss in middle aged men... to weight loss as a symptom of a rare blood disease. Do you really care about getting ALL those untargeted visitors to your site? Are they ALL good prospects for your supplements? NO.

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Avoid setting an impossible goal, such as being #1 in Google for a general term like "weight loss." Isn't it wiser - and easier on you - to invest $1,000 building a site filled with specialized pages, each of which revolves around ONE highly targeted keyword like "over 40 woman's herbal weight loss"?

As Sean Burns explains in his book, Rankings Revealed, think aboutrepparttar 127820 business goals of your site. Strive to be successful with 50 highly focused pages, each of which ranks high for a single phrase. Don't build 200 pages that are trying to push you torepparttar 127821 top for a general term that won't bring you much real business anyway.

Keyword research and targeted pages are a smarter investment than hundreds of doorway pages that may get banned tomorrow. Withrepparttar 127822 techniques we teach at You can build key word-targeted pages that are actually useful to your visitors. But you have to know which keywords to focus on FIRST.

There are many free and low-cost tools for finding low competition search phrases. Visit http://www.content.overture.eom/d/USm/ac/index.1html and click "Search Term Suggestion Tool". But whatever tool you choose, go for search terms that are highly specific, relevant to your product, and have less competition thanrepparttar 127823 generic terms.

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