How to rank well in the search engines.

Written by Clare Lawrence

How to rank well inrepparttar search engines. By Clare Lawrence 30th May 2004

I get this question allrepparttar 127881 time!.

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Want a better website ranking?

Written by Clare Lawrence

Want a better website ranking? By Clare Lawrence 8th June 2004

Almost everyone wants to improve their rankings inrepparttar search engines, also known as Search engine results placement. How to do it? The web is full of services offering to submit your website to 1,000ís of search engines and directories for $19.99.

As you might imagine nearly all of these services produce very disappointing results.

How should I go about it? I focus on Google,repparttar 127880 leading search engine as it currently accounts for about 56% of global web searches. I have also learnt by painful and expensive experience but got there.

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If you have spammed your site in an attempt to get torepparttar 127884 top, then perhaps now isrepparttar 127885 time to de-spam it.

Content is King

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Decide on what keywords you want to rank under.

Then use these keywords on a page regularly, this increases itís a pages relevance, but not if you get too carried away, thatís spamming.


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