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Search Engine Promotion - your options explained

Written by Carl Hruza

Most people have limited knowledge when it comes to search engine ranking andrepparttar various types of services on offer. We all know that having top 10 positions on some ofrepparttar 128178 leading engines can bring allrepparttar 128179 traffic we can handle, and then some. But how do we get those top 10 listings and what should we expect to pay to get them? A simple way to approach this is to look at your competition. Do a quick search on one ofrepparttar 128180 leading engines like Google or AltaVista, using a search phrase that people might use when looking for your products or services, and see what comes back. As a basic 'rule of thumb' guide - Between 100 and 5000 puts you in a 'low competition' category. Between 5001 and 25000 puts you in a 'medium competition' category. Between 25001 and 250,000 puts you in a 'high competition' category. Over 250,000 puts you in a 'Extremely high competition' category. Here are some examples we found on AltaVista:- "detroit real estate" - 2.7M "curtain fixtures" - 817,000 "auto parts" - 130,000 "mortgage loans" - 84,000 "coin collecting" - 14,000 "wedding accessories" - 9,000 "florida vacations" - 5,000 "model railways" - 5,000 Based onrepparttar 128181 above, determinerepparttar 128182 competitiveness of your category, then researchrepparttar 128183 level of service necessary for your site. Once you have determinedrepparttar 128184 level of competition for top positions in your business category,

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