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Top 7 SEO Tricks for 2011

A new year comes with brand new goals, targets and challenges for everyone including bloggers and Web administrators. It is therefore no surprise that many people will be looking for some of the best and most appropriate search engine techniques that will get their respective Websites on the first page of one, most or all of the top search engines. Thus, finding the best online strategies that will assist in driving targeted results could become the determining factor for thousands of businesses and blog owners trying to stand out and take their Websites to the next level in 2011. As a result, this article will take a look at some of the most important methods that will assist not only businesses but blogs, affiliate and individual Websites achieve their ultimate dream of getting to page one on search engine result pages (SERPs) as follows.

1. Article Marketing: Article marketing is one of the most successful search engine optimisation (SEO) action plan methods currently employed by a significant number of Internet marketers. Essentially, you will write articles with a single keyword focus and a link pointing back to your website. You then submit  those articles to article directories that post them for free. Once an article is published, it will provide a backlink to your Website that search engines can pick up. Overall, this process takes time, so patience is recommended.

2. On-Page Optimisation: This  is perhaps the oldest and most tested SEO method in the book. On-page optimisation is the first step  when it comes to optimising Web pages in order to gain necessary attention from search engines. The process consists of  using optimized keywords, title tags, alt tags on images and the use of good-natured Weblinks. Today, on-page optimization contributes a substantial amount to your page rank and if applied properly, it could significantly improve your chances of getting to the top of search engine result pages.

3. Social Media Marketing: Social-media marketing is a familiar tool today, although many Internet marketers seem to abuse it. The goal is to use social-networking Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to set yourself and your business up as an authority as well as a recognizable personality and brand that can be trusted for niche information. However, you will need to provide constant, daily value that your readers can take away from it.

4. Viral Marketing: Viral marketing, like social media marketing, is focused on attracting people to you. As a search engine method, viral marketing could be said to be the least measurable, although it can also be the most effective. Examples of viral marketing consist of: sending out free e-books, creating squeeze pages, video distribution through YouTube, and supplying free software.

5. Link Baiting: Link baiting is a search engine optimisation action plan method whereby you produce high quality content that will attract attention on its own. For example, if you had a weight loss site, you could produce an article on the Top 10 ways to lose weight naturally. The article could be massive and take hours to write, but it would also be a powerful authority resource in your chosen niche thereby drawing plenty of attention from many other websites.

6. Word of Mouth: The importance of word of mouth techniques in search engine optimisation often gets overlooked. While it may not have a very direct impact, its consequences could be massive. This approach could take the form of simply telling a friend about your site, providing avenues for others to suggest to their friends and simply distributing a business card with a simple URL pointing to your Website. By so doing, your sites gets noticed, receives more attention, attracts more visitors which equates to better reputation and ultimately better ranking ranking by search engines.

7. Trusted Site Backlinking: Although article marketing can potentially generate numerous backlinks, if you want truly valuable backlinks, you need to find trustworthy sites i.e. those that search engines like Google hold in high stature. For example, top level directories such as DMOZ or Yahoo! and major forums or information resources.

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  1. Henway

    January 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Social media marketing, to me is a waste of time and bad ROI. Most social networks don’t give you any link power since links are nofollow.

  2. Computers Smart Phones Technology

    January 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I think blog posting, guest blog and link exchange are some of the good methods that can still be adopt…

  3. wholesale suppliers

    January 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Techniques for Search Engine Optimization are growing so rapidly. There are so many strategies to get a good rank in big search engine like Google, the ones you mentioned above are already being used. None of them is new and according to me Social Media Networking should be at number one.

  4. divproject

    January 5, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Sure social networks with many resources to drive traffic and targeted visitors. And of course, exchange links with thematic blogs is just as important in the optimization.

  5. edb support

    January 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

    When we come with SEO and link building then these all 7 tricks gives a solid foundation.But tell me more about Link Baiting because not aware that much.

  6. John

    January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I liked your list of the top SEO tricks for 2011. I think the best one you listed was Social Media Marketing.

    Social media marketing has definitely gotten more popular in the past year and with the growing competition on Google, it makes sense to make use of probably the second biggest traffic source on the web.

    It will take some time to build your brand but like you said, as long as you focus on providing constant daily value your following will grow pretty quickly.

    • Admin

      January 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Absolutely. The use of social media marketing is very important however, have you noticed that the rate of success varies from one niche/business to another when it comes to using SMM?

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  8. link building

    January 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

    mostly of blogs, social media, and many more domains which internet marketer interact with ,, are no follow,,, web 2.o give great exposure to SEO,,,and it should be kept more interactive..

  9. nett89

    January 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Using all of those methods will cause site traffic growth of course, but it is very hard to use all tips. i think the most important are on-page optimization, article and social media marketing.

  10. gary - how to save money

    February 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

    The search engines should reward good content with high ranking. I still hear stories of people gaining ranking power by spammy methods and outranking better sites.

  11. SeoDezin

    February 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    On page optimization is done once in the life of the site but off page optimization is a continuous struggle through out the life of the web. Link building belongs to off line optimization.

  12. ashley nixon

    March 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks so much for the great inofrmation. As I begin thhis new venture I am always looking for great ideas.

  13. Fahrudin Latif

    June 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Ok guys, I like social media marketing. that is really boost my traffic 🙂

  14. Chris

    September 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I also think that relevance is going to be the key for 2011 and many years to come. I think almost everything in SEO should now revolve around relevance with the possible exceptions of some directory listings and social bookmarking sites.

  15. Akash Kumar

    September 30, 2011 at 12:42 am

    After Google’s panda update now article marketing is not the best of the techniques to use for link building but its still good for traffic though.

  16. Baburam Bhattarai

    November 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Informative article about SEO Tricks, I have web site I will try it thanks for sharing

  17. Shankar Banjara

    November 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve tried this trick it work very well. My blog run faster than before. thanks for help me

  18. mark thompson

    December 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Nothing said here that is particularly new or ground breaking. However, no complaints. Still interested in accessing ‘follow’ backlink list. Any suggestions?

  19. Ranjan Khadka

    May 6, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Really appreciate it. Great work.

  20. Ranjan Khadka

    May 28, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Appreciate it for sharing your knowledge. It is far better idea. Thank you so much for sharing your information.

  21. Ranjan Khadka

    June 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    However, I have been reading other marketing strategy blog. This one is informative in comparison to others. Awesome tips for marketing. It really works it.

  22. Ranjan Khadka

    July 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Incredible post along with a relevant article. I think Social Media Marketing is the best tool in comparison to other. But all of the tricks mentioned on the blog is an indispensable factor for effective tips.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.

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