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Old 12-07-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default All You Need for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Updated Dec. 09, 2005

SEO
is an acronym for "search engine optimization". It is the process of analyzing your potential design and problems for search engines indexing and positioning. In other words, making your web site and its content attractive, relevant and visible to search engines and web searchers.

There is nothing worse than having a beautiful web site with excellent written content, though you still lose traffic or you even keep potential visitors away, while your site cannot be found.

Before you begin optimizing your pages for Search Engines, consider that the following search engine optimization techniques are SPAM!

* automatically generated doorway pages
* cloaking and false redirects
* keyword stuffing
* hidden text or hidden links
* pages loaded with irrelevant words
* duplicated content on multiple pages
* misspelling of well-known web sites
* unrelated and centralized link farms
* other methods that try to trick search engines

If you use one of the above techniques, you might get short term results, but it's most likely that your site will be banned from search engines, and therefore you will put your business at severe risk.

Good luck with Search Engine Optimization!

John S. Britsios
Web Architect & Trainer

SEO FAQ (Must read)
* SEO FAQ - By Webmasters for webmasters http://www.seofaq.net/

SEO Code of Ethics
* Search Engine Optimization Code of Ethics http://www.bruceclay.com/web_ethics.htm

Search Engines Guidelines for Webmasters
* Google Webmaster Guidelines http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html
* Yahoo! Search Site Guidelines http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearc...basics-18.html
* MSN Guidelines for Webmasters http://search.msn.com.my/webmasters/guidelines.aspx
* Ask Jeeves Guidelines for Webmasters http://sp.ask.com/docs/about/policy.html
* Open Directory Editorial Guidelines http://dmoz.org/guidelines/include.html
* Zeal Guidelines Overview http://www.zeal.com/guidelines/overview.jhtml
* Overture's SiteMatch™ Content Guidelines http://www.content.overture.com/d/USm/ays/sm_gl.jhtml

Search Engines Information for Webmasters
* Google Information for Webmasters http://www.google.com/webmasters/bot.html

SEO Tutorials
* Basics of search engine optimisation http://www.456bereastreet.com/archiv..._optimisation/
* Website Promotion Tutorials by instantPROMOTION http://www.instantposition.com/website-promotion/

SEO TIPS
* SEO Toolkit 21 part guide to getting a top-10 listing on Google and Yahoo http://www.rlrouse.com/SEO.html
* Ten Tips to the Top of the Search Engines http://www.highrankings.com/tentips.htm

Free Online SEO Tools
* instantPROMOTION SEO Tools http://www.instantposition.com/free_tools.cfm
* SEO Scanner http://www.webmasterbrain.com/
* Keyword Density & Prominence http://www.ranks.nl/tools/spider.html
* Meta Tag Analyzer http://www.submitexpress.com/analyzer/
* Search Engine Keyword Tracker & Keyword Ranking Tool http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/keywords/
* Web Site Analysis http://www.sitesolutions.com/analysis.asp
* Free Robots.txt Generator http://www.mcanerin.com/search-engine/robots-txt.htm
* Robots.txt syntax checker http://www.sxw.org.uk/computing/robots/check.html
* Robots.txt Validator http://www.searchengineworld.com/cgi-bin/robotcheck.cgi
* Google Banned Tool http://www.123promotion.co.uk/tools/googlebanned.php

Free SEO Desktop Tools
* WebCEO http://www.webceo.com/
* Good Keywords http://www.goodkeywords.com/
* Free Monitor for Google http://www.cleverstat.com/google-monitor-query.htm

Web site submission
* Google http://www.google.com/addurl/
* Yahoo! https://login.yahoo.com/config/login...m/free/request
* MSN http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx

Search Engine Spammer Reporting
* Overture, AllTheWeb feedback@Overture.com
* AltaVista http://www.altavista.com/help/contact/search
* Google, AOL http://www.google.com/contact/spamreport.html
* Ask Jeeves http://sp.ask.com/docs/about/contact_tuwyt.php
* DMOZ / ODP http://report-abuse.dmoz.org/
* Lycos http://help.lycos.com/watchdog/watchdog_1_help.asp
* Inktomi, MSN reportspam@inktomi.com
* Teoma ask@teoma.com
* Yahoo reportsearchspam@yahoo-inc.com

SEO Discussion Forums
* Webnauts Net http://forums.webnauts.net
* Digitalpoint http://forums.digitalpoint.com
* Google Community http://www.googlecommunity.com/
* Search Engine Forums http://www.searchengineforums.com/

Advertising
* Coop Ad Network http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/ad-network/?s=10508

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