Search Engine Optimisation

Why a book on this on a Podiatry book shop? Does your clinic have a website? Do you want to know how to get the best out of your site in the search engines link Google to get more patients through your website?

Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprint for effective Internet marketing
Author: Kristopher B. Jones

A visual approach to the power of SEO marketing from a world-renowned Internet marketing expert Search engine optimization (SEO) is an ever-growing and powerful form of online marketing that allows business to grow in a faster, more cost-effective way by increasing traffic and visibility to a Web site. This updated resource remains the only book of its kind to take a visual approach to the essential component of maximizing the effective marketing strategies that SEO provides. Packed with more than 600 screen shots, top Internet marketing expert Kristopher Jones explores search-engine marketing principles such as keyword generation, on-site optimization specifically regarding Web site structure, internal linking, URL structure, and content creation, and much more. * Presenting the only known book on the market that takes a visual approach to the powerful and growing form of SEO marketing * Covers the increasing role of social media Web sites as well as the convergence that is occurring between paid and organic search-engine marketing * Offers you a strong foundation for developing successful SEO strategies Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprint for effective Internet marketing, Second Edition captures the immense potential of SEO and delivers it to you in a visually understandable way.

Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you’ll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 140 key search engine optimization techniques, including:

  • Identifying your target audience
  • Using and optimizing meta tags
  • Optimizing your site for multiple browsers
  • Writing effective content
  • Building communities with blogs and forums
  • Using Google Analytics
  • Gaining exposure through social media
  • Creating pay-per-click campaigns
  • Maximizing the use of other search engines
  • Monetizing traffic on your site

Search-engine optimization is, without question, one of the highest ROI activities a business can undertake. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Fortunately, we’ve got people like Kris to act as our tour guide and translator.” — Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz

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Table of Contents
THE HISTORY OF SEARCH-ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. 1 GETTING STARTED WITH SEARCH-ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. Choose a Topic. Find Your Target Audience. Set a Budget. Set Goals. Put a Team Together. Keep Up with Industry News. Attend an Industry Conference. 2 KEYWORD GENERATION. An Introduction to Keyword Generation. Select Keywords. Analyze Your Competition with Keyword Research with KeyCompete. Keyword Research with KeywordSpy. Analyze Your Competition with SEMRush. Using the Wordtracker Keyword Suggestion Tool. Using the Google Keyword Suggestion Tool. Research Keywords with Keyword Discovery. Analyze Keywords with Keyword Discovery. Filter Keywords with Keyword Discovery. 3 CREATING PAGES. An Introduction to Creating Pages. Choose Filenames. Optimize Title Tags. Optimize Meta Description Tags. Optimize Meta Keyword Tags. Create a Meta Robots Tag. Add Emphasis with Header Tags. Using Text Modifiers. Optimize Images. Create Links. Validate HTML. 4 BASIC WEB SITE STRUCTURE. An Introduction to Basic Web Site Structure. Find Web Hosting. Establish a Domain Name. Optimize for Multiple Browsers. Plan and Design a Web Site Structure. Link within Subject Matter Themes. Design a Sitemap. Create a Company Information Page. Create a Privacy Policy. 5 ADVANCED WEB SITE STRUCTURING. An Introduction to Advanced Web Site Structuring. Create a Robots.txt File. Using the Nofollow Attribute. Structure URLs Correctly. Protect Yourself with an .htaccess File. Using Mod-Rewrite to Rewrite URLs. Redirect Non-WWW Traffic to WWW. Redirect with 301 Redirects. 6 CREATING CONTENT. An Introduction to Creating Content. Write for People, Not Search Engines. Avoid Duplicate Content. Using Proper Keyword Density. Using Latent Semantic Content. Keep Content Current. Optimize Non-HTML Documents. 7 CREATING COMMUNITIES. An Introduction to Creating Communities. Create a Blog with WordPress. Create a Blog with Blogger. Create a Blog with Tumblr. Write Search-Engine-Optimized Posts. Make Your Blog Successful. Create a Community with vBulletin. Create a Community with phpBB. Make Your Forum Successful. Add Reviews to Your Web Site. 8 BUILDING LINKS. An Introduction to Building Links. Evaluate Competition. Evaluate Potential Linking Partners. Gather Link Intelligence with Linkscape. Acquire Quality Links. Using Effective Anchor Text. Link Directory Submissions. Article Directory Submissions. Community Participation. Request One-Way Links. Buy Links. 9 USING GOOGLE ANALYTICS. An Introduction to Google Analytics. Create an Account. Install Tracking Code. Set Conversion Goals. Exclude Your IP Address with Filters. Exclude Traffic from a Particular Domain. Include Only Certain Directories. Track External Links. Automate Reporting. Using Analytics to Find New Keywords. Set Up E-Commerce Tracking. Insert Tracking Code on Your Thank You Page. Using Third-Party Shopping Carts. 10 SOCIAL MEDIA OPTIMIZATION. An Introduction to Social Media Optimization. Network with Facebook. Create a Fan Page on Facebook. Network with MySpace. Maximize Exposure with StumbleUpon. Micro-Blog with Twitter. Build Followers with Twitter Search. Network with Google Buzz. Connect with LinkedIn. Share Videos with YouTube. Take Advantage of Digg Traffic. Network with Sphinn. 11 CREATING PAY-PER-CLICK CAMPAIGNS. An Introduction to Pay-Per-Click Campaigns. Learn About AdWords Accounts. Create an AdWords Campaign. Target Your Campaign. Write Effective Ad Copy. Using Keyword Matching Options. Set Bidding Strategies. Run PPC Reports. Track Conversions. Using Google AdWords Editor. Optimize Your Account. 12 OPTIMIZING PPC CAMPAIGNS THROUGH QUALITY SCORE OPTIMIZATION. An Introduction to Quality Score Optimization. Learn About Quality Score. Optimize Quality Score. Test Ad Copy. Test Keywords Based on Match Type. Test Ad Copy with Advanced Keyword Insertion. Using Content-Targeted Campaigns. Using Placement-Targeted Campaigns. Test Performance with Dayparting. Optimize Your Landing Pages. 13 OPTIMIZING FOR OTHER SEARCH ENGINES. An Introduction to Optimizing for Other Search Engines. Optimize Blog Posts for Technorati. Optimize Your Web Site for Optimize Your Images for Google Images. Increase Exposure on Improve Your Ranking on Using Shopping Engines to Drive Traffic. Produce Sales with eBay Auctions. Using Craigslist to Drive Traffic. 14 MONETIZING TRAFFIC. An Introduction to Monetizing Traffic. Place Google AdSense Ads on Your Web Site. Earn Money with Chitika Select Ads. Earn Money with Commission Junction. Earn Money with LinkShare. Earn Money with Pepperjam Network. Advertise Cost-per-Action Offers with AZN. Sell Reviews with ReviewMe. Sell Links with Sell Links with 15 INSTALLING SEO PLUGINS. An Introduction to SEO Plugins. Install the Google Toolbar. Install the Alexa Toolbar. Using the SEO for Firefox Plugin. Optimize Titles with the WordPress Title Tag Plugin. Optimize Descriptions with the WordPress Description Tag Plugin. Create Sitemaps with the WordPress Sitemap Generator. Using the Permalink Redirect Plugin. INDEX.

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