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o It's All In The Keywords

o 8 Simple SEO Techniques For Webmasters

o Boost Your BackLinks with 'Real Link Finder'


o It's All In The Keywords

Each day as I monitor my keywords, I realize
how extremely important they are to your online
success. How even a small movement up or down can
affect your traffic and your sales.

If you have a popular #1 keyword in Google and
it moves down to the #2 position you will feel it!
And movement in the other direction is just as

First page rankings for your keywords in organic
search simply means money in the bank. If your
goal is to get an online income then obviously
getting your keywords on the first page is very
important to you as it is to me.

I am constantly surprised how many webmasters
or people who own sites don't take the basic
steps to help get their web pages and keywords
on that first page.

There are some simple basic SEO techniques that
you should be using when creating your pages.
Simple thing you can do or include that will
improve your chances of getting to that #1

With this mind I wrote my last article on
this topic - things you can do to improve
your chances and things you can do to check
to see how your keywords are doing or how
your competitor's keywords are doing.

Most of this information is geared towards
Google, since it is the search engine that will
deliver most of your traffic.

So if you have a few minutes and want to
improve your keyword or your site's rankings
please have a look at my latest article.

Feature Article

o 8 Simple SEO Techniques For Webmasters
Copyright © 2008 Titus Hoskins

Every webmaster should have some basic understanding of
these simple SEO techniques if they want to achieve
Top Rankings for their site. The more you know about these
Search Engine Optimization techniques; the better your
web pages will fare in the different search engines,
especially Google.

Optimizing your pages for the search engines should be
your main priority because conquering and dominating your
chosen keywords is often cited as one of the major
determining factors in the success of your online site
or business. You must have a rudimentary grasp of how
SEO can work for you and your site.

These simple SEO Tips will help you understand
the basics and help you reach your online goals.

1. Title Tag

The Title Tag is located at the top of your html page
and it tells the search engines what your page is about.
When you open your page in a browser these are the
words at the very top of the screen. Despite its simplicity,
the title tag is crucial to 'on-page optimization'; it should
include your main keywords and it should be 63 characters
or less if you want your title to appear in full on Google.

Many SEO experts create web pages in a three-prong
approach. They place the title in:

- the title tag
- on the webpage itself
- and in the URL for that page.

Sometimes they will just pick the main keywords from
the title and place them in the anchor url instead.
For example:

2. Meta Description Tag

The Meta Tag contains the description for your web page.
Your description will show up in all the search engines
so you have to be careful to write precisely and objectively.
It should be about 140 characters or around 20 words.
Make sure to include your keywords but don't spam - don't
repeat your keywords more than twice, using variations is

Keep in mind, successful webmasters make their descriptions
stand out from the crowd and entice the surfer to click
their link. It is also the first contact with your potential
visitor or prospect so make a good first impression.

3. Anchor Tag or URL

The anchor tag is used to form links within websites
or from site to site. This tag should have your title
or the main keywords from your page title to be the most

Anchor text is also important to know, these are the
underlined, clickable text or words in a link.
<*A HREF="url"> anchor text <*/A>

If you want to check Google for all web pages
containing your keywords in the anchor tags.

Just type into Google Search:


4. Finding Backlinks

One of the keys to higher rankings is building quality
links from relevant related quality sites. The search
engines, especially Google, counts each link as a "vote"
for your site or content. Many experts suggest you include
your main keywords in the anchor text of these inbound
links in order to rank high.

If you want to find the number of backlinks your site

Just type into Google Search:


and it will give you the number of backlinks you have.

Google doesn't give you all your existing backlinks,
so you can try Yahoo! to find a more exact number.

Just open Yahoo! and type in:

5. Checking Indexed Pages

If is very important for you to know what content
the search engines have indexed from your site.
You can also check to see how your links are
displayed and to see if any titles or descriptions
are missing from your pages.

You can see how many of your pages are indexed
in Google by using the site command.

Just type into Google Search:


Another way to look at your pages in Google
is to type in "http://yoursite" and "www.yoursite"
with the quotation marks to see the exact number
of listings for each.

6. Checking Google Cache

You can also check to see the Google Cache
of your site by using the cache command.
You will also discover when it was last

Just type into Google Search:


7. Finding Associated Keywords

Keywords are the heart of the Internet, you
must dominate the search engines for your
chosen keywords if you are to succeed online.
You must be able to find variations of your
keywords to completely conquer your targeted
niche. To find what other keywords Google has
associated with your main keywords, just use
the tilde ~ command to find associated phrases
in Google.

Just type into Google search:


Variations will be highlighted in bold print.

8. Finding Titled Keywords

If you want to find competing sites that have
your keywords in the title just use the allintitle

Just type into Google search:


In summary, if used consistently, these basic SEO
techniques should help improve your rankings and keep you
in the picture with regards to your standings in the search
engines. Your site's stats or raw traffic logs will also confirm
the rise or fall of your keyword rankings. You must have
complete knowledge of both your site and your keywords
in the search engines, especially Google. Since Google will
deliver most of your quality traffic, you must optimize for
it and be aware of what is happening to your site and keywords
within Google. This is yet another example where knowledge
equals success.


The author is now a full-time web marketer who regularly
sells 1000's of dollars worth of affiliate products/services
online each day. He runs two sites on Internet marketing.
For the latest web marketing tools try: Marketing Tool Guide
Copyright © 2008 Titus Hoskins. This article may be freely
distributed if this resource box stays attached.

o Boost Your BackLinks with 'Real Link Finder'

Of course, you realize by now, one of the best
ways to increase your site and your keyword
rankings is to get quality links from quality
related sites.

Now there's help! I have been using Neil Shearing's
Real Link Finder for over a week now and I am
impressed with it. It is a simple software program
that lets you find quality links from blogs on the web.

Links that don't use the "no follow" tag so
your links are counted in the search engines.
This software lets you find related sites so
you can leave quality comments on other people's

Blogging is all the rage and the search engines
love them because they have relevant and timely
content. Links from related blogs will boost your
own keyword rankings.

Hope you can give this 'no-cost' software a try
to boost your own keywords:

Hope this helps!

Kind Regards,

Titus Hoskins