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Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprint™ for effective Internet marketing

Book Description

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 analyzing your competition, researching and analyzing keywords, developing your link building skills, and setting up blogs and communities. Succinct explanations will walk you through using Google Analytics, networking with Facebook and MySpace, setting up pay-per-click campaigns, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Trademark Acknowledgments
  3. Praise For Visual Books. . .
  4. Credits
  5. About the Author
  6. Author's Acknowledgments
  7. THE HISTORY OF SEARCH-ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
    1. Google: The Birth Child of Larry and Sergey
    2. SEO: Beware of Snake Oil Salesman
    3. Get Started
    4. Keyword Generation
    5. Create Pages
    6. Basic Web Site Structure
    7. Advanced Web Site Structuring
    8. Content Creation
    9. Create Communities
    10. Build Links
    11. Google Analytics
    12. Social Media Optimization
    13. Create Pay-per-Click Campaigns
    14. Quality Score Optimization
    15. Optimize for Other Engines
    16. Monetize Web Site Traffic
    17. SEO Plug-Ins
  8. 1. Getting Started with Search-Engine Optimization
    1. 1.1. Choose a Topic
    2. 1.2. Find Your Target Audience
    3. 1.3. Set a Budget
    4. 1.4. Set Goals
    5. 1.5. Put a Team Together
    6. 1.6. Keep Up with Industry News
  9. 2. Keyword Generation
    1. 2.1. An Introduction to Keyword Generation
    2. 2.2. Select Keywords
    3. 2.3. Analyze Your Competition with Compete.com
    4. 2.4. Keyword Research with KeyCompete
    5. 2.5. Analyze Your Competition with Seodigger
    6. 2.6. Using the Wordtracker Keyword Suggestion Tool
    7. 2.7. Using the Google Keyword Suggestion Tool
    8. 2.8. Research Keywords with Keyword Discovery
    9. 2.9. Analyze Keywords with Keyword Discovery
    10. 2.10. Filter Keywords with Keyword Discovery
  10. 3. Creating Pages
    1. 3.1. An Introduction to Creating Pages
    2. 3.2. Choose File Names
    3. 3.3. Optimize Title Tags
    4. 3.4. Optimize Meta Description Tags
    5. 3.5. Optimize Meta Keyword Tags
    6. 3.6. Create a Meta Robots Tag
    7. 3.7. Add Emphasis with Header Tags
    8. 3.8. Using Text Modifiers
    9. 3.9. Optimize Images
    10. 3.10. Create Links
    11. 3.11. Validate HTML
  11. 4. Basic Web Site Structure
    1. 4.1. An Introduction to Basic Web Site Structure
    2. 4.2. Find Web Hosting
    3. 4.3. Establish a Domain Name
    4. 4.4. Optimize for Multiple Browsers
    5. 4.5. Plan and Design a Web Site Structure
    6. 4.6. Link within Subject Matter Themes
    7. 4.7. Design a Sitemap
    8. 4.8. Create a Company Information Page
    9. 4.9. Create a Privacy Policy
  12. 5. Advanced Web Site Structuring
    1. 5.1. An Introduction to Advanced Web Site Structuring
    2. 5.2. Create a Robots.txt File
    3. 5.3. Using the Nofollow Attribute
    4. 5.4. Structure URLs Correctly
    5. 5.5. Protect Yourself with an .htaccess File
    6. 5.6. Using Mod_Rewrite to Rewrite URLs
    7. 5.7. Redirect Non-WWW Traffic to WWW
    8. 5.8. Redirect with 301 Redirects
  13. 6. Creating Content
    1. 6.1. An Introduction to Content Creation
    2. 6.2. Write for People, Not Search Engines
    3. 6.3. Avoid Duplicate Content
    4. 6.4. Using Proper Keyword Density
    5. 6.5. Using Latent Semantic Content
    6. 6.6. Keep Content Current
    7. 6.7. Optimize Non-HTML Documenst
  14. 7. Creating Communities
    1. 7.1. An Introduction to Creating Communities
    2. 7.2. Create a Blog with WordPress
    3. 7.3. Create a Blog with Blogger
    4. 7.4. Write Search-Engine-Optimized Posts
    5. 7.5. Make Your Blog Successful
    6. 7.6. Create a Community with vBulletin
    7. 7.7. Create a Community with phpBB
    8. 7.8. Make Your Forum Successful
    9. 7.9. Add Reviews to Your Web Site
  15. 8. Building Links
    1. 8.1. An Introduction to Building Links
    2. 8.2. Evaluate Competition
    3. 8.3. Evaluate Potential Linking Partners
    4. 8.4. Acquire Quality Links
    5. 8.5. Using Effective Anchor Text
    6. 8.6. Link Directory Submissions
    7. 8.7. Article Directory Submissions
    8. 8.8. Community Participation
    9. 8.9. Request One-Way Linsk
    10. 8.10. Buy Links
  16. 9. Using Google Analytics
    1. 9.1. An Introduction to Google Analytics
    2. 9.2. Create an Account
    3. 9.3. Install Tracking Code
    4. 9.4. Set Conversion Goals
    5. 9.5. Exclude Your IP Address with Filters
    6. 9.6. Exclude Traffic from a Particular Domain
    7. 9.7. Include Only Certain Directories
    8. 9.8. Track External Links
    9. 9.9. Automate Reporting
    10. 9.10. Using Analytics to Find New Keywords
    11. 9.11. Set Up E-Commerce Tracking
    12. 9.12. Insert Tracking Code on Your Thank You Page
    13. 9.13. Using Third-Party Shopping Carts
  17. 10. Social Media Optimization
    1. 10.1. An Introduction to Social Media Optimization
    2. 10.2. Network with Facebook
    3. 10.3. Network with MySpace
    4. 10.4. Maximize Exposure with StumbleUpon
    5. 10.5. Increase Traffic with MyBlogLog
    6. 10.6. Micro-Blog with Twitter
    7. 10.7. Connect with LinkedIn
    8. 10.8. Share Videos with YouTube
    9. 10.9. Take Advantage of Digg Traffic
    10. 10.10. Network with Sphinn
  18. 11. Creating Pay-per-Click Campaigns
    1. 11.1. An Introduction to Pay-per-Click Campaigns
    2. 11.2. Learn About AdWords Accounts
    3. 11.3. Create an AdWords Campaign
    4. 11.4. Target Your Campaign
    5. 11.5. Write Effective Ad Copy
    6. 11.6. Using Keyword Matching Options
    7. 11.7. Set Bidding Strategies
    8. 11.8. Run PPC Reports
    9. 11.9. Track Conversions
    10. 11.10. Using Google AdWords Editor
    11. 11.11. Optimize Your Account
  19. 12. Optimizing PPC Campaigns through Quality Score Optimization
    1. 12.1. An Introduction to Quality Score Optimization
    2. 12.2. Learn About Quality Score
    3. 12.3. Optimize Quality Score
    4. 12.4. Test Ad Copy
    5. 12.5. Test Keywords Based on Match Type
    6. 12.6. Test Ad Copy with Advanced Keyword Insertion
    7. 12.7. Using Content-Targeted Campaigns
    8. 12.8. Using Placement-Targeted Campaigns
    9. 12.9. Using Pay-per-Action Campaigns
    10. 12.10. Test Performance with Dayparting
    11. 12.11. Optimize Your Landing Pages
  20. 13. Optimizing for Other Search Engines
    1. 13.1. An Introduction to Optimizing for Other Search Engines
    2. 13.2. Optimize Blog Posts for Technorati
    3. 13.3. Optimize Your Web Site for Del.icio.us
    4. 13.4. Optimize Your Images for Google Images
    5. 13.5. Increase Exposure on Ask.com
    6. 13.6. Using Shopping Engines to Drive Traffic
    7. 13.7. Produce Sales with eBay Auctions
    8. 13.8. Using Craigslist to Drive Traffic
  21. 14. Monetizing Traffic
    1. 14.1. An Introduction to Monetizing Traffic
    2. 14.2. Place Google AdSense Ads on Your Web Site
    3. 14.3. Place Yahoo Publisher Network Ads on Your Web Site
    4. 14.4. Earn Money with Commission Junction
    5. 14.5. Earn Money with LinkShare
    6. 14.6. Earn Money with AuctionAds
    7. 14.7. Advertise Cost-per-Action Offers with AzoogleAds
    8. 14.8. Advertise Cost-per-Action Offers with Hydra Network
    9. 14.9. Sell Reviews with ReviewMe
    10. 14.10. Sell Links with Text-Link-Ads.com
    11. 14.11. Sell Links with TextLinkBrokers.com
  22. 15. Installing SEO Plug-Ins
    1. 15.1. An Introduction to SEO Plug-Ins
    2. 15.2. Install the Google Toolbar
    3. 15.3. Install the Alexa Toolbar
    4. 15.4. Using the SEO for Firefox Plug-In
    5. 15.5. Optimize Titles with the WordPress Title Tag Plug-In
    6. 15.6. Optimize Descriptions with the WordPress Description Tag Plug-In
    7. 15.7. Create Sitemaps with the WordPress Sitemap Generator
    8. 15.8. Using the Permalink Redirect Plug-In