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    Steps for organic SEO


    Does the below list represent the most important steps to ensure high search engine ranking? Should I not worry about some of them, or do other things? I am a little fuzzy about the steps where I included a question mark (?), and would appreciate any elaboration.

    I recognize that providing relevant and interesting content, determining the perfect key words, and getting others to link to your site will be the difficult part, and I am not at this time asking how I do these three tasks.

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    • Make sure you site is relevant, interesting, and novel to the traffic you which to attract, and don't hide the content using iframes, Flash, JS, etc.
    • Make sure your site is properly structured.
    • Determine the optimum keywords and key phrases.
    • Use these keywords within your meta data (title, description, and keywords), header tags, inward links, breadcrumb trail, alt tags, content, and filenames, however, don't go crazy. Include a few very important ones on all pages to create a general theme.
    • Chose an applicable domain name and use the appropriate extension.
    • Try to get other sites to point to your site ideally using your keywords in the link.
    • Validate your site.
    • Use CSS to separate content from presentation?
    • Be sure your site is set up to accept spiders and caching is optimized so it is crawled?
    • Use 301 redirects whenever a page name or extension is changed.
    • Submit your site to the various search engine sites and submit a sitemap?
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    Are Google's algorithms and rules 100% known to the public? Do they change over time?

    My attempt at creating the list in my original post was to outline the likely most important rules.
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    Thanks jesontailor1,

    Yes, I had already done that.

    What about my original list. Did I get the jest for improving ranking?
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    Organic search results are where your website ranks on its own in the search engines without ad payments. There are steps that needed to be followed to get the site listed in the search engine. The algorithm is set by the search and is constantly changing to avoid spamming and to get the best quality website listed in the search results.
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    Originally Posted by calegerard
    There are steps that needed to be followed to get the site listed in the search engine. The algorithm is set by the search and is constantly changing to avoid spamming and to get the best quality website listed in the search results.
    Thanks calegerard, You indicate that there are steps that need to be followed to address the algorithm which is constantly changing.

    What are those steps? Did my original post address some of them? Should I add other steps or remove some of my steps?
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    A couple more to add to the list...

    • Don't use illegal characters in the URL and remember that anything after the ampersand # will be ignored by the search engine.
    • Use hyphen, not underscore to separate words in the URL.
    • Rewrite URL to be all underscore.
    • Use a subdomain which is a keyword and not www
    • Use as many keywords in the URL as possible. For instance, use http://store.mysite.com/bikes/road-bikes/schwinn-flyer#top and not http://www.mysite.com?id=123
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    Originally Posted by NotionCommotion
    Use CSS to separate content from presentation?

    Be sure your site is set up to accept spiders and caching is optimized so it is crawled?

    Submit your site to the various search engine sites and submit a sitemap?
    Here are the explanation for above three sentences for which you are little fuzzy.

    Use of CSS for the website is good because it helps to decrease the loading time of the website because CSS will load once when visitor/user request to visit the website as well as it is stored externally in place of within HTML file which reduce HTML file size.

    This means that you have to create robots.txt file to control over webpages to crawl or not by search engine's spider.

    There is no need to submit the website in diverse search engine because when it finds new website or any new content on the website it will automatically index your website/webpage in search engines. If talk regarding to submit sitemap then submits two sitemap for website one is html and another one is XML sitemap.
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    There are several steps that take place in the process of organic search engine optimization. These steps may begin even while a website is in the planning stages and continue throughout the life of the website. While there are distinct advantages to starting your website SEO efforts before your website ever goes live, it's never too late to start an organic SEO campaign. The steps include:{/p]

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