White Hat Link Building

White hat link building is the preferred type of link building for most webmasters. White hat basically means you are doing your best to follow Google’s guidelines. When you stick to white hat SEO methods you are giving your site the best chance to stay in good graces with Google and not risk any penalties…

Link Building Overview

In the previous tutorials, I’ve discussed just how important backlinks are. If you haven’t fully understood yet then I’ll say it one more time. Backlinks are THE most important aspect to achieving high rankings in Google. All the other aspects we’ve discussed and will discuss are important but nothing is as important as backlinks. Backlinks…

Keyword Research

Knowing the basics of keyword research is just as important as any of the other major aspects of SEO (site optimization, backlinks, content etc..). When you get down to it, all search engines really do is return what their algorithm thought was the best results for a searched keyword or topic. This means it’s very important to…

On-page SEO – Content

As I’ve talked about in the previous parts of this course the popular saying is “Content is King”. The content on your site is the entire purpose anybody would want to visit your website. If you have nothing good to offer, then there is really no reason for anyone to visit your site. This is…

What The Search Engines Want

As complicated as the search engine algorithms are, there is a basic idea behind all of them. They want the highest quality pages to show up for the keyword searched. What this means are pages that answer the user’s query most accurately. They don’t want pages to rank highly for keywords just because they are overly…

On-page SEO – Specifics

Years ago on-page SEO used to be the end all be all. You could optimize your pages titles and headings, stuff keywords in your articles and have a great chance of ranking with little to no links. Things have definitely changed. On-page SEO has become less powerful but that doesn’t mean it holds no weight. To…

Beginners Guide To SEO

The goal of this course is to make things easy for even the most basic of an SEO beginner. We’ll get you up to speed with what SEO really is, how it’s accomplished and some tips and tricks to help increase your rankings and income using SEO. Although this guide is made for beginners, there…

Do The Number of Search Results Matter?

You may have noticed in a recent Keysearch update we are now showing the number of search results when checking the keyword difficulty. This has always been a factor in our algorithm and now we’ve made it easy to see. The question though is what type of attention and importance should you place on this…

Finding Niche Ideas

So you are all set to dive head first into keyword research and start sifting through the best low competition keywords/phrases but you realize… “Wait, I don’t have any ideas for a niche!” Unfortunately this is very common. Even the best brainstormers have days where they come up short on ideas. The usual advice people will…