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  1. #1
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    I am building website in joomla (one of my first)
    so I have not got a lot of experience when it comes to SEO.
    What are the main things to look out for?
    I have installed a component called sh404SEF but I am not quite sure how to configure it properly.
    Another concern is the security, how can protect my site against malicious users?
    Any help on this is realy appreciated

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    The SEO thing revolves around lot of things in a website, first is the clarity and purpose of the website, use of the text (use very commony used phrases and words), check the mostly used keyword in the content(like for a property related website, alway remeber to use keywords like Property, Apartment, for rent, sale, special offer etc), Then the relevancy of the title (the title should describe the mostly used keywords in the website)

    download "good keywords" tool and run your website url through it, the result will help you identify the maximum used words and phrases in the pages. use those words and phrases in the title and in the keywords list in the meta data.

    search for similar keywords in all search engines possible. And try to increse the number as much you can. Don't put too may keywords in meta data, only a 20-30 is enough.

    Now try to find out the yellow pages, or information websites who list these kind of website information like a directory, then register your domain with as many as you can.

    Now finally keep the consistancy of these keywords and provide additional information (updates) to your website. Finally check for the tag standards and missing elements in your webpages.. such as image alt tags, title tags, etc.. make it perfect and final !!

    Join Goole Adsense and add the site with some google search bar and ads, sure you will be receiving enormous amout of traffic. till date I have received around USD 4000 from google!!

    See you, bye!

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    Hi Ajaynair,

    Sorry for delaied reply.
    Thanks for your post, it has been quite helpful so far. I have done quit a bit of research on the topic and and the advice I got is pretty much what you have told me, Thanks!
    I am sure I will get the hang of things as I go along.

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    Here's some more info expanding on what AJ said:

    Firstly as far as keywords go 20-30 is faaaar too much. Keywords aren't ranked very high anymore and in reality you want to focus on maybe 6-10 keywords.

    Go to websitegrader.com for a great web analysis tool and also while you're there sign up for the free Hubspot Internet Marketing Toolkit. There is a lot of information there.

    Secondly targeting keywords like property, apartment and for rent is almost a wasted effort. Go to seomoz.org for a keyword difficulty tool. If you follow the steps to obtain the keyword diffulty data you'll see that getting good rankings for such general terms like that is going to be EXTREMELY hard. You'll need to have a 5 figure website to produce any kind of noticable results.

    Thirdly, understand the search tail. In shortest terms this concept means that popular search like "apartments for rent" and "italian cooking" anything that's pretty general only really encompas 30% of all searches done. The rest of the 70% of searches reside in the search tail. So all in all when doing keyword research instead of trying to pick a needle out of a haystack why not pick a needle amongst needles. With proper and detailed keyword research you can eaily find those gems in the search tail that will take only a small amount of work to produce significant results. Imagine showing your client's web page as the #1 spot on google. They'll be stunned.

    4thly - hahaha not a word. Okay 4thly undestand keyword density. When coding wrapping a keyword in an h1 tag give it more weight. Wrapping it in a b tag will do that too. Also use a keyword density tool like on rankquest.com to make sure that your keyword density per page isn't ridicuosly high. On average you should have around 3%-5% per term.

    5thly - get as many links as you can to your website. This is also a great opportunity to develop recurring business with your clients

    And finally. Check out these links...

    http://seomoz.org/ - READ the blog here. SOOO much good information
    http://wordtracker.com/
    http://seoquake.com/ - Download this firefox extension
    http://rankquest.com/ more good stuff here.
    Christopher Carvache
    Web Developer / SEO
    Northeast Web Design
    +1.860.906.7802

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    Hi,
    I will take a tour of all the sites you recommend.
    It is great to have people taking the time to help others!
    Thanks a lot

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    I think the key thing you need to work on is incoming links and quality of content.

    You should also have user friendly web pages. i.e.
    http://www.webdesignforums.net/web_d...iscussion_120/
    Instead of http://www.webdesignforums.net/120/

    There are many other small factors which can be tweaked. However, when starting out the most important thing is your content and getting people to link to it.

    *searches through bookmarks*

    Ah here we go.

    http://performancing.com/promotion/3...engine-traffic

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    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for your post.
    With all this info I cannot get it wrong .

    Thanks!!


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