As a guideline for choosing keywords, try to focus on more specific keywords in your niche. Choose keywords with less competition. This will tremendously help your website get found in search results. For example, say you’re selling shoes. “Shoes” is a general keyword that you’d have a really hard time popping up in search results for. Choose relevant keywords with less competition such as running shoes for men, women’s tennis shoes, dress shoes for prom night, sandals for the beach, kitchen clogs, children’s hiking boots, 2 inch pumps, petite high heels, etc. One thing you must be aware of is using name brands like Nike or Reebok. You could use them for organic search results, but for paid ad campaigns such as Google AdWords certain name brands are not allowed.
SEO news The additional benefit is: now instead of simply having one (optimized) listing in the search engine, you end up with SEVERAL, many of them on the first page! None of them is even your site, but all of them are pages that lead people TO your website!
SEO, Search Engine Optimization (the optimization of a website to rank in the top 3 natural results of search engines) Is really all about one single thing. CONTENT. Ever hear how content is KING? So when you are working on your website always remember that it is the CONTENT that matters most. You could apply each of these Top 10 SEO tips, have crappy content, and all of your SEO work would be worthless. Always make sure you content is great, this will keep Google happy, but also and most importantly your readers/customers.
Although having external links to your website can improve your search engine rankings; however do not over do it. Some web masters go to the extent of having unrelated sites link to the websites. This can lower your website’s rankings too. If you need to have external links, you have to strategize and get links from related sites. For example, if your site is about sailing boats, make sure you have links from related sites such as boat repair instead of unrelated sites such as dog training.
Content Length. Understand that Google’s number 1 goal is to please its customer. So making sure to have your content length just long enough to clearly state your point. Don’t fill your page with meaningless content just to fill up space and make it longer.
Always add fresh content to your website. Static content is the death of any website. Search engine robots, not to mention human readers, love fresh content on a website. Thus, you should employ a few SEO strategies to feed your website with fresh content, on a daily basis if necessary. One great way of doing this is maintaining a blog or a news section on your website, or by subscribing to automatic newsfeeds.
Like I said there are much geekier aspects of on-page optimization which includes things like which type of site structures to use, frames, types of scripts etc. However, with the advancement of template driven and WYSIWYG* sites, many of these aspects are already pre-coded for optimization or ease of readability for those Search Engines out there doing their creeping and crawling thing…also known as indexing.