Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies

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Ten minibooks cover all you need to know about search engine optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential tool for getting a handle on web site promotional tactics and tools. With this complete reference, you'll explore issues not covered anywhere else, including international SEO, how to optimize servers for SEO, and much more. Ten separate books join forces to provide you with a comprehensive, straightforward guide to the ...

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Overview

Ten minibooks cover all you need to know about search engine optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential tool for getting a handle on web site promotional tactics and tools. With this complete reference, you'll explore issues not covered anywhere else, including international SEO, how to optimize servers for SEO, and much more. Ten separate books join forces to provide you with a comprehensive, straightforward guide to the benefits, details, and tricks of SEO.

Coverage devotes time to topics such as keyword strategy, competitive positioning, SEO web design, search marketing, and more. You'll also look at how search engines work and how to create content, link, optimize the foundations, and analyze results.

  • Details the capabilities and benefits of search engine optimization (SEO) for gauging the success of online promotional tactics and tools
  • Explains how search engines work, nuances of keyword strategy, how to deal with competitive positioning, and more
  • Walks you through working with SEO web design, creating content, linking, optimizing the foundations, and analyzing results
  • Touches on topics not covered anywhere else, including international SEO and optimizing servers for SEO

Search no further! This book is one-stop shopping for everything you need in order to start your engine and embrace the potential of SEO today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118024416
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 430,722
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Clay is a professional search engine optimization consultant. He has been interviewed by Wired magazine, and his company, Bruce Clay, Inc., appears among the top 10 most reliable SEO firms as ranked by independent research firm Goldline Research.

Susan Esparza is a senior editor with Bruce Clay, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: How Search Engines Work 7

Chapter 1: Putting Search Engines in Context 9

Chapter 2: Meeting the Search Engines 25

Chapter 3: Recognizing and Reading Search Results 39

Chapter 4: Getting Your Site in the Right Results 47

Chapter 5: Knowing What Drives Search Results 63

Chapter 6: Spam Issues: When Search Engines Get Fooled 73

Book II: Keyword Strategy 83

Chapter 1: Employing Keyword Research Techniques and Tools 85

Chapter 2: Selecting Keywords 95

Chapter 3: Exploiting Pay Per Click Lessons Learned 107

Chapter 4: Assigning Keywords to Pages 115

Chapter 5: Adding and Maintaining Keywords 125

Book III: Competitive Positioning 137

Chapter 1: Identifying Your Competitors 139

Chapter 2: Competitive Research Techniques and Tools 149

Chapter 3: Applying Collected Data 173

Book IV: SEO Web Design 187

Chapter 1: The Basics of SEO Web Design 189

Chapter 2: Building an SEO-Friendly Site 207

Chapter 3: Making Your Page Search Engine–Compatible 231

Chapter 4: Perfecting Navigation and Linking Techniques 265

Book V: Creating Content 281

Chapter 1: Selecting a Style for Your Audience 283

Chapter 2: Establishing Content Depth and Page Length 297

Chapter 3: Adding Keyword-Specific Content 317

Chapter 4: Dealing with Duplicate Content 333

Chapter 5: Adapting and Crediting Your Content 347

Book VI: Linking 357

Chapter 1: Employing Linking Strategies 359

Chapter 2: Obtaining Links 381

Chapter 3: Structuring Internal Links 397

Chapter 4: Vetting External Links 413

Chapter 5: Connecting with Social Networks 427

Book VII: Optimizing the Foundations 441

Chapter 1: Server Issues: Why Your Server Matters 443

Chapter 2: Domain Names: What Your URL Says about You 465

Chapter 3: Using Redirects for SEO 481

Chapter 4: Implementing 301 Redirects 489

Chapter 5: Watching Your Backend: Content Management System Troubles 503

Chapter 6: Solving SEO Roadblocks 519

Book VIII: Analyzing Results 529

Chapter 1: Employing Site Analytics 531

Chapter 2: Tracking Behavior with Web Analytics 553

Chapter 3: Mastering SEO Tools and Reports 567

Book IX: International SEO 587

Chapter 1: Discovering International Search Engines 589

Chapter 2: Tailoring Your Marketing Message for Asia 605

Chapter 3: Staking a Claim in Europe 617

Chapter 4: Getting Started in Latin America 629

Book X: Search Marketing 637

Chapter 1: Discovering Paid Search Marketing 639

Chapter 2: Using SEO to Build Your Brand 667

Chapter 3: Identifying and Reporting Spam 687

Appendix: The Value of Training 701

Index 719

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