Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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If you have a business, you want your Web site to show up quickly when people search for what you’re selling. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies has the whole story on how to build a site that works, position and promote it, track and understand your search results, and use keywords effectively. And it includes a $25 credit on Google AdWords, to get you off to a good start!

Ten handy minibooks cover how search engines work, keyword strategy, competitive ...

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Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

If you have a business, you want your Web site to show up quickly when people search for what you’re selling. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies has the whole story on how to build a site that works, position and promote it, track and understand your search results, and use keywords effectively. And it includes a $25 credit on Google AdWords, to get you off to a good start!

Ten handy minibooks cover how search engines work, keyword strategy, competitive positioning, SEO Web design, content creation, linking, optimizing the foundations, analyzing results, international SEO, and search marketing. You’ll even learn some geeky things like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or how to match metatags and keywords to page content.

  • Book I explores how search engines work and which ones offer the best exposure
  • Learn to develop a keyword strategy and be competitive with Books II and III
  • Book IV helps you design an SEO-friendly site, while in Book V you learn to create content that lures your audience
  • Tips in Book VI show how to line up relevant links for a better search showing
  • Book VII shows how to get more from your server and content management system
  • Discover how to measure your site’s success in Book VIII
  • Book IX helps you globalize your success by marketing in Asia, Europe, and Latin America
  • Use SEO and Book X tips to build your brand

With all this information and a Google AdWords gift card worth $25, Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies has what you need to make your site a hit with search engines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118119136
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 619,355
  • File size: 40 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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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