Recently (maybe about three weeks ago) I began working on a brand new site idea for a client. Within two days his site was built (my designer is really fast and awesome). Within a week it was ranking well in Google for a fairly competitive commercial phrase with a respectible search volume (thousands of searches per day).
What did I do?
I picked a keyword rich site name and registered the site with a ton of directories.
There were some other forces at hand that I am not at liberty to discuss, but the primary driving force behind his rankings is about a few dozen directory links.
John Scott and I have been talking a bunch recently about the power of LINKS FROM UNIQUE IP ADDRESSES and he posted a good example recently in the V7N forums.
Obviously I have a ton more tips inside my SEO Book, but the condensed version is:
- buy a keyword rich domain name
- list it in a ton of directories using those keywords
- write articles and figure out other ways to get links into your site
There are a ton of other things to consider, but for most industries the web is so non competitive that just the above few steps can go a long way.
Are External Links More Important than Internal Links (for SEO)?
I know most people reading this already know the answer, but I just came across a quick example, so hopefully some people asking this question at a search engine will find this.
Recently I posted a post called "The Daniel Brandt Toolbar" and around a half dozen or so sites linked to me.
(As of writing this) when you search Google for "SEO Book" you now see my home page first and the "Daniel Brandt Toolbar" page second. It will change in a few days, but this does a good job to show how external links are often more powerful SEO tool than internal links are.
Give it about a few more days for the posts linking into the Daniel Brandt Toolbar to fall into the archives of other blogs and my "Buy Now" page will list again at #2.
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