Internet Home Business Ideas: Search Engine Optimization

If you have just started an internet home business opportunity with a duplicate (look-a-like) website, then it is the first task to do is search engine optimization (SEO). SEO is what internet home business owners use to get their websites to rank high with the major search engines in order to get traffic from them and boost sales. Because more than 90% of the traffic will come directly from the major search engines Google, Yahoo or MSN search results, effective SEO is of vital importance for every online home business owners.

When an internet user searches information online, the search engines are into providing their users with the most relevant, fresh and up-to-date information to match the search term that was used. The search engines use sophisticated algorithms by which they find quickly relevant websites for certain keyword or -phrase. It is therefore absolutely important to update your website regularly and adding new materials will help you get noticed by the search engines.

There are many SEO techniques, when used effectively that will improve the ranking of your website in the search engines results. These methods are divided into on-page and off-page optimalization.

On-page Optimalization:

– Once you have decided on the keywords or phrases for your website, try to describe the webpage around these keywords that will provide the visitors interesting and well-written information. Ideally, it is best to optimize one web page for two related keywords and two sub-keywords. The more keywords you use in your content, the more likely it is that online visitors will find your site when they do some search with those words. You should spread the keywords strategically through the webpage, but include the most important keyword in the first sentence of the first and the last sentence in the last paragraph and in the headings.

– Another important aspect, which is mostly ignored when you have a duplicate website, is to optimize your web page with the keywords in the meta tags. The meta tags are part of the invisible html source code on your webpage that give information to the search engines, so that they can index your internet home business website properly. The title and the description meta tag will show up in the search engine results, so it is important not to make these tags as ‘attractive’ as possible, but also descriptive as possible what you internet home business has to offer. In the keywords meta tag, you could include related keywords, but not use the same keyword more than twice, since this will be regarded by the search engines as keyword stuffing and your site could be penalized or banned for this.

– Since it is difficult to put many keywords on one webpage, an easy way to develop much more content on your website is writing articles and post them on a sub-directory for articles. For the search engines, content is king and the best ways to have more keywords or phrases on your site is to have more articles on your site.

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