Get ready to climb a steep learning curve.
Search Engine ranking just will not happen by itself or with a
Just a couple years ago, optimizing Web pages for
search engine positioning was fairly easy and
anymore. It is not simply a matter of adding
meta tags to html code. Some tactics once permitted — like those
recommended in broadcast emails — now get pages and URLs labeled as
and could forever block normally achievable high rankings within the
Done properly, search engine optimizing and search
engine positioning require
long hours, a lot of research, a ton of study, and continual update. It is task-intensive.
Consequently, you're faced with a few caveats.
Scrap those email offers by firms saying that
they'll submit your site to 100's or even
1000's of search engines for $29.95 to $59.95 every month. They
neglect to tell you that most of their target search engines exist
only to to collect and sell e-mail addresses.
It's the top engines
for each country that generate real traffic. The only way to gain
traffic to your site is having a qualified service achieve high rankings in the major engines. The cheap way
just doesn't work.
Don't expect an administrative assistant
to succeed by plunging headlong
into a project he or she knows nothing about. Too often, they'll throw up
their hands in frustration, and you'll be looking at a fistful of time
Few content developers and even fewer IT
specialists comprehend the dynamics of search engine optimization.
Fortunately, many admit it. Beware of those who don't.
Learn more. But, know your limitations because
there's a lot to learn. If you insist on doing search engine
optimization yourself, be prepared to face a phenomenally steep
learning curve — even if you have the time to wrestle with dozens of
how-to guides and hours of trial and error. Then, be patient. Be prepared to wait. And wait. And