Q&A: What are the key best SEO practices for a web site?

Question by latters: What are the key best SEO practices for a web site?
Mainly large corporate sites. Also, howe do H1/H2 tags really effect a search ranking?

Best answer:

Answer by Tom E
Search ranking is predominately determined by traffic to your site and the number of incoming links found on other sites. To boost your page ranking make sure you are linking to sites that are relevant to your own. Linking to sites with high page ranking will in turn boost your page rank. Here is a free directory of link exchange web sites:


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4 Responses to “Q&A: What are the key best SEO practices for a web site?”

  1. Yucaipa Home Source says:

    Key #1
    Content: Make sure that you actually have relevant information that is specific to your keyword that you are targeting. If you were a real estate agent in yucaipa, you would ant to have info on real estate and yucaipa ;)

    Key #2
    Don’t be spammy: Don’t hide text in white text on white backgrounds, and do NOT do something you “HEARD” would make google love you. Write good content and provide value to your visitors

    Key #3
    Linking: Get out and create profiles to advertise, and do free and paid directories, do NOT reciprocate links, they aren’t worth anywhere near an INBOUND link coming to your site.

    In regards to headers, use them to create a heierarchy- Check out this blog below for a great overview on how to use headers!

    Good luck and remember to be patient!

  2. emmasnw says:

    You need to learn about Search Engine Optimization. There are a number of factors that influence search engine ranking. These articles will get you started:

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  4. Fabrice says:

    Your most important onpage optimization is your title tag. H1 and H2 does help as well.

    However, what will really make a huge difference in your rankings is your “offpage optimization”.

    I wrote an seo tutorial, you can download it here:

    (right click and save to your desktop)