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5 Ways to get People to Read your Content.

Ok so you’ve written something so good but no-one is reading it? No Google+ no likes on Facebook, no comments… don’t worry, it’s not time to throw in the towel just yet, the solution could be simpler than you think.

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1. Short and concise

People scan when they read online so feed that scanning need with snappy concise text. I you have something complex to say try breaking it up.

Start with your conclusion first, then support it with the sentences that follow. This helps your customers to move from point to point, and decide where they’d like to dive in deeper.

2. Break up content with compelling sub headings.

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Lesson Nine: SEO Conclusion / Site Builders

seo-lesson9This is the conclusion of the SEO lessons from Identity, we have hoped that you have found them useful and informative. In closing there are a few other important things that I wanted to go over.

Site Builders

I didn’t talk at all about Site Builders and this is an important topic.

Unfortunately many people are living a perfect example of “If you build it, they won’t come“.

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Lesson Eight: Maintenance

Identity Web Design search engine optimisation maintenanceNow that your site is optimized, your link campaign is under way and you are diving into social media, it’s time to talk about maintenance.

SEO is an ever changing industry. Optimization is not a “set it and forget it” kind of thing. You have to monitor rankings and tweak your site if the results you were hoping for don’t happen. Even if you get the results you were after, you need to stay on top of industry news and make any necessary changes to your site. If you don’t stay current with what the engines are looking for, you risk losing your rankings.

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Lesson Seven: Blogging

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  • The blogosphere is now 70 million weblogs wide
  • About 120,000 new weblogs are created each day – which means 1.4 new blogs are created every second
  • 1.5 million posts per day which means 17 posts are made every second

What does that mean?

Some people might think it means there are so many Blogs out there how could my little Blog get noticed and make a difference? That’s not the right way to look at it though, and here’s why:

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Lesson Six: Content and Social Media

socialmediasmThe search engines like to see that your site is growing. They like to see new content being added. It’s actually an important part of their algorithm. Many people add content when they optimize their site, and that is a great idea but you shouldn’t stop there. Create a plan to add content on an on­going basis. We all get busy and forget, but if there is a plan to guide and remind you, you are more likely to remember.

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Lesson Five: Links

linksLinks are important to the search engines because it shows the engines that other sites think your information is worthy of sharing. Each link is like a vote for your website.

Links are not only good for the engines but good links open up new sources of traffic from relevant, complementary but non­competing websites.

Linking has gone through so many transformations over the years. First all reciprocal links are good, and then only relevant links are good. Then reciprocal links are not helpful, you need one way links.

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Lesson Four: Google Webmaster Tools

Google has given us the gift of Google Webmaster Tools. In one convenient location you have access to great tools. In Google’s own words, Google Webmaster Tools is:

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“Statistics, diagnostics and management of Google's indexing of your website, including Sitemap submission and reporting.”

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Lesson Three: On-Page Optimisation

Next we are going to focus on the tweaks we can make within your website and website code to “prepare” your site for the search engines.

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These techniques change over time, so staying current with the engines is vitally important to the on­going success of your webpage.

Please note: you should never abuse any of these techniques. Everything with moderation!

Let’s start with your Meta tags.

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