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Getting started in search engine optimization (SEO)

December 30, 2009

Jen and I are working hard on her Jan. 30 class (1 month away!). At lunch today, we talked about search engine optimization in terms of scope, topics and putting it into practice.

Because “How to Reach Your Traffic Goals with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)”  is an advanced course, we figured our readers may have some more basic questions starting out. Here’s your chance to pick our brains on SEO for your company site, blog or other online presence.

Just leave a comment below with your question, and if you like, your name, URL and any other relevant info. (If you’re shy, feel free to contact us privately.)

We’re looking forward to your challenging and basic questions to answer in a future blog post!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth Ann permalink
    December 30, 2009 5:36 pm

    What is the best way to get baseline SEO stats so you can measure the success of your SEO optimization?

  2. jamiegb1 permalink
    January 6, 2010 1:45 pm

    What’s a good ratio of keywords to total content for a blog who features excerpts on the front page.

    For example, our site would feature two keywords often – is it considered stuffing when those keywords show up often on the front page, even though they’re throughout different posts?

  3. January 6, 2010 1:48 pm

    My blog bounces between two main topics: digital publishing and book events in Birmingham, AL. But both have books at the core. Are these two areas too diverse to be on the same site? Am I diluting any seo-friendly content, should I have two separate sites?

  4. January 19, 2010 9:03 pm


    I just launched a niche travel site, I wonder if you can help with two SEO questions.

    1) I already get good Google results (first page) with “Civil Rights Travel.” But I don’t think many folks will be Googling those words initially. How do I determine the key words to focus on?

    2) I anticipate some visitors will be European because of interest in the topic. What should I do to attract their search traffic?


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