SEO Warrior

SEO Warrior

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How can you make it easier for people to find your website? And how can you convert casual visitors into active users? SEO Warrior shows you how it's done through a collection of tried and true techniques, hacks, and best practices. Learn the nuts and bolts of search engine optimization (SEO) theory, the importance of keyword strategy, and how to avoid and remedy search engine traps. You'll also learn about search engine marketing (SEM) practices, such as Google AdWords, and how you can use social networking to increase your visibility. Ideal for web developers, savvy marketers, webmasters, and anyone else interested in SEO, this book serves not only as an SEO tutorial, but also as a reference for implementing effective SEO techniques. * Create compelling sites with SEO that can stand the test of time * Optimize your site for Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft's Bing, as well as search engines used in different parts of the world * Conduct keyword research to find the best terms to reach your audience--and the related terms they'll respond to * Learn what makes search engines tick by utilizing custom scripts * Analyze your site to see how it measures up to the competition
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 793.79g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 059615707X
  • 9780596157074
  • 677,320

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Big Picture
SEO Benefits
SEO Challenges
The SEO Process
SEO Alternatives
Chapter 2 Search Engine Primer
Search Engines That Matter Today: Google
Types of Search Engines and Web Directories
Web Directories
Search Engine Anatomy
Search Engine Rankings
Chapter 3 Website Essentials
Domain Name Options
Hosting Options Custom Site Design or Third-Party Software
Website Usability
Website Accessibility
Chapter 4 Internal Ranking Factors
Analyzing SERPs
On-Page Ranking Factors
On-Site Ranking Factors
Putting It All Together
Chapter 5 External Ranking Factors
External Links
Broken Outbound Links
User Behavior Patterns
Website Performance and Website Age
Chapter 6 Web Stats Monitoring
Web Server Logs and Formats
Popular Web Stats Tools
Using WebLog Expert
Using AWStats
Using Webalizer
Tying Searches to Individual Web Pages
Web Spider Patterns
User Patterns
Filtering Specific Data
Chapter 7 Google Webmaster Tools and Google
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Analytics
Chapter 8 Search Engine Traps
JavaScript Traps
Dynamic Widget Traps
HTML Traps
Website Performance Traps
Error Pages
Session IDs and URL Variables
Splash or Doorway Pages
Chapter 9 Robots Exclusion Protocol
Understanding REP
More on robots.txt
Robots Meta Directives
The nofollow Link Attribute
Dealing with Rogue Spiders
Chapter 10 Sitemaps
Understanding Sitemaps
HTML Sitemaps
XML Sitemaps
Utilizing Other Sitemap Types
Chapter 11 Keyword Research
Keyword Strategy
Keywords and Language
Keyword Research Process
Chapter 12 Link Building
Precursors to Link Building
Elements of Link Building
Chapter 13 Competitor Research and Analysis
Finding Your Competition
Analyzing Your Competition
Competitor Tracking
Chapter 14 Content Considerations
Becoming a Resource
Content Duplication
Content Verticals
Chapter 15 Social Networking Phenomenon
Social Platforms and Communities
Social Media Strategy
Using Automation
Google and Social Media Sites
Real-Time Search
Chapter 16 Search Engine Marketing
The World of SEM
Google AdWords
Google AdSense
SEM and SEO Unison
Chapter 17 Search Engine Spam
Understanding Search Engine Spam
Chapter 18 Industry Buzz
The nofollow Link Attribute
Finding the Buzz
Appendix Script Listings

Appendix Ping Servers
Ping Server List
Appendix Programming Environment
Building Your Own Environment
Utilizing Distribution Packages
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About John I Jerkovic

John I. Jerkovic has been amused and fascinated by technology and the internet since its earliest days. He earned his degree in Computer and Electrical engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University in addition to designations including: SCWCD, SCJP, PMP and etc. which have taken him to numerous cities and companies across both Canada and the United States. It was when creating an international web hosting business from scratch that he became fascinated by Search Engine technology with all its mysteries and nuances. At present, John lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and three young children; and is working at Dundee Wealth Mutual Funds Co. Some of his latest projects include solution architecture and integration of Google's search appliances into existing enterprise Java EE and .Net applications.
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