Top Ten Google SEO Ranking Factors to Create Business Success
While you concentrate on business success, do you hear rumblings about the many opinions about "what are the best seo tips"? Here are 10 great tips by SEO Journal. (This is an excellent resource, by the way.) Application and execution of the information in hand is the next step for you.
Top Ten Google SEO Ranking Factors
13. May 2010 10:23
From SEO Journal:
People don’t really understand that there are many different factors that fall into place when determining where a website ranks in the Google search engine results. Some things to keep in mind when you are wondering why your site doesn’t rank well. It is not always just the obvious reasons that are holding it back.
Over the past years by reading Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, Google SEO Starter Guide, many other industry blogs and by actually doing professional SEO and internet marketing since the late 1990’s, I have gathered data and come to a boiled down short list of the most important Google search engine ranking factors.
Here is the list of my top 10 of important Google SEO ranking factors to consider:
1. Age of Domain: Age of URL is very important. If you just bought your domain a few weeks or even months ago you have a long road ahead of you. The reality is the age of your website helps build trust. If your website has been online for several years, chances are you have an established business.
2. Domain Hosting: Where is your site hosted? Find out through your hosting company what continent or country your site is hosted in. This can often times play a large role in search rankings. Always use a reputable hosting company. If your company is US based then use a hosting company in the United States. Also, I always recommend a dedicated IP when you can. There are virtual dedicated and cloud hosting solutions that are more affordable. Never use the cheapest hosting. The reality is, if you cannot afford hosting you should re-consider the business…I know this is harsh but very true.
3. Your Neighbors: If you have a virtual server, which sites like Godaddy usually are have been known to house hundreds of websites on one server. Make sure that your neighbors on your server are not classified as spam.
Note to you from me:
Reading this might give you the impression that business success will never be a reality for you online. What the top ten list from this expert fails to remind you of is that the little guy can beat the big guy. Business smarts can outwit the slow. Speed can outmaneuver the rich. Flexibility can out service the traditional.
His top ten list is very relevant. You can still get there from here. This is simply a reminder not to take the hard road; keep the risk lower by applying good principles.
Which of his top 10 seem too difficult? Which of them will keep your business from taking advantage of online resources?