Search Engine Optimization For Dummies

Why do some sites pop to the top when you search? How do you make yours one of them? You create sites that make search engines happy — that’s what search engine optimization is all about. Search Engine Optimization For Dummies has been the leading resource on how to make that happen, and this third edition is completely updated to cover the newest changes, standards, tips, and tricks.

This handy guide shows you how to get more visitors by getting more visibility for your Web site. Find out which search engines matter most, what they look for (and what they hate,) how to get your site included in the best indexes and directories, and the most effective ways to spend your advertising dollars. You’ll discover how to:

  • Plan a search engine strategy
  • Build pages that offer visibility
  • Make your site rank high with the most important search engines
  • Avoid things that search engines don’t like (and tricks that might actually get your site penalized)
  • Use Google universal search, image search optimization, XML sitemaps, and more
  • Choose the right keywords
  • Track and measure your results
  • Increase your exposure with shopping directories and retailers
  • Boost your position with popular links and social networking sites
  • Use pay-per-click in ways that get the most bang for your advertising buck

Search Engine Optimization For Dummies, 3rd Edition also helps you skirt some of the pitfalls and become a savvy advertiser. With this book at your side, you’ll never need to fear search engines again!

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2 Comments

GlassCottageAntiques on 07/03/2016 at 10:54 AM.

Not Necessarily for Dummies I suppose with an average of 5-Stars my review ranking makes me the curmudgeon since I offer only 3-Stars. Dummies books many times become complicated because they flounder around instead of getting straight to the subject matter, this book is no exception. While offering a plethora of important and valuable information the writings start, stop and go back and forth too often. I was armed with a highlighter and notepad but found myself constantly referencing back and forth, forced to re-read…

J. F. Heinrich on 07/03/2016 at 11:02 AM.

Great Book I am a neophyte in web design and have a tech person in another city who has just started doing web design. She designed our websites but was not up on optimazation, and I wasn’t either. We both ordered the book and have now designed two websites using it.The first searches fairly well but it wasn’t being found at all until we used the suggestions/instructions from the book so it certainly helped.The second site was designed using the suggestions for titles, descriptions…