Going To Market: Keywords and Backlinks, Part 1

As I waded into the 'Make Money Online' waters on the Internet, I felt I needed to do some research on what keywords might help me generate traffic for my websites. I am very, very new to this whole Internet marketing arena but at the simplest level it seems that the keys to generating income are:

Blog >>> Choose Target Keywords >>> Write Articles Incorporating Keywords >>> Create New Pages For Articles >>> Link Article Pages To Blog >>> Link Article Pages To Each Other >>> Populate All Pages with PPC Links >>> Submit Articles To Outlets >>> Submit All Pages To Search Engines

Did I say it was simple? As I said, I am new to this area so there may be a step or two (or 5, or 10, etc...) I've missed. Your end goal is to get your links to appear on the first page of the major search engines when someone searches on your targeted keywords.

Smithutopia.com (http://www.smithutopia.com) was developed utilizing one of the leading blogging systems today, Google's Blogger.com (http://www.blogger.com). A blog is a great place to cut your teeth writing articles. As you post your ideas, situations, actions and events you will notice that some of your items start to resemble articles. All it takes is a little polish at that point to have a finished product.

How does all of the above steps help you achieve the goals you have set forth? The magic word is 'backlinks'. Backlinks are the links that people have placed on their websites that lead to your website or any of the pages of your website. Several of the major search engines place a high value on the number of links that go to your website from out sites and thus place you in their search engine accordingly. Here is a simple example.

Site 'A' has 1000 sites that link back to it.

Site 'B' has 10 sites that link back to it.

Site 'A' should place higher in the search engines when someone searches for a targeted keyword/phrase that both sites covet.

At this point, some of the more 'seasoned' web gurus are crying foul at my above statement. Relax, I realize there is more to it but I'm just taking one step at a time.

Next time...Quality of backlinks, Placing targets on keywords

Donnie Smith is a technology specialist. You can read more about this subject and others at his online blog, Smithutopia (http://www.smithutopia.com).

In The News:

7 Basic SEO Best Practices You Can Learn from Huge Travel Brands  Search Engine JournalLet's look at the huge travel websites dominating the SERPs today and learn which SEO best practices they're implementing in order to succeed.
Google SEO Tips: 8 Steps to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing [Infographic]  Social Media TodayAre you looking for ways to improve your presence on Google? Want to increase the chances of your business listing found by online searchers? Google My ...
Why White Hat SEO is No Longer a Thing  Search Engine JournalSome in the SEO industry promote themselves as white hat. It means they are ethical. Those same SEOs posit that black hat SEOs are the bad guys. Turns out ...
How SEO Professionals Can Thrive in a Slow Economy  Search Engine JournalSEO professionals can not only survive but also thrive during a slow economy. Here are four ways you can prepare for an economic downturn.
Google Suggests That The Average Googler Isn't Interested In SEO  Search Engine RoundtableHow can anyone not be interested in SEO or how Google search ranks pages? Especially, how can someone working at Google, a company that ranks web ...
10 Ebooks About SEO You Should Download & Read Now  Search Engine JournalLooking for helpful ebooks to learn more about SEO? This post lists down 10 must-read SEO ebooks you should download right now.
Why (& How) Topic Clusters Are Your Most Powerful SEO Weapon  Search Engine JournalFind out how topic clusters can be the catalyst that launches your website to the top of the search engine results pages.
7 Things SEO Tools Can’t Tell You  Search Engine JournalSEO tools save us time and provide valuable insights. However, there are seven specific things that SEO tools can't tell us.
Use 'Barnacle SEO' to Drive Traffic without Ranking  Practical EcommerceUsing so-called "barnacle SEO" tactics, an ecommerce business may be able to put its products and its brand in front of many potential customers without ...
SEO for Startups: How Your Business Can Benefit  Business 2 CommunityThe internet has revolutionized the way companies find and reach their customers. No longer reliant on billboards and television ads to gain visibility, small ...
5 Tips to Improve Your Regional SEO Strategy  Search Engine JournalFor some businesses, ranking for a larger region may make more sense than optimizing for a hyperlocal approach. This is especially true for *service* area ...
7 Quick Ways Every Startup Can Optimize SEO Without Breaking the Bank  EntrepreneurThe vast majority of online experiences start with the search engine, so knowing how to optimize SEO is critical.
How one in-house SEO team is taking on industry incumbents  Search Engine LandGaining traction over established competitors that have more resources, staff and longer online track records is a tall order for any up-and-comer. Looking to ...
Back to Basics: Do outbound links matter for SEO?  Search Engine LandIn Google's debut two-minute episode of #AskGoogleWebmasters on the Google Webmasters YouTube channel, Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller ...
Exploring information on SEO link building services  News CreditsSEO link building services are experts in this type of work, so we do it quickly, avoiding the difficulties that can occur on the Web.
Marketing1on1: Offering Internet Marketing and SEO Services in Medford Oregon  News CreditsHowever, this is not the case when relying on Marketing1on1, as they understand what business owners go through in order to leave a mark in the industry.
What Is Ethical SEO?  Search Engine JournalDisclaimers from the edge of the ethical rabbit hole. This article: Isn't meant to shame any persons related to the *content* within. Doesn't have the answers. Any of ...
Google’s John Mueller Answers if Linking Out Good for SEO  Search Engine JournalGoogle launched a new video series that answers a single question. The first episode was about links but in my opinion it did not adequately answer the ...
Are other teams unwittingly killing your SEO (and revenue)?  MarTech TodayWhen executives make SEO a priority for their brands, they make room in the budget, start talking to agencies or even begin hiring in-house staff, but all too often ...
Magento SEO Checklist: 6 Essentials When Setting Up Your Store  Search Engine JournalFollow this list to learn exactly what you need to do in order to make your Magento-powered store better optimized from the start.
How to Do Technical SEO for Ecommerce Websites  Search Engine JournalTechnical SEO is crucial for improving an online store's searchability. Here are 12 technical SEO tips to increase your web traffic and generate more sales.
For $19, learn the SEO tricks you can't Google  The Next WebTLDR: This $19 course will teach you SEO tricks few even know exist. Everywhere you turn, someone on the old interwebs is trying to break down SEO, explain ...
Video: Casie Gillette on importance of memorable content for SEO  Search Engine LandIn our next vlog interview, Casie Gillette from KoMarketing Associates in Boston spoke to me about the concept behind “memorable *content*.” *Content* that is so ...
Doesn’t Build Links. Why Did Google Slap a Link Penalty?  Search Engine JournalA well known and respected search marketer who hasn't built links in five years tweeted that he received a manual link penalty. Dan Petrovic, of Dejan SEO ...
10 Best Readability Tools to Check Your SEO Content  Search Engine JournalLooking for *content* writing tools for SEO projects? Discover 10 tools that will help you assess and improve the readability of your SEO *content*.
Dave Davies on SEO Evolution, Brand Building & Why Nobody Wants You to Fail [PODCAST]  Search Engine JournalDave Davies, CEO of Beanstalk Internet Marketing, shares his insights on the evolution of SEO, building your brand, conference speaking, and more.
5 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Marketing Team  Search Engine JournalKeeping your digital marketing team motivated is key to both their success and your own. Follow these tips to ensure your team stays engaged and inspired.
Video: IBM’s SEO, Tanu Javeri, on importance of internal linking and video SEO  Search Engine LandI had the opportunity to sit down and chat SEO with the Senior Global SEO Strategist at IBM, Tanu Javeri. In our video interview we discussed how small ...
Supercharge Your Marketing by Learning Advanced SEO  EntrepreneurThis class goes beyond the basics to future-proof your company's SEO.
Over half of Google searches now don't lead to clicks and what it means for SEO  EconsultancyIn June over half of Google searches didn't lead to click. How should search engine marketers respond to this growing trend?
SEO Community Responds to Google’s Nofollow Advice  Search Engine JournalGoogle's John Mueller recently stated there was no ranking benefit in adding nofollow to all outbound links. Some in the SEO community tweeted that in the real ...
The Importance of SEO Services in India for Businesses  Dekh NewsSearch Engine Optimisation has become essential for creating a profitable online presence and we can consider it as an important checkbox in marketing.
Video SEO: 5 Ways to Optimize Your Videos for Search Engines  AllBusiness.comBy Brianna Pyne. If video isn't already an integral component of your *content* marketing strategy, then you may already be falling behind the curve. According to ...
Search Engine Optimization: Benefits of SEO For Local Business  INSCMagazineAs a small business owner, you will always be looking for ways to improve and grow. Here are some of the benefits you can get from doing SEO for your local ...
SEO Insights for B2B Marketers  Business 2 CommunityIf your B2B website doesn't give clear directions to search engines, will your prospects still find your website? The answer is maybe, but most likely no. skip.
8-step SEO Crawl Audit for Ecommerce  Practical EcommerceYour site won't rank if search engine bots can't crawl it. And hidden doors that don't impact human visitors can lock bots out. Use these eight steps to ensure ...
5 Horrible SEO Mistakes I Made and the Valuable Lessons I Learned  Promotion WorldWe've all made mistakes, no one can vouch they haven't, however, some tend to be more obvious than others. And then comes that one mistake.
Google Search Team Stricter With Google's Internal SEO Team  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller from Google said that the Google search team is very strict with Google's internal SEO team. He said on Reddit.
Why You Need To Work With a Professional SEO Company  News Creditsyou are set to get the services you need without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the reasons why you need to rely on a professional SEO company.
Google JavaScript SEO Docs Adds Meta Noindex Examples  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle recently posted a new help document around JavaScript and SEO. Google received some early feedback from the SEO community around the doc and ...
Video: Google Indexing Bug, Google Search Podcasts, Evergreen GoogleBot, SEO, Google Ads, Maps & More  Search Engine RoundtableThis week I mentioned the monthly Google webmaster report I posted. Google also had another indexing bug where it was not able to index new *content* for a 24 ...
BER vs CAY Dream11 Team Bermuda vs Cayman Islands, ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP AMERICAS REGION FINAL – Cricket Pr  Cricket Country NewsBermuda vs Cayman Islands Dream11 Team - Check My Dream11 Team, Best players list of BER vs CAY, CAYMAN ISLANDS Dream 11 Team Player List, ...
Wix SEO Battle Is ON! Meet the Competitors  Search Engine JournalFor six months, two teams will battle it out to see who can outrank the other for the search term 'Wix SEO'. Here's how to follow the battle.
Video: Catalyst’s Paul Shapiro on going beyond technical SEO  Search Engine LandIn my next vlog interview, I sat down with Senior Partner, Head of SEO at Catalyst, Paul Shapiro to discuss his thoughts on going beyond technical SEO.
Creating the Right SEO Plan: Don’t Ignore These Aspects!  MakTechBlogPosted by Mayank | Aug 21, 2019 | News | 0 |. Creating the Right SEO Plan: Don't Ignore These Aspects! Share this on WhatsApp. Online marketing can be ...
More SEO Professionals are Building Relationships to Thrive  The American ReporterThings look good for a lot of SEO professionals right now but an economic downturn is inevitable. The economy cycles through periods of growth and retraction.
Master the ins & outs of SEO & digital marketing  SalonGive your resumé a boost with this digital marketing classes.
Bing: Never Seen A Case Where Negative SEO Was Attributed To Ranking Decline  Search Engine RoundtableBing's spam fighter, Frédéric Dubut, said on Twitter "I haven't seen any case where a change in rankings would be provably attributable to negative SEO only.
Video: Mary Bowling on the growth of local SEO and importance knowledge panels  Search Engine LandI had the honor to sit down with one of the most respected and well-liked local SEOs in the industry, Mary Bowling. Mary co-founded Ignitor Digital and spends ...
How to Build a Strong SEO Foundation for a new Website  Edgy LabsOrganic search is everything for most blogs and websites. To get ahead of the rest, you need a solid SEO foundation right from the beginning. Profile Image.
4 Ways to Capitalize on the Cross-Funnel ROI of Digital PR  Search Engine JournalIt's no secret that digital PR is a top-of-the-funnel activity. When we're investing in promotion through this channel, we need to recognize that the chances of a ...
SEO Checklist: 65 Steps to Higher Google Rankings in 2020 and Beyond [Infographic]  Social Media TodayAre you looking for ways to increase Google rankings? Want to future-proof your website SEO for 2020 and beyond? The team from Leapfroggr share their SEO ...
Lee Pil Mo And Seo Soo Yeon Welcome First Child  soompiLee Pil Mo and Seo Soo Yeon are now parents to a baby boy! On August 20, Lee Pil Mo's agency revealed, “Lee Pil Mo's wife Seo Soo Yeon gave birth to a ...
4 Tips for Optimizing Terrible Websites  Search Engine JournalWebsites are not inherently bad and every website can be saved. Here are some of the best ways to bring terrible websites back to life through SEO.
Why Bidding On Your Brand Name is Important  Search Engine JournalTim Soulo, CMO & Product advisor at Ahrefs questioned the need to bid on your brand name in Pay Per Click. What the SEO community shared may change ...
Google Warns: Embedding Instagram Images Can Cause SEO Issues  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller was asked about why a site saw a major dropping in image search traffic after embedding Instagram images on his site. John decided to ...
Search Engine Optimization Software Market (SEO) Outlook, Global Status and Growth Forecast 2025- Linkody, Moz Pro, WordStream, SpyFu  X HeraldGlobal Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Software Market 2019-2025 may be a comprehensive report that provides an in depth summary of the main driver, ...
The darkest SEO: forging judges' signatures on fake court orders to scrub negative Google results  Boing BoingIt's one thing to send a bogus legal threat in an effort to suppress criticism, because usually the only consequence of that is public humiliation and a little ...
An SEO Checklist for Research and On-Page & Off-Page SEO | Marketing Infographic  MarketingProfs.comA checklist to make sure your search engine optimization (SEO) is Web-worthy in 2019 would be useful, right? Check out this comprehensive SEO checklist.
8 Local Search Engine Optimization Tips for Bing  Search Engine JournalWhat unique differences are there in ranking well in Bing vs. Google for local queries? Read these eight local SEO tips and find out.
Google Hints at Search Console API Update: Implications For SEO Strategy  CMSWireGoogle has made a series of smaller announcements (including the launch of a user survey) to the API specifications for Google Search Console which signal ...
Google’s John Mueller Recommends Keeping URLs Under 1,000 Characters  Search Engine JournalGoogle's John Mueller recently stated that URLs should be kept under 1000 characters in length.
The Ultimate Guide to Creating a True ‘Ultimate Guide’  Search Engine JournalHere's how to create a true ultimate guide – the right way – in order to attract more organic traffic and get readers raving about your *content*.
Woollim drops 'W Project 4' concept photos for Kim Min Seo  allkpopWoollim Entertainment has dropped the third set of photos for 'W Project 4'.Starting from August 23, Woollim has been revealing individual teaser …
8 SEO tools most used by bloggers and marketers in 2019  e27SEO tools for marketers that are becoming a key factor in improving search ranking.
Four top web hosting hacks to boost SEO  TechRadarPick the right web hosting *service* to boost your website's SEO with these tips.
BTS V, Park Seo-joon and Choi Woo-sik go to a trip together  allkpopOn the 24th, actor Park Seo-joon posted a video on his Instagram showing a man filming himself on a yacht.View this post on Instagram …
SMX East Super Early Bird Rates Expire Soon  Search Engine LandSo much is happening in SEO and SEM that it's a challenge to keep up. That's why you should come to SMX East, November 13-14 in NYC, for actionable tactics ...
Jo Jung Suk, Park So Dam, & Park Seo Joon top film actor brand values for August  allkpopThe Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation has released brand value rankings for film actors and actresses for the month of August. From…
New Study Shows Which Keywords on YouTube Get the Most Video Views  Search Engine JournalA study of popular YouTube videos in 2019 reveals which keywords are associated with the most views. Pew Research Center published an analysis of every ...
Common SEO Mistakes To Watch For Businesses  Irish Tech NewsCommon SEO Mistakes To Watch For Businesses By Vaibhav Gurani There are certain SEO mistakes which are well known among every professional as a ...
Thailand Open 2019: India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Korean pair Choi Solgyu and...  FirstpostIndia's men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Korean qualifiers in three sets to advance to the semifinals.
SEO Advice: Stop Spamming Googlers With Link Requests & Lists  Search Engine RoundtableI get it, you automate a lot of your job - that is the efficient way to spam but try to put into your automation a blacklist. Blacklist emailing anyone at a @google.com ...
Han Suk Kyu, Seo Kang Joon, And Kim Hyun Joo Share What To Watch For In Final Episodes Of “Watcher”  soompiWith “Watcher” spiraling towards the conclusion, the lead actors have picked key points to watch for in the final episodes. “Watcher” follows Do Chi Kwang (Han ...
Top 3 Tips to Choosing an SEO Agency in London!  The TechNewsLondon, like every large metropolitan area, has some of the top SEO agencies in the world. That being said, it can feel overwhelming when it comes to choosing ...
Best SEO tools of 2019  TechRadarSearch no more: these are the very best tools to help boost your site's search rankings.
Seo Eun Soo To Make Special Appearance In “Hotel Del Luna”  soompiSeo Eun Soo will be making a cameo in tvN's “Hotel Del Luna”! On August 14, a source from the drama told Newsen, “It is true that Seo Eun Soo will be making a ...
Local SEO Software Market Segmentation, Industry Trend, Growth, Key Players and Research Report 2024  Insta NewslettersThe international research report on Local SEO Software Market provides an analysis on market-size, shares supply-demand analysis, sales value and volume ...
6 SEO Tips to Benefit Any Business  EntrepreneurNational Small Business Week is a good time to remind yourself that building a digital business means knowing which SEO tips to implement first. No matter ...
11 SEO strategy trends that are set to dominate digital marketing  YourStorySearch engine optimisation (SEO) is the backbone of brands when it comes to online presence. Ranking higher on SERP takes effort and time – and gets even ...
Spill It: How much a 25-year-old SEO executive drinks in a week  Metro.co.ukHolidays can be a boozy time anyway, but this young woman has put that to the test. Find out how much she drinks.
Is SEO Really Complex or Are We Overcomplicating It?  Search Engine JournalIn the beginning, search engine optimization was much simpler than today. You conduct a quick site analysis, create a semantic core, make sure that *content* is ...
SEO Platforms Market | Size | Analysis | Share | Outlook to 2025  Market Research ColumnistMarketResearchNest.com adds “Global SEO Platforms Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” new report to its research database. The report spread.
Lee Seo Jin Tops List Of Non-Drama Cast Members + “Show Me The Money 8” Ranked Top TV Show  soompiOn August 20, Good Data Corporation released the rankings of the non-drama television programs and cast members that generated the most buzz for the third ...
Five SEO Tips For Doubling Site Traffic  ForbesThere are several different SEO marketing strategies that companies can incorporate into their sites to help gain traction in search results and drive more people ...
Why Having a User-First Approach to SEO Is Important  Search Engine JournalOne of the keys to success in SEO is striking the balance between pleasing the search engines and the users. Learn how to have a user-first approach to SEO.
5 On-Site SEO Factors That Matter Most  Search Engine JournalLet's escape the narrow mindset that Google and search engines only prize three primary ranking factors. As important as links and publishing *content* remain, ...
Web Design Practices That Frustrate SEO Pros  Search Engine JournalIt takes a skilled team to build a successful website. That means developers and SEO pros need to work together. Here's how to make it happen.
The Top 5 Ways to Prove the Real Value of SEO  Search Engine JournalHere are five of the best ways to prove the real value of SEO to prospective clients, current clients, your boss, or anyone who wants to invest in SEO.
BEST SEO PRACTICES OF 2019  YourStory.comWe are gonna live Like we are telling the best story ever” – Penelope Stamp This hits so damn hard, that the audience is left with no choice but to stick through it.
7 SEO best practices you should be doing regardless of what Google says  Search Engine LandIn many ways, organic search rankings are the lifeblood of the online business world. As SEO specialists know all too well, Google is famously quiet about what ...
Predicting the ROI of SEO [PODCAST]  Search Engine JournalFrancois Goube offers tips on predicting the ROI of SEO, the key factors you need to consider, and how to get the data you need for your projections.
6 Brilliant Reasons Why You Should Use SEO Tools  Search Engine JournalTools are definitely useful for SEO. But in case you're not convinced, here are six more brilliant reasons why you should be using SEO tools.
SEO Versus SEM: What's The Difference?  ForbesSeparate and clearly understand the categories before defining your marketing plan.
5 Easy SEO Wins with Powerful Results  Search Engine JournalWant to get more out of your SEO efforts and sprint past your competitors? These five SEO tactics are easy to execute but can deliver powerful results.
Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Kim Jung Hyun, Seo Ji Hye, And More Gather For Script Reading Of Upcoming Romance Drama  soompiThe cast and crew of tvN's upcoming drama “Crash Landing of Love” (tentative title) gathered for the first script reading. “Crash Landing of Love” is about a ...
Google Shares Top 3 SEO Factors  Search Engine JournalGoogle's SEO Myth Busters episode #1 recently debuted. Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Martin Splitt, answered what the top 3 SEO factors are to focus on.
Improve Your Website Rankings by Hiring An SEO Expert  YourStory.comWith the rising popularity of digital marketing and online businesses, the term SEO expert is gaining much importance. Moreover, the internet nowadays is not ...
Son Hyun Joo To Make Cameo Appearance On New JTBC Drama At Park Seo Joon's Request  soompiSon Hyun Joo will be making a special appearance in the upcoming JTBC drama “Itaewon Class” (literal title) to show his support for lead actor Park Seo Joon!
Targeted SEO: Here’s how to grow a page from 200 visits per month to 30,000  Search Engine LandSpoiler alert: SEO works. Strategic, targeted SEO can drive huge results for the right pages. Of course, the catch here is that you need the “right” pages to see the ...

Over Optimization and the OOP - Does a Penalty Exist?

If you have questions about whether or not the Over-Optimization... Read More

How Google Indexes Content From Your Web Directory

In a fluke, I was able to notice something about... Read More

4 Tricks For Lightning Fast Indexing

The biggest problem that most are running into seems to... Read More

A Classified Way To Drive Business To Your Web Site

There are more than 105 million of them in the... Read More

Article Marketing: Fox in the Competitor Hen House or Chicken Little?

I recently was asked by an author to remove a... Read More

Find Best Keywords For Your Site

Keyword optimisation is probably the most important thing that you... Read More

Googles PR System Explained

The complexities of Google's PR (Page Ranking) System have grown... Read More

Press Release + PRWeb = Top Google Rank... True or False?

I've always been a big time press release aficionado.And up... Read More

Link Building in Light of Vision-based Page Segmentation

The days of basing a successful link building strategy on... Read More

What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Do I Need It?

Purchasing web design service is confusing with all of the... Read More

When to Hire a Professional SEO Firm?

In efforts to increase sales and profitability, more and more... Read More

How To Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

With search engines like Google currently indexing over 8 billion... Read More

How to Manage SEO

Whether you launch a search engine optimization program in-house or... Read More

Copywriters: Make Friends with Search Engine Optimization

I don't know about you, but I felt a lot... Read More

What You Did Wrong With Your Domain Names!

Trying to improve search engine rankings is just like a... Read More

How To Avoid These Ten Costly Search Engine Mistakes

If you have a website then you already know the... Read More

Owning Your Category Online - Is Our Website Broken?

"Owning your business category online is more than just a... Read More

Winning the Search Engine Wars!

Creating and building effective Search Engine marketing campaigns is like... Read More

The Best 7 Steps To Get A Top Google Ranking Guaranteed

Google returns more search results then any other search engine.... Read More

Is a High Search Engine Ranking Important for YOU?

In the process of designing a website for clients the... Read More

Ten Steps To A Well Optimized Website - Step Seven ? Website Submissions

Welcome to part seven in this ten-part search engine positioning... Read More

Complete Web-Site Optimization For Search Engines (Part 1)

SEO or search engine optimization strategy now becomes widely popular... Read More

Increase Web Site Sales with a SEO Proposal - Part 2

Part I of this article discussed some of the points... Read More

Youve Got The Power, Why Arent You Promoting It?

Like all things, theft is theft, misery loves company, negative... Read More

Google vs. Yahoo -- How To Rank High On Each One

Google likes incoming links, especially links from high-ranking, on-topic pages... Read More