SEO for a Dummy

The following is in response to “SEO for Dummies” by Peter Kent.

seofordummies.jpgSEO for Dummies is a little different from the books that I like to read for leisure, so it’s no surprise that this read was indeed not for leisure; I will hopefully be starting a new job soon in which this knowledge will certainly come in handy, in fact it’s a major part of the job. This is not to say that I did not enjoy the book (not much of a stretch given that I have an bachelors in Information Technology from Georgia Southern University). The subject matter may sound a little dry—SEO, for you dummies out there like me who didn’t already know this acronym, stands for Search Engine Optimization—but it actually made for an interesting read. If you are putting yourself or your business out there on the interwebs* and you want to get noticed, optimizing your website for google and other search engines is an absolute must.

Here are a few SEO tips that I learned:

  • Put keywords in headers
  • Put keywords in bold/italics
  • Put keywords in lists**
  • Put keywords in link text
  • Link to other pages on your site
  • Get links to your site on other sites

Of course this is a small list of the large book that Kent, a pro at this SEO stuff, has written in detail with all the minor nuances gone over.

A shout-out to the website that I will be working on: IT IS A REAL ESTATE LISTING SITE THAT FOCUSES ON HORSE PROPERTIES IN COLORADO.***

*Like I’m doing with this blog? This is too meta.
**See what I did there? I’m so good at this blogging thing!
***A shout-out. I’m shouting because the words are in all caps. I’ll go home.

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About evinhughes

I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University. I have a bachelors degree in Information Technology and a bachelors in Writing and Linguistics.
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