This is for all you newbie’s who have heard the phrase SEO and wondering what on earth it is all about and what it actually means.

SEO (search engine optimization) is a process that is used to make a site optimized for search engines such as Google and Bing. There are on-site and off-site SEO techniques that you can use to higher your search engine ranking.

Why SEO is needed?

Whether your website is a personal site or a business site, one thing you need is visitors. Many methods for traffic building exist, and most are effective, but the most critical one you should always consider is organic search engine traffic.

Organic traffic from search engines comes when you rank high, naturally, on search engines for various keywords. The majority of searches who use Google, only click on listings that appear above the fold. With this in mind, your goal should be to appear in the top 3 search results.

Where does an SEO beginner start?

Write articles and blog posts for beginners without big, overstated terms – take it slow.

SEO is not rocket science but it’s not easy either, you must stick with it if you want to succeed – you will eventually get the hang of it.

What you will need:

  • A website to test out SEO techniques
  • Patience
  • A spreadsheet for keeping track of keywords, phrases and URLs you’re using throughout your website.
  • A reliable coffee maker