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What Tasks Does an SEO Specialist Really Do?

Maybe you're paying some serious cash for an "SEO Specialist" to optimize your site, or maybe you're an SEO Specialist in the making. Either way, it's good to know what should be happening with the website in question. Here's a basic checklist of tasks that effective SEO should involve: Strategy The first part of any project, SEO related or not, should always be planning and looking at strategies on how to approach things. This task should be especially well communicated with the client, illustrating what exactly needs to be done and how each of those needs will be met with a plan of action. It is during this strategizing and planning process that an SEO specialist's expertise and familiarity with the field should really show through. After a strategy has been formed, it's on to it's execution. Keyword Research Keywords are the building blocks of SEO. Thus, proper and thorough research of keywords is a crucial task and can make or break your SEO success. This task involves going through dozens if not hundreds of possible key words and phrases around which all of the optimization will be focused. Eventually, this list will be narrowed down to fewer than a dozen...
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Interview with a Computer Technician

I am a computer technician in the music/retail industry and have worked in this field for the past 15 years. My job is to troubleshoot, develop and program websites. One common misunderstanding involving my field of work is that just because I am a computer technician, I am not solely working with computer hardware or even software.On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rank my job an 8. At times, there can be a lot of pressure to get a certain job completed. My ranking would be higher if the end users would give me more information regarding the errors they experience because then I could get the problems solved more quickly and be less stressed.I do enjoy working with computers. I feel that it is my calling to the extent that this is what I have been called to do, at least for the moment. If I could have more contact with internationals, or even be in another country, I think I could be in my true calling, but I'm content in what I do now.I do not have a degree; everything I have learned in this field has been self-taught and experience-driven. In fact, when looking for...
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What's the Fuzz Around Black Hat SEO?

Right after the search engine (it was called Archie) appeared online, people began to realize the true power of a search engine to be used worldwide. In 1998 Google appeared on the scene and quickly began winning millions of supporters worldwide. With so many users, many webmasters began to ask themselves what are the ways to get good traffic from those search engines. So this is how it all started. At first many webmasters began to manipulate their website's code and content to take advantage of the growing popularity of Google. At the very beginning, almost everyone used Black Hat SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing the META tags and titles. With the constant efforts of Google and all other search engines to drive low quality results out of their SERPs, many people developed techniques, which can be used to enhance their websites and comply with the new guidelines of the search engines. That's how White hat SEO started. For many marketeers it is hard to believe that Black Hat SEO actually is really closely related with White Hat, even today. Each technique claimed as spam by the search engines, can be reorganized using quality content and quality websites, to finally...
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