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SEO: Steps to start

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Hi,

What are steps to start SEO like searching and adding keywords and submitting website to Major search engines etc. I am new to SEO and do not know properly how to start SEO, please give me some tips. I have new website with no SEO work? What to do and how to start?

The website is wordpress.

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Matthew NguyenSenior Associate: Social Listening

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Wow, this is covering a lot of subjects and we can go on for pages talking about how to tackle these subjects.  Since you are new, I would get a good understanding of the basics of SEO.  Below are some links to get you started in that realm:

1) Beginner's Guide to SEO:  From SEOMoz, a trusted resource in the SEO space.
- This actually tackles all the subjects you mentioned in your question.

2) The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For Your Blog:  From Yoast, he has one of the most used WordPress SEO plugins and I highly recommend using it.

With these resources,  it will give you a good understanding of SEO.  In the same breath, make sure you are staying up to speed on industry and learning as much as possible.  Some key websites I regularly visit are:

1) SEOmoz
2) Search Engine Land
3) SEO Roundtable
4) Google Webmaster Central Blog
5) Google Webmaster Help Channel on YouTube

Hope these help.
Matt

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Google isn't a bad place to start

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35291

Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide - Google
http://www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf

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I can see a lot of stuff in given urls, I want necessary steps so I can study them, I do not have structure of working. Anyone can give me steps so I can get idea how to start SEO of website?  I did one step not sure if it was necessary nowadays; I submitted website to Google, Yahoo and Bing. The website is Wordpress, it has been more than 24 hours, still my website post are not in Google?

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SEO is not a 1,2,3 process.  There are many factors that go into getting your page ranked.  Following the guides above will get you started.

If your page is not showing up in Google, there might be another problem.  To see if your site has been crawled do this search in Google:
site:"yoursite.com"
This will list all pages that have been crawled by Google.

Let me know if any show up.

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thanks bmsjeff;

I just did it; basically I have transfered from Blogger.com to Wordpress, the site:yoursite.com shiown me old blogger pages only. Please let me know what should I do to update Google?

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Make sure you don't have a robots.txt file, which would block the search engine.
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156449&from=40360&rd=1

what is your site address?

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p.s. sometimes it can take weeks for you site to be listed.
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Thanks for excellent point.

I have few queries:

1) I have post which look like ?p=508, how can I make them with keyword? Should I use plugins for this or should I create page instead of posts? I have  articles websites.
2) With different page, different tag should be there, in my case of article website any advise?

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