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Saturday, November 10, 2007

SEO training manual, I like to create


Technology

1. Redirection methods and theory - 301, 302, and 200 response codes

2. Basic understanding of DNS and website hosting issues and jargon.

3. Enough javascript and PHP to tweak existing code and to understand how the script is supposed to work.

4. Header and meta information standards - metatags, http-equiv, title, etc5. How server side includes work and how to troubleshoot them6. Robots control methods (meta, robots.txt)

Web Design

1. Basic knowledge of HTML , XHTML and CSS

2. Knowledge of W3C compliance testing, and when you can make intelligent exceptions.

3. Knowledge of 501 Usability standards, especially related to alt attributes

4. Common standards and expectations for interface design

Marketing

1. How to make a business plan

2. How to create interesting content that converts

3. How to fit keywords into content naturally and easily

4. How to measure ROI, conversions and other web metrics

5. How to implement, understand and react to website analytics reporting

6. Understand international and language issues in marketing and search

Information Retrieval Science

1. How a search engine spider operates, as well as it's limitations and abilities

2. How information is stored - compression, tokenization, indexing, etc

3. Advanced query building and special searches and commands

4. Read every Google patent, as well as search related patents by Yahoo, MS, IBM, etc

5. Understand concepts such as term vector theory, semantic co-location, etc

6. Understand and know the guidelines and issues search engines have. This is more art than science, since they are intentionally vague.

7. Understand the key elements that search engines look at while analyzing a page and why they look at them.

SEO

1. Know how to analyze a site for key factors - links, anchor text, content, etc.

2. Know how to tweak a site to effectively present itself as a good candidate for ranking on a specific term.

3. Know the basics of link building - neighbourhoods, anchor text, etc

4. Know the basics of organizing links and content to be helpful to both people and search engines.

5. Know how to make the content in non-spiderable media like images, sounds, flash, AJAX and so forth available, or to be able to compensate for it.

6. Know how to tweak content and structure (headers, etc) to best present a site to a search engine and a visitor.

7. Be aware of all the major search engines, their demographics and idiosyncrasies. Also be aware of what they have to offer outside of search, and what the connections between the two are.

SEM

1. Know how to set up basic Adwords, Yahoo, and MSN search accounts

2. Know how to create and test ad copy and landing pages

3. Know how to analyze the reports and to optimize the results.

4. Know the basics of advertising purchases, including links, banners and other advertising channels

5. Know how to optimize for local search for the major engines



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11 comments:

Raj said...

That is something that a newbie like me would be looking for ! Have you already created one yet? If so, how can I purchase/ have access to it? I am an MBA (working as a Sales manager in Hospitality), a total non-techie wanting to get into SEM. Is there any way you can assist me in my quest towards becoming a SEM'er ?

I look forward to your reply.

Jag said...

Yes, Am working on it and it will be a free download ebook in the blog, keep visiting, if you have any questions on the same, dont hesitate, thanks

Pete said...

Nice Blog Jag !

Looking forward to reading your SEO manual... Let me know when it's out !

Regards, Pete

Sharmistha (Pinks) said...

Hi Jagdish..this is sharmistha. Firstly I must thank u for all such nice blogs :) Can u pls let me know when you will be able to launch the free e-book on this topic? Pls do let me know

Thanks, Sharmistha (Pinks)

Tedel said...

I am already working in this project. Maybe you would like to join forces.

Will you please check my website and reply using the contact form there?

Hope you will do. Bye,
Tedel

Mercy Livi said...

Jag, Keep rocking! All he best for your efforts.

Jagadeesh M said...

Thank you, am half the way. Takes time since I focus the write up even for non techy people

Best,
Jag

Seo Expert said...

Great Jag,it seems great,i will be waiting for it...Keep rocking!!

WordPress SEO said...

A great news for everyone who are not familiar with seo..Thanks

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Wow Jag it's a great news for seo people..I am crazy to read this..

adi7375 said...

Hi Jagadeesh! Thanks 4 such information that ur in a process of making SEO Training Manual, Its very helpful 4 newbie like me and looking forward to have this. Thanks Again.