October 9, 2007

White Hat SEO Tips For Bloggers - Part 1

Here is the first half of the lecture given by Matt Cutts at the WordCamp 2007 conference in San Francisco, California a short while back. His lecture was on white hat SEO tips for bloggers and is pretty informative. In addition, it's also quite entertaining.

Who's Matt Cutts? In short, Matt works for Google. He started working for Google back in January of 2000 as a software engineer and is currently a senior engineer and the head of Google's Webspam team. So when it comes to SEO, improving search engine rankings and Google, he definitely knows his stuff.

The video does cut off at the very end, but don't worry - I'll get part two up sometime tomorrow. So grab yourself a snack, sit back and enjoy the video!

White Hat SEO Tips For Bloggers - Part 1


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10 comments:

  1. I just finished watching! Good basic stuff. I want to go to one of these and ask questions. They'd probably take me out back and shoot me...LOL!

    Is part 2 out?

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  2. I think it'd be great for you to be able to go to one and get your questions answered. And you probably have some really good questions that a lot of people would benefit from learning the answers.

    Oh, and I highly doubt they'd take you out back and shoot you. In fact, I'd warn them ahead of time. I'd say, "Hey guys...Out front...and with a knife. Bobby doesn't want to get shot."

    LOL! :P

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  3. Ha ha ha! People think understanding keywords is some abstract science but it is simple!

    I do exactly what he said. You work a few keywords or phrases into all of your posts in a natural way. You really don't want to draw attention to it.

    Every post I write has one main keyphrase and a few synonyms in it. Most folks can't even guess what they are.

    If you can hide them in the post title is cool.Do it in a way so the title, not the keyword, stands out.

    30 seconds with google's keyword or adword tool is all you need to find some good stuff for every post.

    I find my keyword & phrase, and actually build my post around it. I don't know why so many bloggers are looking for a magic keyword.

    It's common "street sense" in my opinion. I do go for keywords that have medium to medium high advertiser competition.

    I stumbled & reviewed this post! I have a stumbleblog on mybloglog and this gives another link to this post also!

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  4. Good video Aaron. I've been on an SEO quest recently and am glad I came across your site. Found you via a Google search btw.

    Take care,
    Sally

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  5. @Bobby: Thanks for the Stumble buddy! You know I appreciate it more than anything!!!

    And keep doing what you're doing. You're getting it down to a science! :)

    @Sally: Nice to meet you! I'm glad that you're glad you found my site! :) And good luck on your SEO quest. It's definitely a good quest to be on!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  6. Great video Aaron! Moving on to watch the next one...

    The Oscar

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  7. Well hello there Oscar! Glad to see you here! Hope you enjoy the next video as well!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  8. It doesn't look like anyone else is having issues, but I was having a smidge of difficulty trying to view the vids on your site.

    I went ahead and just found this first video revver and it is certainly a good view. Like Bobby said, a lot of the kw stuff is "webmaster common sense", but I honestly have not been applying it to my blog.

    Very much looking forward to viewing the second video. Thanks for the heads up on these!

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  9. Hi Bush. Probably just a temporary glitch with Revver. I just checked it and it plays just fine.

    Yeah, the first part does cover things that many of us know. The second one goes bit deeper and hits on a few more critical areas. Either way, it's a good reminder to make sure that you're applying those things to your blog.

    Many times it's the simplest of things that we overlook. And most often, they're the ones that have the biggest impact!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  10. The video is very interesting and quite catchy! Well this is one tip in Blogging in SEO. Thanks for the post Aaron!

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