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Is your site-type configured for optimal performance? If not, then how would you know? Before spending thousands of dollars each month on SEO to play catchup with savvy competitors, you should map out what the objectives of your website are from the start instead of biting off more than you can chew and not gaining significant progress.

SEO Tips for Choosing the Best SEO Technique

SEO Tips for Choosing the Best SEO Technique

Depending on the purpose and the amount of visibility your website needs, determines the depth of the infrastructure and amount of execution required for SEO to facilitate growth and website authority.

What is the Purpose of Your Website?

  • Branding
  • Ecommerce
  • Lead Generation
  • Building an Online Presence
  • A Central Hub to Conduct Split Testing on Offers
  • A Social Media Interface to Build a Connection with Your Audience

Whatever it is, it has special needs in order to flourish. Choosing the most effective type of optimization to complement the type of website it is becomes critical for creating or evaluating short-term or long-term SEO performance.

If you are using the wrong optimization method on a robust website, like a strategy that is better suited on a mini site, then you may be cannibalizing your own sites performance from misdiagnosing its strengths and weaknesses.

Each type of site needs more nurturing or support to cross the tipping point. For example a larger site should employ breadcrumb navigation to strengthen internal linking and keyword co-occurrence, while a smaller site would be better served with footer links targeting the main keyword objective for the entire domain.

The Keywords Determine the Method:

Each keyword has an algorithmic fulcrum that weights its relevance against other webpages / entrants targeting the same search engine results; and the more demand it has, the denser the index is with information on the topic.

To surpass the semantic chatter and clutter already occupying the index, you will need to create content (either individually or in tandem) to exceed the keywords tipping point to facilitate those pages collectively rising to the top of search engine algorithms. This is more science than art if you understand what predicates relevance in search engines.

Search engines function under the “just tell me what it is” and I will see “if your page has it” and then ask around to “see what other websites say” as well; if it checks out, you’re golden and can crack the top 10 results.

So, by using logical naming conventions, enough content to overcome semantic inertia as well as enough deep links from other sites, you can sculpt the on page and off page attributes to be more conducive to the structures that inherently are rewarded by search algorithms.

Depending on (a) how many pages your website has (b) how well the internal linking implemented (c) the amount of deep links to individual pages and (d) the anchor text in those links affect how a page is positioned organically in the (non-sponsored) search engine result pages.

If you want to experiment with an entire topic and target multiple keywords, then a long tail content development strategy and silo’d site architecture would work well.

However, to optimize a narrower more competitive array of laser-like keywords would require a smaller site (such as 30-70 pages) using flat site architecture (using files in the root folder) and pushing more link flow and external link concentration to each page.

For example, building 500-1000 links per page vs. the 5-20 per page link threshold which is ideal as a deep link percentage for a larger web site is a prime example of SEO preferences.

To avoid counter productive inertia or the lapse of relevance through entropy, give each page a function or redirect to consolidate rankings.  This tactic applies more to a large content driven website who might be experiencing a plateau-like effect unable to get past the 30’s or 40’s for the keywords they want.

Keep in mind that the larger a site becomes, the more unique each page must be. Search engines have a natural or rather “programmed” tendency to ignore pages that are very similar and / or lack distinction.

This means that you could cannibalize your websites rankings from spreading the topics too thin and not supporting each page with enough internal or external links.

As a result, the site experiences turbulent or sporadic rankings as opposed to a laser-focused mini site which in a shorter period of time does not have to weed out relevance and can start the ascent up the search engine result pages for its desired keywords.

Pruning a Site Page by Page

When a site grows beyond the point where the pages are an asset and become a liability, sometimes you have to prune the prickly parts to give more vitality to more important pages in the hierarchy.

You can do this through managing which pages are indexed (such as using index, nofollow, index, follow or noindex, follow) then you are through the process of selection picking and choosing which pages will fly your marquis to the web.

The next step would be to use the legacy ranking factor of those pages by re-purposing them by implementing a 301 redirects. When you 301 redirect a page within your website to another page; the target page takes on the algorithmic characteristics and / or “the memory” of the page being redirected.

This means that you can consolidate pages that were originally optimized for dozens prominent keywords to a well groomed category page or site within your site.

Remedying Performance Cannibalization

It’s not to difficult to cannibalize performance by overshooting the target or targeting too many keywords without the necessary follow-through required.

Keep in mind that on page SEO accounts for over 60% of the ranking factor, so, don’t assume that links alone or random content will conquer competitive keyword verticals without relevance and collective coherence.

You’ll need to initially map out what the objectives of your website are and create corresponding categories to provide thematic support to your site will need to flourish.

Site Resources for SEO Implementation:

In closing, the links above are to posts that provide insight to the application of optimization such as how to cultivate domain authority, structure internal links or build a mammoth website to occupy thousands of keywords simultaneously. 

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About Jeffrey_Smith

In 2006, Jeffrey Smith founded SEO Design Solutions (An SEO Provider who now develops SEO Software for WordPress).

Jeffrey has actively been involved in internet marketing since 1995 and brings a wealth of collective experiences and marketing strategies to increase rankings, revenue and reach.

22 thoughts on “SEO Tips for Choosing the Best SEO Technique
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  2. Manuel says:

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  3. Lea says:

    My purpose is to make money online by my blogs and I do hire people to SEO my blogs. These tips of yours really helped and will try to implement them. I also do deep linking a lot, it helps a lot.

  4. Funny that more people don’t catch on. Deep links are one of the best kept SEO secrets aside from using sitemaps as a way to funnel link flow. Just think of it, if two sites both have 300 pages, one has sitemaps, structured and logical keyword rich navigation and subfolders, strong internal links and a healthy deep link percentage and the other has rag tag titles, no continuity and zero links to anywhere other than the homepage, which do you think would be more relevant to search engines?

    Glad to hear you like the blog and I am glad to share what little I know, but as with all things, there is always more to know and more to understand. SEO is great, because it challenges us to put our money where our mouth is and constantly embrace change.

  5. Hi Jeffrey Smith,

    I really appreciate to read your blog.I read many blogs related to SEO-TIPS but this one is the best ………

    Another one point I would like to add that is on-page factor, It is as like as important to your above said point.

    Nice post…. Keep it up!!!

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