|April 30, 2004
Rich, Keyword-Focused Pages: Your Key to Search Engine Success
An often overlooked fact in search engine optimization is that internal pages
can have a dramatic effect in boosting traffic to your site. More often than not, efforts
are concentrated only on getting people to visit the home page. This is a mistake. Content
rich, keyword focused internal pages are easier to optimize and have an excellent
probability of pulling in abundant and relevant web
The best way to use internal pages to draw in traffic is to split your content
among several very focused pages. For example, if you run a site about cars and you are
writing a review of three different car models, don't write a lengthy review covering the
three cars in one single web page.
Instead, write three separate reviews in three different web pages, and optimize each page for each
individual car model. You will have to repeat the model name frequently in the page copy,
and include it in the page's title and meta tags. You should
also try to get inbound links from sources relevant to
your page's content. For example, if one of your three reviews is about the Mazda Miata,
you must try to get inbound links to that page from other Mazda Miata-related pages. This
will increase the relevance of your page, and increase its chances of getting a good
position in the search engine results pages when people search for "Mazda
Some websites lend themselves naturally to this approach, for example, content sites that
run a lot of articles. My own internet marketing website (http://www.theinternetdigest.net ) is a case
in point, as some of my articles draw even more traffic than my homepage. Each of my
articles covers a separate topic, and is written in its own, well optimized internal web
For more search engine optimization tips, you can read this Do-It-Yourself Search Engine Optimization
You can freely reprint this article provided that you include the following resource
Mario Sanchez publishes The Internet Digest ( http://www.theinternetdigest.net ), an
internet marketing content site packed with useful articles and resources, and SEO
Tutorial ( http://www.seotutorial.info ) where
you can learn the basics of search engine optimization in four easy steps.
The SEO Book: (by
Aaron Wall) Author Aaron Wall takes you from A to Z on a journey to understand
the basics of Search Engine Optimization. No hype, just honest and effective advice.
This eBook comes with free updates for life. Highly recommended.
The Nitty Gritty of Search
Engine Optimization (by Jill Whalen) This special report in ebook form is
probably the most thorough guide on how to write for the search engines. Making sure
that your main keywords are well represented in your page copy without sacrificing
readibility is not always easy, but this special report shows you how to do it.
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