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Avoiding SEO Brain Freeze Series

March 26, 2008

If you're looking for an organized SEO method that won't confuse you, you may want to check out my recent columns at TalentZoo. I'm writing a series of articles on how to do on-page SEO from start to finish in a step-by-step manner.  

My thoughts in putting together this series were that although SEO is most definitely not rocket science, when you're faced with an SEO project to complete it can certainly be a daunting task. So much so, in fact, that instead of getting down to business, your brain simply freezes up and you don't do anything at all.

If this sounds like you, and you're looking for advice on how to get started with your SEO project, my articles will be a lifesaver.  (In fact, someone just now emailed me after reading them, saying that very thing!)  


Here's the series:

Part 1: Hunting for Keyword Phrases

Part 2: Creating a Keyword Phrase Map


Part 3: Creating Terrific Title Tags


Part 4: Marvelous Meta Description Tags


Part 5: Writing Keyword Rich Copy


Part 6: Attracting Targeted Visitors and Links


Part 7: Measuring Your SEO Success


Part 8: Best Practices for Working with an SEO Agency


Be sure to read them in order!

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 ecseo said:
Thanks for these Jill.

It's reassuring to find that the system I'm already using is virtually the same as the process you describe. I've never really thought of my 'finished' research as being a map before - but, you're right, it is!
 Jill Whalen said:
That's great, ecseo! I think a lot of people who've been in the biz for awhile end up using similar methods even though they just figured them out by themselves!
 Mark Felix said:
Hi Jill, I enjoyed reading your keyword phrases which is great and thought I should share my personal technique that I use when building my keywords. Whenever I build a web page or article I concentrate on the topic not keeping any keyword in mind because if you’re writing on a topic then the phrases and keywords should flow in the content. Here is an example, let’s say your topic is internet Marketing I would supposed that this phrase gets mentioned several times in your content including Internet on its own and Marketing on its own or in various ways, if it’s not then you're not really talking about Internet marketing, So here is my technique, when my article or page is complete I then run it through a keyword cloud program, from there I develop my Title, Description and Keywords. This process lets me target all the words and phrases that have the highest density in my content while making sure the title and description makes sense to customers and highly relevant to search engine.