1901gt (7 February, 2009)
You need to be able to understand the behavior of Google - the way it's using metrics to rank websites. You need to be analytical enough to analyze your competition and see where can you beat it. Above all, you need to be open to accept changes required to optimize website effectively. If you can think out of the box, and have useful skills then it will be a lot easier to optimize, promote website and make it big.
Need some time to handle deferred joining date by three big IT companies.
If your work is still pending, I'll soon get in touch.
1901gt (7 February, 2009)
I'm not saying that is what is at work here. However, I will say that there is no black magic at work. The black magic I was referring to is involved in the voodoo ritual or rubbing of the monitor prior to optimizing a site that might occur. Everything from praying, to summoning the demons in hell to insure your site ranks above all else.
You'd be surprised how much seo occurs by complete accident.
Personally that's the approach I'm taking now, trying to build my own network in the travel niche, and not just profiles on travel review sites, I'm actually trying to build a bunch of sites within the travel niche that link to each other, but at the moment my half dozen sites just aren't enough to compete for my own sites although they do wonders for my clients who have few backlinks at all.
Staying on top of SEO is the big challenge, or rather correcting previous efforts at SEO. I'm forever removing keywords from pages I set up years ago and now look like spam, rewriting titles to be more natural etc - based on monitoring the competition and google algorithms
this is good, and I do the same, but it's way easier if at least one of the sites genuinely attract links naturally from outside - it takes ages and lots of hard work to achieve but it is a very happy day when you can leave a site to its own devices because people are just linking to it naturally and you can forget link-building, directory submissions etc.trying to build my own network in the travel niche
Understanding is simple, implementing is not
SEO is nothing related to web standards. Every search engine have their algorithm and you need to follow them in order to produce better results and get good rank in search engines.
Algorithms do get change on regular interval, algorithms can be even change in a day two times and none of the web standards change so frequently. They are updated but not varied.
Yeah, seo is easy buy you should be aware about the tips and tricks. You've done the basics or even below that(don't know, am not sure about it still) of seo. It's wide..very wide topic.