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Posted on Jan 31, '07 at 09:16 pm

So I’m really green to search engine optimization, and greener to Mint. I’ve got various freelance and agency clients that drop ‘SEO’ as a buzz word, but don’t know what they want, and I don’t know how to offer anything to them (yet).

Here’s my thinking, I drop Mint on their server, track the stats for a week or so, and then gear towards the top search engines or whatnot, ppc campaigns and the like.

But where to get started? I now have the UberMint that’ll show me where traffic’s coming from, but how do I combind that with basic SEO (which I’m still unclear what it is) to keep the clients happy?

Any suggestions, or even a map to get me in the right direction? Thanks.

Posted on Jan 31, '07 at 11:53 pm

Produce worthwhile websites that people will want to visit and link to. That’s the trick to getting good page rank.

Posted on Feb 01, '07 at 12:31 am

I agree … Right now, the hottest searching keywords on-line are “Windows Vista”.

I swear, I’ve never seen a site kick off so quickly with over 200 visitors in it’s first day of existence than I saw today on my VistaJuice.com site …

I guess the whole world is searching for exactly those keywords ;)

Nice way to get traffic is as ramanan said - make a worthwhile website - and second thing is - promote it… Connect it to Digg.com, Del.icio.us, Technorati, etc …

All best, Petar

Posted on Feb 01, '07 at 02:46 pm

So in essence, the kind of thing that’d help traffic would be like a press release of some kind that yourdomain.com has launched.

What about the big guys like Forbes, CNN, etc - are they as worthwhile? Seems more a prestige thing than an actual linkage thing. Digg, del.icio.us, technorati I’ve got my blog traffic coming from - where should I start looking for additional traffic-feeders like that? Maybe flickr?

Posted on Feb 01, '07 at 03:01 pm

I’m sure if you spam flickr you’ll get lots more hits. People love adverts on community web sites.

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