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Mike G.

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Ever wondered what it would take to rank #1 on Google? This is a quick look into the world of SEO and what it takes to rank high on Google.

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  • March 23, 2012
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  • Ben A.

    Ben

    Ben A.

    Head of SEO and Social Media at Digivate

    Really? You mean ranking number 1 is good? Come on. This is pretty basic stuff.

  • Mike G.

    Mike

    Mike G.

    Experienced Internet Marketing Manager | SEO | SEM | Inbound Marketing | Social Media

    @Ben - Yes it is basic. However, this post is written for a "Beginner" level audience and trageting people who may be searching for the answer about "how to" rank on the search engines Not every post/article on SEO has to be a dissertation on Advanced Google Analytics in order to attract reads (or leads). Thanks for reading though :)

  • Erica M.

    Erica

    Erica M.

    Senior Community Manager at Moz

    @Ben just a reminder that we have many different people on here that are at different points in their learning experiences and even if we think of it as a no-brainer, it's not that way for everyone.

  • Gregory K.

    Gregory

    Gregory K.

    Web Developer: PHP,WordPress,Ecommerce ► SysAdmin & Webmaster services ► Build & maintain Web presence: SITE-SOCIAL-SEO

    @Mike

    I specifically like the "properly and often" part here:


    HTML Meta Tags – Meta tags like <title>, <Meta description=”XXX”/>, <Meta keywords=”XXX”/> are all still very important and you should definitely be using your best keywords in these tags properly and often.

  • Mike G.

    Mike

    Mike G.

    Experienced Internet Marketing Manager | SEO | SEM | Inbound Marketing | Social Media

    Thanks Greg!

  • Dean B.

    Dean

    Dean B.

    Partner at Maine New Media

    Google hasn't used the Keywords Meta Tag in years now and most other searp's don't use them either. I've stopped using the Keyword Meta tag altogether as it doesn't help your rankings in any of the Big 3 search engines.

  • Erica M.

    Erica

    Erica M.

    Senior Community Manager at Moz

    @Dean -- Not to mention that it gives your competitors direct insight into what words you're targeting.

    Though there are CMSes that use the meta keyword field for other functions. I worked on one that used it for categories on the Amazon product feed.

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