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    Newbie Need Help Improving Ranking


    What are the best things I can try to improve my ranking?

    Adding hyperlinks with keywords?
    Adding more images with alt text?
    Keep revising my title tag?
    Increase my keyword density?

    Which one of those would be a good one to start with, or is there something I haven't listed?
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    Links, although you could also suggest "fantastic content" which will naturally lead to more links -- it still brings us back to links though.

    Titles, although very effective, will only help you rank so far.

    Keyword density won't make a blind bit of difference.

    More images with alt text won't help you rank for your existing terms, although it may potentially give you a greater presence in Image searches.
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    Originally Posted by JagNet
    Links, although you could also suggest "fantastic content" which will naturally lead to more links -- it still brings us back to links though.

    Titles, although very effective, will only help you rank so far.

    Keyword density won't make a blind bit of difference.

    More images with alt text won't help you rank for your existing terms, although it may potentially give you a greater presence in Image searches.
    Thanks for the tip! I currently have 8 links, what is a good number to have for a semi-competitive 3 word key phrase?
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    More than 8 I'd guess in this case.

    There's too many variables to consider in order to say "yes it'll take x number of links" to achieve good ranks.
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    Originally Posted by JagNet
    More than 8 I'd guess in this case.

    There's too many variables to consider in order to say "yes it'll take x number of links" to achieve good ranks.
    OK, thx!
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    Originally Posted by abefroman99
    Thanks for the tip! I currently have 8 links, what is a good number to have for a semi-competitive 3 word key phrase?
    At least one more than the person in the number 1 spot!
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    Originally Posted by StartRankingNow
    At least one more than the person in the number 1 spot!
    Not really true I am afraid. What if the person in number 1 spot has employed an off shore link builder who has gained tens of thousands of links submitting to free directories, blog comments, forum posts etc. All of which have very limited value.
    Do I need 1 more than them? No.
    Its very difficult to put a number on how many you need so get as many as you can. Having to many certainly wont hurt. Also don't stop when you are #1!

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