SEO, short of Search Engine Optimization, is a process that can help improve the ranking of your website in the organic search results of Google and other search engines. Higher ranking means more visitors.

Find Out How Much Traffic a Website is Getting

Learn about free tools that help you find out how much traffic (or hits) a site is getting on the web. They are good for competitive market research or for spying on your competitor’s site.

SEO Basics: Creating a Google Friendly Website

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips for small businesses and new web masters. These simple but effective SEO tips will help make your website search engine optimized especially for Google, the grand-daddy of the Internet.

Optimize Images for SEO

Peter Linsley of Google Images shares some simple yet important image optimization tips that might help you get more traffic from image search engines: Users prefer large, high-quality images (high-resolution, in-focus).

Checklist for Image Search Optimization

The WebCEO site offers some good tips on Image SEO. Excerpts: If the image constitutes a link, its anchor text is quite powerful in terms of optimization for high image-search rankings.

SEO Tips for Image Search

Gary Pool has some good SEO tips for image search engines. Excerpts: If you have a series of related images, use descriptive variations.

Optimize Your Site for Bing Search

While Google sends you the maximum traffic, it will be a bad idea if you do not optimize your site for Bing as the share of Microsoft’s search engine is set to grow now that they have partnered with Yahoo Search.

Better Search Rankings without SEO

Dawn Foster shares some good tips for writing blog content that your visitors will not only enjoy reading but they will also link to you thus improving your search rankings without you having to hire an SEO.

SEO Tip: Where to Put Keywords on a Web Page

Bing Webmaster blog suggests that placing keywords in the following areas on a web page will have the the greatest impact: Page title (inside the <title> tags) Body text headers (as used within tags such as <h1> </h1>, <h2> </h2>, and so on) Links to other pages (the link text between the <a> </a> tags) Meta tags (specifically when used with the name="description" and the name="keyword" parameters) If rewriting some passages of text so that you can use more of your keywords in a natural sounding form in strategic areas of your pages is doable, then it is usually worthwhile to do so.