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Do-it-Yourself SEO for Beginners

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Are you new to SEO and want to do-it-yourself but don't know how to get
started? Find two options for doing SEO yourself here.

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You may want to perform SEO services on your website by yourself but do
not know how to get started. You probably have always wanted to get
involved more with SEO but simply do not have the time. Unfortunately
this is usually caused by the misconception that SEO is easy to implement
and does not take a lot of experience. Even though SEO does require
experience and time there are several options out there to start doing
SEO on your own and be successful.

Option 1: Become an SEO Expert
This is the hardest path to take to implement SEO on your website while
yielding the greatest personal satisfaction. You will want to start by
spending lots of time reading books and online articles to catch up on
the latest SEO trends, practices, and methods. Next you should start
experimenting with different methods you learn about, analyze the
results, and change your website again. This is the continual learning
process of search engine optimization and takes a great amount of time,
energy, patience, and resources. However after several months when you
start to realize the benefits of your work it will yield a great deal of

This option   is recommended for those if you want to start offering SEO
services as   a part of your business or if you have multiple websites that
you manage.   If you only have one website and do not plan on providing SEO
services to   others this route is probably not ideal considering the time
involved to   make it successful.

Option 2: Find a Professional SEO Guide
This is the ideal option for most people who want to start internet
marketing on their own, learn more about the industry, and yet not invest
a considerable amount of time in the project. There are several SEO
consultants who would be happy to guide you along the way and assist you
in creating a successful online campaign. With this option you will not
have to learn everything on your own but will have an experienced
professional at your side to assist you in creating a successful
campaign. The most difficult aspects of SEO could be handled by your
consultant while you could manage SEO implementation.
For example your consultant could assist you in developing a keyword
phrase list, sample methods of finding link partners, guidelines for
using title, alt, heading, bold, internal link, and meta tags. After you
have finished working on a few key pages you could request your
consultant review your work and give you further suggestions. At first
you will probably rely heavily on your consultant for advice but as time
goes on your reliance on your consultant will diminish as you become more
affluent in SEO practices and techniques. Another important service your
consultant should provide is monthly or weekly progress reports. They
will most likely have access to software that will enable them to
generate reports such as rankings, keyword phrases, incoming link, and
others. Consultants can usually provide other valuable insights to help
your business succeed online on subjects such as PPC, conversion,
usability, professional image, email campaigns, banner advertising, and
other online marketing options.

Although this method will require some investment on your end it is far
less expensive than a full-service SEO package and over time the cost
will diminish as you become adept at SEO yourself.

How to Decide which Option is Best
When deciding between these two options the most relevant question to ask
yourself is how much time do you have to invest in SEO. Through
experience I would estimate that having an SEO consultant at your side
will reduce the time you need to invest in your SEO project by about 50-
75%. You must also determine how competitive your industry is. The
difference between a national web hosting company and a local pest
control company can play a huge factor in how much time will be required
to be successful. Whichever path you choose as long as you are dedicated
and determined you will succeed!

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