Overview of Chapters

How do you start ranking higher in search results?

The first thing to mention is that SEO takes time. You’re not going to build a house overnight or lose 20 pounds in a week. It takes dedication, and discipline, especially if you’re aiming for very competitive search terms. However, there are things that you can start doing that will yield results in the niche and get you more business almost immediately. SEO is certainly not a destination but a journey and along the way, your business will gain more exposure and continue to grow.
Here’s what we’ll be covering in this book.

Book 1 – Content and Site Structure

 

Keyword Research – SEO starts with good keyword research, as we’ll cover in Chapter 2. Think of keyword research as determining what your potential clients are typing into the search box. We’ll go through some exercises to help you understand your clients and understand your own business. Your list of keywords will be your SEO roadmap.
Content Creation – Once you’ve determined your keywords, you can start crafting your content to target those searches. The next step is creating awesome content that is both useful and shareable, which we’ll cover in Chapter 3. We’ll teach you the nuances of naming your images, titles of your posts, URLs, and other things related to content creation.
Site Structure and Under the Hood – The next step is site structure and checking “under the hood” of your website. In these chapters, we’ll teach you how to make sure your website or blog is optimized for search. This includes proper linking from page to page and checking all of your title tags, meta tags, headers and other important topics.

Book 2 – Link Building

Building Backlinks – The next step is building backlinks to your site. This is one of the most exciting parts of SEO because link building involves networking, connecting with other sites and much more. There are proper ways to build backlinks and very specific ways of doing it within the photography industry.

Book 3 – Social Media and Local SEO

Social Media – In Book 3, we’ll review Social Media, the new kid on the SEO block. We’ll give you guidance on creating content as well as growing your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts.

Local SEO – In the last chapter, we’ll cover Local SEO, which is becoming more and more important for photographers. Google continues to increase the significance of the searcher’s location for local businesses like photography studios, so this last chapter will be vital to your SEO success.

Bonus Chapters (Online)

Setting Up Your Website – We do not start with topics like choosing your business and domain name, setting up your hosting, choosing your content management system, and other basic topics. Instead, we include this information in the bonus chapters on our site, which you should read first if you’re still making these initial decisions for your business. Read this chapter at http://slrlounge. com/create-website.

Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools – In the second bonus chapter, we’ll dig into setting up your Google Analytics and Google Webmaster’s Accounts. These are vital tools that you will use to track your progress and discover more ways to grow your business. Read this chapter at http://slrlounge.com/google-analytics.

CHAPTER 1.01 – INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2: 1.02 – SEO BASICS & KEYWORD STRATEGY

CHAPTER 3 1.03 – CREATING CONTENT

CHAPTER 4: 1.04 – SITE STRUCTURE

Chapter 5: 1.05 – ACCESSIBILITY, SPEED, AND DUPLICATE CONTENT

Chapter 6: 2.01 – LINK BASICS

Chapter 7: 2.02 – LINK VALUE FACTORS

Chapter 8: 2.03 – NOFOLLOW, RELATED LINKS, & ANCHOR TEXT

Chapter 9: 2.04 – LINK BUILDING STRATEGIES

Chapter 10: 3.01 – THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Chapter 11: 3.02 – MAXIMIZING SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS

Chapter 12: 3.03 – MASTER LOCAL SEARCH

Chapter 13: 4.01 – Initial Decisions

Chapter 14: 4.02 – WORDPRESS AND Squarespace

Chapter 15: 4.03 – GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Chapter 16: PAID DIRECTORIES

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