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How To Get Your Voices.com Profile Ranking Higher in Search Engines

By David Ciccarelli

August 25, 2010

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Man searching onlineHave you ever searched for your name in Google or any other search engine?

How about your Voices.com profile?

Recently I answered a question about why someone was showing up in Google, but they couldn't yet find their profile in Microsoft's Bing or Yahoo! Search.

Here are some suggestions that I think would benefit all members of Voices.com. Find out more in today's VOX Daily.

Tips For How To Rank Higher in Search Engines

Your Voices.com profile is your online storefront and a gateway for clients to do business with you. In this article I'll be referring to your URL which means the web address for your Voices.com profile (ex. http://www.voices.com/people/bobsouer).

While we do our best to get your name and Voices.com profile ranking as high as possible in search engines on the web, there are 3 action items that you can do that would help out immediately, including:

1. Add your URL (http://www.voices.com/people/yourusername) as your website on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. If you don't have those yet, be sure to set them up now as they are great promotional tools.

2. Submit your URL to directories. Here is a list of directories for you to work from:

http://www.seocompany.ca/directory/web-directories.html

3. Leave comments on blogs and add your URL in the website field, along with your name.

Now that you have a few ideas on what you can do, let's talk about search engine optimization and look at what it is, how it works, what matters and also what determines your rankings.

Search Engine Optimization

What is search engine optimization?

๏ Process of strategic analysis, placement and enhancement of keywords and text on a website to enable optimum search engine rankings.
๏ Key to any successful Internet Marketing Strategy.
๏ It's easier than it sounds.

On Page Optimization

On Page Optimization consists of items you control. When you complete your profile, we can get the keywords in the right places for you. Completing your profile ensures that there is more content to work with and to be found in search engines, including our own at Voices.com. Search engines love content, particularly fresh content so update your profile often.

Off Page Optimization

Off Page Optimization contains all the elements and factors in a good search engine ranking which you don't directly control, however you can influence others to help you.

Elements of Off Page Optimization

Link Popularity: How many links point to your website?

Link Relevancy: Are the links from websites in the same industry or from authority websites?

Anchor Text: The active text used to enable the link to your website. Does is say your business name or keyword?

Search Engine Saturation: How many pages have you built? Websites with more page are perceived to be more authoritative.

The more links you have pointing to you from authoritative or like websites, the higher you'll rank. The more you optimize your site and the deeper your site, the greater your perceived authority in the search engines.

What Do You Do to Optimize Your Profile?

Comment if you have any tips or successes to share.

David

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Related Topics: Google, how to, industry, Microsoft, optimization, profile, ranking, search engines, SEO


Comments


    Very helpful! Thank you, David.

    Debbie Irwin

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    • Debbie Irwin
    • August 26, 2010 4:42 PM

      Good advice, I must be doing something right, I typed my name and the word voice, and came out in the top position on Google, Yahoo, Bing & and 2nd on Ask - WOW....I've impressed myself

      Posted by:
      • Carole
      • August 27, 2010 1:52 PM

        Very cool, just getting into the marketing side of things and finding it almost as exciting as the Voice Over work!

        Posted by:

          #3 "3. Leave comments on blogs and add your URL in the website field, along with your name." is generally frowned upon as a sort of spam.

          It's hard to know where that line is sometimes. But many people will view their prosperity as ultimately more important than watching their ethics and etiquette. Just my opinion.

          I did pay $2 once to some Australian place to get my old site showing in search engines and it did work. I was actually showing up on the first page for a while. But it's like anything. What have you done for me lately?

          Thanks.

          Tim

          Posted by:
          • Tim Simmons
          • August 30, 2010 4:55 PM

            Hi Tim,

            I think that if you are leaving relevant comments that add value to the conversation most bloggers will be happy to approve those comments. So long as what you are linking to is permitted by the blogger and isn't spammy, competing with their own site or ill-willed, the majority of bloggers will approve comments and leave the associated links intact.

            Best wishes,

            Stephanie

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