Frequent SEO Questions


  • Why is my page not in the top 10 for . . . ?
  • Why are other websites listed before mine?
  • Why am I doing well in Yahoo but poorly in Google?
  • Why was I doing well before the last major updates, but am nowhere to be found now?


Because the search engines believe the pages listed above yours are more relevant to the search query than yours is.

Sorry folks. That is all there is to it.

No secrets or tricks will change this answer.

You have to develop a page that the search engines view as 100% relevant to the search query. The best way I have found to accomplish this is by using ALL of the methods I teach you.

You have to focus on the entire recipe, using all of the lessons.

If you try to depend on single methods to work your way to the top, changes in search engine algorithms will give you unpredictable results. You may be in the top 10 one day, and not the next. In other words, don’t keep all of your eggs in one basket.

By concentrating on the whole picture you also create results that are more consistent from search engine to search engine.

There are sites that try to get away with not concentrating on the whole picture. It can even work for a brief time. It is not something you can depend on or something you can expect to last.

It is important to remember that you are not the only one working on improving your page for a specific key phrase. While you are busy working on yours, others are working on theirs too. You may have done well for a term previously, but if you take short cuts and do not concentrate on the entire picture, others will pass you up.

It all comes back to this statement.

The search engines list the results in the exact order of their perceived relevance to the search query.

If you start with the very first class lesson and work through them, one by one, you will receive the results you are hoping for.

It is soooooo easy to THINK you are following all the steps to Effective SEO, even if you are not.

If you get in too big a hurry and try to accomplish everything overnight you will miss VITAL steps to building a successful business.

Slow down and take things at a pace that is comfortable for YOU.

Make a list and work through it STEP BY STEP!

Slowly over time, we start to leave something small out here and there. Before we know it, we have left out so many small things that we are no longer following the steps needed to effectively optimize are sites for top placement.

I have said it before, and I will say it again. You absolutely must make a checklist and follow it STEP BY STEP for every page you want to optimize for the search engines.

Don’t trust that you understand each lesson. Go back and read them again.

If you SKIM the articles, you will miss VALUABLE INFORMATION!

Here is a tip: some people find reading the lessons aloud forces them to actually READ every word instead of skimming.


J. Cricket Walker

Small Business Marketing Consultant and SEO Training Specialist
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