some SEO advices using cases for beginners

hello

Here are some SEO advices for beginners i can say.

First of all i am in this field for over 3 years. I can say that i don't like the time spent and that's why i hired someone. But before that here is what i have manage to learn:

1. Link Directories - Good only for PR (google case)
Example: I paid about 300$ for links on many directories, on PR3-5 pages. All good. When google crawled some of them the PR went to 1 or 2.
Conclusion - Don't waist your time too much and especially the money on those.

2. Social Bookmarking - 100 digs for some pages
Example: I had a Web 2.0 Design Tutorial website and got about 100 digs for some articles, technorati, del.icio.us and so on.
When checking backlinks digg.com showed only 5 of them.
Conclusion - Pretty good but make sure your article is 110% original.

3. Article Submission - 20 articles on "famous" article directories
Example: As i was writing the tutorials i thought "let's publish them".
Backlinks - very few after so much work

4. Link Exchange websites - Paid about 50$/monthly for 3 link exchange websites.
Example: I added my website to this websites and received about 400 links every month. I added a link exchange script with the "nofollow" attribute ON. I even added the disallow rule in .htaccess. All good so far.
After 3 months i got about 10 emails from different people asking me to remove their links because their sites were banned from Google.
Conclusion: Don't do this kind of link exchange.REALLY DON'T. Your link will end on a 100 link page which of course will end to banning from Google and who knows others too.

5. Paid Traffic - About 50$/monthly for as they said " 3000 unique visitors"
Example - Because i did not had the time to surf other websites i paid for this services.
Conclusion: Google Analytics was telling me that from 3000 visitors/monthly i got only 200 from that site.
Alexa was the only one who showed that i had heavy traffic. But if you don't pay for 1 month the Alexa rank will go down too. Don't waist your time with this.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Moved to SEO sub forum
dinahcarry's Avatar
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Thanks for sharing your knowledge. This post can help to us to increase our knowledge about SEO techniques. Btw, I have a question. What if the submission is free? What happen?
Click SSL's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2010
Skilled contributor
This is really awesome tips for beginners in Search Engine Optimization. I would like to add one more point about Relevancy in SEO.

Because without maintaining relevancy or quality in SEO can't you get good fruits as higher SERPs.
denishverma's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
Denish Verma- SEO Expert
Nice info
Thanks Pillai.
colinwood07's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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Hello kajal.pillai22,

Thanks For increasing our SEO Knowledge.Its more important to create good quality backlink....
jhonden's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
Ambitious contributor
Submissions should be free only. It makes it organic and will help to achieve more and more. Allt he tip given are genuine but could be more effective and useful for a beginner only if it is free. They will learn real SEO then.
techezi's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2011
Newbie Member
All above things are great job for seo but never forget backlinks through forums.
oneworld's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Nice post. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Assasinday's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
Newbie Member
Thanks for sharing awesome tips, i do believe Submissions should be free to make it organic & will help to achieve more ..