Two basic premises:Originally posted by Domo Sapiens
But you see...as simple as it sounds to you it might be "Greek" to some of us or we might don't have the time or the domain might be better in the hands of professionals or semi-professionals (I for sure wouldnt like to see any of my domains get banned), it could also serve as a learning experience for some (from the sidelines)or even yet it might not be cost-effective in respect to the man-hours spent...
Some domainers go ....ahhh
when we hear words such as " Algorithmic Search Engine Optimisation"
I don't think this service is targeted for developers (not even WP hogs)
1. Google (and i guess most SEs copy this in some way) was built on pagerank which is based on the number of incoming links to your site. more links, more important (like how often your paper is cited in the academic community). of course its gotten smarter as time went by, links should be from relevant websites, what the links say counts, etc
2. SEs want to rank what is most useful to their users highest. so design and build it usefully (proper headers, text formatting, etc) makes a big difference (using h1 - header - tags are a great SEO tool). Also important is your titles. Unique content is also important to avoid getting tossed in duplicate content bin (omitted search results that nobody will ever see)