Question by subhrajit s: Why SEO or online business is just like marathon racing?
Should we optimize a website for 6 months?
If not, then why?
Is Search Enigne Optimization long term procedure for online business success?
Answer by imisidro
You can do on-page optimization right from the launching of the site, then continue to work on your content and improving on it. Great content will attract other sites to link to you
But SEO is a continuing process because search engine algorithms change and you need to be constantly on the watch as to what is ok now relative is what was ok a year ago. You may rank #1 today, but a simple algorithm change can knock you out and make you disappear from the search engines.
With organic SEO, you can never say that your hold on the top spot is permanent — a site can come up with better content with websites linking to it here and there and take the #1 spot away from you.
With SEO, there are two things to watch out for:
– what the search engines are doing
– what your competitors are doing
SEO is not and should not be considered a one-time deal. It is something that you constantly need to work on.
WebmasterWorld.com http://www.webmasterworld.com has different sections that cover various aspects of search engine optimization, and each section is participated in by respected webmasters and even search engine employees (e.g. there’s a GoogleGuy that responds to Google topics)
Other resources that can help you get top ranking in the search engines are:
Google Press Releases http://googlepress.blogspot.com/
Matt Cutts Blog http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ (Matt is a Google software engineer)
Digitalpoint Yahoo Forums http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6
SearchEngineWatch’s MSN Forums http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8
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