Help using keywords to show up on Google

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Hi Yola,

I need some help with keywords. I put in a lot of keywords for my site, (like from my paragraphs) and it still doesn't seem to be showing up on google. My website does though, like if you type Could you please help me on making my site more popular with google for using keywords? I tried a ton of stuff(esp with keywords), but it still doesn't seem to work.

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Hello Anita,

It is the goal of many webmasters to get listed for keyword searches in the search engines, but this does take quite a bit of work. Here are some links to some various resources we have put together to help you with this:

Getting listed for keyword searches

SEO Tutorials. These tutorials are quite short, but do pack in a lot of information. They will bring you from planning your site to promoting your site with SEO in mind. I hope you find them helpful!

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I'm not sure what those tutorials say so I could repeating what's been said. But I read that you should NEVER use 1 word keywords, instead use 2 to 4 keyphrases consisting of 2 to 4 words each. Try not to have more than a total of 10 or 12 keywords in your keyword section. Search Engines consider it keyword flooding and you will be penalized for that.

Instead of, "music, movies, download, buy, store" maybe use "buy movies, download music, visit our online store"

Try to think of phrases that are searched a lot but not too much. You want the opportunity to be found which is where number of searches comes in, but the more something is searched, generally, the more competition you have.

Avoid using stop words, search engines penalize you for those, using words like, "and, but, or, however" in a keyword section will get you penalized.

DO NOT use Black Hat techniques, you'll get permanently banned from search engines and never listed. A Black Hat technique is hiding keywords from visitors which is done by using font color as the same color as the background making it hard or impossible for a visitor to see the word.

Also, DO NOT use words that might redirect traffic meant for one site to your site, if found out, you can be sued!

If you use ebay as a keyword for your non-ebay website, or Amazon, or anything for that matter and you get traffic because someone searched ebay and ebay finds out, they can sue and will probably win. It's happened before, several times.
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I'm starting to get the hang of it(some keyword searches i use actually work for my site and sometimes it's the first on google!)

Thanks to both of you for the help!
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Great to hear that you're getting the hang of it. Continue to keep working on your site and I'm sure you'll be rewarded with success :)