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Hi all
I am now beginning to start up a business, so what I need is my site to be found easily on search engines.
I am using meta tags on all pages
submitted to google, alltheweb, yahoo etc

now i seem to have a PR of 4, and it doesn't seem that the rest of my pages have been indexed yet

I think I am submitted to DMOZ too, but not 100%

I am starting a business to make custon graphics.
so for search engines (google and others) I would like something like "Graphics Design Specialist" or something similar to bring me higher in the rankings.

how would you suggest I do this (most of what I want to be ranked with is in meta tags.)
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Get a lot of links coming to your site to raise your pr. Use the key words that you want to target as anchor text for those links on other sites.
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how would i do that?

very new to SEO
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http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic23832.html

so you identify keywords that you want people to search for. use:
http://www.xfriday.com/Search_Term_Suggestion_Tool_Overture.asp
to find how commonly search terms are searched for.
Pick the most common ones and build your title, keywords and description tags around those. Then try to get a page of content, near the top level preferably front page with a short amount of prose that uses those keywords.

You then start trying to get links from other sites. Directories are good. In those links try to get the keywords in to the anchor text (the text in the link that users can see).

Try to get links from sites with hight page rank and content relevent to your work.

Search for your keywords, and find the best people for those keywords. type "link:www.mycompetitorsurl.com" into google to see where they are getting links from - try to get links from those sites as well.

Is that enough to get you going :)
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I see that your site is already up, so its always good to make sure the keywords you are focusing on are actually searched. You can do the research with the overture tool, http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchi ... uggestion/

Make sure each page has a unique title that includes the keyword phrase you want to focus on. Also its always could to put this in the body text including an H1 tag.

Any incoming links that you can get, make sure to use the keyword phrase in the actual anchor text of the link.

With DMOZ, its always good to remember the date and the category you submited the site to because then you can check once a month on the progress in http://www.resource-zone.com, a forum for DMOZ. I feel it is very important to be listed here. Also, I recommend paying the $299.00 fee to get into the Yahoo Directory. You get some extra PR, plus I am seeing some excellent positioning in the actual serps from my Yahoo directory listing. Just make sure you use the keywords you want to focus on in the actual title and/or description.

This will help with a few more areas to submit too:
http://www.ozzu.com/other-search-engines/free-search-engine-submission-t24417.html

To find backlinks for your site, search other competitors backlinks and search for:

"add url"
"add site"
"submit url"
"submit site"
"link exchange"
"exchange links"...
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Posted at the same time, good advice RTM.
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lol I'm learning :)

To be honest the best advice is to post any questions here, there are some really helpful guys (points to the post above) in this forum.
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Be Patient - it can take a web site 12 months to mature, and even longer to get into DMOZ!

LOL

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Yeah, Ive got one site waiting for 5 months now. Its the longest time I have ever waited. I had one site that was waiting for 3 months, so I went ahead and resubmitted it, not always the best thing to do, but 4 days later, it was included.
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Check with the resource zone, when you'll be listed in Dmoz.

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They will not tell you "when" your listed in DMOZ, only "if" you are.

;-)
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<interupts>It has not been added yet nor has it been deleted or rejected</butts out>
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If the category you are looking at has an editor, you are pretty lucky. If not, get used to waiting. I had my site waiting for 6 months ina category without an editor that was pretty low on the list, like sports > baseball > news&media. However, it didn't have an editor. I then applied to a category further down, which had a lower PR, but was added in two days. Oh, is there any way I could apply to get my sites category changed to the one with the higher PR (*wink) just because it fits the category of my site more?
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You would have to have a pretty good excuse to. Plus when that editor decides to move you to a different category, you will probably end up waiting again. You can also usually submit your site to a regional category for some extra PR.
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and kids & teens if it's applicable.
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So if I apply to have it changed to another category, it'll be taken away from the original category and while it waits to be accepted to the other one? And who would be the one to review the change if the category I want to move has no editor?

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