Before jumping on the bandwagon and start making backlinks to your site, make you sure you have a few of your basis covered. In this post, we’ll show you some tips you need to keep in mind in order to do your own DIY SEO. If you feel that SEO services are too overpriced, then keeping these points in mind can certainly help you.

Since links are basically the currency of any website, then it is very important to get quality links. When we say quality links, we are referring to links having high page ranks. Normally, browsers don’t show the page ranks of sites. However, with a few installed plug-ins for your browser (Alexa for Firefox, SEO for Google Chrome), you can easily check the page rank.

Getting links from high ranking sites is not all there is to it. Make sure that you’re getting links from sites that are topically related to you when you’re doing DIY SEO. Search engines have algorithms where they assess the value of your site by the sites where your links are coming from.

Another thing to keep in mind is the anchor words you’re using. Spammers, which search engines totally avoid indexing, make use of the same anchor keywords over and over again, hoping that when those keywords are used in a search query, their site comes up first. Never ever do this. This may work for some time but Google’s going to end up blocking your site for future searches. Make sure you vary your anchor words that are still related to your keywords.

Create articles! If you’ve read a few of the previous posts, you’ll find out that it is necessary for you to create articles. Writing articles for DIY SEO is a way of providing readers some material and hopefully make them come back for more. Aside from generating readers, you also get the benefit of having backlinks.

Check out competition. The internet is full of internet marketers and don’t expect to have a new idea all the time. If you’ve already thought about something, odds are, someone has already thought about it too. Search the internet for your competitors. Don’t be afraid to “copy” things that they’re doing. If they end up on the 1st spot on search pages, then they’re certainly doing something right.

Remember, you don’t have to be original to earn money in the internet. Original ideas make billionaires. If you can live with just a portion of that, considering that that you’re only doing DIY SEO, then be sure to follow these tips.